ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 35 OF THE DULUTH CITY CHARTER TO INCREASE
THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD TO FIVE.
city of Duluth does ordain:
That Section 35 of the 1912 Charter of the city of Duluth, as amended,
is hereby amended to read as follows:
Civil service board--established; membership; term of office; vacancies.
hereby established a civil service board, which shall consist of three
(3) five members,
who shall be appointed by the council, and shall serve without compensation,
and whose term of office shall be for six (6)
years, except as herein next provided. The
council first elected under this Charter, as soon as practicable after
its election, shall appoint one (1) member of said board to serve
for two (2) years, one (1) member to serve for four (4) years, and
one (1) member to serve for six (6) years. Without
delay, after the size of the membership of the board is increased
to a total of five members, the council shall appoint two new members,
one member to serve an initial term of four years and one member to
serve an initial term of six years. Any vacancies in the board
shall be filled by the council for the unexpired term.
That this ordinance
shall take effect and be in force 90 days from and after its passage and
OF PURPOSE: This proposed increases the number of members of
the civil service board from three to five. With only three members, if
one or more is absent, it is difficult to conduct business. The ordinance
requires the affirmative vote of all members of the council.