Committees

Committees

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911 Authority Board



City, County, and UND, through a Joint Powers Agreement establish one Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) in order to provide the most efficient and effective delivery of the public safety and emergency services.

Airport Authority Board



The regional airport authority is to accommodate the community and region at large with a cohesive governing body or board of commissioners that will provide the policy, structure, zoning, land acquisition, regulations and approval process necessary to oversee the development and management of an airport for the good of the communities and area which it serves.

Board of Adjustment

 


The board of zoning adjustment shall have power to grant variances in any exceptions to any of the provisions of this chapter to the extent of the following and no further.

Board of Appeals


The Board of Appeals shall be appointed by the City Council and shall hold meetings as required. The Board may adopt reasonable rules and regulations for conducting activities and investigations. The Board may adopt reasonable rules and regulations for conducting activities and investigations.

Board of Health


The mayor shall, prior to August 1 of each year, appoint one (1) member of the city council, who, together with a representative of the county board, two (2) residents of the city, the city health director, and the public health officer, shall constitute a board of health and shall have and exercise the powers conferred upon such board by law.

Civil Service Commission


The civil service commission consists of five (5) members appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the city council. All members must be residents of the City of Grand Forks or employed within the City of Grand Forks and shall not be a city employee, officer, or official.

Convention & Visitors Bureau

This 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.

Downtown Design Review Board

The Downtown Design & Review Board is responsible for the coordination of characteristics of structures in the downtown district, preserve and enhance historical character and scale of the downtown area, to protect from adverse effects of poor design, appearance and inferior quality and to encourage good professional design practices consistent with characteristics of the downtown district, and to facilitate new development within the district.

Electrical Board

This board shall also adopt rules and regulations to govern the duties and affairs on all items being recommended to the council for adoption and any other related items relating to the electrical industry where public welfare and safety are involved.

Emergency Management Board

The Board shall consist of: a member of the County Commission, appointed by the County Commission; a member of the City Council, appointed by the City Council, and a representative of the public, whose appointment shall be jointly concurred with by the County Commission and the City Council.

Events Center Commission

The commission 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 manage and promote the Events Center.

Finance Development


The Finance Development Committee is one of two standing committees of the Grand Forks City Council.

Growth Fund Committee

The purpose of the Growth Fund Committee is to initially screen applicants requesting funds from the Growth Fund Authority as referred to the committee.

Historical Preservation Commission

The Historical Preservation Commission promotes historic districts and landmarks for the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the public through the preservation, protection and regulation of buildings, sites, monuments, structures, and areas of historic interest or importance within the City of Grand Forks.

Housing Authority Board

Development or administration of projects to assure the availability of safe and sanitary dwellings for persons of low income at rentals they can afford.

Jobs Development Authority


The Grand Forks Growth Fund, established in 1987, is the City's Primary economic development financing program.  It has been managed since 1995 by the Growth Fund, a Jobs Development Authority with advice from the Growth Fund Committee.  

Library Board

The Library Board is tasked to make and adopt such bylaws, rules and regulations for the management of the library.

Mechanical Board

A board to be known as the city mechanical board is hereby created for the purpose of licensing mechanical contractors and to adopt rules and regulations to govern the installation of mechanical equipment.

MPO Executive Policy Board

The Executive Policy Committee shall act as the official area-wide planning agency for the Metropolitan Area and shall be designated as a consortium of governments for federal legislation dealing with transportation, land use, and any other issue deemed appropriate by their respective governing bodies.

Pension & Insurance Committee

A pension and insurance committee consisting of five (5) members shall be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the city council. Membership shall include the mayor, two (2) members of the city council and two (2) participating members of the pension plan.

Planning & Zoning Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission provides recommendations to the City Council on various land development matters.

Plumbing Board

A board to be known as the "city plumbing board" is hereby created for the purpose of licensing plumbers and to adopt rules and regulations to govern the installation of plumbing equipment and to ensure the safety of life and property within the City of Grand Forks.

Service Safety


The Service/Safety Committee is one of two standing committees of the Grand Forks City Council.
 

Special Assessment Commission

Per ND Century Code 40-23-01 the executive officer of each municipality, when it shall be found necessary, shall appoint three reputable residents and freeholders of the municipality as members of a commission which shall be known as the special assessment commission.

 

 

 

For information on any of the committees listed above
contact Lois Folkers at 701-746-2607.