[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Atlantic City 2-28-1990 by Ord. No. 13-1990. This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 13, Arts Commission, adopted 4-12-1989 by Ord. No. 15-1989, as amended. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Entertainers and special events — See Ch. 21.
There is hereby created the Atlantic City Arts Commission.
The Arts Commission shall be comprised of 10 residents of Atlantic City to be appointed by City Council for terms of four years, beginning on January 1, 1988, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. The terms of the members first appointed shall be as follows:
[Amended 1-10-1996 by Ord. No. 99-1995]
Thereafter, the term of each member shall be four years. A member may be removed from service on the Commission by a two-thirds vote of the full membership of the Commission for failure to attend two or more consecutive meetings for the Commission. Excused absences must be unanimously agreed upon and approved by the Chairman Emeritus, Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Commission. Upon such removal, a member of City Council will be notified by the Chairman, and a request for the appointment of a new member, to fill the vacancy created thereby, shall be made expeditiously. A vacancy occurring other than by expiration of a term shall be filled for the unexpired term only, by appointment of City Council.
[Amended 7-2-1997 by Ord. No. 40-1997]
City Council may, by a two-thirds vote of its full membership, appoint a nonresident to fill a position on the Commission if no resident qualified pursuant to § 13-2 herein can be found.
The appointment of members of the Commission shall be representative of all wards of the city, as required by § 4-11 of this Code (Ordinance No. 45-1983), except that when a vacancy occurs on the Commission and said vacancy creates a need for an appointee who qualifies pursuant to one of the categories set forth in § 13-2 and after the passage of 60 days from the date of notice to all members of City Council regarding such vacancy no such categorical replacement from within the appropriate ward has been found, at the end of said sixty-day period, City Council may, by a two-thirds vote of its full membership, waive the requirement for ward representation and appoint someone from outside the appropriate ward. Upon the occurrence of a vacancy, the Chairperson of the Commission or his or her designee shall immediately give simultaneous written notice of such vacancy to all members of City Council, which notice shall also state the category and ward representation, if any, of the vacating member.
The members of the Commission shall elect a Chairman and a Vice Chairman and other officers which it deems appropriate. An officer shall be permitted to serve more than one term, if so elected.
Florence Valore Miller is hereby appointed Founding Chairman Emeritus of the Atlantic City Arts Commission for a perpetual term requiring no further appointment action by City Council. She shall be given notice of all meetings of the Commission, and she shall have the right to attend such meetings, take part in discussions and vote upon matters raised in the order of business at any such meetings. She shall hold no other office on the Commission, and she shall be subject to the requirements of all other sections of Chapter 13 of this Code and the bylaws of the Commission, which are not inconsistent with this section.
[Added 9-11-1997 by Ord. No. 52-1997]
The Arts Commission shall utilize parliamentary procedures and establish bylaws for the orderly conduct of its meetings.
The members of the Arts Commission shall serve without pay for the faithful performance of their duties. No one shall, by virtue of his or her service on the Atlantic City Arts Commission, be precluded from earning professional fees in the practice of his profession in Atlantic City. A member shall abstain from voting on matters which hold the potential of a conflict of interest for such member. Each member shall disclose any pecuniary interest the member or any of his family members may have in any applicant's fine arts project.
The city shall appropriate such funds as it deems necessary for the proper administration and functioning of the Atlantic City Arts Commission.
The Arts Commission shall have the following duties:
To make recommendations on public projects requiring city governmental/administration approval, as provided in this chapter, regarding the visual fine arts, including parks, public buildings, landscape and streetscapes, providing comment on the general external aesthetic environment of the city.
[Amended 7-2-1997 by Ord. No. 40-1997]
To make recommendations regarding any work of art to be acquired by the city, whether by purchase, gift or otherwise, and to indicate and supervise its proposed location.
To recommend the removal, relocation or alteration of any existing work of art in the possession of the city.
To examine all works of art located in the city and make recommendations to the City Council regarding city owned works of art.
To serve as an advisory board to the Planning and Zoning Boards for the purpose of making recommendations regarding proposed projects.
To annually report to the Mayor, City Council, Planning Board and Zoning Board regarding the projects reviewed and other activities of the Commission during the year; said report to be on a calendar-year basis and to be filed on or before January 15 of the following year.
To support development of an arts coalition to include all art disciplines, performing arts, theater arts and others.
[Added 7-2-1997 by Ord. No. 40-1997]
All meetings of the Arts Commission shall be held in compliance with the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act (N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq.).