Miami — With very little discussion, the Town Council revised a requirement that members of boards, committees and commissions be residents of the town in order to serve.
Mayor Rosemary Castaneda said it was important to change the regulation so that the town can benefit from a greater pool of members. “It’s important to have successful boards and committees,” she said. “We can’t just limit ourselves … We’ve got to bring in the best we can get.”
Although it was the composition of the Genesis Committee that called attention to the policy, there are other boards, including the wastewater advisory board, that include people who are not residents of the town. The council voted unanimously to accept the lawyer’s modification of the policy. Councilman Michael Black was absent from the meeting.
In other business, Town Manager Jerry Barnes announced that there will be lights at the town pool within two weeks.
Barnes introduced the town’s new code enforcement officer, Andrew Chapman. He said Chapman will be focusing on permits, licenses and building inspections.
Vice Mayor Susan Hanson announced that there will be Music in the Park at 6:30 p.m. on July 14 with a Hawaiian theme. Hanson said $8 will buy Hawaiian style barbecued chicken and trimmings. The band, Jaded, will entertain.For the complete article see the 07-11-2012 issue.
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