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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, June 15, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

 

Notice is hereby given that the City Council will meet at the above date and time.   Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, City Hall is currently closed to the public.  Members of the Grand Forks City Council may be attending this meeting electronically or telephonically.  This meeting will be conducted with social distancing modifications consistent with the recommendations of the CDC. In person attendance at the meeting by the public will not be allowed.

 

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 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 day will be considered part of the record of the meeting as if personally presented.

 

1.         GENERAL BUSINESS

 

1.1          Welcome and Roll Call

1.2          Mayor’s Announcements

 

2.         AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & PROCLAMATIONS

 

2.1          COVID-19 Update – Public Health and Economic Response Briefings

 

2.2          Census Update

 

2.3          Proclamation

 

3.         PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS OF ORDINANCES

(The City Council welcomes your interest and participation in public hearings. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, City Hall is currently closed to the public.  This meeting will be conducted with social distancing modifications consistent with the recommendations of the CDC. 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 comment on the public hearing may submit written 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.)

 

4.         ACTION ITEMS

 

4.0          Accept report from Canvassing Board for June 2020 Election

 

4.1          Update on Northern Plains Nitrogen LLP (NPN) and Letter of Intent Extension

 

4.2          Reappointment to Airport Authority

 

4.3          Application for transfer of Class 4 (Food & Beverage License from Rice Empire Inc (dba Sakura) to Mizuki Inc (dab Sakura)

 

4.4          Ordinance amending Section 8-1503(12) relating to penalty for specified offenses

 

4.5          CARES funding for City of Grand Forks Health Department

 

4.6          Grand Forks Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) console expansion

 

4.7          Cities Area Transit Safety Plan

 

4.8          Wastewater System Communication Equipment Replacement

 

4.9          Replat (fast track) of areas within Perkins 1st Addition (lo. At 2751 & 2925 32nd Ave S)

 

4.10       Replat (fast track) of Business Park 3rd Resubdivision, Lot B, Block 2 (loc. At 2755 S 48th St)

 

4.11       Sign Appeal for Mural located at 316 S 3rd St

 

4.12       Preliminary Approval of Ordinance to amend zoning map - JR PUD Concept Development Plan Amendment 4, located along 44th Avenue South between South 34th Street and South 30th Street

 

4.13       Plat of Crary’s 11th Addition and Preliminary Approval of Ordinance dedicating Right of Way located at 900 block of David Drive (west of Cherry Street, south of 58th Ave S

 

4.14       Preliminary Approval of Ordinance to annex all of Crarys 11th Addition, to the City of Grand Forks, located at 900 block of David Drive (west of Cherry Street, south of 58th Ave S)

 

4.15       Preliminary Approval of Ordinance to Amend Zoning Map - Gateway Planned Unit Development (PUD), Concept Development Plan, located at 4001 Gateway Drive. 

 

4.16       Preliminary Approval of Ordinance to Amend Zoning Map –  Rezone lot B block 16, Skidmore Addition from R4 Multi-Family District to B3 General Business District, located at 501 Seward Avenue  

 

5.         INFORMATION ITEMS

 

5.1          Investment Portfolio Management Summary – May 31, 2020

 

6.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND BILLS:

 

6.1          Vendor List

 

6.2          Minutes

                              April 20, 2020 - City Council

                              May 04, 2020 - City Council         

                          

              

7.         CITIZEN COMMENTS

(The City Council welcomes your interest and participation. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, City Hall is currently closed to the public.  This meeting will be conducted with social distancing modifications consistent with the recommendations of the CDC. 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 comment during the citizen comments section of this meeting may submit written 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.)

 

8.         CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS

 

9.         MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS

 

10.       ADJOURNMENT

 

Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to this meeting at 746-2665.

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