COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
Ordinance to amend County Code Chapter 3, Agricultural and Forestal Districts, Article I, In General, Section 3-103, Advisory Committee Established; Powers and Duties.
Schedule public hearing to consider proposed ordinance to amend County Code Chapter 3, Agricultural and Forestal Districts, regarding membership appointment and terms of office.
Tucker, Foley, Davis, Kamptner
LEGAL REVIEW: Yes
February 2, 2005
ACTION: X INFORMATION:
The Board of Supervisors has requested that all boards and committees be established with specific membership terms and term limits.
4. Provide Effective and Efficient County services to the public in a courteous and equitable manner.
The County Code currently provides that the Agricultural and Forestal District Advisory Committee shall consist of ten members, including four County landowners who are engaged in agricultural and forestal production, four other County landowners, the County Assessor, and one member of the Board of Supervisors. In addition, the County Code sets forth the compensation and the powers and duties of the Committee. It does not address the terms of office of the Committee members.
The proposed ordinance amends the County Code to add subsection 3-103(B) to provide terms of office and term limits for the landowner Committee members. To establish staggered terms, it proposes transition terms for current members by having the Board designate an initial one-year, two-year, three-year or four-year initial term for each member upon adoption of this ordinance. The current Committee members would remain eligible to be appointed to two additional four-year terms. All future members shall be appointed to four-year terms and shall be limited to no more than three consecutive four-year terms, provided, however, a member appointed to complete the unexpired term of another member may serve the unexpired term and up to three additional consecutive four-year terms. Finally, the proposed ordinance provides that a member whose term expires shall continue to serve until his or her successor is appointed.
Staff recommends that the attached proposed ordinance be set for public hearing on March 2, 2005.
Attachment A –Draft Ordinance
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