Planning Co 14-03

CITY OF ELK RIVER ORDINANCE 14 -03
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 2-297, MEMBERSHIP, AND 2-299, MEETINGS AND RULES OF PROCEDURE, RELATING TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION, OF THE CITY OF ELK RIVER, MINNESOTA, CITY CODE
The City Council of the City of Elk River does hereby ordain as follows:
Section 1. That Section 2-297, Membership, of the City of Elk River Code of Ordinances shall be amended to read as follows:
The planning commission shall consist of seven members who are residents of the city and appointed by the city council for terms of three years. All terms shall end on the last day of February. A vacancy shall be filled by the city council for the remainder of the term.. Officers of the commission shall consist of chair and vice-chair, as elected by the commission. The chair shall preside at all meetings of the commission if present, and perform other duties and functions assigned by the commission or the city council. The vice-chair shall perform these duties in the absence of the chair. If a vacancy occurs in the chair office, the vice-chair shall assume the chairs duties for the remainder of the year and a new vice-chair shall be elected by the commission at the next scheduled commission meeting.
Section 2. That Section 2-299, Meetings and rules of procedure, of the City of Elk River Code of Ordinances shall be amended to read as follows:
The planning commission shall meet regularly on the fourth Tuesday of each month to take action on its official business, including planning related items. The commission will meet on the second Tuesday of each month in work session. No action can be taken at a meeting designated as a work session unless the meeting has also been called as a special meeting. Special meetings may be held at any time upon the call of the chair. Notice of the time and place of a special meeting shall be communicated to the members and publicly noticed at least three days prior to the meeting except in the event of an emergency. A majority of the commission members shall constitute a quorum. All commission meetings shall be open to the public. Except as provided in this article, the commission shall be governed by and operate pursuant to Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised (ninth edition).
Section 3. Section 1 of this ordinance shall take effect upon adoption and Section 2 shall take effect 60 days after adoption of this ordinance.
Section 4. That this ordinance shall be published as provided by law.
Passed and adopted by the City Council of the City of Elk River this 18th day of February, 2014.
/s/ John J. Dietz, Mayor
ATTEST:
/s/ Tina Allard, City Clerk
Published in the
Star News
March 8, 2014
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