CHAPTER VIII. HEALTH AND WELFARECHAPTER VIII. HEALTH AND WELFARE\ARTICLE 8. COMMISSION ON AGING

A commission on aging of the city is hereby established. The commission shall consist of nine members. All members shall be residents of the city and shall serve without compensation.

(Ord. 1082, Sec. 1)

The members of the commission on aging shall be appointed by the mayor with the consent of the governing body and with such other recommendations as the mayor deems appropriate and shall be representative of the economic, cultural, ethnic and racial groups which comprise the population of the city.

(Ord. 1082, Sec. 1)

The term of office of each member shall be four years. However, the terms of office of members first appointed shall commence upon the date this law becomes effective, and the members so appointed shall so classify themselves by lot that two shall go out of office on the first Monday of January 1987, two on the first Monday of January 1988, two on the first Monday of January 1989, three on the first Monday of January 1990.

(Ord. 1082, Sec. 1)

Vacancies on the commission from whatever cause, except temporary vacancies as hereinafter provided, shall be filled by the mayor for the unexpired term. Any member of the commission may be removed from the commission prior to the expiration of his or her term by a two-thirds vote of the governing body.

(Ord. 1058, Sec. 4)

(a)   The appointment of any member of the commission who has been absent from three consecutive regular or special meetings without the approval of the commission shall automatically terminate as hereinafter set forth.

(b)   The secretary of the commission shall report the attendance record of each member of the commission to the city clerk at the end of each six month's period, the first report to be made on the first day of the month that follows the effective date of this law by six months. The appointment of any member who was absent from three consecutive regular or special meetings without the approval of the commission, as shown on the report, shall be terminated on the date the report is filed.

(Ord. 1058, Sec. 5)

(a)   The commission shall elect one of its members president, one of its members vice-president, and one of its members secretary-treasurer, who shall hold office for one year until their successors are elected unless their terms as member of the commission expire sooner. The president, vice-president and secretary-treasurer shall be elected at the first meeting of the commission after January 1 of each year.

(b)   The commission shall establish a regular time and place of meeting and shall hold at least one regular meeting each month. Special meetings may be called by the president, or by any four members of the commission, upon written notice, being delivered personally or by mail to each member at least 24 hours prior to such meeting.

(c)   The commission may make and alter rules governing its organization and procedures which are not inconsistent with this or any other applicable laws of the city.

(d)   A majority of members shall constitute a quorum and the affirmative vote of a majority of all members is required to take any action. The commission shall keep an accurate record of its proceedings and transactions and shall submit reports to the governing body and other officials so designated.

(Ord. 1058, Sec. 6)

The commission shall not have the power to borrow or expend funds and shall have no budget authority or power to financially obligate the city.

(Ord. 1075, Sec. 1)

The functions of the commission shall be to:

(a)   Identify the needs of the aging of the community and create a citizen awareness of these needs.

(b)   Encourage improved standards of services to the aging and encourage establishment of needed new services for the aging, both public and private, and in so doing, encourage coordination among organizations providing services to the aging in the community and provide advice and assistance thereto; in cooperation with other agencies collect, maintain and interpret information and statistics on the aging for the use of citizens and organizations in the city; encourage preparation of publication and results of study and research pertaining to the aging.

(c)   Advise the city on all matters affecting the aging in the community.

(d)   Render advice and assistance to other city boards and commissions, to city departments and to private agencies on matters affecting the aging.

(e)   Perform such other functions and duties as may be directed by the governing body.

In prescribing the above duties and functions of the commission it is not the intent of the council to duplicate or overlap the functions, duties or responsibilities heretofore or hereafter assigned to any other city board or commission or to a city department. As to such functions or responsibilities above set forth which are partially or wholly the responsibilities of another board or commission or of a department of a city, the commission will render assistance and advice to such board, commission or department as may be requested.

(Ord. 1058, Sec. 8)

If for any reason any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this article is declared to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of any remaining section, sentence, clause or phrase of this article.

(Ord. 1058, Sec. 9)