Minot Fire Department was awarded funding for the FY2020 State Homeland Security Grant. These funds are used for equipment purchases, equipment maintenance, and training for the Regional Response Teams. One piece of equipment purchased with this grant is a battery operated spreader. This equipment is used to respond with the NW Regional Operational Teams to incidents in the Northwest Region as well as the City of Minot. This was originally budgeted as capital based on the grant award amount of $5,000; however, the actual purchase price of $4,375 for the equipment does not meet the City’s capital equipment qualifications
It is Recommend council approve a budget amendment to move grant funded revenue and expenditures from Capital Equipment to General fund for a purchase that does not meet the City’s capital equipment qualifications.
City Manager, Harold Stewart is asking the City Council to support his recommendation to hire Jennifer Eckman as the new director at the Minot International Airport after a nationwide search process. Ms. Eckman’s salary will be $126,049 annually and she will start employment in her new position on October 4, 2021.
Approve recommendation of the City Manager to hire Jennifer Eckman as the new Airport Director for the Minot International Airport.