04-050-O

ORDINANCE NO. __________


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 13,SECTION 9 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD NECESSARY TO CONSTITUTE A QUORUM.


BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

     Section 1. That Chapter 13, Section 9 of the Duluth City Code, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 13-9. Same--Quorum.

     Two Three members of the board shall constitute a quorum. Any meeting shall be adjourned in the absence of a quorum.

     Section 2. That this ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days from and after its passage and publication.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  Recently, the number of members of the civil service board was increased from three to five members. This amendment is technical in nature and increases the number required to constitute a quorum based upon the change in the makeup of the board. The civil service board held a public hearing on this amendment on August 3, 2004 and voted to recommend approval of this change at the same meeting.