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Airport Authority

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1. Purpose

It is the intent and purpose by adoption of this article and resolution that the regional airport authority is to accommodate the community and region at large with a cohesive governing body or board of commissioners that will provide the policy, structure, zoning, land acquisition, regulations and approval process necessary to oversee the development and management of an airport for the good of the communities and area which it serves. This purpose includes sound fiscal management functions, the adoption and approval of all operating maintenance budgets and capital improvement programs in addition to the appropriate staffing of a professional airport management team. For more information on the Airport Authority, please visit their website by clicking here.

2. Members

The powers and responsibilities of the regional airport authority shall be vested in a board of commissioners consisting of seven (7) members.

  • Three (3) members shall be residents of the City of Grand Forks appointed by the Mayor of the City of Grand Forks and confirmed by the Grand Forks City Council.

  • Two (2) members shall be residents of either the City of Grand Forks and/or the County of Grand Forks and appointed by the Grand Forks County Commission.

  • One (1) member shall be a member of the Grand Forks City Council, nominated by the President of the Grand Forks City Council and appointed and confirmed by the Grand Forks City Council.

  • One (1) member shall be a member of the Grand Forks County Commission appointed by the Grand Forks County Commission.

3. Terms

Five (5) years.

4. Members

  • Steve Kuhlman
    City Representative
    Term: 5 years - Expires July 31, 2022

  • Karl Bollingberg
    City Representative, Chair
    Term: 5 years - Expires July 1,  2020

  • Dane Simonson
    City Representative
    Term: 5 years - Expires August 1, 2023

  • Jeannie Mock
    City Representative
    Term: 5 years - Expires July 31, 2022

  • Tim Mutchler
    County Representative
    Term: 5 years - Expires July  1,2024
  • Rick Meland
    County Representative
    Term: 5 years - Expires July 1, 2021

  • Gary Malm
    County Representative
    Term: 5 years - Expires July 1, 2022


Ryan Riesinger, Executive Director
Work: 795-6981

Civil Service Commission

  • Date: 04/16/2020 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

April 9, 2020


MEMO TO:            Margo Svoboda, Commissioner

                              Keith Reitmeier, Commissioner

                              James Vanyo, Chairperson

                              Wayne Burlog, Vice-Chairperson

                              Patsy Nies, Commissioner


FROM:                   Tangee Bouvette, Human Resources Director


RE:                          Civil Service Commission Meeting Agenda


Notice is hereby given that the Civil Service Commission will meet on the above date and time.  Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, City Hall is currently closed to the public. Members of the Civil Service Commission 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 call (701) 746-2662 to receive the telephone number to call in or the website to join via electronically. Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to this meeting at 746-2665.

Following is the proposed agenda for the Grand Forks Civil Service Commission Meeting which is scheduled for 3:30 PM on Thursday, April 16, 2020 via telephone or video  conference. Please contact us at 746-2662 if you are unable to attend.




Regular Meeting

April 16, 2020

                                  3:30 PM

                                          Call to Order

                                  Approval of Minutes

                                                      February 13, 2020

                                                      March 17, 2020

                                          Eligibility Register

                                           Bus Operator

                                          Reassignment Register

                                                      Firefighter, Senior

                                                      Fleet Maintenance Mechanic, Senior

                                                      Equipment Operator, Senior – Streets

                                                      Equipment Operator, Senior – Sanitation – Collections

                                                      Equipment Operator, Senior – Sanitation –

                                                                                                                  Baling & Landfill        




Any individual requiring a special accommodation to allow access or participation at a City meeting is asked to notify the ADA Coordinator (746-2667) of his/her needs.  Also, materials can be provided in alternative formats: large print, Braille, cassette tape, or on computer disk for people with disabilities or with limited English proficiency (LEP) by contacting the ADA Coordinator (746-2667).

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