City Council Meeting Agenda

August 12, 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

    Engineering Department

    1. 9. Resolution to Approve 34th Street Improvement Agreement with the City of Dilworth (Eng. No. 01-02-02)

    2. 10. *Resolution to Approve Plans and Specifications and Authorize Advertisement for Bids for Village Green 6th Addition, Phase 4. (Eng. No. 19-A6-05)

    3. 11. *Consider Various Actions for Underground Utility and Street Improvements for Johnson Farms 1st & 5th Additions (Eng. No. 19-A6-02)

    4. 12. *Resolution to Award Bid for Sanitary Lift Stations #27 & #45 for the Preserve On Broadway Addition (Eng. No. 19-6-04)

    Fire Department

    1. 13. *Resolution to Enter Into Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team Joint Powers Agreement Amendment 1 with State of MN and Approve Budget Adjustment #19-026

    2. 14. *Resolution to Enter Into Hazardous Materials Team Contract Amendment 2 Swift Contract #131763 with the State of MN

    Community Development Department

    1. 15. *Consider actions relating to Ordinance 2019-06: An Ordinance to Rezone 1401 & 1403 28th Ave N from RLD-0a: Residential Low Density 0a to HI: Heavy Industrial

    Moorhead Public Service

    1. 16. *Award Bid for Southside Watermain Improvements Project

    2. 17. *Award Bid for Southside Water Tower Project

    Public Works Department

    1. 18. *Resolution to Approve Budget Adjustment 19-027 from MnDOT Monies Received for Street Maintenance

    2. 19. *Resolution to Approve Budget Adjustment 19-029 to Provide Funding for Tree Plotter Software


    1. 20. Briefing & Resolution to solicit a Capital Needs Assessment for Maple Court Townhomes

    2. 21 Approve Licenses - Permits

    3. 21. *Resolution to Approve Legislative Services Agreements with Flaherty & Hood PA and Fredrikson & Byron PA for 2020 - 2022

    4. 22. *Resolution to Approve Contract with Moorhead Higher Education Institutions for 2019-20 U-Pass Unlimited Ride Program on MATBUS

    5. 23. *Resolution to Authorize Change Order for Bus Purchase from New Flyer Industries

    6. 24. *Resolution providing formal notice of the 2019 Special Election for vacancies in council seats for wards three and four

    7. 25. Resolution to authorize agreement with Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP for legislative advocacy on federal BUILD grant for 11 St Underpass Project

    8. 26. Consider First Reading of Ordinance 2019-07: Create and Enact Section 13.09 of the Charter of the City of Moorhead Relating to Chamber Membership & Private Organization Memberships


    1. 27. Mayor and Council Reports

    2. 28. City Manager Reports - Updates

    3. 29. Executive Session (If needed)

    4. 30. New Business

    5. 31. 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).