CONTRACT FOR PLANNING CONSULTING SERVICES
Since 2014, the Zoning Ordinance Steering Committee (ZOSC) has been meeting to make corrections, revisions, and updates to the zoning ordinance document. The goal now is to analyze and update the entire ordinance from beginning to end over the course of the next fifteen or so months. However, the Planning Department is still understaffed, so a planning consultant is being requested to provide professional assistance in the effort to complete this monumental task in a timely fashion. The contract was tabled at the February 19, 2019 City Council meeting in order to more thoroughly communicate with the Steering Committee. They have agreed to move the contract forward for Council approval.
Recommend approval of the contract for consulting services with SRF Consulting Group, Inc. for planning consulting services to assist in a comprehensive update to the Minot Zoning Ordinance as presented. It is also recommended the Council pass an ordinance to amend the 2019 annual budget to increase the Planning Department professional service contracts expenditures to be funded with cash reserves.