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1. Establishment

The City of Grand Forks, the County of Grand Forks and the University of North Dakota through a Joint Powers Agreement establish one Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) in order to provide the most efficient and effective delivery of the public safety and emergency services.

2. Membership

The Grand Forks County PSAP Board shall consist of the following nine members:

  • A representative of the Grand Forks County Commission.
  • A representative of the Grand Forks City Council. 
  • Chief of the Grand Forks Police Department, or designee.
  • Chief of the Grand Forks Fire Department, or designee.
  • Chief of the University of North Dakota Police Department, or designee.
  • Grand Forks County Sheriff, or designee.
  • A citizen of Grand Forks County to be appointed by the Grand Forks County Commission.
  • Director of Altru Hospital Ambulance Services, or designee (non-voting ex officio member).
  • PSAP Director (non-voting ex officio member).

3. Responsibilities, Powers and Duties To adopt bylaws and procedural rules.

  1. To employ and directly supervise a 911 Coordinator/PSAP Director, who shall manage and exercise operational control over the PSAP.
  2. To exercise administrative approval and oversight of the annual PSAP budget as developed and submitted by the Director.
  3. To execute and to exercise administrative oversight over any and all contracts or agreements necessary in order to operate, equip, or manage the PSAP, subject to the applicable city of Grand Forks administrative regulations and to the limits of the annual appropriations approved by the Parties.
  4. To exercise administrative approval and oversight over the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) developed and submitted by the Director.
  5. To stimulate and encourage long-range planning in order to provide an effective, efficient and responsive public safety communications systems and PSAP.
  6. Such other responsibilities, powers and duties as may be appropriate and necessary in order to address the public safety communications needs of the public and the Parties.

4. Members

Each member shall serve until a successor is appointed

  • Danny Weigel
    Grand Forks City Council representative appointed by City Council

  • Cynthia Pic
    Grand Forks County Commission Representative appointed by Commission

  • Tom Murphy
    Citizen of Grand Forks appointed by Grand Forks County Commission

  • Eric Plummer
    Representative of UND appointed by the President of the University

  • Mark Nelson
    Grand Forks Chief of Police
  • Andy Schneider
    GF County Sheriff's Office representative
  • Becky Ault
    PSAP Director
  • Tim Nesdahl
    Grand Forks EMS
  • Debbie Hoverson
    PSAP Admin Specialist Sr.
  • Gary Lorenz
    Grand Forks Fire Chief      

 

Staff

PSAP,  746-2542

Committee of the Whole

  • Video Linkhttps://youtu.be/ag4ZAIRuGl4

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Committee of the Whole

Monday, June 8, 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          Application for transfer of Class 4 (Food & Beverage) Alcoholic Beverage Licenses from Rice Empire Inc (dba Sakura) to Mizuki Inc. (dba Sakura)

 

2.2          Ordinance amending Section 8-1503(12) relating to penalty for specified offenses

 

2.3          CARES Funding for City of Grand Forks Health Department

 

2.4          Grand Forks Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) console expansion

 

2.5          Project No. 7978 – Reconstruction Washington St (5th-1st Ave North) – Decision Document for    Underpass (Information Only)

 

2.6          Cities Area Transit Safety Plan

 

2.7          Wastewater System Communication Equipment Replacement (Attachment added 06/08/20 2:00 pm)

 

 

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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