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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

City Council and JDA

  • Video Linkhttps://youtu.be/czT2P0FwUbY

GRAND FORKS GROWTH FUND,

A JOBS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (JDA) AGENDA

Monday, May 4, 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

 

2.1          Business Park Lot Purchase Offer:  Midcontinent Communications

Click Here, to view the site plan

2.2          Northern Plains Nitrogen (NPN) Plume Analysis Study Update

 

2.3          Start-Up Grand Forks Loan Requests: 

 

                       a.            French Taste, LLC   (Tabled from April 6, 2020)

 

3.    INFORMATIONAL ITEM:  Fund 2163 and Fund 5996 Draft Budget Projections                

 

 

3.  ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 


 

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, May 4, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

(Immediately following JDA)

 

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       Covid-19 update 

Click here, Covid-19 -2020 Financial impacts Action Plan

 

2.2          Census Update

 

2.3          Presentation for Project No. 8169, Stormwater Improvement Study for Pump Station No. 188 Area (Vail and Glen Circle)

 

2.4          Proclamation s:

               a) Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day

              

               b) National Police Week, May 10-16, 2020 and Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, May 15, 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          Public Hearing and Second Reading of an Ordinance relating to Small Cell Wireless Facilities and Wireless Support Structures in the Public Right-of-way

 

3.2          Five Year PILOT request from ProTransport

 

3.3         Determine Insufficiency of Protest on the following projects:

 

               a) Paving & Street Lighting Project No. 8094.2, District No. 746, Paving 43rd Ave Circle

                              (Tabled from April 6, 2020)

               b) Paving Project No. 8182, District No. 747, Reconstructing Belmont Road (55th-62nd Ave S)

                              (Tabled from April 20, 2020)

               c) Paving/Street Lighting Project No. 8180, District No. 754, Paving & Street Lighting 36th Ave S

                 (S 15th St- Washington)               (This item will be tabled to June 1, 2020)

               d) Paving Project No. 8018, District No. 735, Reconstruct 14th Ave S (Columbia – S 30th St)

              

 

4.         ACTION ITEMS

      

4.1         Grand Forks Renaissance Zone Project: GF-66 Mill Square

 

4.2       Sidewalk List #1 for Project No. 8120, 2020 City Sidewalks

 

4.3       Plans & Specs for Project No. 8156, Right Turn Lane at S Washington & 42nd Ave South

 

4.4       Award Bid for Project No. 8182, District No. 747, Reconstruct Belmont (55th-62nd Ave. S)

 

4.5      Award Bid for Project No. 8094.1, Intersection Improvements at 43rd and Columbia and Project No. 8094.2, District No. 746, Paving 43rd Ave. Circle (Columbia – S 25th St.)

 

4.6       Engineering Services Contract for Project No. 8094.1, Intersection Improvements at 43rd & Columbia and Project No. 8094.2, District No. 746, Paving 43rd Ave. Circle (Columbia–S 25th St.)

 

4.7      Award Bid - Project No. 8018, District No. 735, Reconstruct 14th Ave. South (Columbia–S   30th St.)

 

4.8      Award Bid for Project No. 7951, Traffic Signal Backplate & Red Light Confirmation Indicator Lights

 

4.9    CPMA for Project #8228 - Reconstruct N 4th St (Demers Ave to 1st Ave N)

 

4.10     Small Cell Agreement - Verizon

 

4.11     Collection System SCADA Upgrades, Project No. 8229

 

4.12     Mobile Video Camera System Upgrade

 

5.         INFORMATION ITEMS

 

5.1          Human Resources Quarterly Staffing Report – 1Q2020

 

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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