Council deals with agendas, city seal, CTE
A new policy for meeting agendas, the acquisition of a career and technical center building and a new use for the city seal were topics before the Minot City Council Monday.
The council had decided to update its policy for setting meeting agendas to ensure adequate time to review items coming before members. Under the policy adopted, any council member, the city manager, a department head or assistant department head can submit an item for the agenda by the Wednesday deadline prior to the Monday meeting. Late items can be added only with unanimous consent of the city manager, mayor and council president.
A special meeting can be called by the city manager, mayor or two council members.
Agendas will continue to include an opportunity for personal appearances from members of the public to speak on items not on the agenda.
The council also approved use of the city seal on Minot-themed jerseys by the Minot Minotauros Hockey Club. The seal will be part of the marketing of the club and its merchandise. The jerseys are anticipated to be worn through the 2022-23 season.
Council members were informed of the purchase of the building at 120 E. Burdick from Trinity Health on Oct. 15 for a future Career and Technical Education Center. With the purchase, rehabilitation of the building can begin.
A $800,000 MAGIC Fund grant to the Minot State University Foundation provided for the purchase. The city has $3.5 million in National Disaster Resilience grant dollars allocated to remodeling, equipping and staffing the facility. The CTE center is being developed by MSU, MSU Foundation and Dakota College at Bottineau.