Grand Forks Growth Fund - A Jobs Development Authority

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The Grand Forks Growth Fund, established in 1987, is the City's Primary economic development financing program.  It has been managed since 1995 by the Growth Fund, a Jobs Development Authority with advice from the Growth Fund Committee.  

The Grand Forks Growth Fund, a Jobs Development Authority (JDA), through direct and indirect actions, will encourage the creation of new jobs, enhance the economic climate, save existing jobs, create new wealth, enhance the local property tax base, encourage capital investment, improve the quality of life, enhance tourism and local events, promote public, private, or public/private enterprises or partnerships, and diversify the local economy.

The Growth Fund JDA takes final action on recommendations provided by the Growth Fund Committee, a subcommittee to the JDA.

Membership:

The powers and responsibilities of the authority shall be vested in a board of directors consisting of all members of the Grand Forks City Council and the mayor for the City of Grand Forks.

 

Staff:

Meredith Richards   Email
Planning & Community Development Department -  701-746-2661

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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