MPO Executive Policy Board

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1. Functions

  1. The Executive Policy Committee shall prepare and adopt a Plan and recommend policies for the development of the area. The Plan shall be based on existing conditions and probable future growth and shall be made with the general purpose of guiding a coordinated and harmonious development that will promote the health, safety and general welfare of the inhabitants. The Plan shall also seek to promote efficiency and economy in the process of land development and population distribution so as to reduce the waste of resources; and it shall promote an efficient and economic utilization and conservation of the means of production of food and water, of sanitary and other facilities and of natural resources and transportation.

  2. The Executive Policy Committee shall act as the official area-wide planning agency for the Metropolitan Area and shall be designated as a consortium of governments for federal legislation dealing with transportation, land use, and any other issue deemed appropriate by their respective governing bodies and as the official Area Planning Organization as required by the United States Department of Transportation and other agencies.

2. Membership

The Executive Policy Committee shall consist of at least two-thirds elected officials and each member unit of government shall be allowed voting representation as follows:
  1. Two elected officials from the Grand Forks City Council;

  2. Two elected officials from the East Grand Forks City Council;

  3. One member each from the Grand Forks and Polk County Commissions;

  4. One member each representing the Grand Forks and East Grand Forks City Planning Commissions;

  5. Representatives shall be appointed by the respective bodies they are to represent.

3. Terms

Members of the Policy Committee shall serve for a term of two (2) years except that members of the respective governing bodies holding memberships by virtue of their elected positions shall hold office only during their respective terms of office.

4. Members

  • Gary Malm - Grand Forks County

  • Ken Vein -Grand Forks City Council
  • Warren Strandell - Polk County
  • Al Grasser - Grand Forks P&Z

  • Marc DeMers - East Grand Forks City Council

  • Michael Powers - East Grand Forks P&Z

  • Jeannie Mock - Grand Forks City Council
  • Clarence Vetter - East Grand Forks City Council

Staff

Earl Haugen, MPO Executive Director   Email  746-2657
www.theforksmpo.org

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

August 5, 2020, 5:30 pm

Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at the above date and time. City Hall and Council Chambers are now open to the public.  However due to the on-going  COVID-19 public health concerns, members of the Planning and Zoning Commission and staff may be attending this meeting in person while abiding by social distancing guidelines set by the CDC, attending electronically or attending by phone.

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 may do so in person at the meeting or should submit their comments to www.grandforksgov.com/councilcomments or call 701-746-2661 for further information.  All online 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 July 1, 2020 meeting.

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

    3-1      (Public Hearing) Ordinance to Amend Zoning Map – Rezone Lot B Block 16, Skidmore Addition from R-4 (MultiFamily) District to B-3 (General Business) District, located at 501 Seward Avenue. 

    3-2      (Public Hearing) Ordinance to Amend Zoning Map – 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. 

    3-3      (Public Hearing – Fast Track)  Replat of Lots 1 & 3, Block 1, Grand Cities Mall Resubdivision, located at 1900 S Washington Street.   

    3-4      (Public Hearing – Fast Track)  Replat of Lots 1 & 3, Block Q, Budge & Eshelman’s Second Addition, located at 1002 1st Ave North.   

    3-5      (Public Hearing – Fast Track)  Replat of Lots 3 & 5, Block 1, Opportunity Park First Resubdivision, located at 3900 S 42nd St 

    3-6      Annexation of parts previously unannexed for Lot A, Block 1 of the Replat of Lots 3 & 5, Block 1, Opportunity Park First Resubdivision, located at 3900 S 42nd Street. 

    3-7      (Public Hearing – Fast Track)  Replat of Lots 2 & 3, Block 1, Wells Concrete First Resubdivision, located at 5000 Demers Avenue.   

    3-8      (Public Hearing – Fast Track)  Replat of Lots CC & DD, Block 2 of a Replat of Lots 9-11, Block 2 and Lot 8, Block 2 of Highland Point Fifth Resubdivision, located on the 3800-3900 block of South Washington Street. 

    3-9      Request to vacate a 20-foot wide sidewalk easement at 1510 and 1514 Charwood Ct. and 2233 and 2237 Springbrook Ct.  

    3-10    Sign Appeal for Valley Senior Living located at 3300 and 3350 Cherry 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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