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

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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