City Committees

The City of Minot has many boards and committees that are composed of citizens of Minot. Below is a list of boards and committees that consist of members either elected by citizens or appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council on a periodic basis. Choosing an individual committee name will help you to view information regarding that committee including a list of current members and terms.

You can provide information to let us know that you are interested in serving on certain boards, commissions or committees by submitting the Volunteer Form.

Airport

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Jim Hatlelid (Chrm.) June 2008 June 2016
Tom Seymour (Vice Chrm) Nov. 2010 June 2016
Dave Lehner June 2004 June 2016
Scott Knudsvig June 2006 June 2016
Doug Rued Nov. 2008 June 2016
Don Larson June 2008 June 2016
Larry Frey June 2004 June 2016


PURPOSE

Provide recommendations for Council consideration on the various phases of airport operations.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

The Mayor's Airport Committee shall be set up on a permanent basis. The Committee shall be appointed by the Mayor, consisting of seven persons, with a minimum of two alderman. Members of the Committee shall be appointed by the Mayor to serve two-year terms commencing on the date of the regular City Council Re-organizational meeting. One of the Aldermen shall serve as Chairman

SOURCE

Chapter 4, Article II, Sec. 4-16(v), Minot Code of Ordinances

All Seasons Arena Board of Directors

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
City of Minot    
Dave Pankow June 2014 June 2016
Tom Seymour June 2014 June 2016



Fair Board    
Chuck Meikle   January 2012
Gregg Schaefer   January 2012
Gary Knell   January 2012
Ward County    
John Fjeldahl   January 2012
Bruce Christianson   January 2012
Jeff Mcelwain   January 2012


PURPOSE

Shall have the function of managing and operating the All Seasons Arena on an annual basis. The board shall have supervision over scheduling of all activities conducted within the arena and shall establish reasonable rules and regulations for the use of the premises by lessees.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

This board shall consist of nine (9) members appointed as follows:
A. City Council appoints two members and one member at large;
B. County Commission appoints two members and one member at large;
C. State Fair Board appointcivils two members and one member at large.
No members at large can be a member of the governing body of the County, the City of Minot, or the State Fair Board. Each of the three entities shall, in the months of October or November of each year, appoint their respective board representatives, and which representatives shall take office on the following January 2nd.

SOURCE

Tri-party agreement dated April 9, 1974.

Board of Adjustment

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
John Coughlin June 1997 June 30, 2012
Donald L. Davison June 2003 June 30, 2012
Katie Soderberg December 2003 June 30, 2014
Kelsey Holte September 2008 June 30, 2014
Pam Karpenko June 2010 June 30, 2013


PURPOSE

Hears and decides appeals from and reviews requirements and decisions made by an administrative official charged with the enforcement of the City of Minot Zoning Ordinances as amended.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

The Board shall consist of five members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Terms shall be for three years. Appointments shall be made in such a manner that at least one term expires each year. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term of the member whose place has become vacant by the appointing authority, which shall have the power to remove any member of the Board for cause after notice and hearing.

SOURCE

Chapter 26-1 of the Minot Zoning Ordinance.

Board of Appeals

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Lanny A. Wade Sept 1974 June 30, 2018
John Mercer Sept 2001 June 30, 2017
Delton Torno June 1983 June 30, 2018
Jay Hight June 2014 June 30, 2019
Ronald R. LaCount June 1983 June 30, 2015


PURPOSE

To hear appeals from decisions of building officials regarding interpretations of the building code regulations. Applications for appeal may be made when it is claimed that the true intent of the code or other rules legally adopted thereunder have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of the code do not fully apply, or an equally good or better form of construction can be used.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

Board shall consist of five members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council whose terms of office shall be so arranged that one term expires each calendar year, provided that, however, each member shall serve until his successor has been appointed and qualified. No person shall be appointed to the Board of Appeals except a registered or licensed engineer; a builder or superintendent of building construction with at least ten years of experience including five years of having been in responsible charge of work; or, a person who has like qualifications or experience. Appointed by the Mayor, for five-year terms, or until successor is appointed.

SOURCE

Ordinance 3784 which amends Article I of Chapter 9 in order to Adopt the 2000 International National Building Code and 2000 International Residential Code. Article I of Chapter 9 Section 112.2.

Buyout Appeals Committee

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Clyde Thorne June 2014
Chery Bourdeau June 2014
Dave Lehner June 2014
Lisa Olson June 2014




PURPOSE


APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM


SOURCE


City Council

City Council Members can be found here

PURPOSE

The governing body of the municipality.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

Aldermen shall be elected by the qualified electors of the municipality; two from each of the seven wards; with a total number of fourteen aldermen. They shall hold office for four years and until their successors are elected and qualified. Terms shall be arranged so that only one half of the aldermen shall be elected in any one election. A candidate shall have first petitioned, with at least signatures of 10 percent of the number of votes cast in the ward for alderman in the last city election, to have his name placed on the ballot.

The Mayor shall be elected at large and shall hold office for four years and until his successor is elected and qualified.

SOURCE

Chapter 40-08, NDCC.

Civil Service Commission

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Connie Stauffer June 2012 April 2018
Gary Rabe (Chrm) June 2010 June 2015
Becky Nelson August 2012 November 2017


PURPOSE

To oversee and enforce the provisions of the personnel code (Chapter 24 of the City of Minot Code of Ordinances). Provides advice and counsel on matters pertaining to personnel management, at the request of the City Council. All rules and regulations recommended by the human resource director must be ratified by the commission before they have any force and effect.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council, for terms of five years and until a successor is appointed, qualifies and agrees to serve. A term commences to run on the date when the Council confirms the appointment. For good cause, and after prior notice and an opportunity to be heard, a member may be removed from office by three-fourths vote of the members of the City Council.

SOURCE

Chapter 24, Article II, City of Minot Code of Ordinances.

Community Development Committee

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Larry Frey June 2014 June 2016
Bob Miller  June 2010 June 2016
Ben Berg June 2014 June 2016
Milton Miller (V. Chrm.) June 2014 June 2016
Lisa Olson (Chrm.) June 2010 June 2016


PURPOSE

It shall be the duty of the Community Development Committee to screen social service funding requests received from new organizations or for new projects.

Beginning in 1995, each of the following existing social service agencies make their funding request directly to the City Manager for his determination as to what goes into the annual preliminary budget: Domestic Violence Crisis Center; Travelers Assistance; Companions For Children; Second Story; Status of Women; Council of the Arts (including Minot Symphony , City Band and Area Arts Council).

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

This board is made up of five members of the City Council, said members appointed by the Mayor to terms of two years commencing on the date of the City Council Re-organizational meeting following the regular biennial municipal election.

SOURCE

Ordinance No. 2006

Convention and Visitors Bureau Committee

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Minot Motel Association    
JoAnn Vohler May 2014 December 31, 2015
Jim Mello December 1998 December 31, 2015
Bill Thomas January 2012 December 31, 2014
Convention and Visitors Bureau    
Chad Thompson January 2008 December 31, 2016
Teresa Loftesness January 2009 December 31, 2014
Maria Effertz January 2011 December 31, 2015
City Council    
Kevin Connole June 2014 June 2016
At Large    
Dave Bussard December 2013 December 31, 2016
Terri Aldrich January 2007 December 31, 2014


PURPOSE

To promote, develop, invite and encourage all types of state, regional and national conventions to meet in the City of Minot. The organization shall assist convention groups in publicizing, promoting, planning and coordinating conventions or meetings. This organization will also work toward attracting tourists to this area.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

The Board of Directors of the corporation shall be comprised of nine members (which number may not be altered in the bylaws), appointed by the Mayor of the City of Minot, subject to confirmation by a majority of the entire City Council of the City of Minot. Three directors shall be selected by the Mayor from the membership of the Minot Motel Association, three from the membership of the corporation itself, two persons from the community at large, and one from the City Council. The terms of the members shall be for three years, expiring on December 31st, except for the member appointed from the City Council, whose term shall be one year, expiring December A director may be removed by a majority vote of all the members of the board (including in the computation as to whether a majority has been attained the director whose removal is sought), subject to confirmation by the City Council.

Amendment By Directors
The Board of Directors shall have power to make, alter, amend and repeal the bylaws of the Corporation by affirmative vote of seventy five percent (75%) of the Board, provided, however, that the action is proposed at a regular or special meeting of the Board and adopted at a subsequent regular meeting, except as otherwise provided by law. However, such power shall not include the power to alter the number or selection of the Board of Directors or with regard to membership without the consent of the City Council of the City of Minot.

SOURCE

Agreement between City and Chamber - December 8, 1992, City Council Minutes - March 7, 1994 and Attachment to the Articles of Incorporation of Minot Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.

Electrical Board

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Bruce Krebsbach, Master Craftsman June 1997 June 30, 2015
Jason Hunze, 5th Member June 2006 June 30, 2015
Rick Schiken, Lay Member June 2014 June 30, 2016
Don Opozda, Journeyman Craftsman June 2014 June 30, 2019
David D. Rasmusson, Lay Member May 1996 June 30, 2014
City Engineer    
City Electrical Inspector    


PURPOSE

The board is the body to which any person feeling aggrieved under any interpretation by the Electrical Inspector of any of the provisions of the electrical code (Chapter 12 of the City of Minot Code of Ordinances) relating to electrical installation or construction, shall have the right to appeal. Any decision made by the board upon the technicalities of electrical installation shall be binding upon both the City Electrical Inspector and the individual filing the appeal. The Board will rule on questions of interpretation of the intent of the code, but will have no authority to abrogate, waive or change any requirement established by the electrical code.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

The Board shall consist of five members. The City Engineer shall be an advisor to such board. The members, to be appointed by the Mayor, shall be one master craftsman and one journeyman craftsman within the trade, and two people (lay members) not engaged in, or connected with any of such trades and a fifth member who may or may not be connected with such trade. The term of each member shall be two years.

SOURCE

Chapter 12, Division 3 of the City of Minot Code of Ordinances.

Finance and Improvements Committee

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Amy Moen June 2012 June 2016
Larry Frey (V. Chrm.) June 1984 June 2016
Dean Frantsvog  (Chrm.) June 2006 June 2016
Lisa Olson June 2010 June 2016
Bob Miller June 2008 June 2016
Dave Pankow June 2008 June 2016
Tom Seymour November 2010 June 2016

 

PURPOSE

Makes recommendations to the City Council on the following: financial matters (spending, revenue, borrowing, MIDA Bonds); special assessment projects; Finance Department items; Personnel/Civil Service items; Assessor's Department items; Recreation/Auditorium Department items; ordinances; financing of highway projects; social services; community development grant projects; annexations.

APPOINTMENTS, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

One of two standing committees of the City Council and is appointed by the Mayor to two year terms commencing on the date of the City Council Reorganization meeting following the regular biennial municipal election.

SOURCE

Chapter 2, Article II, Div. I of the City of Minot Code of Ordinances.

Franchise Committee

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Milton Miller  (Chrm.) June 2012 June 2014
Bob Miller June 2008 June 2014
Larry Frey June 1994 June 2014
Ben Berg June 2014 June 2016
Lisa Olson (Chrm.) June 2010 June 2014


PURPOSE

To coordinate the efforts of the City Council and utility companies in establishing limited franchise to provide electrical service, telephone service, natural gas service, cable television and street lighting to the City of Minot.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

Appointed by the Mayor to two year terms commencing on the date of the City Council Reorganization meeting following the regular biennial municipal election.

SOURCE

General Control by City Council - Section 1-9 and Appendix B of the Code of Ordinances.

Heating and Air Conditioning Board

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Bill Mowbray (Master) May 1987 June 30, 2015
Ron Penfold (Lay Member) June 2010 June 30, 2016
Ernest Malnaa June 1992 June 30, 2015
Martin Wolf (Lay Member) July 2009 June 30, 2015
City Engineer - Advisor to Board    


PURPOSE

The Board is the body to which any person feeling aggrieved under any interpretation by the Mechanical Inspector of any of the provisions of the heating, ventilating and air conditioning code (Chapter 17 of the City of Minot Code of Ordinances) relating to installation or construction, shall have the right to appeal. Any decision made by the Board upon the technicalities of heating, ventilating and air conditioning installation shall be binding upon both the City Mechanical Inspector and the individual filing the appeal. The Board will rule on questions of interpretation of the intent of the code, but will have no authority to abrogate, waive or change any requirements established by the heating, ventilating and air conditioning code.

It shall also be the duty of the Board to examine all applicants for a master and journeyman installer's licenses. The examination shall be based upon a technical and practical examination to be determined by the board. Upon successful examination the board shall issue a certificate of competency to engage in the business of installing, operating, repairing and maintaining heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

Appointed by the Mayor, the Board shall consist of four members. The City Engineer shall be an advisor to the board. Members shall be one holder of a city master HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) installer license, one holder of a city journeyman HVAC installer license, and two persons having no connection with the HVAC trade who shall be referred to as lay members. The term of office shall be two years, and terms shall be so arranged that the terms of one lay member and one other member expire each year.

SOURCE

Chapter 17, Division 3, City of Minot Code of Ordinances

Housing Authority

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Nema Canon January 2000 January 1, 2015
Karen Engle (Chrm.) December 2000 January 1, 2016
Ron LaCount (V. Chrm.) April 2003 January 1, 2018
Julie Lizotte April 2014 January 1, 2019
Jay Wahlund July 1995 January 1, 2017


PURPOSE

To aid in the planning, undertaking and carrying out of housing authority projects in the City of Minot.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

Appointed by the Mayor for five year terms. A Commissioner shall hold office until a successor has been appointed and has qualified. Public housing agencies are now required to have not less than one member of the board who is directly assisted by the public housing agency.

SOURCE

Chapter 23-11, North Dakota Century Code. Resolution creating Housing Authority - January 6, 1969.

Liaison Committee

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
City Council    
Dean Frantsvog June 2014 June 2016
Tom Seymour June 2014 June 2016
Ward County    
Jerome Gruenberg    
Carroll Erickson    
Park Board    
Robert Walstad    
Ron Bieri    
School Board    
Jackie Velk      
Nancy Langseth    


PURPOSE

Created to improve communications, search for ways to provide services cooperatively, and to provide for a decreased tax burden for City of Minot and Ward County citizens.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

Two members of City Council appointed by the Mayor for a 2-year term commencing on the date of the regular City Council Reorganization meeting. Other members include two members of the Ward County Commission, two members of the Minot Park District, and two members of the Minot Public School District. Chairmanship and staffing rotated between the City and County annually.

Library Board

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Alan Vandelinder June 2014 June 30, 2017
Lisa Olson May 2012 June 30, 2016
Susan Gessner August 2011 June 30, 2015
Kathy Hintz August 2007 June 30, 2013
Deborah Johnson June 2010 June 30, 2016


The Minot Public Library Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 12:10 PM, unless meeting is rescheduled. The meetings are open to the public. A tentative agenda is available one week prior to the meeting. Meetings are held in the Conference Room.

PURPOSE

To adopt rules and regulations relating to the duties of the Board and for the management of the library. To control the expenditures of the library fund. To supervise library property.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

The governing body of the municipality shall appoint five directors who must be residents of the city, one of whom must be a member of the City Council or designated representative. Three-year terms (or until successor is named), with no more than two consecutive terms after which an interval of one year must elapse before the same member is re-appointed.

SOURCE

Chapter 40-38, North Dakota Century Code.

Liquor/Gambling Control Committee

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Kevin Connole June 2012 June 2016
Jim Hatelid (V. Chrm.) June 2014 June 2016
Ben Berg June 2014 June 2016
Milton Miller June 2012 June 2016
Tom Seymour  (Chrm.) June 2012 June 2016


PURPOSE

To advise the City Council on matters pertaining to alcoholic beverage licenses, matters pertaining to games of chance and rules and regulations pertaining to alcoholic beverages.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

Appointed by the Mayor to two year terms commencing on the date of the City Council Reorganization meeting following the regular biennial municipal election.

SOURCE

Chapter 5 and Chapter 18 of the City of Minot Code of Ordinances.

MAGIC Fund Screening Committee

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Professional    
Melissa Leathers June 2014 June 30, 2017
Labor    
Pat Bachmeier July 2013June 30, 2016
Randy Bartsch July 2009 June 30, 2015
Business    
Brad Johnson August 2010 August 2016
Trade Area    
Roger Ness Sept 2008 June 30, 2014
Finance    
Brent Mattson (Chrm) June 2010 June 30, 2016
GW Melgaard July 2009 June 30, 2015


MAGIC Fund 2012 Annual Report

MAGIC Fund Guidelines

MAGIC Fund Application Form

PURPOSE

Forty percent of the 1% sales tax, which was passed by the people of Minot on May 1, 1990, has been dedicated for use in economic and industrial development. The fund accumulated for this purpose is known as the MAGIC Fund. The primary purpose of the fund is to create new jobs, save existing jobs, expand the local tax base, increase capital investment, improve the entrepreneurial climate of the region, and generally to expand the primary sector financial base of the area.

"MAGIC" Funds are available to provide temporary or permanent financing of any business cost related to the relocation and/or establishment of a new business, or the expansion of an existing business.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

The MAGIC Fund Committee is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The committee structure provides that there be a representative from the financial community, one professional representative, one trade area representative, two labor representatives and two business representatives. Members will be appointed to three year terms with a maximum of two consecutive terms with the first members of the committee being appointed to staggered terms. Individuals who have served the maximum of two consecutive terms may serve again on the committee providing one term of two years has intervened between the time they complete their service on the committee and the time that they are re-appointed.

SOURCE 

Chapter 28 1/2, Article IV, Section 112 (2). Minot Code of Ordinances. City Council Action, April 2, 1990 (Committee Membership and Terms). City Council Action, June 2, 1997 (Terms)

MAGIC Fund General Policy Guidelines adopted by City Council June 2, 2003 and amended February 6, 2006, and April 6, 2009.

Minot Commission on Aging

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Penny Hamilton January 2000 December 31, 2014
Alan Walter - Treasurer 1971 December 31, 2014
Tony Kulig 2011 December 31, 2014
Larry Frey June 2010 June 2016
Mary Nester - President 1986 December 31, 2011
Bob Schemp (Mayor"s Designee) February 2013 December 31, 2015
Carrie Francis December 1991 December 31, 2012
Mike Rystedt December 2009 December 31, 2012
J. Patrick Schmitt December 2009 December 31, 2012
Denise Larson August 1995 December 31, 2013
Larry Bellew - Secretary December 2009 December 31, 2013
Bert Shomento December 2000 December 31, 2013
Tom Probst December 2013 December 31, 2016
Karen Olson June 2010 December 31, 2014
Larry Wahlund - Vice President January 2008 December 31, 2013


PURPOSE

To promote understanding of the various problems of the senior citizens and elderly in the City; to promote and implement various programs to help meet the needs and solve the problems of senior citizens including transportation of the elderly and disabled and meals-on-wheels; to accept contributions of cash, materials, pledges, machinery or any other type of gift or contributions for the purpose of promoting programs and solving the problems of senior citizens and elderly persons in the City of Minot and surrounding area.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

There shall be fifteen directors appointed by the Mayor. The term shall be three years, or until the successor has been appointed and qualified.

Municipal Limited Parking Authority

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Mary Helen Hasby, Vice President Aug. 2012 August 2017
Bonnie Kemper Aug. 2012 August 2017
Fred Lien, Jr. July 2003 June 30, 2014
Curt Clark July 2005 June 30, 2015
Steve Carrigan, President May 2014 May 2019


PURPOSE

To exercise powers granted by Chapter 40-61 of the NDCC relative to the operation, maintenance, management, regulation, construction, reconstruction, and improvement of the municipal parking system.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

The City Council shall be the appointing authority; the Board shall consist of five members, appointed for five-year terms. The members of the Authority shall be property owners within the benefited areas and two members shall be guarantors of the bonds of the authority if any have been issued and guaranteed by property owners. If the authority has not issued bonds or if property owners have not guaranteed said bonds, then two members may be appointed at large.

SOURCE

Chapter 2, Div. 5, of the City of Minot Code of Ordinances and Chapter 40-61 of the North Dakota Century Code. The Municipal Limited Parking Authority was established by resolution of the City Council date June 30, 1972.

Municipal Port Authority Board

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Curt Zimbelman February 2008 February 2014
David Hogue February 2008 February 2015
Matt Klein February 2008 February 2016
Jay Fisher February 2008 February 2012
Paul Thomas February 2008 February 2013


PURPOSE

A port authority may operate a port that includes all real and personal property, structures, machinery, equipment, and appurtenances or facilities that are part of the port or used or useful in connection with the port either as facilities for the convenience or handling equipment, passengers, and freight or as part of port or port facilities operation. In the process of operating a port, a port authority may:

  1. Promote, stimulate, develop, and advance the general welfare, commerce, economic development, and prosperity of its jurisdiction and of the state and its citizens;
  2. Endeavor to increase the volume of commerce within the jurisdiction of the port authority and the state through planning, advertising, acquisition, establishment, development, construction, improvement, maintenance, equipment, operation, regulation and protection of transportation, storage, or other facilities that promote the safe, efficient, and economical handling of commerce, and through having foreign trade zone authority.
  3. Cooperate and act in conjunction with other organizations, public or private, in the development of commerce, industry, manufacturing, services, natural resources, agriculture, livestock, recreation, tourism, health care, and other economic activity in the state; and
  4. Support the creation, expansion, modernization, retention, and relocation of new and existing businesses and industries in the state and otherwise stimulate, assist in, and support the growth of all kinds of economic activity that will tend to promote commerce and business development, maintain the economic stability and prosperity of its jurisdiction and of the state, and thus provide maximum opportunities for employment and improvement in the standard of living of citizens of the state.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

A municipal port authority is created by resolution of its governing body which is authorized to exercise its functions upon the appointment and qualification of the first commissioners of the authority. The governing body by resolution may determine to exercise any of all powers granted to the authority in Chapter 11-36 of the North Dakota Century Code until the powers have been conferred upon a port authority. Upon adoption of a resolution creating a municipal port authority, the governing body of the municipality shall appoint, pursuant to the resolution, five persons as commissioners of the port authority. The commissioners who are first appointed are designated to serve for terms of one, two, three, four and five years, respectively, but thereafter, each commissioner must be appointed for a term of five years, except that vacancies occurring otherwise than by expiration of the term must be filled for the unexpired term by the governing body.

SOURCE

North Dakota Century Code Chapter 11-36

Park Board

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Cliff Hovda (Pres.) June 2008 June 2016
John Drady June 2012 June 2012
Robert Petry 1976 June 2014
Connie Feist June 2006 June 2014
Richard Sabol (VP) June 2010 June 2014


PURPOSE

To govern the efficient operation of the City of Minot park system.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

The members shall be elected by the qualified electors of the park district for four year terms. The board shall consist of five members and shall be elected at the regular city elections. Vacancies shall be filled by the board until the next regular election of members thereof at which time such vacancies shall be filled by election for the unexpired term.

SOURCE

Chapter 40-49, North Dakota Century Code.

Planning Commission

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Brenden Howe January 2006 June 30, 2016
Todd Wegenast June 2014 June 30, 2016
Travis Zablotney June 2012 June 30, 2017
Pam Karpenko June 2012 June 30, 2018
John Zimmerman Sept 2008 June 30, 2018
Tyler Neether June 2012 June 30, 2018
Jeff Stremick November 2009 June 30, 2014
Dave Pankow (Chairman) Sept 2009 June 30, 2014
Mike Lucy June 2012 June 30, 2018
Wally Berning July 2005 June 30, 2015
County Appointments    
Ryan Conklin January 2011 December 2015
Larry Holbach January 2007 November 2016
Todd Koop November 2011 November 2016


PURPOSE

Consult and advise with public officials and agencies, public utility companies, civic, educational, professional and other organizations, and with citizens relative to the carrying out of planned development of the city and surrounding area. To recommend to the appropriate officials, from time to time, programs for specific improvements and for the financing thereof.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

Mayor appoints ten members representing the City of Minot for terms of five years, or until their successor is named. The Board of County Commissioners shall appoint the county representatives.

SOURCE

Chapter 40-48, North Dakota Century Code and Chapter 25, Article II, City of Minot Code of Ordinances.

Plumbing Board

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Denise Krebsbach June 2001 June 30, 2015
Kevin Connole (Master Plumber) June 2003 June 30, 2015
Wayne Burbach (Journeyman Plumber) June 2008 June 30, 2016
Don Kasper June 2004 June 30, 2016
City Engineer (Advisor)    


PURPOSE

The Board is the body to which any person may appeal any interpretation of intent of the plumbing code (Chapter 26 of Code of Ordinances) by the Plumbing Inspector relating to plumbing installation or construction. Any decision made by the Board upon the technicalities of plumbing installation shall be binding upon both the City Plumbing Inspector and the individual filing the appeal. The Board has no authority to abrogate, waive or change any requirements established by the plumbing code.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

The Board shall consist of four members appointed by the Mayor; the City Engineer shall be advisor to the Board. Members shall consist of one master craftsman and one journeyman craftsman and two people not engaged in or connected with any such trades. The term of office is two years or until their successor is appointed.

SOURCE

Chapter 26 of the City of Minot Code of Ordinances.

Public Works and Safety Committee

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Miranda Schuler June 2014 June 2016
Dave Lehner June 2002 June 2016
Milton Miller June 2012 June 2016
Jim Hatlelid  (V. Chrm.) June 2008 June 2016
Kevin Connole  (Chrm.) Dec. 2011 June 2016
Ben Berg June 2014 June 2016
Mark Jantzer June 2014 June 2016


PURPOSE

Makes recommendations to the City Council on the following: Public Works Department items (sewer, water, street, sanitation, bus, cemetery, shop); Police Department items; Fire Department items, highway project design approval; traffic matters; inspection and general licensing matters; housing ordinances; zoning and subdivision (street closing, etc.).

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

One of two standing committees of the City Council and is appointed by the Mayor to two year terms commencing on the date of the City Council reorganization following the regular biennial municipal election.

SOURCE

Chapter 2, Article II, Div. 1 of the City of Minot Code of Ordinances.

Recreation Commission

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Chuck Emry June 2014 June 30, 2017
Kevin Bohl June 2012 June 30, 2015
Jim Blomberg (Chrm.) July 1995 June 30, 2016
Brad Johnson July 1995 June 30, 2016
Jay Landsiedel June 2008 June 30, 2014
Laura Mihalick (School) June 2008 June 30, 2014
Amy Moen (Council) June 2014 June 30, 2016
Robert Petry 1988 June 30, 2017


PURPOSE

To provide, maintain and conduct playgrounds, community centers, recreation centers, and other recreational and character building areas, structures, facilities and activities for the citizens of the municipality, and to operate and manage the Municipal Auditorium.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

Appointed by the Mayor, for three-year terms. There shall be at least five members but not more than nine; one member from the Park Board, one from the School Board and one member of the City Council.


SOURCE

Chapter 40-55, North Dakota Century Code and 1947 Resolution of Minot City Council.

Renaissance Zone Review Board

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Kelsey Holt - United Community Bank  January 2014January 2017 
Denise Lindbo - Minot Builders Association September 2012 January 2016
Kerry Candrian - Minot Housing Authority November 2006 January 2015
Terri Aldrich - Minot Area Council of the Arts January 2002 January 2015
Barry Clute - Downtown Bus. and Prof. Org. January 2002 January 2015
Brandyn Hendrickson - Financial Sector February 2008 January 2017
Chad Vogel - Financial Sector January 2013 December 2016
Pete Hugret - Private Sector January 2002 January 2017
Betty Fedorchak - Private Sector January 2007 January 2016


PURPOSE

To develop and review all applications and/or proposals for help from the Renaissance Zone legislation.

APPOINTMENT , MEMBERSHIP, TERM

The board will be composed of nine members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Minot City Council. Board appointments will be considered from the following areas of interest: two at-large members from the private sector; two representatives from the financial sector; and one representative from each of the following: Minot Housing Authority, Minot area Council of the Arts, Minot Board of Realtors, Downtown Business and Professional Organization and the Minot Association of Builders. In order to provide that only three members of the committee be re-appointed or replaced each year, the terms for members of this board will be: three members for one year (expire January 2003); three members for two years (expire 2004); and three members for three years (expire January 2005). Any appointments or re-appointments from that point on will be for three year terms.

SOURCE

Chapter 40-63, North Dakota Century Code
City of Minot Renaissance Zone Development Plan - Section II

Special Assessment Commission

Member Original Appointment Expiration of Term
Tim Mihalick June 2007 June 2014
Brenda Foster July 2005 June 2017
Eric Schaeffer April 2012 May 30, 2019


PURPOSE

The Commission is vested with the power and the authority to fix and determine not only the benefits but the amount of the assessment each property owner should be required to pay, subject to the statutory review by the governing body provided for by state statutes.

APPOINTMENT, MEMBERSHIP, TERM

The Mayor is the appointing authority, subject to the confirmation of the governing body; the member having the shortest term to serve shall act as chairman; no member shall hold any other municipal office while serving as such member; each appointment shall be for six years.

SOURCE

Chapter 40-23, North Dakota Century Code.

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