City of Red Wing CITY CHARTERNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO CITY CHARTER
City of Red Wing
County of Goodhue
State of Minnesota
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Red Wing City Council will hold a public hearing on February 25, 2013 at approximately 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 315 West Fourth Street, Red Wing, Minnesota. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the recommendation of the Charter Commission to enact a charter amendment by ordinance. The hearing is called pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 410.12, Subd. 7.
The proposed charter amendment amends Chapters 2 of the City Charter which would allow the City Council to appoint members to the Human Rights Commission, the Sister Cities Commission, or the Sustainability Commission from within the borders of the Red Wing School District; the text of the proposed amendment is as follows with the new language shown as underlined and the overstruck language being deleted:
Section 2.04 Boards
The City Council may by ordinance establish or abolish any board or commission as it deems necessary for the operation of the City. The powers, duties, and responsibilities of such boards or commissions shall be fully set forth in said ordinance. Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, all funds and accounting of any board or commission must be handled by the City's financial officer and shall be deemed to be public funds of the City. Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, the administrative officer shall be an ex-officio member of all boards and commissions without the right to vote, make motions, or be counted for purposes of determining a quorum.
The Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Council, shall appoint all board and commission members who shall be residents of the City, unless specifically provided for under the provisions of this Charter or in except as provided in subsection 2.04.a below. The Council may provide by ordinance for advisory members who shall be members without the right to vote, make motions, or be counted for purposes of a quorum. Advisory members need not be residents of the City. Each board shall consist of not less than three (3) nor more than fifteen (15) members who shall each serve for a term of three (3) years. No board member, or advisory member, shall serve more than two (2) full consecutive terms, provided any member serving their third term at the time of this Charter provision taking effect, may serve out the remainder of his/her term. These term limitations shall include but not be limited to the Port Authority Board.
2.04.a(1) If allowed by ordinance, members of the Sister Cities Commission, the Sustainability Commission, and the Human Rights Commission may be drawn from within the limits of Independent School District 256. All members of such commissions may be voting members if allowed by ordinance.
2.04.a(2) In the case of the Airport Board, where non-residents may be appointed, provided such members are less than a majority of a quorum.
Copies of the proposed charter amendment in ordinance form are on file and available for public inspection at the offices of the City of Red Wing, 315 West Fourth Street, Red Wing, Minnesota.
All interested persons may appear at the hearing and present their views orally at the hearing or in writing prior to the meeting.
Kathy Seymour Johnson, MCMC
City of Red Wing, Minnesota
Date: February 6, 2013