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

  • Date: 01/08/2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Committee of the Whole

Monday, January 8, 2018 – 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:


1.1       Welcome and Roll Call:




2.1       Project Decision/Environmental Document for City Project No. 7750 – Reconstruction/Rehabilitation of Demers Avenue from the Sorlie Bridge to 6th Street and City Project No. 7886 – Mill and Overlay N 5th Street from Demers Avenue to Gateway Drive


2.2       Designate Depositories


2.3       Joint Powers Agreement with Grand Forks County for June 2018 election


2.4       Approve Americinn Liquor License Ownership Restructuring


2.5       Appointments to Various Committees

              a)   Event Center Commission

              b)   Civil Service Commission


2.6       Funding Agreement for Social Detox


2.7       2018 CDBG Program


2.8       Construction Engineering Services Agreement for City Project No. 7513 – Reconstruction of N 42nd Street from University Avenue to Gateway Drive


2.9       Decorative Lighting Plan Agreement for the Sorlie Bridge - Project No. 6578


2.10     Proposed Street Rehabilitation Projects No. 7794 – 2018 Mill & Overlay and Project No. 7878 – 2018 Concrete Street Rehabilitation (Information Only)


2.11     Create Special Assessment Districts for:

a)   Project #7654, District #705 - Paving/Street Lights for N 39th St (22-2600 Blks) and Project #7656 - Paving/Street Lights for 27th Ave North (39-4100)

b)   Project #7716, District #542 - Stormfall Outlet Pipe for Heartland West Addition & Part of SE 1/4 Sec. 18 Twn. 151

c)   Project #7791, District #714 - Alley Paving for Block 2 of Hubert's Addition

d)   Project #7633, District #23 - Bikepath in S 32nd St Utility Corridor (43rd-44th)

e)   Project #7864, District 547; No. 7865, District 336 and No. 7866, District 548 – Sanitary Sewer, Watermain and Storm Sewer for Crary’s 7th Addition


2.12     Project No. 7707, 2018 Electrical Services Contract – Change Order for Wastewater Treatment Plant Control System Upgrades  This item has been pulled.

3.           OTHER BUSINESS:


4.           ANNOUNCEMENTS:


5.           ADJOURNMENT:  

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