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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

Board of Equalization and City Council

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AGENDA 

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

Monday, April 20, 2020 – 5:30 P.M.

 

 

 

Notice is hereby given that the City Board of Equalization will meet at the above date and time to consider the below matters.  Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, City Hall is currently closed to the public.  Members of the Grand Forks City Board of Equalization may be attending this meeting electronically or telephonically.  This meeting will be conducted with social distancing modifications consistent with recommendations of the CDC.  In person attendance at the meeting by the public will not be allowed.

 

Individuals wishing to submit information concerning the matters below may do so in writing or email.  Such information should be sent to phoudek@grandforksgov.com or mailed to P.O. Box 5200, Grand Forks, ND  58206-5200.  Further information regarding participation in this meeting may be obtained by contacting Tami Lazur at 701-746-2616.  All information that is timely received will be considered as if personally presented. 

 

Members of the public may view a live airing of the Grand Forks City Board of Equalization meeting on Grand Forks Channel 2 or streamed live through its Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofgrandforks.

 

 

1.         GENERAL BUSINESS:

 

1.1          Welcome and roll call

 

1.2          Consider protest recommendations from the City Assessor

 

                a)            Menards Inc., 3550 32nd Ave S

               

                b)            Scheels All Sports Inc., 2800 32nd Ave S

 

1.3          Certify 2020 annual assessments to the County Auditor

 

1.4          Annual Report, information only

 

 

2.         Adjourn: 

 


 

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, April 20, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

(Immediately following Board of Equalization)

 

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.         GENERAL BUSINESS

 

1.1          Welcome and Roll Call

1.2          Mayor’s Announcements

 

2.         AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & PROCLAMATIONS

 

2.1          Flood update

 

2.2          Covid-19 update

 

2.3          Census Update

 

3.         PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS OF ORDINANCES

(The City Council welcomes your interest and participation in public hearings. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, City Hall is currently closed to the public.  This meeting will be conducted with social distancing modifications consistent with the recommendations of the CDC. 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 comment on the public hearing 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 on 2020 CDBG and Community Services Grant Programs; Approval of 2020-24 Consolidated Plan (Con Plan), Citizen Participation Plan (CPP), and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) (This item will be tabled )

 

3.2          Public Hearing and Second Reading of Ordinance to dedicate rights-of-way on the Plat of Highland Point Sixth Addition

 

3.3          Public Hearing and Second Reading of Ordinance relating to annexation of Highland Point Sixth Addition (located on South Washington Street, between 36th and 40th Ave S)

 

3.4          Public Hearing and Second Reading of Ordinance to amend the zoning map relating to Southern Estates PUD, Concept Development Plan, Amendment No.15

 

3.5          Public Hearing and Second Reading Ordinance to dedicate rights-of-way on the Plat of Strinden First Addition

 

3.6          Determine Insufficiency of Protest on the following projects:

 

                a) Paving District No. 747, Project No. 8182, Reconstruction of Belmont Rd (55-62 Ave S)

                  ( This item will be tabled to May 4, 2020 due to change in project timeline)

               

4.         ACTION ITEMS

 

4.1          Ordinance for Small Cell Wireless Facilities and Wireless Support Structures in the Public Right-of-Way

 

4.2          Revised Engineers Report for Project No. 8211, District No. 578 - Stormwater Pond for Edgewood Village 2nd Resubdivision

 

4.3          Plans & Specifications for Project Nos. 8209/10/11/12, District Nos. 349/577/578/750, Watermain/Storm Sewer for S. 19th St (40th-44th Ave S)/Stormwater Pond for Edgewood 2nd Resubdivision/Paving for S 19th St. (40th-44th Ave. South)

 

4.4          Plans & Specifications for Project No. 8213, Paving S 17th St. (44-47th Ave. South)

 

4.5          Reimbursement Rates for City Engineering Services

 

4.6          Replat of Lots B and C, Block 1 of the Replat of Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Block 1, Edgewood Village First Resubdivision (loc. In the 4400-4600 blocks of S 19th Street)

 

4.7          Cities Area Transit Federal Operations Funding Update

 

5.         INFORMATION ITEMS

 

5.1          Investment Portfolio Summary as of 03/31/2020

5.2          Statement of Changes in Cash Balances as of 12/31/2019 and 01/31/2020

 

6.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND BILLS:

 

6.1          Vendor List and Engineer’s Estimate

 

6.2          Minutes

               

7.         CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS

 

8.         MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS

 

9.         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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