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Emergency Management Board

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1. Establishment

The City of Grand Forks and the County of Grand Forks through a Joint Powers Agreement establish a combined emergency management agency.

2. Administration

The agency shall be managed by a board to be known as the Emergency Management Board. The Board shall consist of: a member of the County Commission, appointed by the County Commission; a member of the City Council, appointed by the City Council, and a representative of the public, whose appointment shall be jointly concurred with by the County Commission and the City Council.

3. Powers and Duties

  • To plan for and implement the establishment of the agency;

  • To plan for and implement the emergency management systems, including emergency mitigation, preparation, response and recovery functions and activities for all emergencies and disasters, whether natural or man-made;

  • To develop a plan for the administration and management of the Emergency Management Agency;

  • To establish and develop policies governing day to day operations of the agency;

  • To prepare an annual budget for approval by the City and County;

  • To employ an Emergency Manager and staff necessary to operate or manage the agency, subject to the limits of annual appropriations and authority approved by the City and County;

  • To enter into contracts for the purchase, lease and sale of equipment and/or services necessary to carry out its powers and duties, subject to the limits of annual appropriations and authority as approved by the City and County;

  • To plan for future needs of the City and County in relation to emergency services and Emergency Management and make appropriate recommendations to the City and County;

  • To assure that emergency operational plans are developed to effectively serve the citizens within the agency’s jurisdiction;

  • To submit an annual report of all functions, activities, and recommendations for consideration by the City and County;

  • To prepare and submit such grant applications for local, state, federal or other funding which may be available for the administration, operation and management of the Emergency Management program;
    Such other powers and duties as may be assigned from time to time by the City and County.

4. Members

  • Danny Weigel - Term expires January 1, 2021
    Grand Forks City Council Representative
  • Diane Knauf
    Grand Forks County Commission Representative
  • Leah Ista- Term expires March 3, 2022
    Representative of the Public
  • Michelle Rakoczy - Term expires March 6, 2021
    Representative of the Public
  • Heather Everson - Term expires March 6, 2021
    Representative of the Public

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.

 

AGENDA

GRAND FORKS CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

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        

                                                     

                                     Adjourn

 

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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