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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

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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