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Council Orientation Session



Orientation Session

        Monday, January 17, 2022

5:00 pm

Virtual Meeting


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I.         Government Structure – Executive, Legislative, Elected Auditor - Jeff

            1. Roles

2. Chain of Command

3. Contacting members of the administration

II.        Council Staff            - Linda (Job descriptions Pgs 3-14)

            1.  Roles & Responsibilities

III.      Council Solicitor and City Solicitor - Mike

Meeting Procedures -

            1. Agenda Setting - Jeff

            2. Sunshine Act – Mike Pgs 15-20

                        Executive Sessions and confidentiality

            3. Public Commentat regular meetings and hearings, not at COWs, work sessions or committee meeting – Jeff  Pgs 21-22

            4. Rules of Procedure re Parliamentary Procedure – Mike Pgs 23-24

            5. Rules of Debate – Mike  Pgs 24-25

            6. Committee of the Whole vs Committee Structure - Jeff

a. Finance, Budget and Audit, to include community development funds, capital improvements, audits and budget.

b. Public Property/Public Works to include parks, buildings, vehicles, streets and sewage.

            c. Public Safety to include fire, police, codes, health and traffic.

d. Nominations and Appointments to interview and place applicants to the City’s boards, authorities and commissions.


V.        Home Rule Charter and Administrative Code - Mike


VI.      Boards, Authorities & Commissions – Jeff  Pgs 26-29

            1.  Appointment of Council members as liaisons or voting members


VII.     BCTV – Donna  Pgs 30-35

            1. Agreement

            2.  In Your District


VIII.   Policy & Operations Handbook – Linda/Mike

IX.   Act 47 – Jeff Pgs 36-39


X.   COW Topic List Review – Council Pg 40