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

City Council

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GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, June 15, 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.         GENERAL BUSINESS

 

1.1          Welcome and Roll Call

1.2          Mayor’s Announcements

 

2.         AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & PROCLAMATIONS

 

2.1          COVID-19 Update – Public Health and Economic Response Briefings

 

2.2          Census Update

 

2.3          Proclamation

 

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.)

 

4.         ACTION ITEMS

 

4.0          Accept report from Canvassing Board for June 2020 Election

 

4.1          Update on Northern Plains Nitrogen LLP (NPN) and Letter of Intent Extension

 

4.2          Reappointment to Airport Authority

 

4.3          Application for transfer of Class 4 (Food & Beverage License from Rice Empire Inc (dba Sakura) to Mizuki Inc (dab Sakura)

 

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

 

4.5          CARES funding for City of Grand Forks Health Department

 

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

 

4.7          Cities Area Transit Safety Plan

 

4.8          Wastewater System Communication Equipment Replacement

 

4.9          Replat (fast track) of areas within Perkins 1st Addition (lo. At 2751 & 2925 32nd Ave S)

 

4.10       Replat (fast track) of Business Park 3rd Resubdivision, Lot B, Block 2 (loc. At 2755 S 48th St)

 

4.11       Sign Appeal for Mural located at 316 S 3rd St

 

4.12       Preliminary Approval of Ordinance to amend zoning map - JR PUD Concept Development Plan Amendment 4, located along 44th Avenue South between South 34th Street and South 30th Street

 

4.13       Plat of Crary’s 11th Addition and Preliminary Approval of Ordinance dedicating Right of Way located at 900 block of David Drive (west of Cherry Street, south of 58th Ave S

 

4.14       Preliminary Approval of Ordinance to annex all of Crarys 11th Addition, to the City of Grand Forks, located at 900 block of David Drive (west of Cherry Street, south of 58th Ave S)

 

4.15       Preliminary Approval of Ordinance to Amend Zoning Map - Gateway Planned Unit Development (PUD), Concept Development Plan, located at 4001 Gateway Drive. 

 

4.16       Preliminary Approval of Ordinance to Amend Zoning Map –  Rezone lot B block 16, Skidmore Addition from R4 Multi-Family District to B3 General Business District, located at 501 Seward Avenue  

 

5.         INFORMATION ITEMS

 

5.1          Investment Portfolio Management Summary – May 31, 2020

 

6.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND BILLS:

 

6.1          Vendor List

 

6.2          Minutes

                              April 20, 2020 - City Council

                              May 04, 2020 - City Council         

                          

              

7.         CITIZEN COMMENTS

(The City Council welcomes your interest and participation. 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 during the citizen comments section of this meeting 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.)

 

8.         CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS

 

9.         MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS

 

10.       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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