Chapter 3.04


3.04.010    Civil service commission.

3.04.020    Commission members.

3.04.030    Compensation.

3.04.040    Removal from office.

3.04.050    Quorum.

3.04.060    Residency requirements.

3.04.070    Term.

3.04.080    Vacancies.

3.04.010 Civil service commission.

The city’s civil service commission (the “commission”) is composed of three persons. (Ord. 14-02 § 4, 2014; Ord. 92-12 § 2 Exh. A, 1992)

3.04.020 Commission members.

The mayor appoints each member of the commission. An appointment does not require city council approval. A member of the commission must devote due time and attention to the performance of his or her duties specified in EWMC Title 3. At the time of any appointment, no more than two commissioners may be adherents of the same political party. (Ord. 14-02 § 4, 2014; Ord. 92-12 § 2 Exh. A, 1992)

3.04.030 Compensation.

Each member of the commission serves without compensation. (Ord. 14-02 § 4, 2014; Ord. 92-12 § 2 Exh. A, 1992)

3.04.040 Removal from office.

To remove a member of the commission, the mayor must notify the member in writing of: (A) the charges against the member, and (B) the date and time of a full hearing before the city council. After a full hearing, the city council may remove a member from the commission for incompetency, incompatibility of office, dereliction of duty, malfeasance in office, misfeasance in office, or other good cause. (Ord. 14-02 § 4, 2014; Ord. 92-12 § 2 Exh. A, 1992)

3.04.050 Quorum.

Two members of the commission constitutes a quorum. The votes of any two concurring members is sufficient to decide a matter and to transact business. (Ord. 14-02 § 4, 2014; Ord. 92-12 § 2 Exh. A, 1992)

3.04.060 Residency requirements.

To be eligible to be appointed as member of the commission, an individual must (A) be a citizen of the United States, (B) be a resident of the city for three consecutive years prior to appointment, and (C) be an elector of Douglas County. A commissioner forfeits his or her office if he or she ceases to reside within three miles of the city limits. (Ord. 14-02 § 4, 2014; Ord. 92-12 § 2 Exh. A, 1992)

3.04.070 Term.

The term of office of a commissioner is for six years. Appointments to the commission are staggered – one commissioner’s term expires every two years. (Ord. 14-02 § 4, 2014; Ord. 92-12 § 2 Exh. A, 1992)

3.04.080 Vacancies.

If a vacancy on the commission occurs other than through the expiration of a term, the mayor will appoint a new member of the commission to serve for the unexpired term of the vacated position. (Ord. 14-02 § 4, 2014; Ord. 92-12 § 2 Exh. A, 1992)