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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

Staff

Earl Haugen, MPO Executive Director   Email  746-2657
www.theforksmpo.org

City Council

GRAND FORKS GROWTH FUND,

A JOBS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (JDA) AGENDA

Monday, October 7, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.

Council Chambers

 

1.            GENERAL BUSINESS:   Roll Call

 

2.            JDA ACTION ITEMS:  Hold a Public Hearing and Take Action

 

2.1          PACE Loan Request:  ISS HC, LLC (integrated Steel Solutions)

 

3.            ADJOURNMENT

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, October 7, 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 Pledge of Allegiance

               1.3 Mayor’s Announcement

 

2.         AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & PROCLAMATIONS

 

2.1         Proclamation – National Fire Prevention Week – October 6-12, 2019

 

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 relating to Noisy Party or Gathering

 

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          Amendment to Deferred Compensation 457 Plan - (WIll be rescheduled to next City Council meeting, October 21)

 

4.2          Appointment to Growth Fund Committee – Jonathan Holth

 

4.3          Award Bid#2019-31, Public Works Sanitation Division – Rear Load Refuse Truck

 

4.4          Award Bid Project No. 8073, Communications Cabling for all City Buildings

 

4.5          Change Order for Project No. 8005 – 2019 City Sidewalks

 

4.6          Change Order & Funding for Project No. 7436/7437, District No. 518/323, Sanitary Sewer/Watermain on North 62nd & Gateway Dr

 

4.7          Design, Bidding, and Construction Administration Engineering Services Agreement for Project No. 8108, Pump Station 183 Safety Upgrades and Pump Station 194 Controls & Flap Gates

 

4.8          Award Bid for Project No. 8057, Fiber Connection from the Purpur Water Tower to the Viking    Water Tower

 

4.9          Bid Award for Project No. 8030, Scale/Baling Facility Improvements

 

4.10       Request from MPO to initiate Hydraulic Studies at Potential Bridge Locations

 

5.         INFORMATION ITEMS

 

5.1          Statement of Cash Balances as of 06/30/2019 and 07/31/2019

 

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 and Engineer’s Estimate

 

               7.2 Minutes

              

 

8.         CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS

 

 

9.         MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS

 

 

10.       ADJOURNMENT

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