Civil Service Commission

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1. Authority

  1. To recommend such rules and regulations, including amendments thereto, as may be necessary and proper to carry out the intent and purposes of this chapter. These rules and amendments must be submitted to the city council for adoption and upon adoption shall have the full force and effect of law;

  2. To hear appeals on disciplinary matters as specified in this chapter;

  3. To represent the public and the city interests in the improvement of personnel administration in the city service;

  4. To advise the city council, the mayor, and the director of human resources on problems concerning personnel administration;

  5. To advise and assist the director of human resources in fostering the improvement of personnel standards in the city service;

  6. To make any inquiry which the commission may consider desirable concerning the administration of personnel in the city service and to review any personnel action which may appear to be arbitrary, capricious, or illegal, and make recommendations to the mayor, the city council, the city attorney, and/or director of human resources with respect thereto;

  7. To hire staff as the commission may find necessary to carry out the intent and purposes of this chapter. The hiring of staff shall be within the constraints of the annual appropriations and budget as established by the city council;

  8. To create and utilize employment registers in order to fill vacancies within the classified service for the city;

  9. To establish tests, examinations and evaluations for the evaluation of applicants for the classified service; and

  10. To perform such other duties with reference to personnel administration of the city, not inconsistent with this chapter, as the city council may require by ordinance or as otherwise directed by the mayor or city council.

2. Membership

The civil service commission consists of five (5) members appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the city council. All members must be residents of the City of Grand Forks or employed within the City of Grand Forks and shall not be a city employee, officer, or official. The commission shall consist of one (1) member generally associated with labor occupations; one (1) member generally associated with management occupations; one (1) member generally associated with the occupations or professions of personnel management, human resources, or employment regulatory compliance, having practiced within the profession for at least five (5) years; and two (2) members representative of the general public selected from the occupations or professions of law, banking, finance, investment, accounting, industry, commerce, labor, organized labor, education, medicine, dentistry, or a recognized trade and having practiced within the profession or trade for at least five (5) years.

3. Terms

Three (3) years

4. Members

  • Fred MacGregor
    Term Expires: May 31, 2019
  • Beverly J. Bredemeier
    Term Expires: November 30, 2017
  • Patricia Nies
    Term Expires: May 31, 2019
  • Wayne Burlog
    Term Expires: May 31, 2019
  • James Vanyo
    Term Expires: February 28, 2018


Human Resources - Email  746-2665

Committee of the Whole

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Committee of the Whole

Monday, December 11, 2017 – 5:30 p.m.

Council Chambers


Notice is hereby given that the Grand Forks City Council will meet on the above date and time, in the City Council Chambers, 255 North Fourth Street, Grand Forks, North Dakota.  Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the ADA coordinator at least 24 hours prior to this meeting at 746-2665. 


1.         CALL TO ORDER:

  1. Welcome and Roll Call:




2.1       Resolution supporting an Inclusive Community


2.2       Applications for abatement and settlement of taxes for 2015:

            a) Menards, 3550 32nd Ave S

            b) Wal-Mart, 2551 32nd Ave S

            c) Sam’s Club, 2501 32nd Ave S

            d) Wal-Mart, 5755 Gateway Dr


2.3       Arts Regrant


2.4       Special Events Program Annual Report


2.5       Riverside Pool Annual Report (Info Only)


2.6       2017 Holiday Hours


2.7       NPN Letter of Intent


2.8       Ordinance repealing various licenses


2.9       Ordinance creating new Alcoholic Beverage License – Class 16, Brewer taproom


2.10     Budget Amendments :

            a) Public Works Operations (Sanitation and Streets)

            b) Water Works Division

            c) Police Department


2.11     Water Treatment Plant Chemicals


2.12     Programmatic Categorical Exclusion for Project No. 7784, Shared Use Path 6th Ave N ( N 40th St to English Coulee)


2.13     Change Order No. 2, Project No. 7653, Dist. No. 332, Watermain on N 39th St (2200 to 2600 block & 27th Ave N (3900 to 4000 block) and Change Order No. 1, Project No. 7650, Dist. No. 536, Storm Sewer on N 36th St (2000 to 2100 block), N 39th St (2000 to 2600 block), & 20th Ave N (3600 to 3800 block)


2.14     Design, Bidding and Construction Administration Engineering Services Agreement for Project No. 7541, Sanitary Forcemain along 62nd Ave S (Levee to S Washington St) and along S Washington St (Southend Drainway to Lift Station No. 39)


2.15     Engineering Services Agreement for Project Nos. 7864, Dist. No. 547; No. 7865, Dist. No. 336; and No. 7866, Dist. 548, Sanitary Sewer, Watermain and Storm Sewer for Crary’s 7th


2.16     NDSWC Cost Share Agreement Amendment for the GFWTP Project - $30 million for the 2017-1029 Biennium


2.17     Street/Water Sales Tax Funding Policy Implementation


2.18     Noise Variance and Letter of Intent for co-mingling during a Street Dance by Brick & Barley and Half-Brothers, Grand Forks, May 5, 2018.


3.           OTHER BUSINESS:


4.           ANNOUNCEMENTS:


5.         ADJOURNMENT
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