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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/S9wmCFc1Cwk

GRAND FORKS GROWTH FUND,

A JOBS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (JDA) AGENDA

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

Council Chambers

 

1.         GENERAL BUSINESS:   Roll Call

 

2.         PRESENTATION: 

 

        2.1  TechSpark/Airtonomy Update  (Info Only)

 

3.  ADJOURNMENT

 

 

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Tuesday, February 18, 20209 – 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 Mayor’s Announcement

 

2.         AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & PROCLAMATIONS

 

2.1          Census Update

2.2          Flood Update

2.3          Red River Valley Water Supply Update

2.4          Employee Recognition

2.5          BNSF – Increase maximum allowable track speed

 

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.)

 

3.1          Public Hearing on Resolution of Necessity and Determination of Protest on Project No. 8159,                Dist. No. 744, Paving Reconstruction on 36th Ave S from S Columbia Rd to the East 700 feet

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.)

 

4.1          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)

 

4.2          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

 

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

 

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

 

4.5          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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.16       Conditional Use Permit for Ruffing It Doggie Daycare, Overnight Center & Grooming, located                at 1515 DeMers Ave

 

4.17       Conditional Use Permit for Kost Materials, LLC to construct ready mix production               facility and aggregate storage, located at 5070 DeMers Ave

 

4.18       Final approval (fast track) -  Plat  for University Place Second Resubdivision, located at 2724    and 2800 University Avenue

 

4.19       Final approval (fast track) – Replat of Lots B, R and E, Block 1, Perkin’s 1st Addition, located at    2751 32nd Ave S

 

4.20       Preliminary approval of an ordinance to dedicate right-of-way on plat of University Park           Resubdivision

 

4.21       Preliminary approval of an ordinance to dedicate right-of-way on plat of Edgewood Village     Second Resubdivision

 

4.22       Preliminary approval of an ordinance amending the zoning map relating to Southern Estates                 Planned Unit Development, Concept Development Plan, Amendment No. 14

 

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

                7.2  Minutes – January 21, 2020 and February 3, 2020

 

8.         CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS

 

9.         MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS

 

10.       ADJOURNMENT

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