Chapter 3.54


3.54.010    Established – Membership – Organization.

3.54.020    Powers and duties.

3.54.010 Established – Membership – Organization.

A. There shall be a James and Elsie Nolan Museum and Civic Center board which shall consist of seven members appointed by the mayor with the approval of the assembly for overlapping three-year terms. All members of the board shall be residents of the city and borough. The members shall be appointed as set forth below:

1. The present membership of the board is hereby confirmed. The terms of the members shall begin on October 1st, with three members to be appointed in the first year, and two members in each of two successive years and in like manner thereafter. A member may be removed by the mayor with approval of the assembly for the good of the service. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms. Members shall serve without compensation.

B. The board shall hold regular meetings at least once each calendar quarter at such times as its chair may determine. The chair shall give each member at least 48 hours’ prior written or oral notice of the date, time and place of each meeting.

C. The board shall give reasonable public notice of its meetings, its meetings shall be open to the public, and reasonable opportunity shall be provided for the public to be heard at each meeting.

D. Four members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Actions of the board are taken by the vote of a majority of the members duly present at a meeting of the board duly held at which a quorum is present. The board shall keep minutes of its proceedings and records of its official actions.

E. Any member who misses more than two regular meetings in a consecutive 12-month period without being excused by the board shall automatically forfeit membership on the board.

F. The board shall annually elect from among its members a chair, vice chair and secretary-treasurer.

G. Board members shall conduct their activities in such a way that no conflict of interest arises between their other interests and the policies, interests and operation of the museum and civic center.

H. The board may establish its own rules, regulations and policies consistent with this chapter and subject to the approval of the assembly. [Ord. 840 §§ 1, 2, 2009; Ord. 835 § 1, 2009; Ord. 759 § 1, 2004.]

3.54.020 Powers and duties.

The powers and duties of the board shall be as follows:

A. Receive, consider and evaluate public opinions and recommendations regarding the staffing, equipping and managing of the museum and civic center and regarding the care and maintenance of the museum collection;

B. Advise the curator, civic center manager, borough manager and borough assembly on planning and implementation of programs dealing with the use and development of the museum and civic center and the museum collection;

C. Review and make recommendations to the assembly regarding the museum and civic center budget;

D. Strive to create public interest in and public support for the programs and activities of the museum and civic center. [Ord. 759 § 1, 2004.]