Metro Flood Diversion Authority - February 12, 2018 Minutes
1. Meeting to Order
A meeting of the Metro Flood Diversion Authority was held Thursday, February 12, 2018, at 3:00 PM in the Fargo City Commission Room with the following members present: Moorhead City Council Member Chuck Hendrickson; Clay County Commissioner Kevin Campbell; Clay County Commissioner Grant Weyland; Fargo City Mayor Tim Mahoney; Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn; Cass County Commissioner Mary Scherling; Cass County Commissioner Rick Steen; Cass County Joint Water Resource District Manager Roger Olson; and West Fargo City Commissioner Mike Thorstad. Moorhead City Mayor Del Rae Williams; Moorhead City Council Member Joel Paulsen; Fargo City Commissioner Tony Grindberg; and Cass County Commissioner Chad Peterson were absent.
2. Agenda Order
Mr. Weyland moved and Mr. Campbell seconded to approve the order of the agenda. Motion carried.
3. Executive Session
North Dakota state law allows the Board to meet in private session to consult with legal counsel to discuss ongoing litigation.
Mr. Piepkorn moved and Mr. Weyland seconded that the Metro Flood Diversion Authority meet in Executive Session pursuant to N.D.C.C. § 44-04-19.1, subsections 2 and 9, to consult with its Attorneys regarding the ongoing litigation in the matters of Richland/Wilkin JPA and MNDNR v. the United States Army Corps of Engineers and Fargo Moorhead Flood Diversion Authority as Intervenor, Civil File No. 0:13-cv-02262-JRT-LIB and the contested case hearing before the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings regarding the MNDNR permit for Metro Flood Diversion Authority. Motion carried.
Diversion Authority Board members, key administrative staff, and Attorney Katie Bertsch moved to the River Room at 3:01 PM.
The Executive Session ended and the meeting was re-opened to the public at 4:31 PM.
4. Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018.
On motion by Mr. Campbell, seconded by Mr. Steen, and all voting in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 4:32 PM.