City of Coldwater, MI
Branch County
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[Ord. No. 455, passed 11-12-1990]
A Local Officers Compensation Commission is hereby created, which shall determine the salaries of each local elected official. The Compensation Commission shall consist of five members who are registered electors of the City, appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by a majority of the members elected and serving on Council. The terms of office shall be five years, except that of the members first appointed, one each of whom shall be appointed for terms of one, two, three, four and five years. All first members shall be appointed within 30 days after the effective date of this chapter. Thereafter, members shall be appointed at the first regular meeting of Council in each calendar year. Vacancies shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term. No member or employee of the legislative, judicial or executive branch of any level of government, nor members of the immediate family of such member or employee, shall be eligible to be a member of the Compensation Commission.
[Ord. No. 455, passed 11-12-1990; Ord. No. 700, passed 1-23-2006]
The Compensation Commission shall determine the salaries of the Mayor and Council members, which determination shall be the salaries unless Council shall, by resolution adopted by two-thirds of the members elected to and serving on Council, reject it. The determination of the Compensation Commission shall be effective 30 days following its filing with the City Clerk unless rejected by Council. If the determination is rejected, the existing salary shall prevail. Any expense allowance or reimbursement paid to elected officials in addition to salary shall be for expenses incurred in the course of City business and accounted for to the City.
[Ord. No. 455, passed 11-12-1990; Ord. No. 700, passed 1-23-2006]
The Compensation Commission shall meet for not more than 15 session days in every odd-numbered year, and shall make its determination within forty-five calendar days of its first meeting. The first session day shall be no later than April 15, and such determination shall be filed with the City Clerk on June 1, or as close to June 1 as is practicable, in any year in which the Compensation Commission files a determination. A majority of the members of the Compensation Commission shall constitute a quorum for conducting the business of the Compensation Commission. The Compensation Commission shall take no action or make any determination without a concurrence of a majority of the members appointed and serving on the Compensation Commission. The Compensation Commission shall elect a Chairperson from among its members. "Session days" means any calendar day on which the Compensation Commission meets and a quorum is present. The members of the Compensation Commission shall receive no compensation, but shall be entitled to their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
[Ord. No. 455, passed 11-12-1990]
Council shall implement this provision by resolution. After one year following the date this chapter goes into effect, the procedure for establishing the compensation of elected officials may be changed by Charter amendment or revision.
[Ord. No. 455, passed 11-12-1990]
All business which the Commission may perform shall be conducted at a public meeting of the Commission held in compliance with Act 267 of the Public Acts of 1976, as amended, and public notice of the time, date and place of the meeting of the Commission shall be given in the manner required by said Act 267, being the Open Meetings Act.
[Ord. No. 455, passed 11-12-1990]
A writing prepared, owned, used, in the possession of or retained by the Commission in the performance of an official function shall be made available to the public in compliance with Act 442 of the Public Acts of 1976, as amended, being the Freedom of Information Act.