TO:                  Members of the Board of Supervisors

 

FROM:            Debi Moyers, Senior Deputy Clerk                                    

 

DATE:             May 27, 2005

 

RE:                  Proposed Terms and Term Limits

 

 

 

            Per the Board’s request from April 6, 2005, on April 19, 2005, the Clerk’s Office sent out a letter to chairpersons on committees with County representatives only requesting their comments or questions regarding the proposed term or term limit for their particular committee.

 

            We received back the following four (4) comments.

 

            From Juan Wade, Route 250 Task Force:

 

            The Task Force supports the term limits recommended by the BOS clerk, which is a three year term for two consecutive terms. Additionally, the Task Force requested for the BOS to consider the institutional knowledge of the three original members, Bonnie Samuel, Diana Strickler and David Carr.  There departure should be staggered.

 

Example- one of these members shall leave in 2005, 2006, and 2007.

 

            From Ches Goodall, ACE Committee and Appraisal Review Committee:

 

            I don't see anything wrong with the proposed term limits for both the ACE Committee and Appraisal Review Committee.  As with any term limit, there are pros and cons.  For outstanding members of the Committees, it might be nice to have longer term limits for consistency sake and the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of having served a long time.  On the other hand, it works the opposite way when you have members who contribute little or nothing.

 

     

            From Jay Schlothauer, Board of Building Code Appeals:

 

            The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code leaves terms and term limits for members of the local Board of Building Code Appeals up to the locale.  The proposal for five year terms, and two consecutive terms, is fine.

 

            From Joan McDowell, Mountain Overlay District Committee:

 

            The committee expects to have completed their deliberations within the next three months, in order to give Greg Kamptner the task of drafting their language into an ordinance.  Once they are satisfied with the ordinance language, they will forward the ordinance onto the Board and their charge will be completed.  Therefore, imposing term limits for this ad hoc committee may not be necessary.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 

 

Committees with County representatives only

Term

Proposed Term Limit

ACE Committee (Acquisition of Conservation Easements Committee)

Three year terms 

Two consecutive terms

ACE Appraisal Review Committee

One year terms

Six consecutive terms

Development Areas Initiatives Steering Committee II

Four year terms

Two consecutive terms

Historic Preservation Committee

Four year terms

Two consecutive terms

Mountain Overlay District Committee

Four year terms

Two consecutive terms

Route 250 West Task Force

Three year terms

Two consecutive terms

Architectural Review Board

Four year terms

Two consecutive terms

Board of Building Code Appeals

Five year terms

Two consecutive terms

Fire Prevention Code of Appeals

Five year terms

Two consecutive terms

Jordan Development Corporation

One year terms

Six consecutive terms

Land Use Tax Advisory Board

Two year terms

Three consecutive terms

Public Recreational Facilities Authority

Three year terms

Two consecutive terms

 

           

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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