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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

Committee of the Whole

  • Video Linkhttps://youtu.be/NYx9VesZJI8

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Committee of the Whole

Monday, February 10, 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.             CALL TO ORDER:

 

1.1          Welcome and Roll Call:

 

2.             DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

2.1          Request for transfer of Class 4 (Food & Beverage) Alcoholic Beverage License from Grand Forks Restaurants, LLC (dba Wild Hog Smokehouse Bar and Grill) to Harry’s on DeMers, LLC (dba Harry’s on DeMers)

 

2.2          Request from BGF, Inc (dba Vinyl Taco) to change the class of the Alcoholic Beverage License from a  Class 1 (General On- and/or Off-Sale) Alcoholic Beverage License to a Class 4 (Food & Beverage) Alcoholic Beverage License

 

2.3          Grand Forks Renaissance Zone Project GF-63: Olive Ann

 

2.4          Create Special Assessment District for Project No. 8182, District No. 747, Belmont Road Reconstruction (Peyton’s Place Circle – 62nd Ave S)

 

2.5          Create Special Assessment District for Project No. 8098, District No. 739, Mill & Overlay on Shadyridge Ct; Project No. 8124, District No. 749, 2020 Mill & Overlay and Project No. 8158,   District No. 743, Reconstruct Library Circle

 

2.6          Create Special Assessment District for Project No. 8184, District No. 748, Gateway Drive Frontage Road Rehab (I-29 to North 55th St)

 

2.7          Approve Plans & Specifications for Project No. 8076, Flood Station #201 Upgrades

 

2.8          Award Bids for Project No. 8159, District No. 744, Reconstruct 36th Ave S (Columbia Rd to 700’  East of Columbia Rd

 

2.9          Award Bids for Project No. 8132, 2020 LED Street Light Replacement Program

 

2.10       Award Bids for Project No. 7956, ADA Curb Ramps on Washington St (Hammerling - 8th Ave N)

 

2.11       Award bids for Project No. 8028, Mill & Overlay University Ave (3rd St to State St)

 

2.12       Award Bids for Project No. 7886, N 5th St Mill & Overlay (Demers to Gateway)

 

2.13       Award Bids for Project No. 8112, 2020 Flood Fight Assistance

 

2.14       Engineering Agreement for Project No. 8146, South End Bridge Hydraulics Study

 

2.15       Project Update for Project No. 7957, 32nd Ave South Intersection Improvements (I-29 to S 20th St) (Information Only)

 

2.16      Small Cell Discussion (Information Only)

 

2.17       Award Bid for Project No. 8169, Public Works Operations – LED Light Fixtures

 

3.               OTHER BUSINESS:

 

4.               ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

5.               ADJOURNMENT:

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