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A. Appointments; Compensation: Members of advisory boards, commissions and committees shall be appointed by the mayor with the consent of the city council, unless otherwise provided by federal or state law, city code, or interlocal agreement. Appointments to committees established under this chapter shall be made by a simple majority vote of the city council in attendance at a special or regular session. Committee members shall receive no compensation. Committees shall consist of a definite number of members, but in no case shall the number be fewer than three (3) nor greater than nine (9). Members of standing committees shall have regular terms of not less than two (2) years and not more than five (5) years, which terms shall also be staggered. One year terms may be used initially to establish staggered terms. An enacting ordinance or resolution may provide:
1. Specific and permanent city council or mayoral positions on committees;
2. Committee positions specified for members representing various occupations, businesses, trades and professions; and
3. Committee positions specified for members residing outside the corporate boundaries of the city.
The resolution or ordinance creating a committee shall specify the number of members, the position number of each position, and the length and termination date of each term. The city clerk shall keep an official and accurate record of committee positions according to position number, names of appointees serving in each position, appointment dates, dates of resignations, the length and termination date of each term and specific positions provided for city councilors or the mayor; occupations, businesses, trades and professions; and for members residing outside the corporate limits of the city. City councilors or the mayor may, from time to time, be appointed to regular membership on standing or ad hoc committees, provided that the total of city council and mayoral memberships do not constitute a majority of such committees. Committee members may serve successive terms provided they are reappointed by the city council. (Ord. 15-05, 4-6-2015)
B. Removal Of Member: A member of a committee created under this chapter serves at the pleasure of the city council and may be removed by majority vote of the city council, except where state statutes or city ordinance or resolution may otherwise provide. Absences from three (3) consecutive meetings, including regular and special work sessions, or absences from more than fifty percent (50%) of such meetings held during the calendar year shall constitute grounds for removal. Circumstances of the absences shall be considered by the city council prior to removal. Any person who knows in advance of his inability to attend a specific meeting shall notify the chair or secretary of the committee at least twenty four (24) hours prior to any scheduled meeting.
C. Vacancy: Any vacancy on a committee created under this chapter shall be filled by the city council acting in a regular or special session for the unexpired term of the position wherein the vacancy exists.
D. Organization: At a committee's first meeting and at the first meeting of each calendar year, the committee shall elect officers, including a chair, vice chair and secretary. If a vacancy occurs in an officer's position, the committee shall elect a member of the committee to fill the vacancy at the next meeting. The secretary need not be a member of the committee and shall keep an accurate record of all committee proceedings. In the absence of the chair, the vice chair shall assume the responsibilities of and act as the chair pro tem. If both the chair and vice chair are absent from a meeting the attending committee members shall elect a chair pro tem for that meeting. (Ord. 01-06, 2-20-2001; amd. Ord. 15-05, 4-6-2015)