City Council Meeting Agenda

February 24, 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

      1. A. Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County (HCSCC) Annual Report - Maureen Kelly Jonason, Executive Director

    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 for Abatement of Property Taxes for Participating Properties in the Make Moorhead Home Property Tax Rebate Program

    Engineering Department

    1. 10. *Receive petitions and order report for a proposed project to reconstruct and widen 16th St N from 1st to 2nd Ave N and reconstruct 2nd Ave N from 15th to 16th St N (Eng. No. 21-A2-02)

    2. 11. *Proposed street improvements on 14th, 18th and 18-1/2 St S (Eng. Nos. 20-A2-03 & 20-A2-04)

    Parks and Recreation Department

    1. 12. *Resolution to Approve an Agreement with PepsiCo to be the Exclusive Beverage Provider for the City of Moorhead Park System

    2. 13. *Resolution to Change the Use of the Tennis Court at Horizon Shores Park to Pickleball Courts

    3. 14. *Resolution to Approve an Agreement with Jeff D. Olson to Provide a Retail Pro Shop at The Meadows and Village Green Golf Courses and Receive an Update on Moorhead Golf


    1. 15. Approve Licenses - Permits

    2. 16. *Appointment of Election Judges for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Nomination Primary (PNP)

    3. 17. *Resolution to Approve Memorandum of Agreements with IAFF, Local 1323, Regarding Tuition Reimbursement


    1. 18. Mayor and Council Reports

    2. 19. City Manager Reports - Updates

      1. A. Annual Summary of Sponsorships

    3. 20. Executive Session (If needed)

      1. A. Executive session pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13D.05, subd. 3 (b) to meet with the City Attorney regarding city defense of civil claims made by Nathaniel Dioh against Alexander James (city prosecutor) during the term of his employment as City Prosecutor.

    4. 21. New Business

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

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