City Council Meeting Agenda

March 25, 2019 - 5:30 PM

City Hall Council Chambers

The Moorhead City Council welcomes and encourages public input on issues listed on the agenda or of general community interest, time and Council permitting. Speakers are limited to 3-minute presentations. Advertised public hearings are scheduled so that the public is afforded an opportunity to speak. Public hearings are generally scheduled 15 to 30 minutes after the start of the meeting; however the starting time may vary depending on other scheduled agenda items. Citizens wishing to address the Mayor and Council regarding a specific agenda item, other than public hearings, will be afforded an opportunity during the discussion of that item. Citizens wishing to speak on matters not listed on the agenda will be afforded the opportunity to do so under the heading “Citizens Addressing the Council,” usually scheduled at the beginning and end of the agenda. Each person requesting the opportunity to speak is asked to fill out a "Request to Speak Form."

    City Council Meeting

    1. 1. Call to Order and Roll Call

    2. 2. Pledge of Allegiance

    3. 3. Agenda Amendments

    4. 4. Consent Agenda

      All items listed with an asterisk ( * ) are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Council Member so requests, in accordance with the “Council Rules of Procedure”. In such event, the item will be removed from the General Order of Business and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.

    5. 5. Recognitions - Presentations

    6. 6. Approve Minutes

    7. 7. Citizens Addressing the Council (Time Reserved: 15 Minutes)

    8. 8. Mayor and Council Appointments

    Public Hearings (5:45 p.m.)

    1. 9. Public Hearing Regarding the Request of Tony Paul on behalf of 815 Partners LLP for a Property Tax Exemption for a Commercial Project Located at 815 37 Ave S (58.031.0020)

    2. 10. Public Hearing Regarding the Request of Brian Kounovsky on behalf of Epic Holdings LLC for Property Tax Exemption for a Renaissance Zone Project Located at 1 - 4th Street S

    3. 11. Public Hearing for Center Avenue Street Improvements (Eng. No. 19-A2-02)

    4. 12. Public Hearing for 8th St and 13th Ave N Street Improvements (Eng. No. 19-A2-06)

    5. 13. Public Hearing for 20th Ave S and Center Square Street Improvements (Eng. No. 19-A2-10)


    1. 15. Massage Enterprise/Therapist License Appeal - Seasons Relaxation Spa

    Economic Development

    1. 16. Actions Related to the Sale of City-owned Land (a portion of 1328 Main Ave) to Norris Division LLC doing business as Harold's Bar

    Engineering Department

    1. 17. Resolution to Approve Budget Adjustment and Task Orders for Wastewater Interim Improvements Final Design (Eng. No. 18-06-04A,B)

    2. 18. *Approve BNSF License Agreements for the Downtown Trail (Eng. No. 18-13-02)

    Fire Department

    1. 19. *Resolution to Accept Grant Award for 2018 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant Program

    Parks and Recreation Department

    1. 20. *Resolution to Exercise the Option to Renew the Existing Agreement with Bottling Group LLC (PepsiCo) to be the Exclusive Beverage Provider for the Moorhead Park System.  

    Community Development Department

    1. 21. *Resolution in Support of the 2020 Census

    Police Department

    1. 22. Resolution to Approve Budget Adjustment #19-009 to Transfer Monies from State Drug Seizures for the Purchase of a K-9 Dog and Training the K-9 Dog and Handler

    Moorhead Public Service

    1. 23. *Award Bid for MPS WTP Biological Filter Media Replacement Project

    2. 24. *Award Bid for Roof Replacement at MPS Dispatch/Operations Center


    1. 25. Approve Licenses - Permits

    2. 26. *Consider Actions Relating to Ordinance 2019-04: An Ordinance to Amend Section 1-6-1 of the Moorhead City Code

    3. 27. *Resolution to Approve Amendments to the Metro COG Articles of Association


    1. 28. Mayor and Council Reports

    2. 29. City Manager Reports - Updates

    3. 30. Executive Session (If needed)

      1. A. Executive Closed Session pursuant to MN Stat 13D.05, subd.3b, for the purpose of attorney-client consultation regarding potential modifications to the lease agreement for the property described as Lots 3 and 4, Block 1 of the Mighty Ducks Addition.

    4. 31. New Business

    5. 32. Citizens Addressing the Council (continued, if necessary)

Upon request, accommodations for individuals with disabilities, language barriers, or other needs to allow participation in meetings will be provided. To arrange assistance, call the City Clerk’s office at 218.299.5166 (voice) or 711 (TDD/TTY).