CITY OF HASTINGS ORDINANCE 2012-01CITY OF HASTINGS, MINNESOTA
CITY OF HASTINGS, MINNESOTA
ORDINANCE NO. 2012-01,
An Ordinance of the City of Hastings Providing for an Advisory Youth Member on the Parks and Recreation Commission
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HASTINGS:
HASTINGS CITY CODE CHAPTER 30, SECTION 30.06 IS AMENDED BY ADDING THE FOLLOWING (new language is underlined, strikethrough language is deleted):
§ 30.06 PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION.
(A) Establishment. The Parks and Recreation Commission is hereby created.
(B) Powers and duties. It shall be the duty of the Commission to hold regular meetings to consider the matters pertaining to land acquisition and other open space system programs and to park and public recreation programs in the City as shall be referred to the Commission by the Council or as the members of the Commission deem proper.
(C) Composition. The Commission shall consist of 7 members, all of whom shall be non-Council persons., plus one additional advisory youth member who shall be a Junior or Senior in one of the schools serving the Hastings community and who resides within Hastings city limits. They shall be appointed as follows: When a vacancy occurs or is about to occur, applications shall be requested from the residents of the City. All applications shall be submitted to the Parks and Recreation Commission for review and recommendation. The majority choice of this Commission shall be presented to the Council for approval. A member or members of this Commission may present a minority choice to the Council for consideration and approval. If the Council by a majority of its total membership is unable to agree upon a person to fill the vacancy, the matter shall be referred back to the Commission for a different recommendation. This process shall continue until the vacancy or vacancies are filled.
(1) Staff advisor. The Director of Parks and Recreation shall serve as an advisor and recorder to the Parks and Recreation Commission.
(2) Commission Chairperson. The Chairperson shall be selected from among the membership. Should the Chairperson resign, the vacancy shall be filled by the Commission for the balance of the term. The Chairperson, or his or her designee, shall report to the Council orally or in writing at each meeting.
(3) Term. Members of the Commission appointed by the Council shall serve for a term of 2 years, beginning January following of the year of appointment.except that the advisory youth member shall serve a term of one year, with the opportunity to serve one additional term if desired. A person appointed to fill a vacancy due to resignation of a member or otherwise shall complete the term of the person replaced.
(4) Meetings and the like. The Commission shall hold at least 1 regular meeting each month. It shall adopt rules and shall keep a record of its resolutions, transactions, and findings, along with the vote of each member. This record shall be a public record. A majority of regular members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum. The advisory youth member shall not impact the number of members needed to establish a quorum and shall not count toward establishing a quorum. Each regular member of the Commission shall have 1 vote on each issue. The advisory youth member may contribute to Commission discussions and actions but shall not have a vote on issues before the Commission.
(D) Expenses of members. The members of the Commission shall serve without pay, but may be reimbursed for actual expenses if authorized by the City Council.
(Prior Code, § 2.12) (Am. Ord. 2010-06, 3rd Series, passed 4-5-2010)
This Ordinance shall be effective upon its passage and publication.
Council member __________________ moved a second to this Ordinance, and upon being put to a vote it was adopted by a majority of all Council members present.
Adopted by the Hastings City Council on this 21st day of February, 2012, by the following vote:
CITY OF HASTINGS
Paul J. Hicks, Mayor
Melanie Mesko Lee
Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk
I hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of the Ordinance presented to and adopted by the City of Hastings, County of Dakota, Minnesota, on the 21st day of February, 2012, as disclosed by the records of the City of Hastings on file and of record in the office.
Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk