[Ord. No. 99-100 §1, 7-12-1999; Ord. No. 15-122 §2, 12-21-2015]
Pursuant to Section 2.507 of the St. Charles County Charter and the recommendation of the County Executive, the County Department of Communications is hereby established. The Department shall be responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating and directing a variety of community relations, public information and social media activities as well as directing the internal printing and copying service, internal mail distribution system, switchboard and video production activities.
[Ord. No. 99-100 §§2,5, 7-12-1999; Ord. No. 15-122 §2, 12-21-2015]
The Department shall be headed by a Director who shall be exempted from the Merit System pursuant to the St. Charles County Charter, Section 7.300 (2014).
Pursuant to Section 3.601.1 and Section 4.1503 of the St. Charles County Charter, the County Executive shall appoint the Director of Communications, subject to approval by the County Council.
[Ord. No. 99-100 §6, 7-12-1999; Ord. No. 15-122 §2, 12-21-2015]
In the case of a vacancy in the office of Director, the vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as an appointment is made. However, pursuant to Section 3.603 of the St. Charles County Charter, the County Executive may appoint an Acting Director who shall serve until the vacancy is filled.
[Ord. No. 99-100 §7, 7-12-1999; Ord. No. 15-122 §2, 12-21-2015]
The Director of the Department of Communications shall be responsible for the Department and shall have such duties and powers as directed by the County Executive.
Editor's Note: Former Sections 127.050, Department Director and Employees Not to Represent the County Council Unless Authorized, and 127.060, Consolidation of Certain Other Departments, which immediately followed, derived from Ord. No. 99-100 §§3 – 4, 8, 7-12-1999, were repealed 12-21-2015 by §1 of Ord. No. 15-122.