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Convention & Visitors Bureau

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1. Powers and Duties

Subject to the restrictions of this article, the bureau 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 promote and market meetings, conventions, trade shows, sporting events, artistic productions, tourism and leisure travel in the Greater Grand Forks area.
  1. To market, promote, advertise, sponsor, and fund events that provide for the promotion of meetings, conventions, trade shows, sporting events, artistic productions, tourism and leisure travel in the Greater Grand Forks area.

  2. To coordinate the efforts of public, private and volunteer agencies involved with the promotion and marketing of meetings, conventions, trade shows, sporting events, artistic productions, tourism and leisure travel in the Greater Grand Forks area.

  3. To purchase and sell supplies, goods, equipment as may be reasonably necessary and/or convenient.

  4. To make and execute contracts and other instruments necessary or convenient to the exercise of the bureau's authority. However, no contract or other instrument shall be entered into by the bureau that exceeds any appropriation or authorization within the annual budget approved by the city council.

  5. To hire and retain 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.

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

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

  8. To allocate, spend, grant, or commit funds received by the bureau, including but not limited to, municipal sales tax or other funds appropriated or allocated to the bureau by the city council and hotel-motel tax under Chapter XXII or such other funds or revenues received by the bureau.

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

2. Membership

The powers and responsibilities of the bureau shall be vested in its nine (9) members who shall be selected as follows: One (1) member shall be selected by the mayor of the City of East Grand Forks; one (1) member shall be selected by the management company of Engelstad Arena; one (1) member shall be selected by the Grand Forks park district commission; one (1) member shall be selected by the president of the University of North Dakota; one (1) member shall be appointed by the chair of the Events Center commission; two (2) members shall be selected by the mayor of the City of Grand Forks, and two (2) members shall be selected by the hotel/motel association.

3. Terms

Three (3) years.

4. Members

  • Shawn Clapp, City of Grand Forks Mayor Appointment
  • Monica Evavold, City of East Grand Forks
  • Duane Hafner, Alerus Center Commission
  • Jonathan Hanson, Hotel/Motel Association-President
  • Jody Hodgson, Ralph Engelstad Arena
  • John Janzen, Hotel/Motel Association-1st Vice President
  • Monica Musich, City of Grand Forks Mayor Appointment
  • Julie Rygg, Executive Director/Secretary
  • Cam Tweeten, Grand Forks Park District
  • Fred Wittmann, University of North Dakota

Staff

Julie Rygg, Secretary/Executive Director  Email
Greater Grand Forks CVB - 746-0444

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

  • Date: 06/03/2020 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Virtual meeting. See information below on how to participate
  • Video Linkhttps://youtu.be/gMInBokevqg

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

June 03, 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 April 1, 2020

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

    3-1       (Public Hearing)  Appeal to the Detailed Development Plan (DDP) for an variance to side yard building setback and landscaping requirements for Simonson Lumber, 3615 Gateway Drive.

    3-2       (Public Hearing – Fast Track)  Replat of areas within Perkins 1st Addition, located at 2751 & 2925 32nd Ave S.

    3-3       (Public Hearing – Fast Track)  Replat of Business Park 3rd Resubdivision, lot B, block 2, located at 2755 S 48th St.

    3-4       Sign Appeal for Mural located at 316 S 3rd St.

  4. Communications and Preliminary Approvals

    4-1       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.

    4-2       Plat of Crary’s 11th Addition and Ordinance dedicating Right of Way located at 900 block of David Drive (west of Cherry Street, south of 58th Ave S).

    4-3       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).

    4-4       Ordinance to Amend Zoning Map - Gateway Planned Unit Development (PUD), Concept Development Plan, located at 4001 Gateway Drive. 

    4-5       Ordinance to Amend Zoning Map –  Rezone lot B block 16, Skidmore Addition from R4 MultiFamily District to B3 General Business District, located at 501 Seward Avenue.  

     

  5. Reports from the Planning Department

    5-1 Discussion: Temporary short term housing sites for Crystal Sugar employees

    5-2 Development Update: South end expansions and Rural development    

  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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