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: 02/26/2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Video Linkhttp://


Committee of the Whole

Monday, February 26, 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:




2.0       Appointment to various boards and committees:


a) Grand Forks Public Library Board


b) Grand Forks Emergency Management Board


2.1       Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with State of ND, Information Technology Department (ITD) for potential frequency sharing on a statewide interoperable radio network (SIRN)


2.2       Ordinance amending Grand Forks City Code Section 8-0811 Parking Enforcement


2.3       Ordinance amending Grand Forks City Code Section 8-0812 relating to Parking Time Limits


2.4       Food Code Update


2.5       Decision/Environmental Document for Project No. 7750, Reconstruction/Rehabilitation of DeMers Avenue from the Sorlie Bridge to 6th Street and Project No. 7886, Mill & Overlay on N 5th Street from DeMers Avenue to Gateway Drive


2.6       Final Report for Project No. 7728, Evaluation of Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvement Strategies within the Discovery Elementary and South Middle School Neighborhoods


2.7       Engineering Services Agreement for Project No. 7892, District No. 551, Storm Sewer for Belmont Road (58th-62nd Ave S)


2.8       Engineering Services Agreement for Project No. 7888, District No. 549; Project No. 7889, District No. 337; and Project No. 7890, District No. 550, Sanitary Sewer, Watermain and Storm Sewer for Crary’s 8th Resubdivision


2.9       Award Bids:

a)  Project No. 7633, District No. 23, Bikepath in S 32nd St. Utility Corridor (43rd- 44th Ave S)

b)  Project No. 7791, District No. 714, Alley Paving for Block 2 of Hubert’s Addition

c)  Project No. 7716, District No. 542, Stormfall Outlet Pipe for Heartland West Addition & Part of SE ¼ Sec. 18 Twn. 151

d)  Project No. 7654, District No. 705, Paving/Street Lights for N 39th St (22-2500 Blks) and Project No. 7656, Paving/Street Lights for 27th Ave N (39-4100 Blks)

e)  Project No. 7839, 2018 Flood Fight Assistance

f)  Project No. 7849, 2018 City Sidewalks

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


2.10     Approve Plans and Specifications for the following projects:

a)  Project No. 7668, District No. 213, street Lights for 45th Ave S (S 25th St to Columbia Rd; Project No. 7810, District No. 215, Street Lights for 12th Ave N and N 53rd St (10the Ave N to 55th St); and 7811, District No. 7811, District No. 216, Street Lights for S 48th St and S 47th St (DeMers Ave to 11th Ave S)


b)  Project No. 7878.1, District No. 721.1, Concrete Panel Repair & Grinding for Belmont Rd (17th Ave S to Park Dr); Project No. 7878.2, District No. 721.2, Concrete Panel Repair & Grinding for Belmont Rd, (32nd Ave S to 47th Ave S); and Project No. 7878.3, District No. 721.3, Concrete Panel Repair & Grinding for 11th Ave S (S 42nd St to S 30th St); and 7878.4 – Concrete Grinding for N 69th St near English Coulee Diversion Bridge


c)  Project No. 7794.1, District No. 715.1, Mill & Overlay for N 20th St (University Ave to Gateway Dr); Project No. 7794.2, District No. 715.2, Mill & Overlay for S 20th St (24th Ave S to 32nd Ave S); Project No. 7794.3, District No. 715.3, Mill & Overlay for Belmont Rd (Park Dr to 32nd Ave S); Project No. 7794.4, District No. 715.4, Mill & Overlay for 27th Ave S (S 20th St to 28th Ave S), S 19th St (25th Ave S to 27th Ave S), and 25th Ave S (S19th St to S 20th St); ); 7794.5, - Overlay for 62nd Ave S (S Washington St to 500’ west of Belmont Rd); and Project No. 7718, District No. 712, Reconstruction of Adams Drive (Desiree Dr to 62nd Ave S)


d) Project No. 7873, Upgrade Lift Station 38


e) Project No. 7541, Sanitary Forcemain along 62nd Ave S, (Levee to S Washington St) and along S Washington Street (E End Drainway to Lift Station No. 39)


f) Project No. 7800, District No. 718, Paving 47th Ave S


g) Project No. 7807, District No. 546, Storm Sewer for 57th Ave South & Project No. 7808, District No. 335, Watermain for 57th Ave South (11th St – S Washington St)


2.11     Grand Forks Wastewater Treatment Facility UV Disinfection and Direct Discharge – Final Design and Bidding Engineering Services

 PowerPoint. Click Here.

2.12     Cooperative Services Agreement with USDA for Wildlife Mitigation at the Wastewater Treatment Plant       


3.           OTHER BUSINESS:


4.           ANNOUNCEMENTS:


5.           ADJOURNMENT:  

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