The first of many public meetings on the Recovery was held at the GFSS auditorium on Wednesday July 11, 2018
These meetings are to inform the public about what has been happening, what is planned and also to get feedback from the public. A for instance was the appearance of Rockwool and an announcement of their offer of up to 20 bags of insulation free to those needing to rebuild. More info on that at www.rockwool.com/grandforks.
These are also the place to ask questions and put rumours to rest.
Such as this rumour: Is there an $80 million dollar cash infusion so the city can buy out affected home owners? No there is not.
or this question: Will those having to rebuild have to pay fees to the city for things such as licenses and re-connection of power? No the planners don’t want to add to your pain.
The full meeting can be watched below. IF time permits I’ll try to add better links to parts of the meeting so you don’t have to wade though the whole thing to find the question or info you need to know. Like I do with city council pie. (but today I have shift to work so time does not permit this)
City Council only had one public meeting on June 25
For those watching the meeting it might have gotten a little confusing because they changed the order of agenda items at the start of the meeting right after they gave a big thank you to Samaritan’s Purse for all the work they put into helping out our community.
The meeting in its entirety
It was a full day for city council with a Committee Of The Whole meeting in the morning and a Regular Meeting in the evening.
Please note that the videos begin appearing the same as always but soon change to use the streamed video. As we transition into better live streaming this will improve and at some point the ‘produced videos’ will be exactly the same as the live stream in appearance. It will take some time to get the kinks ironed out. Streaming is going to Facebook but the produced ones go to YouTube.
The Committee Of The Whole
The Regular Meeting
It’s been nearly a month since the major flood event and people in the two hardest hit parts of town are slowly working through the aftermath as best they can if they can.
Officials from local government and the Emergency Operations Centre are holding public meetings with residents in the areas affected.
I’ve tried to attend and record these meetings.
The first was in North Ruckle Friday June 8 at 4 PM. You can watch that below.
The third meeting is on Saturday afternoon in Johnson Flats.
The second was in South Ruckle and once that video is available it will also be watchable here. The reason for the delay is my fault: I ran out of battery on my main camera (lost the spare I brought), then ran out of memory on the cell phone I switched to. I recorded the last part with a third camera (360 video) but the audio might need adjusting to be able to hear some of the questioners.
Okay, for the reasons stated above the video is in two parts. Part 1 is below.
The second part is a 360 degree vr video so please don’t expect too much in the quality of the video or the audio (I have tried making people without microphones more audible but the whole thing gets a bit noisy)
The Johnson Flats meeting: (if this video is being shown as if it is a VR video I apologize. it isn’t and was not intended to be but somehow YouTube thinks it is. I’m working on fixing that)