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Emergency Management Board

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1. Establishment

The City of Grand Forks and the County of Grand Forks through a Joint Powers Agreement establish a combined emergency management agency.

2. Administration

The agency shall be managed by a board to be known as the Emergency Management Board. The Board shall consist of: a member of the County Commission, appointed by the County Commission; a member of the City Council, appointed by the City Council, and a representative of the public, whose appointment shall be jointly concurred with by the County Commission and the City Council.

3. Powers and Duties

  • To plan for and implement the establishment of the agency;

  • To plan for and implement the emergency management systems, including emergency mitigation, preparation, response and recovery functions and activities for all emergencies and disasters, whether natural or man-made;

  • To develop a plan for the administration and management of the Emergency Management Agency;

  • To establish and develop policies governing day to day operations of the agency;

  • To prepare an annual budget for approval by the City and County;

  • To employ an Emergency Manager and staff necessary to operate or manage the agency, subject to the limits of annual appropriations and authority approved by the City and County;

  • To enter into contracts for the purchase, lease and sale of equipment and/or services necessary to carry out its powers and duties, subject to the limits of annual appropriations and authority as approved by the City and County;

  • To plan for future needs of the City and County in relation to emergency services and Emergency Management and make appropriate recommendations to the City and County;

  • To assure that emergency operational plans are developed to effectively serve the citizens within the agency’s jurisdiction;

  • To submit an annual report of all functions, activities, and recommendations for consideration by the City and County;

  • To prepare and submit such grant applications for local, state, federal or other funding which may be available for the administration, operation and management of the Emergency Management program;
    Such other powers and duties as may be assigned from time to time by the City and County.

4. Members

  • Danny Weigel - Term expires January 1, 2021
    Grand Forks City Council Representative
  • Diane Knauf
    Grand Forks County Commission Representative
  • Leah Ista- Term expires March 3, 2022
    Representative of the Public
  • Michelle Rakoczy - Term expires March 6, 2021
    Representative of the Public
  • Heather Everson - Term expires March 6, 2021
    Representative of the Public

Committee of the Whole

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GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Committee of the Whole

Monday, May 11, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

 

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.         CALL TO ORDER

 

1.1          Welcome and Roll Call

 

2.         DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

2.1          Loan Request from Convention and Visitors Bureau

 

2.2          Developer Plans – Update

 

2.3          Cost Participation Maintenance Agreement for Project No. 8203 – Ramp Flush Camera at Gateway Dr & I-29

 

2.4          Award Bid for Project No. 8016 - 2020 Fog Seal and Project No. 8125 - 2020 Scrub Seal

 

2.5          Design Engineering Services Agreement for City Project No. 8217 – New Interim Sanitary Lift Station No. 48 and Forcemain

 

2.6          Agreement with City of East Grand Forks for City Project No. 8193 – Inspection of Point Bridge

 

2.7          Award Bid for Projects No. 8209/10/11/12, District No. 349/577/578/750 - Water, Storm Sewer, Stormwater Pond, and Paving for S. 19th St and 44th Ave S.

 

2.8          Other discussion items

 

3.         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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