Chapter 2.55


2.55.010    Establishment.

2.55.020    Appointment.

2.55.030    Term.

2.55.040    Selection of chairperson.

2.55.050    Vacancies.

2.55.060    Compensation.

2.55.070    Planning and zoning commission.

2.55.080    Parks and recreation commission.

2.55.090    Board of adjustment.

2.55.100    Repealed.

2.55.010 Establishment.

The council may create boards, committees, or commissions, standing or special, as necessary, and their membership shall include a number appropriate to the task(s) involved. [Ord. 2023-165 § 1; Ord. 2016-111 § 2.]

2.55.020 Appointment.

Each council member shall nominate one person to serve on standing boards, committees, and commissions when the board is created, or a vacancy occurs due to resignation or term expiration. Nominations are based on a randomly generated rotation list maintained by the town clerk. Council members have 45 days to submit a nominee to the town clerk before deferring their nomination to the next council member on the list. The council shall, by majority vote, approve or disapprove the nominee. If a majority of the council does not approve the nominee, the next council member on the list may nominate another person for a council vote. [Ord. 2023-165 § 1; Ord. 2016-111 § 2.]

2.55.030 Term.

Members of standing boards, committees, and commissions shall be appointed for four years each, with the terms of members staggered such that the terms of no more than four members expire in any year. Members shall serve at the pleasure of the council and may be removed at any time by a majority vote of the council. Members shall continue to serve until their successor is administered the oath of office unless the member resigned or was removed by the council. [Ord. 2023-165 § 1; Ord. 2016-111 § 2.]

2.55.040 Selection of chairperson.

Each odd-numbered year, each standing board, committee, and commission shall elect a chairperson, who shall have the power to administer oaths and take evidence. [Ord. 2023-165 § 1; Ord. 2016-111 § 2.]

2.55.050 Vacancies.

Vacancies on standing boards, committees, and commissions shall be filled by the council as provided in STC 2.55.020, and the member filling such vacancy will complete the unexpired term of the vacating member. [Ord. 2023-165 § 1; Ord. 2016-111 § 2.]

2.55.060 Compensation.

Members shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in conjunction with their duties upon authorization or ratification by the board, committee, or commission. [Ord. 2023-165 § 1; Ord. 2016-111 § 2.]

2.55.070 Planning and zoning commission.

There is hereby established a planning and zoning commission to consist of five members, each of whom shall be a resident of the town. The planning and zoning commission shall provide recommendations to the council on land planning matters, including but not limited to comprehensive plans; the town zoning code; area and neighborhood plans; specific plans; subdivision specifications and regulations; requests for rezoning of property; and other duties set forth in the zoning code. [Ord. 2023-165 § 1; Ord. 2016-111 § 2.]

2.55.080 Parks and recreation commission.

There is hereby established a parks and recreation commission to consist of seven members, each of whom shall be a resident of the town. The parks and recreation commission shall advise the council and the parks and recreation director in matters pertaining to the parks and recreation department, particularly in the areas of recreation programs, park design, open space and trail use, budget planning, and other related issues. [Ord. 2023-165 § 1; Ord. 2016-111 § 2.]

2.55.090 Board of adjustment.

There is hereby established a board of adjustment to consist of seven members, each of whom shall be a resident of the town. The board of adjustment shall hear and decide appeals for variances and interpretations of STC Title 18, issue temporary use permits in accordance with this code and state law, and conduct other duties as set forth in this code. [Ord. 2023-165 § 1; Ord. 2016-111 § 2.]

2.55.100 Special committees.

Repealed by Ord. 2023-165. [Ord. 2016-111 § 2.]