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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

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GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, March 2, 2020 – 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.         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          Presentation – Finance Department:  Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting for     2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

 

2.2          Census Update

 

2.3          Flood Update

 

2.4          Syringe Service Program Update

 

2.5          Coronavirus Update

 

2.6          Proclamations:

                a) General Aviation Appreciation Month

                b) Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

 

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          Applications for property tax exemption of improvements to residential and commercial buildings

 

4.1       Request from SOGF, Inc., dba Speedway 805, for approval of ownership change

 

4.2          Request from BTAB, LLC, dba Rumors Sports Bar & Grill, for approval of ownership change

4.3          Designate Voting Locations for 2020 Elections

 

4.4          Emergency Management Board appointment

 

4.5          Award bids - Mosquito Control

 

4.6          Modify the remodeling exemption for residential and commercial buildings (NDCC 57-02.2-03)

 

4.7          Create District for Project No. 8177/8178/8179/8180, District No. 574/348/575/745 – Sanitary Sewer/Watermain/Storm Sewer & Paving/Street Lighting for 36th  Ave. South (S 15th – S Washington)

 

4.8          Plans & Specs for Project No. 8123 – 2020 Concrete Street Repairs & Project #8183 – 2020  Subdivision Concrete Rehab

 

4.9          Plans & Specs for Project No. 8120/8121 – Sidewalks/ADA Curb Ramps

 

4.10        Plans & Specs for Project No. 8184, District No. 748 – Gateway Dr Frontage Road Rehab (I-29 –   North 55th St.)

 

4.11        Plans & Specs for Project No. 8157, District No. 742 - Reconstruct S 12th St (17th Ave S to Park     Dr)

 

4.12        Plans & Specs for Project No. 8098, District No. 739 – Mill/Overlay Shadyridge Court; Project        #8124, District #749 – 2020 Mill/Overlay; Project #8158, District #743 – Reconstruct Library    Circle (Appr. 300’ west of S Washington to Library Circle)

 

4.13        Bid Award for Project No. 8122 – 2020 Asphalt Street Repair

 

4.14        Bid Award for Project No. 8077 – Veterans Park Restroom

 

4.15        Change Order #6 for Project No. 8042 - University Ave. Reconstruction (Coulee-Columbia) &      Medians/Lighting from Coulee to 42nd

 

4.16        Declaration of surplus and authorize sale of vehicles

 

4.17        Section 5339 Funds - Authorize application

 

4.18        Section 5310 Funds - Authorize application

 

 

5.         INFORMATION ITEMS

 

5.1          Investment Portfolio Summary as of 01/31/2020

 


6.         PUBLIC COMMENTS

                (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 Estimates

 

                7.2 Minutes - February 18, 2020

               

8.         CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS

 

9.         MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS

 

10.       ADJOURNMENT

 

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