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1. Establishment

The City of Grand Forks, the County of Grand Forks and the University of North Dakota through a Joint Powers Agreement establish one Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) in order to provide the most efficient and effective delivery of the public safety and emergency services.

2. Membership

The Grand Forks County PSAP Board shall consist of the following nine members:

  • A representative of the Grand Forks County Commission.
  • A representative of the Grand Forks City Council. 
  • Chief of the Grand Forks Police Department, or designee.
  • Chief of the Grand Forks Fire Department, or designee.
  • Chief of the University of North Dakota Police Department, or designee.
  • Grand Forks County Sheriff, or designee.
  • A citizen of Grand Forks County to be appointed by the Grand Forks County Commission.
  • Director of Altru Hospital Ambulance Services, or designee (non-voting ex officio member).
  • PSAP Director (non-voting ex officio member).

3. Responsibilities, Powers and Duties To adopt bylaws and procedural rules.

  1. To employ and directly supervise a 911 Coordinator/PSAP Director, who shall manage and exercise operational control over the PSAP.
  2. To exercise administrative approval and oversight of the annual PSAP budget as developed and submitted by the Director.
  3. To execute and to exercise administrative oversight over any and all contracts or agreements necessary in order to operate, equip, or manage the PSAP, subject to the applicable city of Grand Forks administrative regulations and to the limits of the annual appropriations approved by the Parties.
  4. To exercise administrative approval and oversight over the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) developed and submitted by the Director.
  5. To stimulate and encourage long-range planning in order to provide an effective, efficient and responsive public safety communications systems and PSAP.
  6. Such other responsibilities, powers and duties as may be appropriate and necessary in order to address the public safety communications needs of the public and the Parties.

4. Members

Each member shall serve until a successor is appointed

  • Danny Weigel
    Grand Forks City Council representative appointed by City Council

  • Cynthia Pic
    Grand Forks County Commission Representative appointed by Commission

  • Tom Murphy
    Citizen of Grand Forks appointed by Grand Forks County Commission

  • Eric Plummer
    Representative of UND appointed by the President of the University

  • Mark Nelson
    Designee of GF Chief of Police
    Member from an Operational Department of the City of Grand Forks
    GF Police Department appointed by the Mayor
  • Andy Schneider
    GF County Sheriff's Office representative
  • Becky Ault
    PSAP Director
  • Tim Nesdahl
    Grand Forks EMS
  • Debbie Hoverson
    PSAP Admin Specialist Sr.
  • Pete O'Neill
    Grand Forks Fire Dept Chairman 

 

Staff

PSAP,  746-2542

Board of Adjustments

  • Date: 06/04/2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Notice is hereby given that the City of Grand Forks Board of Adjustments will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10:30AM, to consider the appeals below. 

 

Members of the Grand Forks Board of Adjustments may be attending this meeting electronically or telephonically.  Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, City Hall is currently closed to the public.  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.

 

Any member of the public seeking to submit comments relating to an Agenda item or public hearing should submit their comments to Bev Collings at bcollings@grandforksgov.com  or call 701-746-2639 for further information.  All comments received prior to 3:00 p.m. on the day previous to the meeting day will be considered part of the record of the meeting as if personally presented.

 

 

  1. Nicholas and Stephanie Schuler, 1986 Kingview Dr., has made a request for variance to the impervious surface area coverage requirement [Section 18-0208(7) of the Land Development Code] in order to install a pool.Legal Description: Lot 8, Block 1 of Kannowski’s addiiton.

     

  2. Mark and Molly Jean Soeby, 718 Oak St., has made a request for variance to the impervious surface area coverage requirement [Section 18-0208 of the Land Development Code] in order to pave an additional slab.Legal Description: Lots 5&6, Block 3 of McKelvey’s Addition.

     

  3. Evan Wilcox and Payton Peterson, 905 Reeves Dr., has made a request for variance to the impervious surface area coverage and accessory building requirements [Sections 18-0209 (7) & 18-0305 of the Land Development Code] in order to construct an addition on to the home and new detached garage.Legal Description: Lot 3&4, Block 13, Lindsay’s addition.

     

  4. Ryan and Kathryn Torgerson, 3507 7th Ave N., has made a request for variance to the accessory building requirement [Section 18-0305 of the Land Development Code] in order to build a detached garage.Legal Description: Lot 5, Block 5 of Boyd’s Addition.

     

  5. Jeffery Gapp, Property One Holdings, 1002 1st Ave N., has made a request for variance to the parking requirement [Section 18-0304 of the Land Development Code] in order to redevelop the property.Legal Description: Lot 1&3, Block Q of Budge & Eschelman’s 2nd Addition.

     

  6. Nicholas and Lynn Kowalski 3203 44th Ave S., has made a request for variance to impervious surface area coverage requirement [Section 18-0208(7) of the Land Development Code] in order to build a shed.Legal Description: Lot 10, Block 3 of the Southern Estates 10th Addition.

     

  7. Roberton Construction on behalf of Lisa and Kori Tollefson, 5400 Christian Ct., has made a request for variance to the second front yard setback, impervious surface area coverage and accessory building requirements[Sections 18-0208(7)&(9) and 18-0305 of the Land Development Code] in order to build an addition to the attached garage.Legal Description: Lot 1, Block 1 of Countryview 5th Resubdivision.

     

  8. Matthew and Heather Viscito, 3450 62nd Ave. So., has made a request for variance to the accessory building requirement [Table 18-0206(5) of the Land Development Code] in order to develop the property.Legal Description: Block of Heritage Park Place Addition (17.4802.003.00).

     

  9. Rusty Wysoki on behalf of James and Linda Johnson, 1502 8th Ave. So., has made a request for variance to the second front yard setback and to the accessory building requirements [Sections 18-0209& 18-0305 of the Land Development Code] in order to builddetached garage.Legal Description: Lots 1&2, Block 3 of Villard’s Addition.

 

 

Any individual requiring a special accommodation is asked to notify the ADA Coordinator (746-2665) of their needs one week prior to meeting date.

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