Saturday, July 02, 2005

County Board appointments

The primary function of the County Council as described in the Optional Plan:

"it is the intent of this Plan to establish the Council as a citizen body whose members serve on a part-time basis in a legislative, policy-making role, and membership on the Council is not intended to be a full-time position involving day-to-day oversight of County operations and functions."

One of the other main intentions of the change of government was to promote more citizen involvement - involving more citizens. Wasatch seems to be regressing toward a "commission" form of government, with Council members serving on many boards (some of which may require a Council person). Consequently, their time is divided and seems to be more than "part time" service.

To alleviate this, I would suggest encouraging more citizen involvement on the various boards - If everyone does a little, we can all do a lot. Call up and volunteer!!!!

Wasatch County Code related to Boards: http://www.co.wasatch.ut.us/code/Wasatch_County_Code/Title_2/02/index.html
You may also download the Board Application Form: application (PDF)

Current Board info:

Section 2.02.01 Accident Review Board
(1) Establishment and Membership. There is hereby established an Accident Review Board for Wasatch County. The Board shall consist of five members, one member representing the Wasatch County Attorney's Office, one member representing the Wasatch County Sheriff's Office, the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, the Wasatch County Public Works Director, and one member of the County Legislative Body.

Section 2.02.02 Board of Adjustment
(1) (a) Regular Members. The Board shall consist of five members appointed by the County Manager with the advice and consent of the County Legislative Body.

Section 2.02.03 Board of Equalization
(1) Establishment and Membership. There is hereby established a Wasatch County Board of Equalization consisting of the members of the County Legislative Body.

Section 2.02.04 Boundary Commission
(1) Establishment and Membership. There is hereby established a Wasatch County Boundary Commission consisting of: (1) two members who are elected county officers appointed by the County Manager with the advice and consent of the County Legislative Body;

Section 2.02.05 Constitutional Takings Review Board
(4) Establishment and Membership. There is hereby established the Wasatch County Constitutional Takings Review Board. The County Legislative Body shall act as the Wasatch County Constitutional Takings Review Board.

Section 2.02.07 Library Board
(1) Establishment and Membership. There is hereby established a Wasatch County Library Board consisting of five members , at least one of which shall be a member of the County Legislative Body , appointed by the County Manager with the advice and consent of the County Council.

Section 2.02.08 Planning Commission
(1) Establishment and Membership. There is hereby established a county-wide Planning Commission consisting of seven regular members. Six of the regular members of the Commission shall be appointed by the County Manager with the advice and consent of the County Legislative Body. The remaining member of the Commission shall be a member of the County Legislative Body and shall be appointed by majority vote of the County Legislative Body.
(3) Term of Office. Except for the member of the Commission who is a member of the County Legislative Body, each regular member of the Planning Commission shall be appointed for a three-year term. The member of the County Legislative Body appointed to the Commission shall be appointed for a two-year term. Alternate members of the Commission shall be appointed for two-year terms. The terms of two regular members shall expire each year.

Section 2.02.09 Daniels Township Planning Commission
(1) Establishment and Membership.
(a) Establishment. Pursuant to Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter 308, at a special election in August 1996, voters approved the creation of the Daniels Township. Pursuant to Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 389, Section 56, and Second Special Session, Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 3, Section 15, the Daniels Township was dissolved. Pursuant to section 17-27-200.5(2)(e) and Wasatch County Ordinance 99-04, the Daniels Township was reconstituted as the Daniels Township Planning Commission.
(b) Membership. The Daniels Township Planning Commission shall consist of seven regular members. Registered voters residing within the Township shall elect three regular members. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the County Manager, with the advice and consent of the County Legislative Body, shall appoint four regular members.

Section 2.02.10 Emergency Medical Services and Local Emergency Planning Council
(1) Establishment and Membership. There is hereby created the Wasatch County Emergency Medical Services and Local Emergency Planning Council, hereinafter, (EMS/LEPC).

Section 2.02.12 Weed Board
(1) Establishment and Membership. There is hereby established a Wasatch County Weed Board consisting of five regular members, and one ex-officio member who shall be a member of the County Legislative Body. The County Manager may appoint, with the advice and consent of the County Legislative Body, such additional ex officio, non-voting members as the Manager may deem necessary and appropriate.

Section 2.02.13 Tourism Tax Advisory Board
(1) Establishment and Membership. There is hereby established a Tourism Tax Advisory Board consisting of five regular members from the County.
(a) Regular Members. The Board shall consist of five members appointed by the County Manager with the advice and consent of the County Legislative Body. Members shall be residents of the County and shall be representatives of any of the following local industries: restaurants, hotels or lodging facilities, recreational facilities, convention facilities, museums, cultural attractions or other tourism related industries.
(b) Non-voting Members. The County Manager may appoint, with the advice and consent of the County Legislative Body, such additional non-voting members as the manager may deem necessary and appropriate.

Section 2.02.14 Wasatch County Fair Board
(1) Establishment and Membership. There is hereby established a Wasatch County Fair Board consisting of five regular members, one of which shall be a member of the County Legislative Body. The County Manager may appoint, with the advice and consent of the County Legislative Body, such additional non-voting members, as the Manager may deem necessary and appropriate. Members of the Board shall serve without compensation, except for reimbursement of actual expenses incurred, upon presentation of proper receipts and vouchers.

Section 2.02.15 Fair Rodeo Board
(1) Establishment and Membership. There is hereby established a Rodeo Board consisting of four regular members, and one ex-officio member who shall be a member of the County Legislative Body, who shall have the same right to vote as the other members of the Board. The County Manager may appoint, with the advice and consent of the County Legislative Body, such additional ex-officio, non-voting members as the Manager may deem necessary and appropriate. Members of the Board shall serve without compensation except for reimbursement of actual expenses incurred, upon presentation of proper receipts and vouchers.

1 comment:

Paul said...

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