MPO Executive Policy Board

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1. Functions

  1. The Executive Policy Committee shall prepare and adopt a Plan and recommend policies for the development of the area. The Plan shall be based on existing conditions and probable future growth and shall be made with the general purpose of guiding a coordinated and harmonious development that will promote the health, safety and general welfare of the inhabitants. The Plan shall also seek to promote efficiency and economy in the process of land development and population distribution so as to reduce the waste of resources; and it shall promote an efficient and economic utilization and conservation of the means of production of food and water, of sanitary and other facilities and of natural resources and transportation.

  2. 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 and as the official Area Planning Organization as required by the United States Department of Transportation and other agencies.

2. Membership

The Executive Policy Committee shall consist of at least two-thirds elected officials and each member unit of government shall be allowed voting representation as follows:
  1. Two elected officials from the Grand Forks City Council;

  2. Two elected officials from the East Grand Forks City Council;

  3. One member each from the Grand Forks and Polk County Commissions;

  4. One member each representing the Grand Forks and East Grand Forks City Planning Commissions;

  5. Representatives shall be appointed by the respective bodies they are to represent.

3. Terms

Members of the Policy Committee shall serve for a term of two (2) years except that members of the respective governing bodies holding memberships by virtue of their elected positions shall hold office only during their respective terms of office.

4. Members

  • Gary Malm
    Grand Forks County

  • Ken Vein
    Grand Forks City Council

  • Warren Strandell
    Polk County

  • Al Grasser
    Grand Forks P&Z

  • Marc DeMers
    East Grand Forks City Council

  • Michael Powers
    East Grand Forks P&Z

  • Jeannie Mock
  • Grand Forks City Council

  • Clarence Vetter
    East Grand Forks City Council


Earl Haugen, MPO Executive Director   Email  746-2657

City Council

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Monday, September 16, 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.




              1.1 Welcome and Roll Call

              1.2 Mayor’s Announcement




2.1         Employee Recognition



                  (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 relating to 2020 Budget, including Salary                            Plan and Adoption of Resolution establishing 2020 Fees

2020 Preliminary Budget Presentation 

2020 Mayor's Budget Presentation

Final Adoption 2020 Budget




3.2         Public Hearing and Second Reading Ordinance to dedicate R/W on the Replat of Lot 22, Block 1,                  Southern Estates Twelfth Addition


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         Adopt Resolution Directing Special Assessment Commission to assess special assessments on               an estimated cost basis


4.2         Authorize issuance of Sewer Reserve Revenue Bonds, Series 2019A to finance the undertaking              of improvements to the Municipal Wastewater Treatment Utility


4.3         Public Works Operations Approval of Bids, Construction Services Consulting Agreement,                              Reimbursement Resolution and Budget Amendments for Project No. 8030


4.4         Authorize issuance and set sale of Refunding Improvement Bonds, Series 2019B and Sanitation                  Reserve Revenue Bonds, Series 2019C Bond      


4.5         Plans & Specs for Project No. 8090 – Sanitary Sewer on S. 25th St. (Star Ave to 45th Ave South)


4.6         City and UND Public Transportation Service Integration Proposal


 Staff Report


4.7         Noisy Party Ordinance


4.8         Request from ISS HC LLC (Integrated Steel Solutions) for a 5-year PILOT (Payment in Lieu of                          Taxes)


4.9         Syringe Service Program


4.10       Preliminary approval to vacate a part of the statutory 66-foot wide N Columbia Road right-of-                       way lying in the 3100 Block of N Columbia Road


4.11       Introduction of Ordinance to dedicate right-of-way on the Replat of Lot 2, Block 1, Enger                              Subdivision  and preliminary approval of the Replat


4.12      Introduction of Ordinance to rezone Lot 2, Block 1, Enger Subdivision from B-3 General                                  Business District to I-2 Heavy Industrial District, located in 3100 Block of Mill Road


4.13      Introduction of Ordinance to annex all of Lot 2, Block 1, Enger Subdivision to the City of                               Grand Forks, ND, not previously annexed


4.14      Introduction of an ordinance amending Section 18-0216 B-3 (General Business) District,                                Subsection (3) Conditional Uses and (11) Special Conditions, all relating to dog daycare and                          boarding facilities.


4.15      Introduction of an ordinance to amend the zoning map within Southern Estates PUD,                                    Concept Development Plan, Amendment No. 13




5.1         Statement of Changes in Cash Balances as of 05/31/2019


5.2         Investment Portfolio Summary as of 08/31/2019



                  (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


              7.2 Minutes

May 6th, May 20th, June 3rd, June 17thJuly 1st






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