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Emergency Management Board

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1. Establishment

The City of Grand Forks and the County of Grand Forks through a Joint Powers Agreement establish a combined emergency management agency.

2. Administration

The agency shall be managed by a board to be known as the Emergency Management Board. The Board shall consist of: a member of the County Commission, appointed by the County Commission; a member of the City Council, appointed by the City Council, and a representative of the public, whose appointment shall be jointly concurred with by the County Commission and the City Council.

3. Powers and Duties

  • To plan for and implement the establishment of the agency;

  • To plan for and implement the emergency management systems, including emergency mitigation, preparation, response and recovery functions and activities for all emergencies and disasters, whether natural or man-made;

  • To develop a plan for the administration and management of the Emergency Management Agency;

  • To establish and develop policies governing day to day operations of the agency;

  • To prepare an annual budget for approval by the City and County;

  • To employ an Emergency Manager and staff necessary to operate or manage the agency, subject to the limits of annual appropriations and authority approved by the City and County;

  • To enter into contracts for the purchase, lease and sale of equipment and/or services necessary to carry out its powers and duties, subject to the limits of annual appropriations and authority as approved by the City and County;

  • To plan for future needs of the City and County in relation to emergency services and Emergency Management and make appropriate recommendations to the City and County;

  • To assure that emergency operational plans are developed to effectively serve the citizens within the agency’s jurisdiction;

  • To submit an annual report of all functions, activities, and recommendations for consideration by the City and County;

  • To prepare and submit such grant applications for local, state, federal or other funding which may be available for the administration, operation and management of the Emergency Management program;
    Such other powers and duties as may be assigned from time to time by the City and County.

4. Members

  • Danny Weigel - Term expires January 1, 2021
    Grand Forks City Council Representative
  • Diane Knauf
    Grand Forks County Commission Representative
  • Leah Ista- Term expires March 3, 2022
    Representative of the Public
  • Michelle Rakoczy - Term expires March 6, 2021
    Representative of the Public
  • Heather Everson - Term expires March 6, 2021
    Representative of the Public

JDA, Board of Equalization and City Council

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GRAND FORKS GROWTH FUND,

A JOBS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (JDA) AGENDA

Monday, April 6, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

 Notice is hereby given that the Grand Forks Growth Fund, a Jobs Development Authority will meet on the above date and time.  Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, City Hall is currently closed to the public. Members of the JDA may be attending this meeting electronically or telephonically.  This meeting will be conducted with social distancing modifications consistent with the recommendations of the CDC. In person attendance at the meeting by the public will not be allowed.   

Members of the public may view the live airing of the JDA meeting on Grand Forks Channel 2 or streamed live through the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofgrandforks.  Any member of the public seeking to submit comments relating to an Agenda item or public hearing should submit their comments to www.grandforksgov.com/councilcomments or call (701)746-2678 for further information.  All comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. on the meeting day will be considered part of the record of the meeting as if personally presented.

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:   Roll Call

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

 Please note: the order of items has been changed from the published order to better accommodate flow of items for the virtual meeting.  

2.1          Business Park Lot Purchase Offer:  Bakken Land Enterprises, LLC

 

2.2          FlexPACE Loan Request: Bakken Land Enterprises, LLC on behalf of ProTransport & Leasing, Inc.

 

2.3          FlexPACE Loan Request: HB Sound & Light

 

2.4          Start-Up Grand Forks Loan Requests: 

                        a.             French Taste, LLC

                        b.            Dalan, LLC dba TechPros

 

3.  ADJOURNMENT

 AGENDA

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

Monday, April 6, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

(Immediately following JDA)

 Notice is hereby given that the annual City Board of Equalization will meet at the above date and time.  Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, City Hall is currently closed to the public.  Members of the Grand Forks City Board of Equalization may be attending this meeting electronically or telephonically.  This meeting will be conducted with social distancing modifications consistent with the recommendations of the CDC.  In person attendance at the meeting by the public will not be allowed.

Individuals wishing to appeal property valuations for the 2020 tax year must do so in writing, by email or by telephone.  Written appeals can be sent to phoudek@grandforksgov.com or mailed to PO Box 5200, Grand Forks, ND  58206-5200.  Appeals may also be presented orally by telephone by contacting the Grand Forks Assessing Department at 701-746-2616 prior to 5:00 pm on Monday, April 6, 2020.  Appeals must be submitted before 5:00 pm on Monday, April 6, 2020. All appeals received will be considered as if personally presented.  

Members of the public may view the live airing of the Grand Forks City Board of Equalization meeting on Grand Forks Channel 2 or streamed live through the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofgrandforks 

1.         GENERAL BUSINESS:

 

                1.1          Welcome and roll call

 

                1.2          Duties of the Board of Equalization:  City Attorney

 

                1.3          Comments by the City Assessor

 

                1.4          Receive formal protests

 

2.         Adjourn: 

 

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, April 6, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

Notice is hereby given that the City Council will meet at the above date and time.   Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, City Hall is currently closed to the public.  Members of the Grand Forks City Council may be attending this meeting electronically or telephonically.  This meeting will be conducted with social distancing modifications consistent with the recommendations of the CDC. In person attendance at the meeting by the public will not be allowed.

Members of the public may view the live airing of the City Council meeting on Grand Forks Channel 2 or streamed live through the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofgrandforks.  Any member of the public seeking to submit comments relating to an Agenda item or public hearing should submit their comments to www.grandforksgov.com/councilcomments or call 701-746-2664 for further information.  All comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. on the meeting day will be considered part of the record of the meeting as if personally presented.

1.         GENERAL BUSINESS

1.1          Welcome and Roll Call

1.2          Pledge of Allegiance

1.3          Mayor’s Announcements

 

2.         AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & PROCLAMATIONS

 2.1          Flood update

 

2.2          Covid-19 update

 

2.3          Census Update

 

2.4          Election update

 

2.5          Proclamation - Fair Housing Month, April 2020

 

2.6          Proclamation - Telecommunicator Week, April 12-18, 2020

 

3.         PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS OF ORDINANCES

(The City Council welcomes your interest and participation in public hearings. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, City Hall is currently closed to the public.  This meeting will be conducted with social distancing modifications consistent with the recommendations of the CDC. Members of the public may view the live airing of the City Council meeting on Grand Forks Channel 2 or streamed live through the City's Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofgrandforks. Any member of the public seeking to comment on the public hearing may submit written comments to www.grandforksgov.com/councilcomments or call 701-746-2664 for further information.  All comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. on the meeting date will be considered part of the record of the meeting as if personally presented.)

 

3.1          Determine Insufficiency of Protest on the following projects:

                a) Paving & Street Lighting Project No. 8094.2, District No. 746

                  (This item will be tabled to the May 4, 2020 City Council Meeting)

                b) Paving Project No. 8157, District No. 742

                c) Paving Project No. 8184, District No. 748

                d) Paving Project No. 8098, District No. 739

                e) Paving Project No. 8124.1, District No. 749.1

                f) Paving Project No. 8124.2, District No. 749.2

                g) Paving Project No. 8124.3, District No. 749.3

                h) Paving Project No. 8124.4, District No. 749.4

                i) Paving Project No. 8158, District No. 743.0

               

4.         ACTION ITEMS

 

4.0          Five Year PILOT request from ProTransport

 

4.1          Demers Light Pillars and Downtown Update (Tabled from 03/16)

 

4.2          Award Bid #2020-25 Fleet Vehicles with Trade-In Units (Tabled from 03/16)

 

4.3          Appointments and Reappointments to Mechanical Board

 

4.4          Bid 2020-34 Acceptance – Digital X-Ray System for Regional Bomb Team

 

4.5          Award Bid 2020-30, 2020 Water Meters

 

4.6          Plans & Specs for Project No. 8018, District No. 735 – Reconstruct 14th Ave. South (S Columbia – S. 30th St.)

 

4.7          Plans & Specs for Project No. 8016/8125 – 2020 Fog Seal & 2020 Scrub Seal

 

4.8          Award Bid for Project No. 8123/8183 – 2020 Concrete Street Repairs and 2020 Subdivision     Concrete Rehab

 

4.9          Award Bid for Project No. 8120-21 – 2020 City Sidewalks & ADA Curb Ramps

 

4.10       Award Bid for Project No. 8098, District No. 739 – Mill/Overlay Shadyridge Court; Project No. 8124, District No. 749 2020 Mill/Overlay; Project No. 8158, District No. 743 – Reconstruct Library Circle (Appr. 300’ west of S Washington to Library Circle)

 

4.11       Award Bid for Project No. 8184, District No. 748 – Gateway Drive Frontage Road Rehab (I-29 to N 55th St.)

 

4.12       Award Bid for Project No. 8157, District No. 742 – Paving S 12th St. (17th Ave S to Park Dr)

 

4.13       Award Bid for Project No. 8076 – Flood Station #201 Upgrades

 

4.14       Task Order Agreement with AE2S

 

4.15       Task Order Agreement with WFW

 

4.16       Award Federal Urban Grant Program Funds for City Project No. 8228 – Reconstruct  N 4th St.    (Demers to 1st Ave. N)

 

4.17       Cost Participation Maintenance Agreement with NDDOT for City Project No. 7951 Traffic Signal Backplate & Red Light Confirmation Indicator Lights

 

4.18       Design, Bidding, and Construction Administration Engineering Services Agreement for City  Project No. 8231 – Upgrade LS12 & LS 13

 

4.19       Matter of discussion of Emergency Orders related to sale of alcoholic beverages  

                This item has been pulled from the agenda.

 

5.         INFORMATION ITEMS

 

5.1          Investment Portfolio Summary as of 02/29/2020

 

6.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND BILLS:

 

6.1          Vendor List and Engineer’s Estimate

               

7.         CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS

 

8.         MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS

 

9.         ADJOURNMENT

 

Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to this meeting at 746-2665.

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