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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

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

April 15, 2020, 5:30 pm


Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Commission 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 Planning and Zoning Commission 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 Commission 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 701-746-2661 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. Roll Call

    ____Budke  ___Johnson  ___Kuhn    ___Lunski   ____Matejcek   ___Reichert  ___Sande  ___ Wasvick

  2. Reading and Approval of Minutes for March 4, 2020

  3. Public Hearings, Final Approvals, Petitions,and Minor Changes

    3-1        Update of the Planning and Zoning Commission By-Laws. (To be tabled)

    3-2        (Public Hearing) Plat of Highland Point Sixth Addition and ordinance dedicating R/W located on S Washington Street, between 36th and 40th Avenues South.

    3-3        (Public Hearing) Southern Estates PUD Amendment #15, located at 4000-4500 blocks of S Columbia Road.

    3-4        (Public Hearing) Strinden First Addition and ordinance dedicating R/W located in the 1000 block of 11th Ave S

    3-5        (Public Hearing-Fast Track) Replat of Lots B and C, Block 1 of the Replat of lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Block 1, Edgewood Village First Resubdivision to the City of Grand Forks, ND, located in the 4400-4600 blocks of S 19th Street.

     

  4. Communications and Preliminary Approvals

     

  5. Reports from the Planning Department

     

  6. Other Business

                 

  7. 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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