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EAST GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL

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The increase to the property tax levy comes as the city expects to spend more on utilities, workers' comp, wages and fuel. The total expenditures next year are estimated to come in at $12,776,485.
East Grand Forks City Administrator David Murphy said after the Grand Forks council decision, East Grand Forks council members will need to talk about the next steps moving forward at a future work
Council members have questions about the program, though. What about scooters being left around the city? And where will scooters be allowed?
City Clerk Megan Nelson informed council members that no Ward 2 candidates were listed on the Ward 4 ballots.
Ben Pokrzywinski, a co-owner of two local small businesses who will serve Ward 2, and Karen Peterson, an assistant professor at UND who will serve in the at-large seat, are both excited to bring
City Administrator David Murphy went through areas within the budget where there will be increases, with more to be spent on utilities, workers' comp, wages and fuel.

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Other winners of Tuesday’s council election are newcomer Ben Pokrzywinski for Ward 2 and incumbent Dale Helms for Ward 4.
Blue Weber, president/CEO of the DDA, said moving the rink to downtown East Grand Forks would create connectivity between the two cities and allow for more activities during the winter months
Mayor Steve Gander met with the city attorney after the City Council on Tuesday voted to proceed with charging special assessments to a local nonprofit organization. The lone vote against the

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