ORDINANCE 512

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE II OF THE CITY OF NORRIS CHARTER, TENNESSEE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, TO CREATE THE NORRIS LITTLE THEATRE BOARD.

 

WHEREAS, The Norris City Council, in accordance with the Tennessee Code Annotated, may amend Title II of the City Charter, Boards and Commissions; and

 

WHEREAS, City Council wishes to enhance the Quality of Life to all Citizens of Norris;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Norris, Tennessee that the following be established:

 

 

Section 1.    NORRIS LITTLE THEATRE BOARD

 

7-101. Creation, members, terms, compensation, vacancies.

7-102. General powers and duties.

7-103. Operation

7-104. Gifts for theatrical purposes.

7-105. Powers reserved to the council.

 

7-101. Creation, members, terms, compensation, vacancies.

There is hereby created a city "Norris Little Theatre Board" which shall consist of seven (7) Norris residents, to be appointed by the mayor and ratified by council to serve for terms of three (3) years or until their successors are appointed. However, the first members shall be appointed for such terms that the term of two (2) members shall expire annually thereafter.  The members of the Norris Little Theatre Board shall serve without pay.  Any vacancy in the board occurring otherwise than by expiration of a term shall be filled only for the unexpired term, and such appointment shall be made by the mayor.

 

7-102. General powers and duties. The Norris Little Theatre Board is hereby empowered and directed to provide, establish, maintain, and conduct a community theatre program for residents of the City of Norris, utilizing such facilities, and appropriations as the city council may designate or appropriate for theatrical activities.  Utilizing only such funds as may be appropriated for its use by the city council and such additional funds as it may receive gratuitously, the Norris Little Theatre Board may employ directors, stage managers, and designers, and such other officers or employees, as it deems proper.

 

7-103. Operation. The board shall choose its own officers, make its own rules and regulations and keep a journal of its proceedings.  The officers shall include an "Artistic Director" who shall have veto powers regarding decisions of a creative nature.  A majority of the members shall be a quorum for the transaction of business.

 

7-104. Gifts for theatrical purposes. The Norris Little Theatre Board may accept any grant or devise of real estate or any gift or bequest of money or other personal property or any donation to be applied, principal or income, for either temporary or permanent use for theatrical purposes, but if the acceptance thereof for such purpose will subject the city to additional expense for improvement, maintenance, or renewal, the acceptance of any grant or devise of real estate shall be subject to the approval of the city council.   Money received for such purpose, unless otherwise provided by the terms of the gift or bequest, shall be deposited by the city recorder to the account of the Norris Little Theatre Board and the same may be withdrawn and paid out in the same manner as money appropriated for theatrical purposes.

 

7-105. Powers reserved to the council. It is intended and hereby expressly provided that the Norris Little Theatre Board shall have only those powers herein granted. The city council expressly reserves to itself all powers to purchase, condemn, or lease lands and buildings; to issue bonds; and to levy taxes for theatrical purposes. (1972 Code, § 1-904)

 

Section 2.  This ordinance shall be effective from and after its passage and publication, as required by Tennessee Code Annotated Section 13-7-203, the public welfare requiring it.