CITY OF CLOQUET ORDINANCE NO. 410A
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2 OF THE CITY CODE AS IT RELATES TO GENERAL GOVERNMENT
The City Council of the City of Cloquet hereby ordains:
Section 1. That Section 2.1.05, City Engineer/Director of Public Works, be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
2.1.05 Director of Public Works/City Engineer. The City may employ a Director of Public Works/City Engineer who will be appointed by the City Council. The Director of Public Works/City Engineer will report to the City Administrator. The Director of Public Works/City Engineer may, with the consent of the City Council, employ such assistants and employees as may be necessary to perform his/her responsibilities. The Director of Public Works/City Engineer will perform all of the job duties clearly delineated in the job description on file with the City Administrator.
Section 2. That Section 2.1.07, Chief of Police, be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
2.1.07 Police Chief. In fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of the position of Police Chief, the Chief will report to the City Administrator and shall be responsible to the City Council for law enforcement within the City. In addition, the Chief will be responsible for the property of the City used by the Police Department and will perform all of the job duties clearly delineated in the job description on file with the City Administrator.
Section 3. That Section 2.1.08, Chief of Fire Department, be deleted in its entirety.
Section 4. That Section 2.1.09, Library Director, be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
2.1.09 Library Director. The Library Director has responsibility for the management and operation of the City Library. The Library Director is responsible to the Library Board which reports to the Council. The Library Director has final authority over all matters involving the day to day operation of the City Library and is responsible for the property of the City used by the Library. The Library Director will perform all of the job duties clearly delineated in the job description on file with the City Administrator.
Section 5. That Section 2.2.01, Subdivisions 12 and 13 be deleted in their entirety.
Section 6. That Section 2.2.03, Subd. 1, be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
Subd. 1 Membership. The Library Board shall consist of seven (7) members, who shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Council. Members shall be residents of the City. Not more than one (1) member of the Council shall at any one time be a member of the Library Board.
Section 7. That Section 2.2.03, Subd. 7, be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
Subd. 7 Rules or Bylaws. The Board shall have the authority to adopt its own rules of procedures or bylaws and to change the same by a majority vote of the members of the Board.
Section 8. That Section 2.2.05, Subd. 1, be amended to clarify that the Housing and Redevelopment Authority Board consists of five (5) commissioners.
Section 9. That Section 2.6.02, Subd. 1, first paragraph, be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
Subd. 1 Criminal History Employment Investigations. The Cloquet Police Department is hereby required, as the executive entity within the City, to conduct criminal history background investigations at the request of the hiring authority on the following individuals: Applicants for the following positions within the City, unless the City's hiring authority concludes that a background investigation is not needed; finalists for City positions of employment; volunteers who are expected to work alone with minors or vulnerable adults; and persons volunteering in the police or fire departments.
In conducting the criminal history background investigation in order to screen employment applicants, the Police Department is authorized to access data maintained in the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehensions Computerized Criminal History information system in accordance with BCA policy. Any data that is accessed and acquired shall be maintained at the Police Department under the care and custody of the chief law enforcement official or his or her designee. A summary of the results of the Computerized Criminal History data may be released by the Police Department to the hiring authority, including the City Council, the City Administrator or other City staff involved in the hiring process.
Section 10. That Section 2.6.03, Subdivision 1, be amended by deleting #9, Tattooing and Body Piercing Licensing, and that #10 be renumbered as #9.
Section 11. Effective Date. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication in accordance with law.
Passed this 19th day of June, 2012.
CITY OF CLOQUET
By: Bruce Ahlgren
Its City Administrator