Metro Flood Diversion Authority Public Outreach Committee Meeting Minutes

January 26, 2022

Public Outreach Meeting Minutes        

A regular meeting of the Metro Flood Diversion Authority Public Outreach committee was held on January 26, 2022. The following members were present: Bernie Dardis, Mayor, City of West Fargo; Jake Gust, Cass County Joint Water Resource District; Jim Kapitan, Cass County Commissioner; Katherine Grindberg, Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chambers; Kevin Campbell, Clay County Commissioner; Rick Steen, Cass County Commissioner; Rodger Olson, Cass County Joint Water Resource District and John Strand, Fargo City Commissioner.

Members absent: Gerald VanAmburg, BRRW Manager; Larry Seljevold, Moorhead City Council and David Ebinger, Clay County Commissioner.

1. MEETING TO ORDER

Mr. Olson called the meeting to order at 2:01 PM. Roll call was taken, and a quorum was present.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE OCTOBER 2021 MEETING

MOTION PASSED

Mr. Steen moved to approve the minutes from October 2021 and Mr. Kapitan seconded the motion. On a voice vote, the motion carried.

3. APPROVE ORDER OF AGENDA

MOTION PASSED

Mr. Campbell moved to approve the order of the agenda and Mr. Strand seconded the motion. On a voice vote, the motion carried.

 4. 2022 COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY

Ms. Willson reported that the communications team is developing a strategy with RRVA, and it will be distributed soon. The team is also working on landowner communications so that a consistent message is relayed to them as well as the community.

Board Bulletin, an email update, will be distributed every two weeks. The website reconstruction continues to move forward and has been given top priority. Work continues with Dr. Schatz on the governance policies.

5. PROJECT OPERATIONS VIDEO UPDATE

The intent of the video is to clarify misinformation that has been circulated over the last several years.

6. NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be February 23, 2022.

7. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 2:55 PM.