City Government

City Commission

In a city commission government, voters elect a small commission, typically, from five to seven members, on a plurality-at-large voting basis. These commissioners constitute the legislative body of the city and, as a group, are responsible for taxation, appropriations, ordinances, and other general functions.

The commission meets monthly the second Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at city hall, 32 East Main Street, Halliday, ND. For more information or to place an item on the agenda, please e-mail your request to


July 2017. Minutes docx


Aug 14 2017



Blair Selle
701-938-4321 home

Rene Kraus

Jeremy Hausauer
701-938-4523 home

Janet Wanek
701-206-1230 cell

Linda Gietzen
701-938-4744 home

Planning & Zoning Board

A planning and zoning board is a locally elected or appointed government board charged with recommending to the local city commission the boundaries of the various original zoning district and appropriate regulations to be enforced and proposed amendments. They also are responsible for collecting data and staying informed of the best city planning and zoning practices. By doing so, they can act appropriately on measures affecting the present and future movement of traffic, the segregation of residential and business districts and the convenience and safety of persons and property in any way dependent on city planning and zoning.

The chairman of the planning and zoning board (or a staff member) is responsible for publishing public hearings in the newspaper about certain matters that come before the board. Some communities elect members of the board. In other jurisdictions the planning and zoning board members are appointed by the mayor or first selectman of the city or town and approved by the city’s legislative body, i.e. city commission, board of aldermen, etc. (some planning and zoning board members are appointed by the city commission as a whole).

The planning and zoning board meets semimonthly, the first and third Mondays.







Carolyn Klopp
701-938-3419 home

Ryan Schleppenbach
651-707-3009 cell

Duane Saari
715-919-1626 home

David Kuntz
701-938-4585 home

Linda Gietzen
701-938-4744 home

Park Board

Park board is used by many government bodies to describe the parts of their organizations that oversee public parks and recreational public works. The last two terms are also sometimes used for an independent park district.

The park board meets monthly the second Monday.







Zoe Johnson
701-692-0106 home
701-690-1442 cell

Darrel Gegelmann
701-938-4753 home

Harvey Schmitz
701-290-4295 home

Jarret Wanek
701-391-3523 home

Meet the Employees

Welcome to the city of Halliday! We’d like to introduce ourselves…we work for the community and it is our goal to meet and/or exceed resident expectations. We take pride in what we do and it is important we create a quality of life for the residents who work, play and call the city of Halliday home.

If you have suggestions or ideas on how we can improve our community, parks, services and communication, we encourage you to complete the form below and submit. We will respond within in 48 hours (if receive e-mail on weekend, it may take a little longer to respond) or please feel free to give us call to chat! We look forward to hearing from you!


Patrick Kuntz
(Public Works Supervisor)
701-938-4338 home
701-290-5709 cell

Michele Kuntz
701-938-4585 home
701-260-4055 cell

Edward Pilch
(Assistant Public
Works Supervisor)
701-690-6090 cell

(Building Inspector)

Myron Stern
(City Judge)
701-748-6162 home

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