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

Board of Adjustment

 

 

Please be informed that the meeting date to hear these variances is scheduled for Thursday, July 16, 2020, 10:30 AM in Room A101 of City Hall.

 

 

  1. Andrew Carls, 4600 N. Columbia Rd, has made a request for variance to the accessory building requirements [Table 18-0206 of the Land Development Code] in order to construct a storage building.Legal Description: Block 5 of Fox Farm Subdivision.

     

  2. Tianna & Cale Bergeron, 608 Cottonwood, has made a request for variance to the impervious surface area coverage requirement [Section 18-0209(7) of the Land Development Code] in order to add paving.Legal Description: Lots 3 & 4, Block 11 of Hole’s Central Addition.

     

  3. Brian & Stephanie Emerson, 3832 S. 18th St., has made a request for variance to the impervious surface area coverage and paving requirements [Sections 18-0209(7) & 18-0302 of the Land Development Code] in order to add paving.Legal Description: Lot 10, Block 2 of Highland Point 1st Addition.

     

  4. Ronald & Pamela Gibbins, 1425 Walnut St., has made a request for a variance to the impervious surface area coverage and accessory building requirements [Sections 18-0208(7) & 18-0305 of the Land Development Code] to construct an addition on the detached garage.Legal Description: Lot 18, Block 2 of Lincoln Park View 2nd Addition.

     

  5. Gary & Nancy Enright, 1018 23rd Ave. So., has made a request for a variance to the impervious surface area coverage and accessory building requirements [Sections 18-0209(7) & 18-0305 of the Land Development Code] to construct a detached garage.Legal Description: Lot 18, Block 10 of Cox’s Addition.

     

  6. Brian Carlson of JLG Architects, on behalf of Kristi Magnuson-Nelson, 2805 Olson Dr., has made a request for a variance to the impervious surface area coverage and rear yard setback requirements [Sections 18-0208(7) & (10) of the Land Development Code] to construct an in-ground pool area. Legal Description: Lot C, Block 2 of Brown’s Addition.

     

  7. Dave Hangsleben, 3525 Norkota Ct., has made a request for variance to the accessory building requirements [Section 18-0305 of the Land Development Code] in order to build a detached garage.Legal Description: Lot 4, Block 1 of Johnson’s 1st Addition.

 

 

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