[Ord. No. 2001-1207 §1, 8-21-2001; Ord. No. 2005-1456 §1, 6-21-2005; Ord. No. 2009-1600 §2, 5-19-2009; Ord. No. 2018-1861, 9-25-2018; Ord. No. 2019-1938, 5-29-2019]
Creation — Membership — Organization — There is hereby created a Public Works Commission. Said Commission shall consist of one (1) member of the Board of Aldermen and six (6) residents of the City. The City Administrator and City Public Works Director shall serve as ex officio non-voting members of the Commission. 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 Public Works Commission shall serve terms of two (2) years, each expiring on June 30th of the appropriate year and when a successor is appointed and qualified; provided, however, that of the members first appointed to the Public Works Commission 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 Commission at will and any such member may be so removed by a two-Editor's Note: thirds (2/3) vote of all the members elected to the Board of Aldermen, independently of the Mayor's approval or recommendation. The Commission shall meet at the call of the Chairman. All who serve on this Commission shall do so without compensation for such services.
[Ord. No. 2001-1207 §2, 8-21-2001]
The Commission shall have the authority to:
Advise and make recommendations and suggestions regarding infrastructure needs to the Board of Aldermen as to matters regarding:
Streets, roads, sound walls, sidewalks, storm sewers, drains and stormwater runoff or retention;
Solutions to stormwater problems and estimate the cost of those solutions;
Street lights and traffic control devices;
The initiation of an engineering analysis of traffic accidents and suggestions as to remedial measures;
The initiation of engineering investigations of traffic conditions;
Plantings in the public right-of-way and all public improvements;
The priority of control or retention problem areas according to established City guidelines; and
The priority of proposed solutions to problems relating to existing streets, roads, sound walls, sidewalks, storm sewers, drains and stormwater runoff or retention and other public works improvements problems.
Establish any subcommittee as may be appropriate to assist this Commission and to recommend to the Board of Aldermen on said issues.
Perform such other duties as may be delegated to it from time to time by the Board of Aldermen.
Editor's Note — Ord. no. 99-1133 §1, adopted May 18, 1999, repealed sections 120.090 — 120.130 in their entirety, thereby eliminating the commission known as the tax increment financing commission. Said former sections derived from ord. no. 1098 §§1 — 5, 8-19-1997. We have left these sections reserved for the city's future use. Subsequently at the editor's discretion we have inserted ord. no. 2001-1207 §§1 — 2, adopted August 21, 2001 as sections 120.090 and 120.100 hereof.