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Fargo City Commission - January 14, 2020 Minutes

Agreeable with a call for a Special Meeting issued by Mayor Mahoney, the Board of City Commissioners of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, convened in a Special Meeting in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall at 12:00 o'clock p.m., Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

The Commissioners present or absent were as shown following:
Present: Gehrig, Piepkorn, Strand, Mahoney.
Absent: Grindberg
Mayor Mahoney presiding.

Commissioner Piepkorn moved that the Board retire into Executive Session to discuss negotiating strategy and/or to provide negotiating instructions to its negotiator, the Mayor, and also to consult with its attorneys regarding the terms of an existing agreement with, and the negotiation of a revised agreement with, the Fargo Municipal Airport Authority, which matters are reasonably anticipated to result in civil litigation, said matters being authorized by North Dakota Century Code 44-04-19.1 subsections 2 and 9 as it would create an adverse fiscal effect on the bargaining and/or litigation position of the City if discussions regarding offers to be made or accepted, negotiating strategy to be taken or legal consultation about negotiations or litigation were to occur in an open meeting.
Second by Gehrig. All the Commissioners present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

At 12:02 o’clock p.m. the Board moved to the Red River Room to discuss said matter in Executive Session.
Members present were: Gehrig, Piepkorn, Strand, Mahoney.

The Executive Session closed at 12:10 o’clock p.m. and the meeting reconvened in public session at 12:13 o’clock p.m.

Commissioner Strand moved the final version of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Fargo Municipal Airport Authority and the City of Fargo be approved, as presented.

Second by Piepkorn. On call of the roll Commissioners Strand, Piepkorn, Gehrig and Mahoney voted aye.
Absent and not voting: Commissioner Grindberg.
The motion was declared carried.

Commissioner Piepkorn moved that the Board adjourn.

Second by Gehrig. All the Commissioners present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.
The time at adjournment was 12:15 o’clock p.m.