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File #: [19-0943]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 10/17/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 11/13/2019 Final action: 11/13/2019
Title: Consider Expanding the Length of Term That a Member May Serve as an Officer on a Board.
Attachments: 1. A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ADVISORY BOARD ROLES CLAUSE IN THE ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERSHIP POLICY AND CALLING A PUBLIC HEARING TO AMEND THE LAND USE MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION (2019-11-13/R-11)


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Consider Expanding the Length of Term That a Member May Serve as an Officer on a Board.
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Staff:
Department:
Ralph Karpinos, Attorney
Town Attorney's Office
Amy Harvey, Deputy Town Clerk
Communications and Public Affairs

Overview: Several advisory boards cite challenges fulfilling the officer roles due in part to the defined term limitations. The Council Committee on Boards and Commissions recommends an expansion of the term length for the Council's consideration.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council expand the length of term that a member may serve as an officer on a board by:

amending the Advisory Board Membership Policy;
calling a public hearing to amend the Land Use Management Ordinance (LUMO); and,
enacting amendments to the Town Code of Ordinances.

The recommended changes to the LUMO and Town Code would make the rules on terms more consistent among the boards. (The Grievance Hearing Board (which hears employee cases) is not included in this proposed amendment because it does not hold regular meetings.)

Relocating the length of term standards from the LUMO to the Council's policy will allow further adjustments to terms of officers, if deemed by the Council to be appropriate, without going through the public hearing steps required by law to amend the LUMO.

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Attachments:

* Resolution

* Ordinance









A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE ADVISORY BOARD ROLES CLAUSE IN THE ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERSHIP POLICY AND CALLING A PUBLIC HEARING TO AMEND THE LAND USE MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION (2019-11-13/R-11)

WHEREAS, the Parks, Greenways, and Recreation Commission petitioned the Town Council to permit the current officers to serve an additional year and recommended a change to policy; and

WHEREAS, on September 23, 2019, the Council Committee on Boards and Commission discussed adjusting the term limitations for advisory ...

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