ORDINANCE 583

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 20, MISCELLANEOUS, CHAPTER 1 - WATERSHED DEPARTMENT

 

 

WHEREAS, the City of Norris has an established Watershed Department, and      

 

WHEREAS, the City of Norris City Council wishes to amend certain aspects of the Watershed Department Code, and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Norris City Council is empowered to make changes to City Code per Article IV and Article V of the City Charter, and

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NORRIS AS FOLLOWS:

 

SECTION 1:  That Section 20-102 be deleted in its entirety and replaced with:

 

 20-102. Governing board. The governing board of the department shall be comprised of seven members.  

Five of these members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of Council.  The term of each of these five members shall be for three years, except that original appointments shall be for one, two, and three years.

One member shall be a current member of Norris City Council, as determined by City Council, and whose term shall be concurrent with the two year elected term of Council.

One member shall be a current Commissioner of the Norris Water Commission, as determined by the Norris Water Commission, whose term shall be two years, but that the term shall begin and end in years off-set from the City Council member term.

A board chairman and vice-chairman shall be elected by the governing board.   Terms of the chairman and vice-chairman shall be for one year, and shall be elected in January of each year.

All members shall be residents of the City of Norris.  

 

 

 

SECTION 2:  That Section 20-103 be deleted in its entirety and replaced with:

 

20-103.   Secretary-treasurer. The city manager shall serve as secretary-treasurer of the department and shall maintain its books, records, and files and shall have supervision over the operation.  He shall be paid an amount equal to 2% of his total annual City salary for such service from Watershed funds.

 

SECTION 3:  That Section 20-109 be deleted in its entirety and replaced with:

 

20-109.   General powers and duties. Other than the rights reserved to Council, as listed above, responsibility for operating and managing the watershed is delegated to the department in accordance with all City Ordinances, Policies, and Procedures.

 

SECTION 4:  This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its approval as required by law.

 

 

 

 

 

Adopted First reading: August 10, 2015

 

Public Hearing:  September 14, 2015

 

                      Adopted Second reading: September 14, 2015