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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

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

  • Video Linkhttps://youtu.be/zt53Dy3OHE0

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

July 1, 2020, 5:30 pm

Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at the above date and time. City Hall and Council Chambers are now open to the public.  However due to the on-going  COVID-19 public health concerns, members of the Planning and Zoning Commission and staff may be attending this meeting in person while abiding by social distancing guidelines set by the CDC, attending electronically or attending by phone.

Members of the public may view the live airing of the Commission 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 may do so in person at the meeting or should submit their comments to www.grandforksgov.com/councilcomments or call 701-746-2661 for further information.  All online 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. Roll Call

    ____Budke  ___Johnson  ___Kuhn    ___Lunski   ____Matejcek   ___Reichert  ___Sande  ___ Wasvick

  2. Reading and Approval of Minutes for March 4, 2020 (previously tabled)

    And Reading and Approval of Minutes for June 3, 2020.

  3. Public Hearings, Final Approvals, Petitions,and Minor Changes

    3-1       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.

    3-2       Plat of Crary’s 11th Addition and Ordinance dedicating Right of Way located at 900 block of David Drive (west of Cherry Street, south of 58th Ave S). Applicant has withdrawn the application.

    3-3       Ordinance to Amend Zoning Map - Gateway Planned Unit Development (PUD), Concept Development Plan, located at 4001 Gateway Drive. 

    3-4       Ordinance to Amend Zoning Map –  Rezone lot B block 16, Skidmore Addition from R4 MultiFamily District to B3 General Business District, located at 501 Seward Avenue.  

    3-5       Appeal to Detailed Development Plan for gravel contractors storage yard at 4575 32nd Ave S, Mak Construction.   

     

  4. Communications and Preliminary Approvals

    4-1       Ordinance to amend zoning map – Rezone Lot 1, Block 1, Grand Cities Mall Resubdivision from B-2 (Shopping Center) District to B-3 (General Business) District, located at 1900 S Washington St.

  5. Reports from the Planning Department

  6. Other Business

  7. 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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