City Council Meeting Agenda

February 10, 2020 - 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 Brian Kounovsky on behalf of Vanne Moorhead LLC for Property Tax Exemption for a Renaissance Zone Project Located at 1530 1 Ave N

    Economic Development

    1. 10. Economic Development Report

    Engineering Department

    1. 11. *Resolution to Receive Report and Order Plans and Specifications for 14th St S from 9th to 12th Ave S & for 16th, 18th & 18-1/2 St S from 9th to 12th Ave S (Eng. No. 20-A2-03 & 20-A2-04)

    2. 12. *Resolution to Approve Various Actions for 20th Ave S and 18th & 19th St S Area (Eng. No. 20-A2-05)

    3. 13. *Resolution to Approve Various Actions for 11th to 14th St S and 3rd to 6th Ave S Area (Eng. No. 20-A2-06)

    4. 14. *Resolution to Approve Various Actions for 12th Ave S Business Park Storm Water Improvements (Eng. No. 18-A5-01)

    Police Department

    1. 15. *Resolution to Authorize the Funding Contribution of $2,500 to the 7th Judicial District for the Clay/Becker Drug Court

    Moorhead Public Service

    1. 16. *Resolution to Award Bids for 2020 Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals


    1. 17 Approve Licenses - Permits

    2. 17. Resolution to Purchase Financial Software

    3. 18. *Approval of budget adjustment for software license with Vanguard Appraisals, Inc.

    4. 19. *Resolution of Support for Legislative Funding of the Heartland Trail

    5. 20. *Resolution to Approve Pay Equity Implementation Report


    1. 21. Mayor and Council Reports

    2. 22. City Manager Reports - Updates

    3. 23. Executive Session (If needed)

      1. A. Executive session pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.05 § 13D.05, subdivision 3 (b) to receive an update and provide direction to City’s external litigation counsel regarding the case of Kerkula v. City of Moorhead et al.

      2. B. Executive session pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.05 § 13D.05, subdivision 3 (b) to receive an update and provide direction to City’s external litigation counsel regarding the case of Johanson vs City of Moorhead.

    4. 24. New Business

    5. 25. 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).