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Storm Water Advisory Commission

THIS COMMISSION IS NO LONGER ACTIVE

Advises City staff with regard to policy and long-range goals in all matters concerning the storm water utility. This five member commission has one member appointed by the Chancellor of the University of Missouri and four members appointed by the City Council. The length of terms is two years, with openings occurring in March.

Members & Terms:

  • Greg Watts (University of Missouri Rep)
  • Erin Daugherty - Term Ending June 30, 2013
  • Lowell Patterson - Term Ending June 30, 2014
  • Ben Londeree - Term Ending June 30, 2013
  • Allen Hjelmfelt, Jr. - Term Ending June 30, 2014

Establishing Legislation:

Section 2-375.16       Established.
            The storm water advisory commission is hereby established.
(Ord. No. 20553, § 1, 2-15-10)

Section 2-375.17       Duties
            The commission shall have the following duties:
      (1)  Advise city staff with regard to policy and long-range goals in all matters concerning the storm water utility.
      (2)  Serve as a sounding board for citizen concerns regarding storm water issues and make recommendations to the city council and city staff for appropriate action.
      (3)  Other duties assigned by the city council.
(Ord. No. 20553, § 1, 2-15-10)

Section 2-375.18       Membership
      (1)  The advisory commission shall consist of five (5) members.  One member shall be appointed by the Chancellor of the University of Missouri to represent the University.  Four members shall be appointed by the city council.  Two (2) of the initial members appointed by the city council shall serve terms of one (1) year and two (2) members shall serve terms of two (2) years.  Thereafter, appointments made by the city council shall be for terms of two (2) years, except that appointments to fill vacancies, occurring other than by expiration of terms, shall be filled for the unexpired term only.
      (2)  Members shall be qualified voters and residents of the City of Columbia for at least one year prior to their appointment and remain so throughout the duration of their service.
      (3)  Commission members shall be sympathetic with the principle of municipal storm water management that ensures sound and efficient management of the system.
      (4)  Commission members shall serve without pay.
(Ord. No. 20553, § 1, 2-15-10)

Section 2-375.19       Officers.
            The commission shall annually elect one of its members as chair at the first meeting after the beginning of each fiscal year.  The chair shall appoint a vice-chair from the remaining commission members.  The chair shall preside at all meetings.  In the absence of the chair or the chair’s inability to preside, the vice-chair shall preside.  The commission rules may specify the duties of the officers.
(Ord. No. 20553, § 1, 2-15-10)

Section 2-375.20       Meetings; quorum; rules.
      (1)  The commission shall meet regularly at such times and places as the commission shall determine, but shall meet at least quarterly.
      (2)  Three (3) members shall constitute a quorum to do business.
      (3)  The chair is authorized to excuse any member from attendance at a commission meeting; provided, that the member requested to be excused before the meeting.  Any member who is absent, without being excused, from twenty-five (25) percent of the regular commission meetings held in a calendar year shall automatically forfeit the office.  Any member who is absent, without being excused, from three (3) consecutive regular meetings shall automatically forfeit the office.  It shall be the duty of the chair to promptly notify the city council of the vacancy.
      (4)  The commission may adopt rules for the conduct of its business.
(Ord. No. 20553, § 1, 2-15-10)