04-0265R

REPLACEMENT 3

RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 89-0323 ESTABLISHING THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DEDA) TO PROVIDE FOR A CITIZEN ADVISORY BODY.

BY COUNCILOR REINERT:

WHEREAS, MSA 469.093 authorizes the establishment of the Duluth economic development authority (DEDA) by resolution; and

WHEREAS, DEDA was established by Resolution 89-0323; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 89-0323 has been amended by Resolutions 98-0949, 99-0239, 02-0606, 04-0202 and 04-0215; and

WHEREAS, the city council desires to further amend Resolution 89-0323.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Resolution 89-0323 is amended by adding the following Paragraph 19:

19. Citizen advisory committee.
(a) Established. There is hereby established a citizen advisory committee to the authority;
(b) Membership. The committee shall consist of nine members. Each member shall be a resident of Duluth entitled to vote in that city. Each city councilor shall appoint one member. District councilors shall be required to appoint a resident of their councilmanic district;
(c) Term of members. The term of each member shall commence upon appointment, qualification, and the filing of the oath. The term of each member shall end upon the earlier of the happening of any of the following events:
(1) The termination of the membership on the council of the city councilor who appointed the member;
(2) Two days after receiving written notice of termination by the appointing councilor;
(3) The removal of the member's residence to a place outside the city;
(4) Termination for cause by the authority; or
(5) Death or inability to perform the tasks and duties of the office, or resignation of said member;
(d) Meetings. The advisory committee shall meet as frequently as the authority does, shall have access to all materials the authority has access to, shall review items on the authority agenda, receive information, testimony and comment as it determines; and shall recommend to the authority action that it believes should be taken on any agenda item, and shall perform such other functions or tasks determined by the authority;
(e) Compensation. Each member shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for expenses actually incurred.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution establishes a citizen committee to advise the DEDA.