CITY OF PRINCETON ORDINANCE NUMBER 330

 

ORDINANCE AMENDING THE PRINCETON CITY CODE WITH
RESPECT TO SIDEWALKS

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Princeton, Iowa

 

The Princeton City Code is hereby amended by adding Chapter ____ in its entirety as follows:


CHAPTER
25


SIDEWALK BOARD/RECREATIONAL TRAIL BOARD

 

25.01  Board Established

25.02  Board Organization

25.03  Term of Office & Vacancies

25.04  Compensation

25.05  Operation

25.06  Duties & Responsibilities


25.01    SIDEWALK BOARD ESTABLISHED.  A Sidewalk Board is hereby created and established.

25.02    BOARD ORGANIZATION. 

The Board shall consist of five (5) members and one (1) Council Member, who are citizens of the City.  The members are appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Council.

25.03    TERM OF OFFICE AND VACANCIES

Appointments to the Sidewalk Board shall be for a term of three (3) years. Each term shall commence on the day of appointment to the Board. The terms of the members shall be staggered so that appointments are made every year. Vacancies in the Board shall be filled by appointment by the Mayor, with the approval of the Council, and the new members shall fill out any unexpired term for which the appointment is made.

25.04   COMPENSATION

All members of the Sidewalk Board shall serve without compensation, except for their actual expenses, which shall be subject to the approval of the City Council.

25.05   OPERATION

The Sidewalk Board shall have the authority to choose its own officers, to adopt its own rules and regulations governing its operation, and to keep a record of its proceedings. Quorum for a meeting of the Sidewalk Board shall be a majority of its members.

25.06  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following are the duties and responsibilities of the Sidewalk Board:

1. Research and potentially write grants on the City’s behalf upon Council Approval.

2. Review and implement, with approval of the Council, the Sidewalk Ordinance with regard to sidewalks’ upkeep and replacement.

3.  Contact property owners with regard to Sidewalk Ordinance compliance.

4. Limitation on Entering Contracts. The Board shall have no power to contract debts beyond the amount of its original or amended appropriation as approved by the Council for the present year.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 392.1)

5. The Board shall keep minutes of each meeting with a full statement of the progress of its work

 

All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.

 

If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase hereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.

 

This ordinance shall become effective upon publication as required by law.

 

Approved by the City Council of Princeton, Iowa this ___20__ day of ___August______, 2015.

 

Signed by the Mayor of Princeton, Iowa this __20___ day of _____August_____, 2015.

 

                                               

                                                                        _______________________________________________

                                                                        Keith Youngers, Mayor

  

Attest:  _______________________________________                                Date of:  

1st Reading: July 9, 2015

            Katie Tolley, City Clerk                                                                                     

2nd Reading: August 20, 2015

                                                                                                                                    

3rd Reading: Waived on August 20, 2015

                                                                                                                                  

Adoption: August 20, 2015
                                                                                                                                    Publication: August 26, 2015