Section 103-626; Ord. 17522; Amending Chapter 2 RE: City Boards and Commissions


Ordinance No.           17522               Council Bill No.           B 393-02A            

AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 2 of the City Code as it relates to city commissions; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.  Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

    Material to be deleted in strikeout; material to be added underlined.

DIVISION 3.

BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN COMMISSION

Sec. 2-251. Establishment; members; qualifications; appointment; terms.

    The bicycle/pedestrian commission is hereby established. The commission shall be composed of fourteen (14) members. One member shall be a member of the planning and zoning commission chosen by that commission; one member shall be a member of the parks and recreation commission chosen by that commission; one member shall have knowledge of street construction and maintenance; one member shall have knowledge of school districting; five (5) members shall have knowledge of bicycling, bicycle safety or bikeways; and five (5) members shall have an interest in pedestrian safety and infrastructure. All members shall be qualified voters of the city. The members succeeding the original members shall be appointed by the city council for three (3) year terms.  The members from the planning and zoning commission and the parks and recreation commission shall be voting members but shall not be eligible to serve as officers of the bicycle/pedestrian commission.

Sec. 2-252. Meetings; quorum; attendance.

    The commission shall meet at the call of the chair. A quorum for the transaction of business shall consist of not less than eight (8) members. The commission shall elect from its members a chair, vice-chair and a secretary. The chair shall preside at all meetings, and in the absence of the chair or the inability of the chair to preside at any meeting, the vice-chair shall preside. The secretary shall keep a permanent record of the proceedings of the commission and forward a report of such proceedings to the city council. The commission shall establish its own rules and procedures. The members appointed shall serve for the terms of their appointments, and until their successors are appointed and qualified, and each shall serve without compensation. Any commission member having three (3) unscheduled absences without just cause within a period of one year, or who shall be continuously absent from meetings for any reason for a period of four (4) consecutive months (when regular meetings have been held in such four (4) months) without prior city council consent, The chair of the commission is authorized to excuse any member from attendance at a commission meeting; provided, that the member requested to be excused before the meeting.  Any member who is absent, without being excused, from twenty-five percent of the regular commission meetings held in a calendar year shall automatically forfeit the office.  Any member who is absent, without being excused, from three consecutive regular meetings shall automatically forfeit the office. It shall be the duty of the chair of the commission to promptly notify the city council appointing authority of the vacancy.

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DIVISION 7.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
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Sec. 2-327. Members; qualifications; compensation; terms.

The community development commission shall be composed of nine (9) members, who shall be qualified voters of the city, and shall consist of one member from the Boone County Community Services Advisory Commission chosen by that commission, one member from each of the six (6) wards of the city, and two (2) at-large members. Selection of members shall be made so as to encourage substantial representation of low and moderate income citizens and members of minority groups in accordance with federal guidelines. They shall serve without compensation and shall not be paid officers or employees of the city. The terms of office shall be three (3) years. The city council shall, on or before the first day of November of each year, make appointments to fill the terms expiring at that time.  The member from the Boone County Community Services Advisory Commission shall be a voting member but shall not be eligible to serve as an officer of the Columbia community development commission.

Sec. 2-328. Election and terms of officers; vacancies.

The commission shall elect three (3) of its members to serve as chairperson, vice-chairperson and secretary. Each officer shall hold office for a term of one year. When any officer's appointment to the commission expires or becomes vacant, the commission shall elect a new officer.

Sec. 2-329. Meetings; quorum; attendance.

    The community development commission shall hold meetings once each month at a time and place to be determined by the commission, and such special meetings as called for by the chairperson of the commission or the city council. When there is no business to conduct, the chairperson may cancel the monthly meeting. A simple majority of the current members of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any commission member having three (3) unscheduled absences without just cause within a period of one year, or who shall be continuously absent from meetings for any reason for a period of four (4) consecutive months (when regular meetings have been held in such four (4) months) without prior city council consent, The chair of the commission is authorized to excuse any member from attendance at a commission meeting; provided, that the member requested to be excused before the meeting.  Any member who is absent, without being excused, from twenty-five percent of the regular commission meetings held in a calendar year shall automatically forfeit the office.  Any member who is absent, without being excused, from three consecutive regular meetings shall automatically forfeit his the office. It shall be the duty of the chairman of the board commission to promptly notify the city council of the vacancy.

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DIVISION 8.

ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY

Sec. 2-346. Established.

The Columbia Environment and Energy Commission is hereby established.

Sec. 2-347. Members; qualifications; compensation; terms.

    The environment and energy commission shall be composed of thirteen (13) members. Four (4) members shall be appointed by the Boone County Commission. Nine (9) Six (6) members shall be appointed by the city council,. of which oOne member shall be a member of the planning and zoning commission chosen by that commission, one member shall be a member of the board of health chosen by that board, and one member shall be a member of the water and light advisory board chosen by that board. The other six (6) members to be appointed by the city council shall be qualified voters and residents of the city. Members shall serve without compensation and shall not be paid officers or employees of the city. The terms of office shall be three (3) years. Appointments shall be made on or about the first day of June of each year.   The members from the planning and zoning commission, the board of health and the water and light advisory board shall be voting members but shall not be eligible to serve as officers of the environment and energy commission.    

Sec. 2-348. Election of officers; terms; vacancies.

The commission shall elect three (3) of its members to serve as chairperson, vice-chairperson and secretary. Each officer shall hold office for a term of one year. When any officer's appointment to the commission expires or becomes vacant, the commission shall elect a new officer.

Sec. 2-349. Meetings; quorum; attendance.

    The commission shall hold meetings once each month at a time and place to be determined by the commission, and such special meetings as called for by the chairperson of the commission or the city council. Seven (7) members of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any commission member having three (3) unscheduled absences without just cause within a period of one year, or who shall be continuously absent from meetings for any reason for a period of four (4) consecutive months (when regular meetings have been held in such four (4) months) without prior city council consent, The chair of the commission is authorized to excuse any member from attendance at a commission meeting; provided, that the member requested to be excused before the meeting.  Any member who is absent, without being excused, from twenty-five percent of the regular commission meetings held in a calendar year shall automatically forfeit the office.  Any member who is absent, without being excused, from three consecutive regular meetings shall automatically forfeit his the office. It shall be the duty of the chairman of the commission to promptly notify the city council appointing authority of the vacancy.
 
SECTION 2.  Commission officers who become ineligible to serve as commission officers by passage of this ordinance shall be allowed to complete their current terms of office.

SECTION 3.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

PASSED this 2nd day of December, 2002.