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Electrical Board

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1. Members; Appointment; Terms

The board shall consist of the city engineer, or the authorized representative, city electrical inspector, who shall serve as executive secretary and who shall not be a voting member, and four (4) other members to be appointed by the mayor and approved by the city council for a period of two (2) years each or until their successors are appointed and approved, and they shall serve without compensation. The term of office of the four (4) appointed members shall expire on the same day as now prescribed for the expiration of terms of the appointive officers of the city. The four (4) members appointed shall consist of one (1) electrical contractor with at least five (5) years' contracting experience, one (1) master or journeyman electrician with at least five (5) years' practical experience, one (1) member representing the electrical industry, and one (1), member representing a related industry. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner and from the same class to which the retiring member belongs. This board shall schedule at least one (1) meeting a year and no more than twelve (12).

2. Duties

The city electrical board shall select from its members a chair and vice chair, prescribe rules for the management of its affairs, and review applications for city electrical contractors licensed within the city when referred to said board. The board shall also adopt rules and regulations to govern the duties and affairs on all items being recommended to the council for adoption and any other related items relating to the electrical industry where public welfare and safety are involved.

3. Members

  • Mark Lothspeich
    Apollo Electric
    Term Expiration - November 30, 2020

  • Greg Mattson
    Century Electric
    Term Expiration - November 30, 2020

  • Brian Poykko
    Poykko Engineering
    Term Expiration - November 30, 2020

  • Deb Thompson
    Xcel Energy
    Term Expiration - November 30, 2020


Bev Collings    Email
Inspections Department - 746-2631

City Council

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

Council Chambers


1.         GENERAL BUSINESS:   Roll Call


2.         PRESENTATION: 


        2.1  TechSpark/Airtonomy Update  (Info Only)






Tuesday, February 18, 20209 – 5:30 p.m.

(Immediately following JDA)

Council Chambers


Notice is hereby given that the Grand Forks City Council will meet on the above date and time, in the City Council Chambers, 255 North Fourth Street, Grand Forks, North Dakota.  Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to this meeting at 746-2665.




                1.1 Welcome and Roll Call

                1.2 Mayor’s Announcement




2.1          Census Update

2.2          Flood Update

2.3          Red River Valley Water Supply Update

2.4          Employee Recognition

2.5          BNSF – Increase maximum allowable track speed



                (The City Council welcomes your interest and participation in public hearings.  If you wish to speak during  any                 public hearing you may do so by completing a speaker card and placing it in the designated box. You may address    the Council on matters relevant to the public hearing when called upon by the  Mayor. Please  keep your remarks to           a maximum of three minutes.  Always come to the podium and speak into the microphones, as the meeting is         being broadcast and recorded.)


3.1          Public Hearing on Resolution of Necessity and Determination of Protest on Project No. 8159,                Dist. No. 744, Paving Reconstruction on 36th Ave S from S Columbia Rd to the East 700 feet

4.         ACTION ITEMS

                (The City Council may consider one or more of the following action items in a single vote.  Individual items        may be   acted upon separately as requested by the Mayor or a member of City Council.)


4.1          Request for transfer of Class 4 (Food & Beverage) Alcoholic Beverage License from Grand Forks             Restaurants, LLC (dba Wild Hog Smokehouse Bar and Grill) to Harry’s on DeMers, LLC (dba Harry’s on DeMers)


4.2          Request from BGF, Inc (dba Vinyl Taco) to change the class of the Alcoholic Beverage License                 from a  Class 1 (General On- and/or Off-Sale) Alcoholic Beverage License to a Class 4 (Food & Beverage) Alcoholic Beverage License


4.3          Grand Forks Renaissance Zone Project GF-63: Olive Ann


4.4          Create Special Assessment District for Project No. 8182, District No. 747, Belmont Road           Reconstruction (Peyton’s Place Circle – 62nd Ave S)


4.5          Create Special Assessment District for Project No. 8098, District No. 739, Mill & Overlay on     Shadyridge Ct; Project No. 8124, District No. 749, 2020 Mill & Overlay and Project No. 8158,   District No. 743, Reconstruct Library Circle


4.6          Create Special Assessment District for Project No. 8184, District No. 748, Gateway Drive          Frontage Road Rehab (I-29 to North 55th St)


4.7          Approve Plans & Specifications for Project No. 8076, Flood Station #201 Upgrades


4.8          Award Bids for Project No. 8159, District No. 744, Reconstruct 36th Ave S (Columbia Rd to 700’               East of Columbia Rd


4.9          Award Bids for Project No. 8132, 2020 LED Street Light Replacement Program


4.10       Award Bids for Project No. 7956, ADA Curb Ramps on Washington St (Hammerling - 8th Ave N)


4.11       Award bids for Project No. 8028, Mill & Overlay University Ave (3rd St to State St)


4.12       Award Bids for Project No. 7886, N 5th St Mill & Overlay (Demers to Gateway)


4.13       Award Bids for Project No. 8112, 2020 Flood Fight Assistance


4.14       Engineering Agreement for Project No. 8146, South End Bridge Hydraulics Study


4.15       Award Bid for Project No. 8169, Public Works Operations – LED Light Fixtures


4.16       Conditional Use Permit for Ruffing It Doggie Daycare, Overnight Center & Grooming, located                at 1515 DeMers Ave


4.17       Conditional Use Permit for Kost Materials, LLC to construct ready mix production               facility and aggregate storage, located at 5070 DeMers Ave


4.18       Final approval (fast track) -  Plat  for University Place Second Resubdivision, located at 2724    and 2800 University Avenue


4.19       Final approval (fast track) – Replat of Lots B, R and E, Block 1, Perkin’s 1st Addition, located at    2751 32nd Ave S


4.20       Preliminary approval of an ordinance to dedicate right-of-way on plat of University Park           Resubdivision


4.21       Preliminary approval of an ordinance to dedicate right-of-way on plat of Edgewood Village     Second Resubdivision


4.22       Preliminary approval of an ordinance amending the zoning map relating to Southern Estates                 Planned Unit Development, Concept Development Plan, Amendment No. 14





                (Anyone wishing to address the City Council on matters within the jurisdiction of the City but that do not          appear    on the Agenda may do so under Citizen Request.  Matters not appearing on the City Council’s Agenda will not               receive action at this meeting, but may be referred to staff or a committee.  If you wish to speak to the City Council               about an                item that does not appear on the agenda, you may do so by completing a speaker card and placing it in       the designated box at the back of the room.  You may address the Council as the Mayor calls upon you during this             portion of the meeting. All comments and presentations are to be limited to three minutes or as otherwise       established by the City Council. Always come to the podium and speak into the microphone, as the meeting is                 being broadcast and recorded.)




                7.1 Vendor List

                7.2  Minutes – January 21, 2020 and February 3, 2020







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