Grand Forks Growth Fund - A Jobs Development Authority

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The Grand Forks Growth Fund, established in 1987, is the City's Primary economic development financing program.  It has been managed since 1995 by the Growth Fund, a Jobs Development Authority with advice from the Growth Fund Committee.  

The Grand Forks Growth Fund, a Jobs Development Authority (JDA), through direct and indirect actions, will encourage the creation of new jobs, enhance the economic climate, save existing jobs, create new wealth, enhance the local property tax base, encourage capital investment, improve the quality of life, enhance tourism and local events, promote public, private, or public/private enterprises or partnerships, and diversify the local economy.

The Growth Fund JDA takes final action on recommendations provided by the Growth Fund Committee, a subcommittee to the JDA.

Membership:

The powers and responsibilities of the authority shall be vested in a board of directors consisting of all members of the Grand Forks City Council and the mayor for the City of Grand Forks.

 

Staff:

Meredith Richards   Email
Planning & Community Development Department -  701-746-2661

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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