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

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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