Council Agendas

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
GROWTH FUND AUTHORITY (JDA)
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 – 5:30 p.m.
Council Chambers

1. GENERAL BUSINESS

1.1 Welcome and roll call:

2. JOBS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACTION ITEMS

2.1 Public hearing on PACE loan request from HB Sound & Light, Inc.
(At the conclusion of the public hearing the Grand Forks Growth Fund, a Jobs Development Authority, may convene in an executive session as provided by NDCC 44-04-19.2 to consider and discus 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)

2.2 Subordination request from Block 1 Properties.
** Item 2.2 should not have been included on this agenda. It required only committee action to approve and will not be discussed at this meeting.

3. ADJOURN


GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 – 5:30 PM
[Following Growth Fund Authority (JDA) meeting]

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.

If you would like to address the City Council during one of its public hearings, or bring to the attention of the Mayor and City Council an item not otherwise on the agenda, please fill out a speaker card in advance and give it to the city’s public information staff person.

1. GENERAL BUSINESS

1.1 Welcome and Roll Call
1.2 Mayor's Announcement

2. AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & PROCLAMATIONS

2.1 Legislative update.

2.2 Blue Ribbon Commission on Housing

2.3 Employee recognition.

2.4 Presentations to Finance Department
a) Certificate for Achievement in Financial Reporting for year ended December 31, 2011
b) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 2012 Budget Year

3. PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS OF ORDINANCES

3.1 Public hearing on application to vacate utility easement lying on westerly property line of Lot 2, Block 1, Auditor’s Resubdiv. No. 33 (loc. at 3401 34th Ave.S.)

4 ACTION ITEMS

4.1 Redevelopment of city-owned vacant lot.

4.2 Metropolitan Opera House – request for approval of assumption or transfer of CDBG forgivable loan.

4.3 Application for Class 5.1 (Hotel-Motel Limited Service Wine and Beer) license by Platinum Hospitality, LLC dba Staybridge Suites, 1175 S. 42nd Street.

4.4 Agreement of Clarification with ND Department of Emergency Services.

4.5. Partial replacement of GFPD in-car visual-audio recording equipment.

4.6 Bid #2012-39, Digital Information Management Systems (DIMS).

4.7 Project Concept Report for Project No.6882, S. 20th St. Shared Use Path, Federal Project No. TEU-6-986(111)115.

4.8 Engineer’s report and create special assessment district for Project No. 6895, Dist. 478, storm sewer on 40th St..S. (Garden View Dr. to 11th Ave.S.)

4.9. Engineer’s report and create special assessment district for Project No. 6896, Dist. 659, paving on 40th St..S. (Garden View Dr. to 11th Ave.S.)

4.10 Joint Powers Agreement with UND for construction and maintenance of Project No. 6964, UND Campus Road Bridge Replacement.

4.11. Federal funding request – Safe Routes to School.

4.12. Federal funding request – Transportation Alternatives Program.

4.13. Update Urban Area Boundary per 2010 Census Data.

4.14 Bids for digital security system for paratransit vehicles

4.15 Purchase of vehicle lift from ND State bid and consideration of bids for Proj. 6853, CAT pit infill.

4.16 Public Works Facility Renewal Project Design, Bidding and Construction for Central Garage and Electrical Divisions.

4.17 Public Works Department – consideration of residential/commercial real estate properties.

4.18 Water and Sanitation Enterprise Funds, Civil Service positions reallocation.

4.19 GFWTP Membrane Pilot Study
To view handout distributed at meeting, Click Here.

4.20 Fire Station #5 Land Acquisition Proposal.

4.21 Request from CPS, Ltd. on behalf of Halverson Family Investments, LLP for Preliminary approval of ordinance to amend zoning map to rezone and exclude from Black Gold PUD (Planned Unit Development), Concept Development Plan and to include within Black Gold PUD, Concept Development Plan, Amendment No. 1, Black Gold First Addn. (loc. at 432 18th Ave.S.)

4.22 Request from Planning Department on behalf of City of Grand Forks, ND for preliminary approval of ordinance to amend text of Land Development Code, Chapter XVIII of the GF City Code of 1987, as amended, amending Article 3, Rules and Regulation, Section 18-0301 Signs, relating to permitted signs within a Planned Unit Development (PUD).

4.23 Finalization of 2013 Salary Plan – HR Generalist Sr Positions (No attachment)

5. INFORMATION ITEMS

5.1 Portfolio Management/Summary as of December 31, 2012.

6. CITIZEN REQUEST

7. APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND BILLS:

7.1 Vendor List.

7.2 Minutes – October 15, 2012 and January 7, 2013

8. CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS

9. MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS

10. ADJOURNMENT