MPO Executive Policy Board

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1. Functions

  1. The Executive Policy Committee shall prepare and adopt a Plan and recommend policies for the development of the area. The Plan shall be based on existing conditions and probable future growth and shall be made with the general purpose of guiding a coordinated and harmonious development that will promote the health, safety and general welfare of the inhabitants. The Plan shall also seek to promote efficiency and economy in the process of land development and population distribution so as to reduce the waste of resources; and it shall promote an efficient and economic utilization and conservation of the means of production of food and water, of sanitary and other facilities and of natural resources and transportation.

  2. The Executive Policy Committee shall act as the official area-wide planning agency for the Metropolitan Area and shall be designated as a consortium of governments for federal legislation dealing with transportation, land use, and any other issue deemed appropriate by their respective governing bodies and as the official Area Planning Organization as required by the United States Department of Transportation and other agencies.

2. Membership

The Executive Policy Committee shall consist of at least two-thirds elected officials and each member unit of government shall be allowed voting representation as follows:
  1. Two elected officials from the Grand Forks City Council;

  2. Two elected officials from the East Grand Forks City Council;

  3. One member each from the Grand Forks and Polk County Commissions;

  4. One member each representing the Grand Forks and East Grand Forks City Planning Commissions;

  5. Representatives shall be appointed by the respective bodies they are to represent.

3. Terms

Members of the Policy Committee shall serve for a term of two (2) years except that members of the respective governing bodies holding memberships by virtue of their elected positions shall hold office only during their respective terms of office.

4. Members

  • Gary Malm
    Grand Forks County

  • Ken Vein
    Grand Forks City Council

  • Warren Strandell
    Polk County

  • Al Grasser
    Grand Forks P&Z

  • Marc DeMers
    East Grand Forks City Council

  • Michael Powers
    East Grand Forks P&Z

  • Jeannie Mock
  • Grand Forks City Council

  • Clarence Vetter
    East Grand Forks City Council

Staff

Earl Haugen, MPO Executive Director   Email  746-2657
www.theforksmpo.org

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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