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Plumbing Board

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1. Purpose

A board to be known as the "city plumbing board" is hereby created for the purpose of licensing plumbers and to adopt rules and regulations to govern the installation of plumbing equipment and to ensure the safety of life and property within the City of Grand Forks.

2. Members; Terms

The board shall consist of the city engineer, the city plumbing inspector who shall serve as executive secretary and three (3) other members to be appointed by the city council for a period of two (2) years each, or until their successors are appointed and qualified.
The term of office of the three (3) appointive members shall expire on the same day as now prescribed for the expiration of terms of the appointive officers in the city. The three (3) members appointed shall consist of two (2) master plumbers with at least five (5) years' practical experience and one (1) journeyman plumber with at least five (5) years' practical experience.

3. Duties

The city plumbing board shall select from its members a chair, adopt rules and regulations to govern the installation of plumbing, prepare examination tests, conduct examinations, issue licenses to persons qualified or who pass the prescribed tests and examinations, and otherwise manage its affairs to ensure and promote the safety of life and property within the City of Grand Forks. If the city plumbing inspector requires an examination, the fee shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00) for either a master or journeyman.

4. Members

  • Ed Krogfoss
    Master Plumber
    Term Expiration - November 30, 2020
  • Kurt Gamache
    Master Plumber
    Term Expiration - November 30, 2020

  • Kevin Lizakowski
    Journeyman Plumber
    Term Expiration - November 30, 2020

Staff

Bev Collings   Email
Inspections Department - 746-2631

City Council and JDA

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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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