Civil Service Commission

Meetings


  • As Needed
  • City Council Chambers
    116 W Adams Street
    Creston, IA 50801

Members

Member Term Expiration
Annette Rice
April 1, 2020
Will Shields
April 1, 2018
Galen Zumbach
April 1, 2018

Term Length


Commissioners serve on staggered, 4 year terms.

27.01 Purpose


The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the appointment, powers and duties of a Civil Service Commission in accordance with the requirements of State law.

27.02 Appointment & Term


A Civil Service Commission consisting of 3 members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Council. Following appointment of the initial Commission according to law one member shall be appointed 1 year after each regular municipal election to hold office for a term of 4 years commencing the first Monday of April following such municipal election.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 400.1)

(Ord. 08-110 - July 08 Supp.)

27.03 Qualifications


Commissioners must be citizens of Iowa, eligible electors and residents of the City preceding their appointment. No person while on said Commission shall hold or be a candidate for any office of public trust.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 400.2)

27.04 Human Rights Commission


Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 27.03, when a human rights commission has been established, the director thereof shall ex officio be a member, without vote, of the Civil Service Commission.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 400.2)

27.05 Compensation


Civil service Commissioners shall serve without compensation.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 400.2)

27.06 Chairperson


The Commission shall elect a chairperson from among its members.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 400.4)

27.07 Clerk


The City Clerk shall be clerk of the Commission.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 400.4)

27.08 Records


The Civil Service Commission shall keep a record of all its meetings and also a complete individual service record of each civil service employee which record shall be permanent and kept up to date.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 400.4)

27.09 Rooms & Supplies


The Council shall provide suitable rooms in which the Commission may hold its meetings and supply the Commission with all necessary equipment and a qualified shorthand reporter or an electronic voice recording device to enable it to properly perform its duties.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 400.5)

27.10 Powers & Duties


The Commission shall administer the civil service procedure as contained in Chapter 400, Code of Iowa, (click to go to Code of Iowa Ch. 400) and amendments thereto and shall have, exercise and perform all powers and duties as provided thereby.