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

Planning & Zoning Commission

  • Video Link

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

October 2, 2019, 5:30 pm

Grand Forks Council Chambers


  1. Roll Call

    ____Budke  ___Johnson  ___Kuhn  ___Lee   ___Lunski   ____Matejcek   ___Reichert  ___Sande  ___ Wasvick

  2. Reading and Approval of Minutes for September 4, 2019

  3. Public Hearings, Final Approvals, Petitions,and Minor Changes

    3-1       Matter of the discussion regarding the bike path lying within Block 42, McCormack’s 1st Addition.

    3-2       Shared Parking Agreement for 920 N 3rd Street, 930 N 3rd Street and 111 Gateway Drive.

    3-3      (Public Hearing) Ordinance to amend Section 18-0216 (11) relating to dog daycare and boarding facilities.

    3-4       (Public Hearing) Conditional Use Permit amendment – Petopia Pet Daycare.

    3-5       (Public Hearing) Replat of Lot 2, Block 1, Enger Subdivision and ordinance dedicating R/W.

    3-6      (Public Hearing) Ordinance to amend zoning map - Rezone Lot 2, Block 1, Enger Subdivision from B-3 General Business District to I-2 Heavy Industrial                       District

    3-7       (Public Hearing) Conditional Use Permit for the temporary storage of beet tailings - Red River Biorefinery.

    3-8       (Public Hearing – Fast Track) Replat of Lots B and R, Block 1, Perkin’s 1st Addition.

    3-9      (Public Hearing) Appeal to the Detailed Development Plan (DDP) for an increase to impervious surface for District Apartments, 4150 S Washington Street.

    3-10      Parking Reductions for Transit & Bicycle accommodations for District Apartments, 4150 S Washington Street.

    3-11      (Public Hearing – Fast Track) Plat of Crary’s Tenth Addition.

    3-12     (Public Hearing – Fast Track) Replat of Lots 18, 20, 22 and 24, Block 14, Budge and Eshelman’s Second Addition.

    3-13     (Public Hearing) Ordinance to amend zoning map - Southern Estates Planned Unit Development (PUD), Amendment No. 13.

  4. Communications and Preliminary Approvals

  5. Reports from the Planning Department

  6. Other Business

  7. Adjournment

The next regular meeting is November 6, 2019 at 5:30 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers.
Any individual requiring special accommodations to allow access or participation at city meetings is
asked to notify the ADA Coordinator (746-2655) of their needs one week prior to the meeting.

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