Events Center Commission

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1. Powers and functions

Subject to the restrictions of this article, the commission shall have the power to adopt such policies, procedures, rules and/or regulations as it may determine to be reasonably necessary and/or convenient to manage and promote the Events Center, which shall include the following powers:
  1. To improve, develop, enlarge, operate, manage, regulate and maintain the Events Center and related facilities, and to contract for the operations or maintenance of any parts thereof or for services to be performed.

  2. To acquire, lease, trade, or purchase and to hold and dispose of personal property.

  3. To establish rules, policies and guidelines for the rental and usage of the Events Center and to amend said rules, policies and guidelines as necessary and convenient.

  4. To fix and collect parking, rental, and other fees and charges, and to grant concessions.

  5. To purchase and sell supplies, goods, and equipment as may be reasonably necessary and/or convenient for the operation of the Events Center.

  6. To coordinate the efforts of public, private and volunteer agencies involved with Events Center developments and activities.

  7. To promote, market, advertise, sponsor, and fund events or activities which provide a better utilization of the Events Center and commission resources, including but not limited to conventions, shows, concerts, festivals, gatherings, and sporting events.

  8. To enter into contracts and leases and to execute all instruments necessary and/or convenient to provide a better utilization of the Events Center and commission resources, including but not limited to contracts and leases for conventions, shows, concerts, festivals, gatherings, sporting events, and other events or activities.

  9. To hire and retain professional personnel and to prescribe their qualifications and fix their compensation; provided, however, said personnel shall not be subject to civil service or merit system laws or other laws, ordinances and/or regulations pertaining to the status of municipal employees.

  10. To establish committees, determine committee membership, and delegate powers to such committees, employees, and staff as the commission sees fit.

  11. To permit and regulate the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages upon the and outside of the Events Center in accordance with the ordinances of the City of Grand Forks and the statutes of the State of North Dakota.

  12. To establish and adopt such bylaws, policies, procedures, rules and/or regulations as it may determine to be reasonably necessary and or convenient to the exercise of commission powers and the implementation of Events Center programs and activities provided that the adoption thereof shall not be in conflict with any city ordinance, policy, procedure, or resolution.

  13. To exercise such other powers as delegated by the city council.

2. Membership

The Events Center Commission shall consist of seven (7) voting members and one (1) non-voting member.  Six (6) of the voting members shall be nominated from the public at large by the Mayor and ratified by the City Council.  One (1) voting member shall be a member of the City Council nominated by the Mayor and ratified by the City Council.  The one (1) non-voting member shall be a representative of the University of North Dakota, appointed by the President of the University of North Dakota.

3. Terms 

Three (3) years.

4. Members

  • Matt Walkowiak, Chair
    Public at Large Representative
    Term Expiration - September 19, 2022

  • Jay Kleven
    Public at Large Representative
    Term Expiration - August 1, 2022

  • Brian Faison
    UND Representative
    Term Expiration - February 28, 2021

  • Curt Kreun, Vice Chair
    Public at Large Representative
    Term Expiration - November 30, 2021

  • Hal Gershman
    Public at Large Representative
    Term Expiration - February 28, 2021

  • Pat McLean, Secretary
    Public at Large Representative
    Term Expiration - November 30, 2021

  • Clare Albrecht
    Public at Large Representative
    Term Expiration - December 6, 2020

  • Ken Vein
    City Council Representative
    Term Expiration - August 1, 2022

Staff

Anna Rosburg, General Manager
Alerus Center - 792-1200

City Council and JDA

  • Video Linkhttps://youtu.be/TmpWNhPuIik

GRAND FORKS GROWTH FUND,

A JOBS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (JDA) AGENDA

Monday, July 20, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

 

 

Notice is hereby given that the Grand Forks Growth Fund, a Jobs Development Authority (JDA)  will meet at the above date, time and place.  Members of the JDA may be attending this meeting in person, electronically or telephonically.  All in person participation will be conducted in accordance with COVID-19 precautions including social distancing modifications as recommended by the CDC, the North Dakota Department of Health and/or the Grand Forks Public Health Department.  Limited space is available for public attendance.

 

Members of the public may view the live airing of the JDA 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 without appearing in person should submit their comments to www.grandforksgov.com/councilcomments or call 701-746-2678 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.

 

Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to this meeting at 746-2665.

 

1.         GENERAL BUSINESS:   Roll Call

 

2.         JDA ACTION ITEMS:  Hold a Public Hearing and Take Action on

 

                2.1          Northern Tier Seed:  Corrected PACE Loan Amount

 

                2.2          Nistler College of Business and Public Administration:  Investment Partnership

 

 

3.         ADJOURNMENT

 


 

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, July 20, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

(Following JDA)

 

Notice is hereby given that the City Council will meet at the above date, time and place.  Members of the Grand Forks City Council may be attending this meeting in person, electronically or telephonically.  All in person participation will be conducted in accordance with COVID-19 precautions including social distancing modifications as recommended by the CDC, the North Dakota Department of Health and/or the Grand Forks Public Health Department.  Limited space is available for public attendance.

 

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 without appearing in person 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 date will be considered part of the record of the meeting as if personally presented.

 

Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to this meeting at 746-2665.

 

1.         GENERAL BUSINESS

 

1.1          Welcome and Roll Call

1.2          Mayor’s Announcements

 

2.         AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & PROCLAMATIONS

 

2.1          CAT Grand Opening

 

2.2          Mayor’s FY 2021 Budget Presentation

 

3.         PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS OF ORDINANCES

The City Council welcomes your interest and participation in public hearings.  This meeting will be conducted in accordance with COVID-19 precautions including social distancing modifications as recommended by the CDC, the North Dakota Department of Health and/or the Grand Forks Public Health Department.  Participation in the meeting may occur in person, electronically, or telephonically.  Members of the public may also 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 public hearings without attending in person 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 and Second Reading of Ordinance amending zoning map – JR PUD Concept Development Plan, Amendment No. 4, located along 44th Ave S between South 34th St and South 30th St

 

3.2          Public Hearing and Second Reading of Ordinance amending zoning map – Gateway Planned Unit Development (PUD), Concept Development Plan, located at 4001 Gateway Drive

 

3.3          Public Hearing and Second Reading of an Ordinance amending the zoning map – Skidmore

 Addition (This item should be tabled for one month)

 

3.4          Public Hearing and Second Reading of Ordinance amending Street & Highway Plan to dedicate R/W on the plat of Crary’s 11th Addition and Public Hearing and Second Reading of Ordinance annexing all of Crary’s 11th Addition

 

                Updated Information:  Letter requesting withdrawal of these items. 

                (Developer is requesting these items be defeated.)

 

4.         ACTION ITEMS

 

4.1       Request from Grand Forks Grill, LLC, dba Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon for a change from their Class 4 (Food & Beverage) Alcoholic Beverage License to a Class 1 (General On / Off Sale) Alcoholic Beverage License

 

4.2       Request from Bonzer’s on Fourth, Inc. for approval of change in corporate ownership for Class 1 (General On/Off Sale) Alcoholic Beverage License

 

4.3       Reappointment of Grand Forks Health Officer

 

4.4       Budget Amendment - Police Department, Narcotics Task Force HIDTA Grant 59319

 

4.5       Design Engineering Amendment for Project No. 8059, Columbia Road Reconstruct (Overpass-University)

 

4.6       Conversion of Oxford & Princeton Streets from One-Way to Two-Way Traffic

 

4.7       Approval of engineering agreement with Interstate Engineering for Project No. 8241, Columbia Road Overpass Repair

 

4.8       Matter of approving plans and specifications and authorizing advertisement for bids for Project No. 8241, Columbia Road Overpass repair.

 

4.9       Water Treatment Plant – ph Meter Spare Parts

 

4.10     Preliminary Approval of an Ordinance amending the zoning map to rezone Lot 1, Block   1, Grand Cities Mall Resubdivision from B-2 (Shopping Center) District to B-3 (General     Business) District, located at 1900 S Washington St

 

5.         INFORMATION ITEMS

 

5.1          HR Quarterly Staffing Report – 2Q2020

5.2          Statement of Changes in Cash Balances as of March 31, 2020


 

6.         CITIZEN COMMENTS

The City Council welcomes your interest and participation.  This meeting will be conducted in accordance with COVID-19 precautions including social distancing modifications as recommended by the CDC, the North Dakota Department of Health and/or the Grand Forks Public Health Department.  Participation in the meeting may occur in person, electronically, or telephonically.  Any member of the public seeking to comment on items not included on the agenda without attending in person 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.         

 

                6.1     Citizen Comments 7.17.20 relating to Welcoming Community Roadmap Coordinator Position (Updated with additional comments 5:00 p.m. 07/20/20)

 

7.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND BILLS:

                7.1          Vendor List and Engineer’s Estimate

                7.2          Minutes – June 1, 2020

               

8.         CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS

9.         MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS

10.       ADJOURNMENT

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