An Ordinance of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Adopting Homer City Code Chapter 1.70, Public Arts Committee; Amending Homer City Code 18.07.040, Implementation; Amending Homer City Code 18.07.050 Selection; Repealing Homer City Code 18.07.060, Program Administration; Public Arts Committee; and Amending Homer City Code 18.07.070, Exemptions; Regarding the Appointment, Composition and Functions of the Public Arts Committee. City Manager.
CITY OF HOMER
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, ADOPTING HOMER CITY CODE CHAPTER 1.70, PUBLIC ARTS COMMITTEE; AMENDING HOMER CITY CODE 18.07.040, IMPLEMENTATION; AMENDING HOMER CITY CODE 18.07.050 SELECTION; REPEALING HOMER CITY CODE 18.07.060, PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION; PUBLIC ARTS COMMITTEE; AND AMENDING HOMER CITY CODE 18.07.070, EXEMPTIONS; REGARDING THE APPOINTMENT, COMPOSITION AND FUNCTIONS OF THE PUBLIC ARTS COMMITTEE.
THE CITY OF HOMER ORDAINS:
Section 1. Homer City Code Chapter 1.70, Public Arts Committee, is adopted to read as follows:
Chapter 1.70 Public Arts Committee
1.70.010 Created; Membership.
1.70.020 Terms of members; Vacancies.
1.70.030 Proceedings of Committee.
1.70.040 Duties and responsibilities of Committee.
1.70.010 Created; Membership. a. There shall be a City of Homer Public Arts Committee, hereinafter referred to as the Committee. The Committee shall consist of five members, who shall be appointed by the Mayor subject to confirmation by the City Council. Prior to making appointments, the Mayor may solicit nominations from the Pratt Museum, community arts groups, and the public. All members of the Public Arts Committee may have a demonstrated interest and familiarity with arts and culture, either through professional practice or volunteer work.
When considering applicants, preference may be given to:
1. A working professional artist.
2. A person working in the public education community.
3. A City Council member.
4. A person with experience or training related to the arts, such as art history, or employment in fields such as architecture, education, curation, conservation, performing arts or visual arts.
5. A person representing the public at large.
b. One committee member may reside outside the city limits; provided that preference shall be given to city resident applicants.
1.70.020 Terms of members; Vacancies. a. Members of the Committee are appointed for two-year terms, with three terms and four terms commencing in alternate years.
b. A vacancy on the Committee is filled for the unexpired term by appointment by the Mayor subject to confirmation by the City Council.
c. The Committee may declare a vacancy in the office of a Committee member with three or more unexcused absences from successive regular and special meetings of the Committee.
1.70.030 Proceedings of Committee. a. The Committee may adopt, and from time to time amend, regulations governing its proceedings, which shall be effective upon approval by City Council resolution.
b. The Committee annually shall elect a chair and vice chair from its membership. The chair shall preside at meetings of the Committee. In the absence of the chair, the vice chair shall perform the duties of the chair.
1.70.040 Powers and duties. The Committee shall have the following powers and duties:
a. Advise the City Council, and City boards, commissions and departments regarding the support of the arts.
b. Establish, subject to approval by City Council resolution, policies and procedures regarding the acquisition, maintenance and disposition of works of art by the City.
c. Perform the functions related to the funding of works of art in public places that are prescribed in HCC Chapter 18.07.
d. Advise the City in its administration of the public arts fund established by HCC 18.07.090.
e. Further the development and public awareness of the arts in the City.
Section 2. Subsection (b) of Homer City Code 18.07.040, Implementation, is amended to read as follows:
b. The Public Arts Committee may adopt, and from time to time amend regulations setting forth the manner in which the requirements of this chapter shall be carried out, which shall be effective upon approval by City Council resolution.
Section 3. Homer City Code 18.07.050 Selection, is amended to read as follows:
18.07.050 Selection. a. Where works of art are to be incorporated in the construction, remodeling or renovation of a city building or facility or its grounds, such works of art shall be selected and recommended to the Council for approval by a jury consisting of the architect or project designer, a representative of the user department, a representative of the Public Arts Committee and such additional persons that the Public Arts Committee may designate, subject to Council approval.
b. Where works of art are to be commissioned or acquired, but not incorporated in the construction, remodeling or renovation of a city building or facility or its grounds, such works of art shall be selected and recommended to the Council for approval by a jury of at least three members consisting of a representative of the user department, one or more members of the Public Arts Committee and such additional persons that the Public Arts Committee may designate, subject to Council approval.
Section 4. Homer City Code 18.07.060, Program Administration; Public Arts Committee, is repealed.
Section 5. Homer City Code 18.07.070, Exemptions, is amended to read as follows:
18.07.070 Exemptions. The City Council may waive the requirements of this chapter in whole or in part as to the construction, remodeling or renovation of a city the building or facility upon a finding by the Public Arts Committee or City Manager that the inclusion of works of art in the construction, remodeling or renovation as required by this chapter would not provide any aesthetic benefit to the community or to the principal users of the building or facility.
Section 6. This Ordinance is of a permanent and general character and shall be included in the City Code.
ENACTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, this 24th day of January, 2011.
CITY OF HOMER
JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
Reviewed and approved as to form:
Walt E. Wrede, City Manager Thomas F. Klinkner, City Attorney
Date: ___________________ Date: _______________________