Article I Capital Improvements Committee
[CC 1999 §2-6; Ord. No. 11-05 §1, 4-11-2011; Ord. No. 13-21 §1, 5-28-2013]
At the first regular meeting of the City Council after the general municipal election in each year, or as soon after such election as possible, the Mayor shall, with the approval of a majority of the members of the City Council, appoint a Capital Improvements Committee, the members of which shall serve for a period of one (1) year each or until their respective successors are duly qualified and appointed.
The Capital Improvements Committee shall consist of five (5) members, two (2) of which shall be members of the City Council and three (3) of which shall be citizens of the United States and residents of the City of Republic.
Officers of the Committee.
The officers of the Capital Improvements Committee shall consist of a Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary.
The Chair and Vice Chair shall be designated by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council and shall consist of two (2) members of City Council. The Secretary shall be voted on by the membership and shall be a citizen representative of the Committee or his/her designee.
The Vice Chair shall act for the Chair in the Chair's absence.
The City Administrator and the Finance Director shall be ex officio members of the Committee.
The Committee may adopt procedural policies for the conduct of its meetings that are consistent with the policies of other committees of the City.
[CC 1999 §2-7; Ord. No. 13-21 §1, 5-28-2013]
Pursuant to Charter Section 7.6, the City Administrator is charged with the duty of preparing and submitting to Council a Capital Program annually. It shall be the duty of the Capital Improvements Committee to report to the City Administrator its findings and recommendations on the state and condition of all ongoing or needed capital improvements within the City regarding annual budgetary needs. The City Administrator shall make recommendations to the City Council as to all needed or anticipated capital improvements for the current fiscal year taking into account budgetary constraints and restrictions and giving due regard to the recommendations of the Capital Improvements Committee and department recommendations. Further, the Committee shall annually update a long-range plan for infrastructure needs of the City. Council may accept, modify or reject the recommendations of staff and the Committee in developing its plans for the infrastructure budget and long-range planning needs.
[CC 1999 §2-8; Ord. No. 13-21 §1, 5-28-2013]
In addition to the report provided to the City Administrator for use in developing the annual budget, it shall be the duty of Capital Improvements Committee to consider all matters referred to it by the City Council and to report to the City Council concerning any matter referred to it for consideration. Such report shall be given at the regular meeting of the City Council held immediately after such referral, unless a different reporting time is so designated. Although Council may adopt such recommendations as it finds appropriate from staff and the Committee, Council may take such action as it deems to be in the best interest of the City with regard to any matters addressed in this Article without further referral of a matter to the Committee for review or recommendation.