Pension & Insurance Committee

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1. 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. In the absence of the mayor, the city administrator may appear and act on behalf of the mayor. Committee members shall be appointed for three-year terms. City council members may serve consecutive terms. Participating members shall be elected by the employees through an employee's committee. The election of employee members and the appointment of all members shall occur prior to the final city council meeting in June of each year. Members shall continue to serve until their terms expire or successors are appointed, whichever event occurs last.

2. The chair of the committee shall be the mayor. The committee shall elect a vice chair who shall be one (1) of its members; and may appoint from its members such committees with such powers as it shall determine. The city auditor and human resource director shall serve as ex-officio nonvoting members. The city auditor shall also serve as secretary. Further, the committee may appoint such staff as it shall determine necessary or appropriate.

3. The committee shall hold meetings upon such notice, at such place or places, and at such times as it may from time to time determine. The recorded minutes of each meeting shall be posted and sent to each member of the employee committee.

4. Three (3) members of the committee, at least one (1) of which shall be a member of the city council, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

5. No member of the committee shall receive any compensation for services on the committee and no bond or other security shall be required of the member in such capacity.

6. The city council shall, upon recommendation of the committee, determine interest rates annually, may recommend amendments to this article and to the pension plan, shall review actuarial studies, shall disseminate information relative to the pension plan to the city employees and shall make determinations of all other questions and matters arising out of or in connection with the provisions of the plan not required to be determined by the city or the company, and such determinations shall be conclusive and binding upon all persons having an interest in or under the plan.

7. Members

  • Mayor Michael Brown

  • Sandi Marshall
    City Council
    Term Expires: June 30, 2020
  • Bret Weber
    City Council
    Term Expires: June 30, 2020

  • Darren Schimke
    GF Fire Department
    Term Expires: June 30, 2020

  • Jessica Bergerson 
    Finance Department
    Term Expires: June 30, 2022


Maureen Storstad, City Auditor   Email   746-2620

Howard Swanson, City Attorney   Email

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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