Public Outreach Committee Meeting Minutes – October 27, 2021

Metro Flood Diversion Authority Public Outreach Committee Meeting Minutes

October 27, 2021

Public Outreach Meeting Minutes        

A regular meeting of the Metro Flood Diversion Authority Public Outreach Committee was held on October 27, 2021. The following members were present: Bernie Dardis, Mayor, City of West Fargo; 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; Larry Seljevold, Moorhead City Council and John Strand, Fargo City Commissioner.

Members absent: Gerald VanAmburg, BRRW Manager; David Ebinger, Clay County Commissioner and Jake Gust, Cass County Joint Water Resource District.

1. MEETING TO ORDER

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

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM JULY 2021 MEETING

MOTION PASSED

Mr. Steen moved to approve the minutes from July 2021 and Mr. Kapitan seconded the motion. Motion carried.

3. APPROVE ORDER OF AGENDA

MOTION PASSED

Mr. Strand moved to approve the order of the agenda and Mr. Campbell seconded the motion. Motion carried.

4. COMMUNICATIONS TEAM PARTNERSHIPS

Ms. Darling introduced the RRVA communications team that will be partnering with the Diversion Authority: Amy Weiser Willson, Neon Loon; Kimberly Wold Janke, Sadie Rudolph, Amy Norstedt, Krista Driscoll and Jason Lotzer, all of Flint Communications.

5. OVERVIEW OF KEY POINTS OF THE DRAFT COMMUNICATIONS & CRISIS PLAN

Ms. Darling provided an overview of the draft communications and crisis plans. The plans will be distributed to the committee for input and comment.

6. REDEVELOPMENT OF PROJECT WEBSITE

Ms. Kendall provided an update on the website redevelopment progress. Ms. Kendall will continue to provide progress updates and has asked for input from committee members.

7. CONSTRUCTION DRONE FOOTAGE

Mr. Bakkegard narrated the drone footage on the Red River Control Structure, Wild Rice Inlet Structure, Diversion Inlet Structure, I-29 and SE-1.

8. NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be November 17, 2021.

9. ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Steen moved and Mr. Campbell seconded to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 2:25 PM.