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


Earl Haugen, MPO Executive Director   Email  746-2657

Special Assessment Commission Meeting


Finance Department Conference Room, City Hall, 255 N 4th Street, Grand Forks, ND
Friday, March 20th, 2020 - 8:30 a.m.

 Notice is hereby given that the Grand Forks Special Assessment Commission will meet on the above date and time in the Finance Department Conference Room, City Hall, 255 N 4th Street, Grand Forks ND. Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to the meeting at 746-2665.

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 Meeting ID: 407 815 908

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1. Approve Minutes

2. Assign Benefit to the following projects:

a) Project #8018, District #735 Reconstruct 14th Avenue South (Columbia Road to S 30th St)

b) Project #8209, District #349 Watermain for South 19th Street (40th Ave S to 44th Ave S)

c) Project #8210, District #577 Storm Sewer for South 19th Street (40th Ave S to 44th Ave S)

d) Project #8211, District #578 Stormwater Pond for Edgewood Village 2nd Resubdivision

e) Project #8212, District #750 Paving South 19th Street (40th Ave S to 44th Ave S) & 44th Ave S (S 17th St to S 19th St)

3. Other

4. Motion to Adjourn


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