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Events Center Commission

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1. Powers and functions

Subject to the restrictions of this article, the commission shall have the power to adopt such policies, procedures, rules and/or regulations as it may determine to be reasonably necessary and/or convenient to manage and promote the Events Center, which shall include the following powers:
  1. To improve, develop, enlarge, operate, manage, regulate and maintain the Events Center and related facilities, and to contract for the operations or maintenance of any parts thereof or for services to be performed.

  2. To acquire, lease, trade, or purchase and to hold and dispose of personal property.

  3. To establish rules, policies and guidelines for the rental and usage of the Events Center and to amend said rules, policies and guidelines as necessary and convenient.

  4. To fix and collect parking, rental, and other fees and charges, and to grant concessions.

  5. To purchase and sell supplies, goods, and equipment as may be reasonably necessary and/or convenient for the operation of the Events Center.

  6. To coordinate the efforts of public, private and volunteer agencies involved with Events Center developments and activities.

  7. To promote, market, advertise, sponsor, and fund events or activities which provide a better utilization of the Events Center and commission resources, including but not limited to conventions, shows, concerts, festivals, gatherings, and sporting events.

  8. To enter into contracts and leases and to execute all instruments necessary and/or convenient to provide a better utilization of the Events Center and commission resources, including but not limited to contracts and leases for conventions, shows, concerts, festivals, gatherings, sporting events, and other events or activities.

  9. To hire and retain professional personnel and to prescribe their qualifications and fix their compensation; provided, however, said personnel shall not be subject to civil service or merit system laws or other laws, ordinances and/or regulations pertaining to the status of municipal employees.

  10. To establish committees, determine committee membership, and delegate powers to such committees, employees, and staff as the commission sees fit.

  11. To permit and regulate the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages upon the and outside of the Events Center in accordance with the ordinances of the City of Grand Forks and the statutes of the State of North Dakota.

  12. To establish and adopt such bylaws, policies, procedures, rules and/or regulations as it may determine to be reasonably necessary and or convenient to the exercise of commission powers and the implementation of Events Center programs and activities provided that the adoption thereof shall not be in conflict with any city ordinance, policy, procedure, or resolution.

  13. To exercise such other powers as delegated by the city council.

2. Membership

The Events Center Commission shall consist of seven (7) voting members and one (1) non-voting member.  Six (6) of the voting members shall be nominated from the public at large by the Mayor and ratified by the City Council.  One (1) voting member shall be a member of the City Council nominated by the Mayor and ratified by the City Council.  The one (1) non-voting member shall be a representative of the University of North Dakota, appointed by the President of the University of North Dakota.

3. Terms 

Three (3) years.

4. Members

  • Matt Walkowiak, Chair
    Public at Large Representative
    Term Expiration - September 19, 2022

  • Jay Kleven
    Public at Large Representative
    Term Expiration - August 1, 2022

  • Brian Faison
    UND Representative
    Term Expiration - February 28, 2021

  • Curt Kreun, Vice Chair
    Public at Large Representative
    Term Expiration - November 30, 2021

  • Hal Gershman
    Public at Large Representative
    Term Expiration - February 28, 2021

  • Pat McLean, Secretary
    Public at Large Representative
    Term Expiration - November 30, 2021

  • Clare Albrecht
    Public at Large Representative
    Term Expiration - December 6, 2020

  • Ken Vein
    City Council Representative
    Term Expiration - August 1, 2022

Staff

Anna Rosburg, General Manager
Alerus Center - 792-1200

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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