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

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GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, June 17, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.

Council Chambers

 

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 Mayor’s Announcement

 

2.         AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & PROCLAMATIONS

 

2.1       Update on Wastewater Treatment Plant UV Disinfection Project

 

2.2       Employee Recognition

 

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 and second reading of Ordinance related to UND Sign Overlay District

 

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       Renaissance Zone Project GF-61: The Argyle

 

4.2       Request for approval of noise variance and commingling for alcohol for various special events:

            a) June 28 – Dueling Pianos (Brick & Barley)

            b) July 25 – Change in location for Hugo’s Concert Series (Brick & Barley)

            c) September 13 – Kem Temple Rockin’ the Forks (Brick & Barley)

            d) September 5-8 – Greenway Takeover Festival (El Roco)

 

4.3       Request from RE Arena, Inc. for amendment to their Class 8.3 Alcoholic Beverage License

 

4.4       Public Arts Commission (PAC) – Public Artwork Agreement for the “Northern Rose” sculpture

 

4.5       Appointments / Reappointments to various committees:

            a) Board of Health

            b) Board of Appeals

            c) Mechanical Board

            d) Board of Adjustments

 

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

 

4.7       Plans & Specifications for Project No. 7540, District No. 567, Oscarville Storm Sewer, Storm           Pond, Pump Station & Discharge Ditch

 

4.8       Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Application – Project No. 8067

 

4.9       Preliminary approval of an ordinance to annex the property known as 2051 S 42nd St

 

4.10     Vacation of 45th Ave S between S 20th St and vacated S 19th St in Southern Estates First Addition

 

4.11     Final approval of the utility easement within Lot G, Block 1, Columbia Park 22nd Addition, located at 4575 32nd Ave S

 

4.12     Final approval (fast track) of replat of Lot 3, Block 1, NSP & Pillsbury Industrial Park          Resubdivision

 

4.13     Vacation of a portion of 16th Ave N and 10 foot utility easement adjacent thereto, Molstad’s            Addition and Molstad’s Second Addition, 4403 and 4386 16th Ave N

 

4.14     Sign Appeal – Downtown Parking Ramps at 415 1st Ave N and 55 S 5th St

 

4.15     Preliminary approval of the plat of Gornowicz Second Resubdivision

 

4.16     Preliminary approval of an ordinance dedicating right-of-way on the plat of Adams Addition,          located along 27th Ave N and west of N 39th Street

 

4.17     Preliminary approval of an ordinance to amend the zoning map for JR’s Planned Unit          Development (PUD), Concept Development Plan, Amendment No. 3, located on South 25th           Street, between Star Avenue and 43rd Avenue South

 

5.         INFORMATION ITEMS

 

5.1       Investment Portfolio Summary as of 05/31/2019

 

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

 

            7.2 Minutes- March 4, 2019

           

8.         CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS

 

9.         MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS

 

10.       ADJOURNMENT


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