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220.05  STANDING COMMITTEES.
   Within twenty-one days following the President of Council’s election, the Council-elect shall meet again to discuss committee assignments, with Chairpersons recommended by the Council President-elect. Such assignments shall be confirmed by a majority of Council at its organizational meeting.
   The following standing committees shall perform the duties prescribed in this section:
   (a)   Economic Development Committee. All ordinances, resolutions, and other matters relating to economic development, including, but not limited to, retaining existing businesses and attracting new businesses to Avon Lake shall be referred to the Economic Development Committee for study, investigation, and recommendation to Council, except that such referral on a particular matter may be waived by the President of Council upon the Mayor’s request and advise that timely consideration of such matter by Council is necessary or appropriate.
   (b)   Finance Committee. All ordinances, resolutions, and other matters relating to finances, indebtedness, appropriations, payment of moneys and taxation, and all matters involving the office of the Finance Director and insurance and pensions of employees, shall be referred to the Finance Committee for study, investigation, and reporting to Council. As provided in Chapter 296 , members of the Finance Committee shall also serve as members of the Audit Committee.
   (c)   Human Resources Committee.
      (1)   All ordinances, resolutions, and other matters relating to the hiring of new employees, the grade and step increases of qualifying City employees, the determination of grades and steps for newly created positions, the writing or amending of job descriptions and other matters pertaining to Chapter 258 shall be referred to the Human Resources Committee for a recommendation to Council.
      (2)   All ordinances, resolutions, and other matters relating to negotiations of wage and salary increases for Municipal employees, and the provision of fringe benefits for such employees, shall be considered and recommended by the Human Resources Committee to Council.
      (3)   The Committee shall include among its members the Chairpersons of the Finance and Safety Committees. A member of the Board of Municipal Utilities and a member of the Civil Service Commission shall serve as ex-officio members, without a vote.
   (d)   Natural Resources, Environmental, and Public Media Committee.
      (1)   All ordinances, resolutions, and other matters relating to natural resources and environmental protection shall be referred to the Natural Resources, Environmental, and Public Media Committee for investigation and recommendation to Council.
      (2)   All ordinances, resolutions, and other matters relating to the Digital Media Department, the municipally-owned television station, and residential telephone, gas, transportation, cable television, and electric light and power matters shall be considered and recommended by the Natural Resources, Environmental, and Public Media Committee.
      (3)   One member of the Natural Resources, Environmental, and Public Media Committee shall serve as an ex-officio member of the Environmental Affairs Advisory Board.
      (4)   One member of the Natural Resources, Environmental, and Public Media Committee shall serve as an ex-officio member of the Avon Lake Digital Media Commission.
   (e)   Public Service Committee.
      (1)   All ordinances, resolutions, and other matters relating to the construction, maintenance, and acquisition of buildings and lands owned by the City or proposed to be acquired by it, the lease or sale of buildings and lands not needed for Municipal purposes, and matters relating to street lighting, maintenance of ditches and catch basins, zoning, and City buildings and lands shall be referred to the Public Service Committee for study, investigation, and report to Council.
      (2)   The Committee is in charge of all matters pertaining to the construction, repair, maintenance and inspection of streets and sidewalks, together with street cleaning, waste collection and disposal, street and highway improvements, grades, assessments, and other matters relating to that area between the curb line and the private property line.
      (3)   The Committee is in charge of operations relating to public services, and it shall recommend the obtaining and replacing of equipment, vehicles, and materials used by the Public Works Department, Recreation Department, Municipal Engineer, Zoning Administrator, and Building Department. The Committee is responsible for the maintenance of public parks, playgrounds, and beaches.
   (f)   Safety Committee. All ordinances, resolutions, and other matters relating to the Police Department, the Fire Department, traffic regulations, nuisances and safety in the City shall be referred to the Safety Committee for investigation.
   (g)   Sewer Committee. All ordinances, resolutions, and other matters relating to storm, sanitary, and combined sewers, additions, repairs, and improvements of storm, sanitary, and combined sewers, installations of sewers to enclose open ditches, and sewage disposal, sewer assessments and such matters referred to the Sewer Committee under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Utilities Department, are the responsibility of the Sewer Committee for study and report to Council.
(Ord. 21-2010.  Passed 2-22-10; Ord. 43-2014.  Passed 4-14-14; Ord. 196-2017.  Passed 12-18-17.)