Convention & Visitors Bureau

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1. Powers and Duties

Subject to the restrictions of this article, the bureau shall have the power to adopt such policies, procedures, rules and/or regulations as it may determine to be reasonably necessary and/or convenient to promote and market meetings, conventions, trade shows, sporting events, artistic productions, tourism and leisure travel in the Greater Grand Forks area.
  1. To market, promote, advertise, sponsor, and fund events that provide for the promotion of meetings, conventions, trade shows, sporting events, artistic productions, tourism and leisure travel in the Greater Grand Forks area.

  2. To coordinate the efforts of public, private and volunteer agencies involved with the promotion and marketing of meetings, conventions, trade shows, sporting events, artistic productions, tourism and leisure travel in the Greater Grand Forks area.

  3. To purchase and sell supplies, goods, equipment as may be reasonably necessary and/or convenient.

  4. To make and execute contracts and other instruments necessary or convenient to the exercise of the bureau's authority. However, no contract or other instrument shall be entered into by the bureau that exceeds any appropriation or authorization within the annual budget approved by the city council.

  5. To hire and retain personnel and to prescribe their qualifications and fix their compensation; provided however, said personnel shall not be subject to civil service or merit system laws or other laws, ordinances and/or regulations pertaining to the status of municipal employees.

  6. To establish committees, determine committee membership, and delegate powers to such committees, employees, and staff as the bureau sees fit.

  7. To establish and adopt bylaws, policies, procedures, rules and/or regulations as it may determine to be reasonably necessary and/or convenient to the exercise of bureau powers and the implementation of its programs and activities provided that the adoption thereof shall not be in conflict with any city ordinance, policy, procedure, or resolution.

  8. To allocate, spend, grant, or commit funds received by the bureau, including but not limited to, municipal sales tax or other funds appropriated or allocated to the bureau by the city council and hotel-motel tax under Chapter XXII or such other funds or revenues received by the bureau.

  9. To exercise other such powers as delegated by the city council

2. Membership

The powers and responsibilities of the bureau shall be vested in its nine (9) members who shall be selected as follows: One (1) member shall be selected by the mayor of the City of East Grand Forks; one (1) member shall be selected by the management company of Engelstad Arena; one (1) member shall be selected by the Grand Forks park district commission; one (1) member shall be selected by the president of the University of North Dakota; one (1) member shall be appointed by the chair of the Events Center commission; two (2) members shall be selected by the mayor of the City of Grand Forks, and two (2) members shall be selected by the hotel/motel association.

3. Terms

Three (3) years.

4. Members

  • Shawn Clapp, City of Grand Forks Mayor Appointment
  • Monica Evavold, City of East Grand Forks-Treasurer
  • Duane Hafner, Alerus Center Commission
  • Jonathan Hanson, Hotel/Motel Association-President
  • Jody Hodgson
  • John Janzen, Hotel/Motel Association-1st Vice President
  • Monica Musich, City of Grand Forks-Treasurer
  • Julie Rygg, Executive Director/Secretary
  • Cam Tweeten, Grand Forks Park District
  • Fred Wittmann, University of North Dakota

Staff

Julie Rygg, Secretary/Executive Director  Email
Greater Grand Forks CVB - 746-0444

City Council

  • Video Linkhttps://youtu.be/XD6UZ9H4_y8

GRAND FORKS GROWTH FUND,

A JOBS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (JDA) AGENDA

Monday, June 3, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.

Council Chambers

 

1.         GENERAL BUSINESS

 

1.1  Roll Call

 

2.         JDA ACTION ITEMS

 

2.1   Public Hearing and Action:  

a) FlexPACE Loan Request from Viscito Investments, LLC

 

b) PACE Loan Request from ACME Tools

 

 

c) PACE Loan Request from Paragon Pro

 

d) Start-up Grand Forks Loan Request from Red Pine Distillery

 

e) Corporate Center II Tenant Lease Modifications

(The Grand Forks Growth Fund may convene in an executive session as provided by NDCC 44-04-19.2 to consider and discuss closed or confidential records and information, negotiating strategy or negotiating instructions as provided by NDCC 44-04-19.1, 44-04-19.2 and 44-04-18.4.)

           

3.  ADJOURNMENT

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, June 3, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.

(Immediately after JDA)

 

Notice is hereby given that the Grand Forks City Council will meet on the above date and time, in the City Council Chambers, 255 North Fourth Street, Grand Forks, North Dakota.  Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to this meeting at 746-2665.

 

1.         GENERAL BUSINESS

            1.1 Welcome and Roll Call

            1.2 Pledge of Allegiance

            1.3 Mayor’s Announcement

 

2.         AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & PROCLAMATIONS

 

2.1       Water Plant Update

 

2.2       Downtown Action Planning Update

 

2.3       UND Partnership Coulee to Columbia and Beyond Update

 

2.4       Knight Foundation Grant - University Avenue Visioning between UND Campus and Downtown

 

2.5      Proclamation - North Dakota State Mill Day - June 6

 

3.         PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS OF ORDINANCES

                (The City Council welcomes your interest and participation in public hearings.  If you wish to speak during any                 public hearing you may do so by completing a speaker card and placing it in the designated box. You may address the             Council on matters relevant to the public hearing when called upon by the Mayor. Please keep your remarks to a       maximum of three minutes.  Always come to the podium and speak into the microphones, as the meeting is being      broadcast and recorded.)

 

3.1       Public Hearing on Application for Property Tax Incentive for new or expanding business from         PS Industries, Inc. (dba PS Doors, located at 1150 South 48th St)

 

3.2       Public Hearing & Second Reading of Ordinance-annexation-portions of I-29 not already annexed

           

3.3       Public Hearing and Certify snow removal assessments, Project #8031

 

3.4       Public Hearing on Resolution of Necessity and Determination of Protest

  1. Project No. 7907, Dist. No. 723, Paving/street lighting Opportunity Park 1st Resubdivision

 

4.         ACTION ITEMS

                (The City Council may consider one or more of the following action items in a single vote.  Individual items       may be     acted upon separately as requested by the Mayor or a member of City Council.)

 

4.1       Pure Development TIF Project Update

 

4.2       GF Renaissance Zone Project GF-60: Epic Place

 

4.3       GF Renaissance Zone Project GF-61: The Argyle    Removed from agenda

 

4.4       Veterans Park Update and Plans and Specifications for Project No. 8077, General Al Palmer            Veterans Park Visitors Center

 

4.5       Request to waive City Code Section 9-0307, for the Special Event, Extreme ND Watersports            Endurance Test (END-WET) Event, June 15, 2019

 

4.6       Appointments / Reappointments to various committees:

   a) Library Board – Peter Johnson

            b) Alerus Commission – Ken Vein

            c) Alerus Commission – Jay Kleven

            d) Alerus Commission – Matt Walkowiak

            e) Growth Fund Committee – Chris Wolf

            f) Civil Service Commission – Keith Reitmeier

 

4.7       Federal Funding for Project No. 8068 – Shared Use Path on Columbia Road (40-47th Ave S)

 

4.8       Federal Funding for Project No. 8069 – Shared Use Path on University Ave ( N 48th St to Park         Manor             Driveway)

 

4.9       Plans & Specifications for Project No. 8055, Paving/Street Lighting for 43rd Ave S (Columbia Rd–S             30th St)

 

4.10     Plans & Specifications for Project No. 8066, District No. 568, Sanitary Sewer for South 19th St (40-44         Ave S)

 

4.11     Plans & Specifications for Project No. 8070, ARV Tee Replacement between Columbia Rd and LS32

 

4.12     Engineers Report for Project No. 7540, District No. 567, Oscarville Storm Sewer, Storm Pond,        Pump Station & Discharge Ditch

 

5.         INFORMATION ITEMS

 

5.1       Investment Portfolio Summary as of 04/30/2019

 

6.         CITIZEN REQUESTS

                (Anyone wishing to address the City Council on matters within the jurisdiction of the City but that do not           appear on                 the Agenda may do so under Citizen Request.  Matters not appearing on the City Council’s Agenda will not receive              action at this meeting, but may be referred to staff or a committee.  If you wish to speak to the City Council about an                 item that does not appear on the agenda, you may do so by completing a speaker card and placing it in the designated           box at the back of the room.  You may address the Council as the Mayor calls upon you during this portion of the       meeting.  All comments and presentations are to be limited to three minutes or as otherwise established by the City            Council.  Always come to the podium and speak into the microphone, as the meeting is being broadcast and recorded.)

 

7.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND BILLS:

 

            7.1 Vendor List and Engineer’s Estimate

           

8.         CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS

 

9.         MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS

 

10.       ADJOURNMENT


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