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City Council following Board of Equalization

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Monday, May 6, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.

Council Chambers


1.         GENERAL BUSINESS:  


1.1       Welcome and Roll Call


1.2       Consider protest recommendations from the City Assessor:   

a)  Christopher T. & Mia Boe, 687 Vineyard Dr.

b)  STERLING PROPERTIES LLLP, DBA Oakview Townhomes, multiple addresses.

c)  STERLING PROPERTIES LLLP, DBA Amberwood Court, 2520&2600 9th Ave S&824 S 25th St

d)  STERLING PROPERTIES LLLP, DBA Cherry Creek, 905 32nd Ave S

e)  STERLING PROPERTIES LLP, DBA Chandler 1866 Apartment, 1866 S 20th St

f)  STERLING PROPERTIES LLLP, DBA Mayfair Apartment, 1711 22nd Ave S

g)  STERLING PROPERTIES LLLP, DBA Southview Apartment, 2249 30th Ave S

h)  STERLING PROPERTIES LLLP, DBA Stanford Court, 3514, 3532, 3538 11th Ave N

i)  STERLING PROPERTIES LLLP, DBA Sunview Apartments, 2701 S 26th St & 2700 S 25th St

j)  STERLING PROPERTIES LLLP, DBA Valley Homes Dup., multiple addresses

k)  COLE KO GRAND FORKS ND, LLC, DBA Kohl’s, 3301 32nd Ave S

l)  FURN USA ND, LLC, DBA Ashley Furniture (withdrawn), 3201 32nd Ave S,

m) 818 Cedar Burls Dr., Steven Argall, parcel #1378.034.000 (withdrawn)


1.3       Certify 2018 annual assessments to County Auditor.

                        Certify the 2019 True & Full Value of $4,852,945,800 to the County Auditor


1.4       Annual report, information only




Monday, May 6, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.

(Immediately following Board of Equalization)


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.




1.1 Welcome and Roll Call


1.2 Pledge of Allegiance


1.3 Mayor’s Announcement




2.1       Proclamations:

a)  Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, May 5-11, 2019

b)  National Music Week, May 5-12, 2019

c)  Oncology Nursing Month, May 2019


2.2       Welcoming Community Roadmap Update


2.3       Grand Forks Water Treatment Plant Update


2.4       Team Grand Forks Legislative Update



(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 petition to vacate Cornell Street between Blocks 1 & 2, University Place Addn


3.2       Public Hearing on petition to vacate Oxford Street lying between Blocks 12 & 13, University Place Addition


3.3       Public Hearing & Second Reading of an Ordinance relating to quorum of Events Center Commission


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       Request for Transfer of Class 1 Alcoholic Beverage License from VS&G Co. (dba Pub 76) to SS & KR Investments, LLC


4.2        Application for Property Tax Incentives for New or Expanding Businesses from Production Specialties Corporation, dba PS Doors 


4.3       Accept annual actuarial valuation report for Defined Benefit Pension Plan and authorize payment of employer contribution


4.4       Award Bid #2019-13 Police Interceptor Utility Package Vehicles


4.5       Amended Cost Participation and Maintenance Agreement with the NDDOT for Project No. 7750, Reconstruction of DeMers Avenue from the Sorlie Bridge to 6th Street


4.6       Plans & Specifications for Project No. 7907, District No. 723 – Paving/Street Lighting for Opportunity Park 1st Resubdivision


4.7       Bids for Project No. 7922, District No. 556 - Storm Sewer for Intersection of 12th Ave North & North 53rd Street


4.8       Revised Engineer’s Report, Plans & Specifications for Project No. 7906, District No. 554 – Pond Expansion for Opportunity Park 1st Resubdivision


4.9       Amendment No. 1 to Engineering Services Agreement for Project No. 7906, District No. 554 – Pond Expansion for Opportunity Park 1st Resubdivision


4.10      Amendment No. 1 to Engineering Services Agreement with Webster Foster Weston for Project No. 7909 – Upgrade Lift Station #7


4.11      Amendment No. 1 to Engineering Services Agreement with AE2S for Project No. 8042, District No. 738 – University Ave. Reconstruction (Coulee to Columbia) and Medians/Street Lights   (Coulee to 42nd Street)


4.12      Cost Participation Maintenance Agreement for Project No. 8048 – North 3rd St. Reconstruction (Demers-University)


4.13      ND Section 5310 Funding Application


4.14      ND Section 5339 Funding Application


4.15     Award Bid #2019-12, Work Utility Vehicle


4.16       Preliminary approval of an ordinance to annex Lots 4 thru 8, Block 2 and 40-feet of the vacated 12th Ave North thereof, Block 2, Sunny NoDak Farms Addition – Bible Baptist Church, located at 6367 Gateway Dr.


4.17       Reappointment to Grand Forks Library Board





(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.)




            7.1 Vendor List and Engineers Estimate









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