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File #: [19-0817]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 9/15/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 10/30/2019 Final action: 10/30/2019
Title: Consider Modifying the Process to Interview Applicants to the Boards with Semi-Autonomous Authority.
Attachments: 1. Presentation, 2. Council Questions with Staff Response


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Consider Modifying the Process to Interview Applicants to the Boards with Semi-Autonomous Authority.
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Staff:
Department:
Mayor Pam Hemminger
Council Committee on Boards and Commissions
Mayor pro tem Jessica Anderson

Council Member Donna Bell

Council Member Michael Parker


Overview: In addition to two autonomous boards, the Council delegates some authorities to the Planning Commission, Community Design Commission, Board of Adjustment and Historic District Commission. The Council has several methods to interview applicants to various boards, including the Planning Commission and the Community Design Commission.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council modify the process to interview applicants to the semi-autonomous boards, which includes the Board of Adjustment and Historic District Commission.

Background:
Typically, an advisory board will review applications and may meet or interview applicants prior to making a recommmendation to the Council for appointments.

On March 10, 2014, the Council considered revisions to the Advisory Board Membership Policy. The key decision points were: to consider and approve memberships for five development review boards; to make policy decision regarding "champions" on the Planning Commission; to determine how the Council might be invloved in screening applicants; and advisory boards and commissions include supporting statements with their recommendations. The Council ultimately decided that the full Council would interview Planning Commission and Community Design Commission applicants. "Interviews will usually take place at a Council meeting at least one meeting prior to the Council meeting at which appointments are made." (excerpt from Advisory Board Membership Policy, Appointment Process)

Historically, the Council Committee on OWASA Interviews meets and interviews applicants and makes a recommendation to the full Council for Town appointees on this autonomous board.

On September 23, 2019, the Council Comm...

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