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Resolution 13-114 Establishing the 2014 Meeting Schedule for City Council and its Advisory Bodies

Resolution Summary

A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Establishing the  2014 Regular Meeting Schedule for the City Council, Economic Development Advisory  Commission, Library Advisory Board, Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission,  Advisory Planning Commission, Port and Harbor Advisory Commission, Lease  Committee, Permanent Fund Committee, Public Arts Committee and Transportation  Advisory Committee. City Clerk.

Resolution Details

CITY OF HOMER
HOMER, ALASKA
City Clerk
RESOLUTION 13-114

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, ESTABLISHING THE 2014 REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE FOR THE CITY COUNCIL, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION, LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD, PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION, ADVISORY PLANNING COMMISSION, PORT AND HARBOR ADVISORY COMMISSION, LEASE COMMITTEE, PERMANENT FUND COMMITTEE, PUBLIC ARTS COMMITTEE AND TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

WHEREAS, Pursuant to Homer City Code Section 1.14.020, the City Council annually sets the schedule for regular and some special meetings, noting the dates, times and places of the City Council, Advisory Commissions, and the Library Advisory Board meetings; and

WHEREAS, The public is informed of such meetings through the kiosks located at Captain's Coffee, Harbormaster's Office, Redden Marine Services of Homer, and the City Clerk's Office, Clerk's Calendar on KBBI, the City Clerk's Home Page on the Internet, and postings at the Clerk's Office at City Hall, and the Public Library; and

WHEREAS, HCC 1.14.020 - 040 states that meetings may be advertised in a local paper of general circulation at least three days before the date of the meeting and that special meetings should be advertised in the same manner or may be broadcast by local radio at least twice a day for three consecutive days or two consecutive days before the day of the meeting plus the day of the meeting; and

WHEREAS, HCC 1.14.010 notes that the notice of meetings applies to the City Council and all commissions, boards, committees, subcommittees, task forces and any sub-unit of the foregoing public bodies of the City, whether meeting in a formal or informal meeting; that the failure to give the notice provided for under this chapter does not invalidate or otherwise affect any action or decision of a public body of the City; however, this sentence does not change the consequences of failing to give the minimum notice required under State Statute; that notice will ordinarily be given by the City Clerk; and that the presiding officer or the person or persons calling a meeting are responsible for notifying the City Clerk of meetings in sufficient time for the Clerk to publish notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the City; and

WHEREAS, This Resolution does not preclude additional meetings such as emergency meetings, special meetings, worksessions, and the like; and

WHEREAS, Council adopted Resolution 06-144 on October 9, 2006 establishing the Regular Meeting site for all bodies to be the City Hall Cowles Council Chambers.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Homer City Council, that the 2014 meeting schedule is established for the City Council, Economic Development Advisory Commission, Library Advisory Board, Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, Advisory Planning Commission, Port and Harbor Advisory Commission, Lease Committee, Permanent Fund Committee, Public Arts Committee and Transportation Advisory Committee of the City of Homer, Alaska, as follows:

Holidays - City Offices closed:
January 1*, New Year’s Day, Wednesday February 17*, Presidents’ Day, the third Monday  March 31*, Seward's Day, last Monday  May 26*, Memorial Day, last Monday  July 4*, Independence Day, Friday September 1*, Labor Day, first Monday
October 17*, Alaska Day, Friday November 11*, Veterans Day, Tuesday November 27*
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 28*, Friday, the day after Thanksgiving December 25*, Christmas, Thursday 

*Indicates holidays - City offices closed.
**If on a Sunday, the following Monday is observed as the legal holiday; if on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed as the legal holiday pursuant to the City of Homer Personnel Rules and Regulations.

CITY COUNCIL (CC)
January 13, 27 February 10, 24  March 10, 24* April 14, 28 May 12, 27* June 9, 23
July 14***, 28 August 11, 25  September 8, 22 October 7 Election October 13, 27, for Oath of Office 20 Canvass
Board October 10 or 13
November  4
Run- Off Election November 10**, 24 December 8**** December 15****
if needed 

City Council's Regular Committee of the Whole Meetings at 5:00 p.m. to no later than 5:50 p.m. prior to every Regular Meeting which are held the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. ***The City Council traditionally reschedules regular meetings that fall on holidays or High School Graduation days, for the following Tuesday. Council will not conduct a First Regular Meeting in July.

AML Annual Conference Week is tentatively scheduled for November 17 – 21, 2014.
*Tuesday meeting due to Seward’s Day/Memorial Day/Veterans Day.
**There will be no First Regular Meeting in July or November.
**** The City Council traditionally cancels the last regular meeting in December and holds the first regular meeting and one to two Special Meetings as needed. Generally the second Special Meeting the third week of December, will not be held.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION (EDC)
January 14 February 11 March 11 April 8 May 13 June 10
July 10 August 12 September 9 October 14 November 11 December 9

Economic Development Advisory Commission Regular Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each Month at 6:00 p.m.

LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD (LAB)
January 7 February 4 March 4 April 1 May 6 June 3
July 1 August 5 September 2 October 7 November 4 December 2

Library Advisory Board Regular Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.

PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION (P/R)
January 16 February 20  March 20 April 17
May 15 June 19  July 17 August 21
September 18 October 16  November 20

Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission Regular Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, with the exception of December, at 5:30 p.m.

PLANNING COMMISSION (P/C)
January 2*, 15 February 5, 19 March 5, 19 April 2, 16 May 7, 21 June 4, 18
July 16** August 6, 20 September 3, 17 October 1, 15 November 5** December 3**

Advisory Planning Commission Regular Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. *Thursday meeting due to New Year’s Day. **There will be no First Regular Meeting in July or Second Regular Meetings in November and December.  

PORT AND HARBOR ADVISORY COMMISSION (P/H)
January 22  February 26 March 26 April 23 May 28 June 25
July 23 August 27 September 24 October 22 November 19 December 17

Port and Harbor Advisory Commission Regular Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m., with the exception of May, June, July and August meetings that are held at 6:00 p.m. The Regular Meetings in the months of November and December are traditionally scheduled for the third Wednesday of the month.

LEASE COMMITTEE (LC)
January 9 April 10 July 10 October 9

Lease Committee Regular Meetings are held quarterly on the second Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. 

PERMANENT FUND COMMITTEE (PFC)
February 13 May 8 August 14 November 13

Permanent Fund Committee Regular Meetings are held quarterly on the second Thursday of the months of February, May, August, and November at 5:15 p.m.

PUBLIC ARTS COMMITTEE (PAC)
February 13 May 8 August 14 November 13

Public Arts Committee Regular Meetings are held quarterly on the second Thursday of the months of February, May, August, and November at 5:00 p.m.

TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC)
February 18 May 20 August 19 November 18

Transportation Advisory Committee Regular Meetings are held quarterly on the third Tuesday of the months of February, May, August, and November at 5:30 p.m.

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 9th day of December, 2013.

       CITY OF HOMER


       _______________________
       MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
ATTEST:


______________________________
JO JOHNSON, MMC, CITY CLERK

Fiscal Impact: Adverting of meetings in regular weekly meeting ad and advertising of any additional meetings.