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A. Number: The commissions shall consist of six (6) members, one of whom shall be a council member serving as a nonvoting liaison.
B. Council Liaison: To preserve the purpose of commissions to serve as independent, fact finding bodies to advise the city council on various matters, the role of the council liaison member is limited to: 1) providing direct communication for the sharing of information between the commission and city council, 2) serve as a commission member for quorum purposes, and 3) vote on any matter in which there is a tie vote among voting members. The council liaison member shall not be eligible to be a commission officer.
C. Quorum: Three (3) members of the commission constitute a quorum, and all actions by the commission require the affirmative vote of a quorum.
D. Residency: Members of commissions shall be residents of the city.
E. Terms Of Office: Members' terms of office shall be for three (3) years commencing January 1 in the year following the enabling resolution except that the terms of the first set of members on any commission shall be staggered so that no more than one-half (1/2) of the total number of members on any commission shall expire in any one year. Upon completion of their term, a member shall continue to serve until a successor is appointed. No individual shall serve more than three (3) consecutive terms on the same commission, but is eligible for reappointment after one year following completion of the last term.
F. Removal: Members of commissions shall serve at the will of the city council and any member of a commission may be removed from office by two-thirds (2/3) vote of all council members.
G. Vacancies: It shall be the duty of the chairperson of the commission to notify the city council promptly of any vacancies occurring in membership. In the case of any member missing three (3) consecutive commission meetings or more than one-third (1/3) of the meetings held within the calendar year, the mayor may declare a vacancy to exist without formal removal proceedings.
H. Appointments And Vacancies: Members of commissions shall be appointed by the mayor with council approval. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term by the same process. (Ord. 2013-1, 2-5-2013)