Chapter 4.112
TRAILS ADVISORY COMMISSION

Sections:

4.112.010    Established.

4.112.020    Terms of office.

4.112.030    Vacancy filling.

4.112.040    Removal for cause.

4.112.050    Organization.

4.112.060    Meetings – Quorums.

4.112.070    Records.

4.112.080    Member designation.

4.112.090    Responsibilities and duties.

4.112.010 Established.

There shall be a commission known as the “trails advisory commission,” which shall consist of 13 voting members, to be appointed by the borough mayor and confirmed by the borough assembly. The presiding officer of the borough assembly shall annually appoint an assemblymember to serve as the assembly liaison to the trails advisory commission. The appointed assemblymember shall participate as an ex officio member of the commission. (Ord. 2013-54 § 2, 2013; Ord. 2007-12 § 2, 2007; Ord. 80-27 § 2, 1980. 2004 Code § 2.62.010.)

4.112.020 Terms of office.

A. The members of the first trails advisory commission shall be appointed for the terms as follows:

1. Five commissioners for one year;

2. Five commissioners for two years;

3. Five commissioners for three years.

B. The commissioners shall serve without compensation. As the terms of the voting members of the first trails advisory commission expire, their successors shall be appointed for terms of three years. The borough community planning director, and the borough parks and recreation director, may attend all meetings and may participate in all deliberations of the commission but shall have no vote. (Ord. 86-017 § 31, 1986; Ord. 80-27 § 2, 1980. 2004 Code § 2.62.020.)

4.112.030 Vacancy filling.

In the event of a vacancy on the commission for any reason other than normal expiration of term of office, the borough mayor shall appoint a commissioner, subject to confirmation by the borough assembly, to fill the vacancy. The new appointee shall be appointed for the unexpired term of the commissioner whom he is replacing. (Ord. 80-27 § 2, 1980. 2004 Code § 2.62.030.)

4.112.040 Removal for cause.

For good cause shown, the borough assembly may remove a voting member of the commission by a two-thirds vote at a public meeting. Nonattendance at three successive meetings or hearings of the commission may constitute good cause for the purposes of this section. (Ord. 80-27 § 2, 1980. 2004 Code § 2.62.040.)

4.112.050 Organization.

Internal organization of the commission shall be at the pleasure of that body. Meetings will be held at least four times a year at the mutual convenience of its members and will be adequately advertised. (Ord. 80-27 § 2, 1980. 2004 Code § 2.62.050.)

4.112.060 Meetings – Quorums.

The commission shall establish rules of procedure, provided there shall be a regular quarterly meeting of the commission which shall be open to the public and advertised at least five days in advance. The chairman is authorized to call special meetings, or a majority of the members may require a special meeting to be called. A majority of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and to carry a question. Vacant seats shall not be considered for purposes of meeting the quorum and voting requirements. (Ord. 2013-54 § 3, 2013; Ord. 2005-44 § 2, 2005; Ord. 80-27 § 2, 1980. 2004 Code § 2.62.060.)

4.112.070 Records.

Permanent records or minutes shall be kept by the secretary and the vote on each question shall be recorded. Every decision or finding shall be promptly filed in the office of the borough clerk and shall be open to public inspection at reasonable times. (Ord. 80-27 § 2, 1980. 2004 Code § 2.62.070.)

4.112.080 Member designation.

The commission members shall be borough residents and shall be representative of the various geographic areas of the borough. The commission members shall have demonstrated an interest in the trail system and involvement in trail use or development. (Ord. 93-013 § 3, 1993. 2004 Code § 2.62.080.)

4.112.090 Responsibilities and duties.

The responsibilities and duties of the trails advisory commission will be as follows:

A. Inventory and review the current trails within the borough and make recommendations to the mayor concerning present and future needs;

B. Review all state and borough land disposals and make recommendations to the mayor in regards to trail needs and trail routing;

C. To provide a forum for citizen input into the trails assessments and needs for the borough and to advise the mayor of these findings;

D. To encourage public and private subdividers to incorporate a trail system where needed on a voluntary basis. Such trails will be laid out following property boundaries, section lines, and public rights-of-way;

E. The trails commission shall replace the duties of the parks and recreation commission in regards to trails and the borough trail system;

F. The trails advisory commission shall work within the parameters of the Fairbanks North Star Borough policy on recreation trails, and shall from time to time review that policy and recommend any changes to the mayor;

G. The trails advisory commission shall provide initial review of proposed amendments to the comprehensive recreational trail plan and shall make a recommendation to the planning commission and borough assembly on such proposed amendments. (Ord. 2016-44 § 2, 2016; Ord. 80-27 § 2, 1980. 2004 Code § 2.62.090.)