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City Council Meeting Agenda

December 14, 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. 2020 Human Rights Awards

      2. B. Recognition: 2,000 Books Before Kindergarten

      3. C. 6:00 p.m. - Truth-in-taxation Public Comment Opportunity after Presentation of 2021 Budget and Tax Levy

      4. D. Recognition: Outgoing Council Members Heidi Durand and Sara Watson Curry

    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 2021 Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan Draft

    2. 10. Public Hearing Regarding the Request of North Moorhead Village LLC for a Multi-Family Residential Property Tax Exemption for a Project Located at 2751 8 Ave N (58.900.0220)

    3. 11. Public Hearing Regarding the Request of Custom Express Car Wash for Commercial-Industrial Property Tax Exemption for a Project Located at 3102 Hwy 10 East

    Economic Development

    1. 12. *Economic Development Report

    2. 13. Resolution to Receive and Approve the Downtown Moorhead Master Plan

    3. 14. * Resolution Regarding the Support of a Job Creation Fund Application in Connection with Johnson Power Services LLC

    Engineering Department

    1. 15. *Resolution to Approve Amendment #5 to Task Order #3 with KLJ for the Downtown Railroad Grade Separation Project (Eng. No. 14-02-03B)

    2. 16. *Resolution to Authorize Amendment #3 to Flood Damage Reduction Grant #149304/3000142690.

    3. 17. *Resolution to Approve Software Purchase Agreement

    Fire Department

    1. 18. * Resolution to Enter Into a Cooperative Fire Protection Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry

    Parks and Recreation Department

    1. 19. *Resolution to Enter into an Amendment to the Existing Professional Services Agreement with the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County

    2. 20. *Resolution to Approve an Agreement with Nature of the North Inc. for Professional Services providing Winter Programming

    Community Development Department

    1. 21. Resolution to Approve a Conditional Use Permit to Allow a Wireless Telecommunications Tower at 1700 1st Ave S

    2. 22. *Resolution to Approve a Conditional Use Permit for a Religious Institution at 925 30th Ave S

    Police Department

    1. 23. *Resolution to Adopt City Wild Turkey Management Plan

    2. 24. First Reading of Ordinance 2020-15: An Ordinance to Amend and Reenact Section 3-7-1 and 3-7-9 of the Moorhead City Code Relating to Animal Control Definitions and Prohibited Acts and Conditions

    Public Works Department

    1. 25. *Resolution to Amend Agreement with MinnKota Recycling for Processing and Marketing Recyclable Materials Collected by the City of Moorhead

    2. 26. *Resolution to Approve 2 Ave S Maintenance Agreement with ISD #152


    1. 27 Approve Licenses - Permits

    2. 27. *Resolution to Approve Real Estate Services Agreement with Property Resources Group for MCCARA Industrial Park

    3. 28. *Resolution to Approve Agriculture Leases

    4. 29. *Resolution to Award a Contract to Roer's Construction for Engineering Project 20-13-3 for Transit Shelter Improvements

    5. 30. *Resolution to Authorize a Two-year Contract with First Transit Inc. for Operation of Transit Service

    6. 31. *Resolution to Approve the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan and Submit to the Federal Transit Administration

    7. 32. *Resolution to Extend Fare Free MATBUS Fixed Route and Paratransit Service through March 31, 2021

    8. 33. *Resolution to Approve the Trollwood 2020 Operating Budget & Execute an Affidavit to Determine that the Use & Operation of Real Property and Facility Meet State Requirements

    9. 34. *Consider Actions Relating to Ordinance 2020-12: An Ordinance to repeal Title 2 Chapter 2a - Pool, Billiards and Other Amusement Devices from the Moorhead City Code

    10. 35. *Consider Actions Relating to Ordinance No. 2020-13: An Ordinance Adopting the 2021 Fee Schedule

    11. 36. Approve 2021 Tax Levy and Budget for the Economic Development Authority and the 2021 Tax Levy, Budget and Capital Improvement Plan for the City of Moorhead

    12. 37. *Resolution to Approve 2021 Legislative Priorities

    13. 38. *Resolution to Approve 2020 - 4th Quarter Donations


    1. 39. Mayor and Council Reports

    2. 40. City Manager Reports - Updates

    3. 41. Executive Session (If needed)

      1. A. Executive session pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13D.05 Subd. 3 (b), with the City Attorney to discuss potential litigation relating to construction contracts for the Apron Project at the Moorhead Airport

      2. B. Closed Executive Session pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13D.05, Subd. 3 (b) to provide negotiation direction to the City Attorney regarding a potential settlement in the matter of James Nosal v. City of Moorhead (INSU 712150).

      3. C. Closed Executive Session pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13D.05, Subd. 3 (b) to provide negotiation direction to the City Attorney regarding the terms and conditions of an Employment Agreement with the preferred candidate for the City Manager position.

    4. 42. New Business

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

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