[CC 1991 §2-1; Ord. No. 755 §1, 9-8-1987; Ord. No. 821 §1, 11-20-1989; Ord. No. 98-1116 §1, 9-21-1998; Ord. No. 99-1129 §1, 4-20-1999; Ord. No. 99-1136 §1, 5-18-1999; Ord. No. 2005-1440 §1, 4-27-2005; Ord. No. 2009-1600 §1, 5-19-2009; Ord. No. 2018-1861, 9-25-2018; Ord. No. 2019-1938, 5-29-2019; Ord. No. 2019-1898, 7-16-2019]
Creation — Membership — Organization. There is hereby created a Ways and Means Committee. Said Committee shall consist of one (1) member of the Board of Aldermen, the City Treasurer, and five (5) residents of the City. The City Administrator, Assistant City Treasurer, and Finance Officer shall serve as ex officio non-voting members of the Committee. The Alderman and the residents shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Board of Aldermen. The Mayor with the approval of the Board of Aldermen will appoint one (1) of the resident members as Chairman for a term of one (1) year. Chairmen may be reappointed to successive terms but shall not serve more than three (3) consecutive terms unless under case of exceptional circumstance as determined by the Mayor with the approval of the Board of Aldermen. The appointed Alderman shall serve a term of one (1) year, to expire at the next regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen following an election of Aldermen and when a successor is appointed and qualified thereafter or the appointed Alderman ceases to be an Alderman, whichever comes first. Appointed resident members of the Ways and Means Committee shall serve terms of two (2) years, each expiring on June 30 of the appropriate year and when a successor is appointed and qualified; provided, however, that of the members first appointed to the Ways and Means Committee after September 25, 2018, three (3) shall be appointed to serve a term of one (1) year, and three (3) shall be appointed to serve a term of two (2) years. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term of office of the vacated office. The Mayor may, with the consent of a majority of all the members elected to the Board of Aldermen, remove from office any appointed member of the Committee at will and any such member may be so removed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all the members elected to the Board of Aldermen, independently of the Mayor's approval or recommendation. The Committee shall meet at the call of the Chairman. All who serve on this Committee shall do so without compensation for such services.
Purpose — Duties.
The Ways and Means Committee shall review the annual budget with the City Administrator during its preparation and make recommendations altering, revising, increasing or decreasing the items as it shall deem necessary in view of the needs of the various spending agencies and the probable income for the year. The budget and the Ways and Means Committee recommendations shall be transmitted to the Board of Aldermen on or before the regular Board of Aldermen meeting in the month of May.
The Ways and Means Committee shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to it from time to time by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.