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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

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GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Committee of the Whole

Monday, July 13, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

Council Chambers

 

Notice is hereby given that the City Council will meet at the above date, time and place.  Members of the Grand Forks City Council may be attending this meeting in person, electronically or telephonically.  All in person participation will be conducted in accordance with COVID-19 precautions including social distancing modifications as recommended by the CDC, the North Dakota Department of Health and/or the Grand Forks Public Health Department.  Limited space is available for public attendance.

 

Members of the public may view the live airing of the City Council meeting on Grand Forks Channel 2 or streamed live through the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofgrandforks.  Any member of the public seeking to submit comments relating to an agenda item or public hearing without appearing in person should submit their comments to www.grandforksgov.com/councilcomments or call 701-746-2664 for further information.  All comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. on the meeting date will be considered part of the record of the meeting as if personally presented.

 

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 from Grand Forks Grill, LLC, dba Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon for a change from their Class 4 (Food & Beverage) Alcoholic Beverage License to a Class 1 (General On /Off Sale) Alcoholic Beverage License

 

2.2       Request from Bonzer’s on Fourth, Inc. for approval of change in corporate ownership for Class 1 (General On/Off Sale) Alcoholic Beverage License

 

2.3       Reappointment of Grand Forks Health Officer

 

2.4       Community Foundation Grand Forks Police Department Fund - Information Only

 

2.5       Budget Amendment - Police Department, Narcotics Task Force HIDTA Grant 59319

 

2.6       Design Engineering Amendment for Project No. 8059, Columbia Road Reconstruct (Overpass-University)

 

2.7       Conversion of Oxford & Princeton Streets from One-Way to Two-Way Traffic

 

2.8       Project No. 8127, Quiet Zone Reaffirmation

 

2.9       Approval of engineering agreement with Interstate Engineering for Project No. 8241, Columbia Road Overpass Repair

 

2.10     Matter of approving plans and specifications and authorizing advertisement for bids for Project No. 8241, Columbia Road Overpass repair.

 

2.11     Water Treatment Plant – ph Meter Spare Parts

 

2.12     FY 2020 Budget Update, FY 2021 Proposed Salary and Benefits, and FY 2021 Proposed Mayor’s Budget Preview

 

 

3.         ADJOURNMENT

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