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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

  • James Vanyo
    Term Expires: February 2, 2021

  • Margo Svobda
    Term Expires: January 3, 2021

  • Keith Reitmeier
    Term Expires: June 10, 2022

  • Patricia Nies
    Term Expires: April 30, 2022
  • Wayne Burlog
    Term Expires: May 31, 2022

Staff

Human Resources - Email  746-2665

City Council

  • Video Linkhttps://youtu.be/SzUYM8PrqkQ

GRAND FORKS GROWTH FUND,

A JOBS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (JDA) AGENDA

Monday, February 3, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.

Council Chambers

 

1.         GENERAL BUSINESS:   Roll Call

 

2.         JDA ACTION ITEMS:  Hold a Public Hearing and Take Action on

 

2.1                  Release of Personal Guaranty Request from ODRA, LLC

 

2.2                  Rendezvous Region Tourism Council Funding Request

 

2.3                  Start-Up Grand Forks Loan Requests: 

                        a.             Persephone’s Floral

                        b.            Grand Forks Snack Shack

 

3.  ADJOURNMENT

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, February 3, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.

(Immediately following JDA)

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.         GENERAL BUSINESS

 

                1.1 Welcome and Roll Call

                1.2 Pledge of Allegiance

                1.3 Mayor’s Announcement

 

2.         AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & PROCLAMATIONS

 

2.1          Census Update

2.2          Lead and Copper Proposed Rule Change

2.3          Proclamation - Freedom Week, February 10-15, 2020

 

3.         PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS OF ORDINANCES

                (The City Council welcomes your interest and participation in public hearings.  If you wish to speak during  any                 public hearing you may do so by completing a speaker card and placing it in the designated box. You may address    the Council on matters relevant to the public hearing when called upon by the  Mayor. Please  keep your remarks to           a maximum of three minutes.  Always come to the podium and speak into the microphones, as the meeting is         being broadcast and recorded.)

 


4.         ACTION ITEMS

                (The City Council may consider one or more of the following action items in a single vote.  Individual items        may be   acted upon separately as requested by the Mayor or a member of City Council.)

 

4.0          Rendezvous Region Tourism Council Funding Request

 

4.1          Sole Source Request – RescueONE Connector Boat Package

 

4.2          Supplemental Resolution relating to $5,175,000 Wastewater and Sales Tax Revenue Bond,

                Series 2016 and $7,155,000 Refunding Improvement Bond, Series 2016

 

4.3          Create Special Assessment District for Project No.8157, District No. 742 – Reconstruct S 12th St.            (17th Ave S to Park Drive)

 

4.4          Plans & Specifications for Project No. 8122 – 2020 Asphalt Street Repairs

 

4.5          Plans & Specifications for Project No. 7886 – Mill & Overlay on S 5th St. (Demers – Gateway)

 

4.6          Plans and Specifications for Project No. 7956 – ADA Sidewalk Curb Ramps on Washington       Street   from Hammerling Avenue to 8th Avenue N

 

4.7          Plans & Specifications for Project No. 8166 – 2020 Watermain Replacement

 

4.8          Award Bid for Project Nos. 8116-8117-8118,  2020 Sanitary Sewer/Watermain/Storm Sewer   Repairs

 

4.9          Engineering Agreement for Project No. 8048 – Reconstruct North 3rd St. (Demers-University)

 

4.10       Engineering Services Contract with AE2S for Project No. 8199, 2020 Wastewater Treatment    Plant Facility Plan Update

 

5.         INFORMATION ITEMS

6.         CITIZEN REQUESTS

                (Anyone wishing to address the City Council on matters within the jurisdiction of the City but that do not          appear    on the Agenda may do so under Citizen Request.  Matters not appearing on the City Council’s Agenda will not               receive action at this meeting, but may be referred to staff or a committee.  If you wish to speak to the City Council               about an                item that does not appear on the agenda, you may do so by completing a speaker card and placing it in       the designated box at the back of the room.  You may address the Council as the Mayor calls upon you during this             portion of the meeting. All comments and presentations are to be limited to three minutes or as otherwise       established by the City Council. Always come to the podium and speak into the microphone, as the meeting is                 being broadcast and recorded.)

 

7.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND BILLS:

 

                7.1 Vendor List and Engineers Estimate

                7.2  Minutes - January 6, 2020

 

8.         CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS

9.         MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS

10.       ADJOURNMENT

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