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1. Purpose

There shall be and is hereby created a Board of Appeals consisting of six (6) individuals, who are qualified by experience and training to pass judgment upon matters pertaining to building construction. The Building Official shall be a non-voting, ex-officio member and shall act as Secretary to the Board. The Board of Appeals shall be appointed by the City Council and shall hold meetings as required. The Board may adopt reasonable rules and regulations for conducting activities and investigations. The Board may adopt reasonable rules and regulations for conducting activities and investigations. The Board shall render all decisions and findings in writing with a copy provided to the appellant.

2. Responsibilities

  1. To review, on appeal by the applicant, all requests for exception under this Code which have been reviewed and denied by the Building Official;

  2. To grant exceptions to the requirements of the International Building Code for the repair, rehabilitation or change of occupancy of existing buildings where the planned repairs, rehabilitation or change of occupancy would not otherwise comply with the provisions of the Code. No exception shall be authorized hereunder unless the Board of Appeals finds the following conditions existing: 1. The building was constructed more than twenty-five (25) years before the adoption of the present Code. 2. The Board finds, upon completion of the proposed repair, rehabilitation or change of occupancy will not diminish the safety and welfare of the occupants.

  3. To monitor and evaluate on an ongoing basis, the effectiveness and application of the provisions of Codes and any rules, regulations, or procedures promulgated thereunder to determine their impact on the rehabilitation of existing buildings. Pursuant to this responsibility, the Board of Appeals shall gather information, conduct studies, and make appropriate reports and recommendations related to the application of these provisions, the decisions of the appellate body, and the experience of other jurisdictions.

  4. To adopt guidelines to be used by the Building Official in determining compliance with this chapter.

  5. To recommend to the City Council guidelines to be adopted by the City Council to expand this Code

3. Members

  • Alicia Fadley - Term expires June 24, 2022
  • Brian Carlson - Term expires June 1, 2022
  • Steve Johnson - term expires June 24, 2022
  • Scott Meland - Term expires June 1, 2022
  • Bob Klave - Term expires June 1, 2022

Staff

Bev Collings, 746-2631

City Council and JDA

GRAND FORKS GROWTH FUND,

A JOBS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (JDA) AGENDA

Monday, July 6, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

 

 

Notice is hereby given that the Grand Forks Growth Fund, a Jobs Development Authority (JDA)  will meet at the above date, time and place.  Members of the JDA may be attending this meeting in person, electronically or telephonically.  All in person participation will be conducted in accordance with COVID-19 precautions including social distancing modifications as recommended by the CDC, the North Dakota Department of Health and/or the Grand Forks Public Health Department.  Limited space is available for public attendance.

 

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 without appearing in person 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 date 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.         ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 

3.         INFORMATIONAL ITEMS:

 

3.1          CARES Act EDA Funding Update

 

3.2          Nistler College of Business and Public Administration:  Presentation and Investment Partnership

 

4.         JDA ACTION ITEMS:  Hold a Public Hearing and Take Action on

 

4.1          PACE Loan Request:  Northern Tier Seed

 

4.2          FlexPACE Loan Request:  Oxford Brewing Co.

 

4.3          Lease Renewal Request:  Kittsona – Corporate Center II

 

4.4          Lease Renewal and Employee Canteen Project Proposal:  LM Wind Power

 

5.         ADJOURNMENT

 

 


 

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, July 6, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

(Following JDA)

 

Notice is hereby given that the City Council will meet at the above date, time and place.  Members of the Grand Forks City Council may be attending this meeting in person, electronically or telephonically.  All in person participation will be conducted in accordance with COVID-19 precautions including social distancing modifications as recommended by the CDC, the North Dakota Department of Health and/or the Grand Forks Public Health Department.  Limited space is available for public attendance.

 

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 without appearing in person 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 date 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

 

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

 

2.5          Presentation to Finance Department, Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, 2020 Budget

 

3.         PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS OF ORDINANCES

The City Council welcomes your interest and participation in public hearings.  This meeting will be conducted in accordance with COVID-19 precautions including social distancing modifications as recommended by the CDC, the North Dakota Department of Health and/or the Grand Forks Public Health Department.  Participation in the meeting may occur in person, electronically, or telephonically.  Members of the public may also 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 public hearings without attending in person 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 Ordinance relating to penalty for specified offenses

                               

4.         ACTION ITEMS

 

4.0          Extension of Public Health Emergency Declaration

 

4.1          Appointments/Reappointments to various committees:

                a) Pension and Insurance Committee – Employee Representative Reappointment

                b) Airport Authority Reappointment

                c) Grand Forks Historic Preservation Commission Reappointments

 

4.2          Appointment of City Council Members to various committees

 

4.3          Special Event – 2020 Rockin’ Up North Fest

 

4.4          Request from HB Presents to reserve event festival area in Greenway from August 15 through mid-September

 

4.5          Community/Government Relations Officer Termination Provision - Additional Sick/Vacation Pay

 

4.6          Respread Special Assessments in newly annexed area - Southern Estates Twelfth Addn.

 

4.7          Plans and Specifications for Project No. 8236, Greenway Bikepath Asphalt Repair (North pedestrian Bridge to 7th Ave N

 

4.8          Environmental Decision Document for Project No. 8059, paving N Columbia Rd (overpass to University Avenue)

 

4.9          Consideration of Bids for 2020-37, Public Works Operations Landfill Refuse Compactor

 

5.         INFORMATION ITEMS - None

6.         CITIZEN COMMENTS

The City Council welcomes your interest and participation.  This meeting will be conducted in accordance with COVID-19 precautions including social distancing modifications as recommended by the CDC, the North Dakota Department of Health and/or the Grand Forks Public Health Department.  Participation in the meeting may occur in person, electronically, or telephonically.  Any member of the public seeking to comment on items not included on the agenda without attending in person 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.         

 

7.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND BILLS:

                7.1          Vendor List and Engineer’s Estimate

                7.2          Minutes

               

8.         CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS

9.         MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS

10.       ADJOURNMENT

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