Water And Light Advisory Board

Performs duties according to the City Charter and Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, and reports their findings and recommendations at least annually to the residents of Columbia and the City Council. Members of this five member board must be qualified voters and residents of the City of Columbia for at least one year prior to their appointment and must be sympathetic with the principal of municipal operation of the water and light system and with the policies set forth to ensure the sound and efficient management of said system. The length of terms is four years, with openings occurring in June.

Members & Terms:

  • John Conway - Term Ending June 30, 2018
  • Henry Ottinger - Term Ending June 30, 2019
  • Dick Parker - Term Ending June 30, 2019
  • Robert Hasheider - Term Ending June 30, 2020
  • Kim Fallis - Term Ending June 30, 2017

Establishing Legislation:

Sec. 27-39. Water and light advisory board--Appointment and terms of members.

There shall be a water and light advisory board which shall consist of five (5) members appointed by the council. Appointments shall be made for terms of four (4) years and until a successor is appointed and qualified. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be for unexpired terms only.

(Code 1964, § 15.030; Ord. No. 14466, § 1, 5-1-95; Ord. No. 17658, § 1, 4-21-03)

Sec. 27-40. Same--Qualifications; organization; powers and duties; compensation.
The qualifications of members, organization, and powers and duties of the board shall be such as are provided by the charter of the city. Members shall serve without pay, but they shall be reimbursed for reasonable, necessary expenses incurred in their capacity as members of the water and light advisory board.
(Code 1964, § 15.040)

Sec. 27-41. Same--Meetings; quorum; attendance.
The board shall meet regularly at such times and places as the board shall determine. A quorum for the transaction of business at such meetings shall be a majority of the duly appointed and acting members of the board. The chair of the board is authorized to excuse any member from attendance at a board meeting; provided, that the member requested to be excused before the meeting. Any member who is absent, without being excused, from twenty-five (25) per cent of the regular board 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 of the board to promptly notify the city council of the vacancy.
(Code 1964, § 15.041; Ord. No. 17658, § 1, 4-21-03)

Section 103 of the City Charter. Water and Light Advisory Board.
The water and light advisory board shall consist of five (5) members appointed by the council. Appointment shall be made for terms of four (4) years. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be for unexpired terms only.
Members shall be qualified voters and residents of the City of Columbia for at least one year prior to their appointment. They shall be sympathetic with the principal of municipal operation of the water and light system and with the policies set forth in this article to ensure the sound and efficient management of said system. The board shall elect annually its own chairman. Members shall serve without pay, but their reasonable expenses shall be paid as provided by ordinance.
The powers of the board shall be solely advisory. It shall be empowered to visit and to inspect the operation of the water and light system, to have access to all financial and other records pertaining to said system, and to require from any city department or officer any information available concerning the same. The board shall report at least annually its findings and recommendations to the people and to the council.
(Ord. No. 14362 § 1, 2-6-95; passed by voters April 4, 1995)