Chapter 12.06
HARBORS ADVISORY BOARD

Sections:

12.06.010    Advisory Board Established.

12.06.020    Appointment.

12.06.030    Term of Office.

12.06.040    Officers.

12.06.050    Vacancies.

12.06.060    Quorum

12.06.070    Meetings

12.06.080    Record of meetings

12.06.010 Advisory board established

There is established a seven (7) member Harbors Advisory Board for the municipality, which shall serve in an advisory role to the borough assembly and the port commission on matters of harbor policy, including harbor development, planning, tariffs, and harbor policy.

(Ord. 11-19, Amended, 09/01/2011; Ord. 2001-27, Added, 12/13/2001)

12.06.020 Appointment

Members of the harbors advisory board shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation of the borough assembly. The mayor shall consider, but is not limited to, candidates representing commercial fishing/charters, dock owners/operators, maritime service industries, recreational boaters, and one representative of Canadian interests in the small boat harbor. A borough assembly member shall serve as the ex officio member of the board, may attend all meetings and have the privilege of the floor, but shall have no vote.

(Ord. 11-19, Amended, 09/01/2011; Ord. 2001-27, Added, 12/13/2001)

12.06.030 Term of office

A.    Members shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years however, a board member serves until a successor takes office. The term of office begins in October.

B.    The terms shall be staggered so that members shall be appointed each year. Terms shall be first established by drawing, 2 for one (1) year terms, 2 for two (2) year terms and 3 for three (3) year terms.

C.    Appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired term only.

(Ord. 11-19, Amended, 09/01/2011; Ord. 2001-27, Added, 12/13/2001)

12.06.040 Officers

A.    The harbors advisory board shall elect annually a chair, vice-chair and secretary at its first meeting following the mayor’s appointment and the assembly’s confirmation of board members.

B.    The term of office for the chair, vice-chair and secretary shall be one (1) year; however, officers may serve more than one term.

C.    The chair shall preside over the harbors advisory board and shall have the right to vote.

D.    The vice-chair shall perform the duties of the chair in the absence or disability of the chair.

E.    The secretary shall record the minutes of board meetings and shall keep attendance records and notify the mayor when vacancies occur.

(Ord. 11-19, Amended, 09/01/2011; Ord. 2001-27, Added, 12/13/2001)

12.06.050 Vacancies

A.    A vacancy shall be declared and filled as above provided, when a member:

1.    Submits his resignation and the resignation is accepted by the mayor;

2.    Is physically or mentally unable to attend board meetings for a period of more than ninety (90) days unless excused by the board;

3.    Is convicted of a felony; or

4.    Any board member may be removed with written notice by the mayor after a majority vote of the assembly at any time regardless of whether that person’s term on the board has expired.

(Ord. 11-19, Amended, 09/01/2011; Ord. 2001-27, Added, 12/13/2001)

12.06.060 Quorum

A majority of voting membership (4) constitutes a quorum. Members may participate by telephone in a board meeting, and shall be counted as present for purposes of establishing a quorum, discussion, voting and attendance. Actions of the board are adopted by a majority of those voting members present. The final vote on each action must be by a recorded roll call vote. Each member present shall vote on every question, unless required by law to abstain from voting on a question.

(Ord. 11-32, Amended, 01/05/2012; Ord. 11-19, Amended, 09/01/2011; Ord. 2001-27, Added, 12/13/2001)

12.06.070 Meetings

The harbors advisory board shall meet monthly, at a regularly established time, determined by the board. Additional meetings may be called at the discretion of the chair, or shall be called at the request of three (3) members.

(Ord. 11-19, Amended, 09/01/2011; Ord. 2001-27, Added, 12/13/2001)

12.06.080 Record of meetings

Meetings shall be public and minutes shall be kept. Minutes and records shall be filed with the borough clerk and retained as public records.

(Ord. 11-19, Amended, 09/01/2011; Ord. 2001-27, Added, 12/13/2001)