04-066-O

REPLACEMENT 2

ORDINANCE NO. __________


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 9688; CREATING AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT.


BY COUNCILOR ATKINS AND STOVER:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

     Section 1. That Ordinance 9688 be amended by adding a new Section 10 thereto to read as follows:

     Section 10.ADVISORY BOARD.

     10.01.     There is created an advisory board for the Downtown Waterfront special service district. The board shall consist of eleven members. Each member, or the business controlled by the member, must be obligated to pay the special service charge authorized by this ordinance. Each member shall be appointed by the greater downtown council and approved by vote of the city council. For the initial board, beginning January 1, 2005, one member shall serve a one year term, two shall serve a two year term, and two shall serve a three year term. Thereafter, each member shall serve a three year term, beginning January 1 and ending December 31. A member shall cease serving upon resignation, inability to serve, removal for cause by the mayor, approved by the council, failure to be obligated to pay the service charge authorized by this ordinance, or the end of the specified term. Any vacancy shall be filled as set out above, for the remaining portion of the term. The executive director of the Greater Downtown Council shall be secretary and ex-officio member of the board.

     10.02.     The board shall elect, annually, a president, keep minutes of its meetings, and determine its procedures. It shall act by majority vote.

     10.03.     The board shall advise the city council in connection with the construction, maintenance, and operation of improvements, and the furnishing of special services in the district. The board shall make recommendations to the city council on the requests and complaints of owners, occupants, and users of property within the district, and members of the public. Before the adoption by the city council of any proposal to provide services or impose charges within the district, the advisory board shall review and report to the council its comments and recommendations.

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


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This ordinance creates the advisory board authorized by M.S.A. Section 428A.07.