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Board of City Commissioners

March 22, 2023

The Board of City Commissioners is scheduled to meet in regular session on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 5:15 PM in the Tom Baker Meeting Room, City/County Office Building, 221 North Fifth Street, Bismarck, North Dakota.

The Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance will be presented by a Chaplain from the Bismarck Police Department.

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  1. Call to order
  2. Receive an update from Public Health Director Moch regarding the 2022 Annual Report
  3. Adjourn



Call to Order



April 11, 2023 & April 25, 2023

May 9, 2023 & May 23, 2023

June 13, 2023 & June 27, 2023



To provide high-quality public services in partnership with our community to enhance our quality of life.


Recognition of Milla Weigel for Accomplishment of the Girl Scout Gold Award


Recognition of Bismarck Citizen Academy Participants


National Public Safety Telecommunications Week Proclamation


Public comment (restricted to items on the Consent Agenda and Regular Agenda, excluding public hearing items).




Consider approval of minutes


Consider approval of personnel actions


Consider approval of expenditures


Consider the request for approval from the Administration Department for the following:

  1. Introduction of and call for a public hearing on a request to transfer the Class C-2 Hotel or Motel Alcohol License from Dosch Hospitality, Inc. (dba)  Expressway Suites to BDH3 – Bismarck, LLC. (dba) Expressway Suites at 180 East Bismarck Expy.
  2. Introduction of and call for a public hearing on a request for a Class F1 Restaurant Full Alcohol license for MayaS Incorporated (dba) MayaS at 1601 West Century Avenue.

Consider the request for approval from the Airport for the following:

  1. Actions for the General Aviation (GA) Apron Phase 4 Project.
  2. Extension of Rural Metro Fire Department Agreement.
  3. Request to sell or dispose of vehicles as described in Ord. 7-01-05.
  4. Budget change related to Wetland Phase 7 project.

Consider the request for approval from the City Attorney for the following:

  1. Introduction and call for a public hearing on Ordinance 6543 to amend the personnel regulation portion of the code regarding at-will employees.

Consider the request for approval from the Engineering Department for the following:

  1. Approval of dedication and acceptance of a sanitary sewer easement granted by the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District within Lot 24, Block 2, Pebble Creek 3rd Addition.
  2. Approval of dedication and acceptance of sidewalk easements granted by Liechty Homes, Inc. within Lot 1, Block 4 and Lot 1, Block 1, Stonecrest 2nd Addition.
  3. Encroachment and waiver agreement with Fierce Properties, LLC dba The Window Source for a sign and hardware overhanging the public right of way of Memorial Highway.
  4. Approval of the Development Agreement with MBR Properties, LLC regarding Paradise Valley Addition.
  5. Request to Receive Bids and Award Contract for Street Light and Traffic Signal Utility Project SV 68.
  6. Request to Receive Bids and Award Contract for Water Utility Project WU 141.

Consider the request for approval from the Finance Department for the following:

  1. Application for Abatement.
  2. 7-year tax-exempt financing lease of two sweepers, one motor grader, and one scraper (landfill) at a 3.905% interest rate from Bank of America.
  3. 2023 budget reallocation for the fire station #1 remodel project.
  4. Accept awarded grant from the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) Division of Homeland Security.

Consider the request for approval from the Human Resources Department for the following:

  1. Updated City of Bismarck Title VI plan.

Consider the request for approval from the Public Works - Service Operations Department for the following:

  1. Award the bids for the Fire Station 1 Remodel Project.

Consider the request for approval from the Public Works - Utility Operations Department for the following:

  1. A development agreement with Boden Development, LLC.
  2. Permission to award the bid for construction of sanitary sewer - Hay Creek Interceptor from Century Avenue to Calgary Avenue project (SU23-90).



Public hearing on the request for a new Class D Full Alcohol license from The Domain, LLC. (dba) The Domain, at 307 North 3rd Street.


Public hearing on Ordinance 6545, a zoning map amendment from the P – Public zoning district to the R5 – Residential zoning district for Lots 1-8, Block 1, Hay Creek Park Addition, requested by Bismarck Parks and Recreation District.


Public hearing on Ordinance 6546 to amend the motorized scooter portion of the traffic code.


Public Hearing on Ordinance 6547 to Amend the 2022 Budget for Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) 87 reporting purposes.


Consider approving the 2024 lease from the City of Bismarck to Burleigh County for the first floor of the City/County Building.


Consider approval of a Memorandum of Understanding with Bird Rides, Inc. to operate standup electric scooter sharing within the City of Bismarck right of way.


Consider request for resolution receiving bids and ordering preparation of the engineer’s statement and request for resolution awarding contract for Street Improvement District SI 571.

  1. R) ENG - SI 571.pdf

Continue discussion on Utility Rate approach and Survey results.


Review and discuss 2023 Legislative Report.


Consider the attached draft response letter to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) regarding the City of Bismarck’s preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) changes.


Consider clarifying the motion to appoint Michael Connelly to the open City Commission seat.


Other Business



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