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The Council may create advisory or appellate boards, commissions and committees, prescribe their duties and fix their compensation, if any. The members thereof shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Council, subject to the following requirements:
(a) On or before December 31 of each year, the City Council shall cause to have prepared an appointments list of all regular and ongoing boards, commissions and committees the members of which are appointed as herein provided. The appointees' list shall contain the following information:
(1) A list of all appointive terms which will expire during the next calendar year, with the name of the incumbent appointee, the date of appointment, the date the term expires, and the necessary qualifications for the position.
(2) A list of all boards, commissions and committees whose members serve at the pleasure of the Mayor and City Council, and the necessary qualifications for each position.
(b) The appointments list shall be made available to members of the public for a reasonable fee which shall not exceed actual cost.
(c) Whenever an unscheduled vacancy occurs in any board, commission or committee for which the Mayor and City Council have the appointing power, whether due to resignation, death, termination or other causes, a special vacancy notice shall be posted in the office of the City Clerk, and in other places as directed by the Mayor and City Council, within twenty (20) days after the vacancy occurs. Final appointment to the board, commission or committee shall not be made for at least ten (10) working days after the posting of the notice in the City Clerk's office. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection (c), the Mayor and City Council may, if they find that an emergency exists, fill the unscheduled vacancy immediately. Persons appointed to fill such a vacancy shall only serve on an acting basis until the final appointment is made pursuant to this subsection (c).
The chairman of each board, commission and committee shall have the power to administer oaths and affirmations relative to any business brought before or under consideration by the respective board, commission or committee of which he is the chairman.