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/7kU02iwNSLw

GRAND FORKS GROWTH FUND,

A JOBS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (JDA) AGENDA

Monday, June 1, 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          FlexPACE Loan Request: Associated Potato Growers

 

2.2          Funding Request: Airtonomy

 

2.3          Funding Request: Tailorie

 

2.4          Match Request for EDA Build to Scale Application: Center for Innovation

 

3.  ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 


 

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, June 1, 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

 

2.2          Census Update

 

2.3          Grand Forks Regional Water Treatment Plant Startup Update

 

2.4          Project Update on Cities Area Transit Facility Rehab and Expansion

 

2.4          Proclamation – Immigrant Heritage Month

 

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 Action on 2020-24 Consolidated Plan (Con Plan),  Citizen Participation Plan (CPP), Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI), and 2020 Annual Action Plan, including CDBG-CV Funds

-Brick and Mortar Funding History

 

3.2          Determine Insufficiency of Protest on the following projects:

               a) ) Paving/Street Lighting Project No. 8180, District No. 754, Paving & Street Lighting 36th Ave South (S 15th St- Washington) (Tabled from May 4, 2020)

              

4.         ACTION ITEMS

 

4.0          Consideration of Extension of Public Health Emergency

 

4.1          2019 Holiday Hours – Utilization Extension

 

4.2          Amendment to licensed premise from Bonzers to allow for a patio

 

4.3          Plans & Specs for Project #8068 – Shared Use Path on Columbia Road (40th-47th)

 

4.4         Bids for Project #8156 – Right Turn Lane at South Washington & 42nd Ave. South

 

4.5         Bids for Project #8177-78-79-80, District #574/348/575/745 – Sanitary Sewer/Watermain/Storm Sewer/Paving & Street Lighting for 36th Ave. South (South Washington – S. 15th St.)

 

4.6         Construction Engineering Agreement for Project #7951 – Traffic Signal Backplates & Red Light Confirmation Indicators

 

4.7         WWTP Replacement parts

 

5.         INFORMATION ITEMS

 

5.1          Statement of Changes in Cash Balance as of 02/29/2020

 

6.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND BILLS:

 

6.1          Vendor List and Engineer’s Estimate

6.2          Minutes - March 30, April 6, and April 13, 2020

 

7.         CITIZEN COMMENTS

 (The City Council welcomes your interest and participation. 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 during the                     citizen comments section of this meeting 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.)

                   

8.         CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS

9.         MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS

10.       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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