[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Florence as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-5-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-03; amended in its entirety 2-1-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-02]
There is hereby established an Economic Development Committee to consist of six citizen members appointed as provided herein and a member of the Council appointed by the Council. Up to four additional emeritus members may be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Council.
[Amended 3-7-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-07]
The members of the Economic Development Committee shall be appointed to one-year terms. All terms shall begin on January 1 and shall end on December 31. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment in the same manner as the original appointment for the unexpired term of the member whose vacancy is being filled.
Six of the members shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council.
Up to four ex-official members, who were active voting members of the Economic Development Committee for a minimum of 20 years in total, may be appointed by the Mayor with consent of Council. Their term ends when they no longer reside in Florence Township or they resign the position. These members emeritus have all the rights and privileges of the regular members, except their attendance is not required, they do not count towards quorum, and they are not voting members.
A member of the Council appointed by the Council shall serve as voting member of the Economic Development Committee.
The Economic Development Committee shall have the duty to advise the Mayor and Council with regard to the following:
To conduct research into potential economic development of the Township, in areas appropriate for such development.
To develop and recommend to the Mayor and Council a marketing plan for the Township of Florence.
Within the limits of appropriations and subject to the approval of the Mayor and Council, to advertise, prepare, print and distribute materials to support the economic development of the Township.
To perform such other acts as are reasonably related to and designed to carry out the purposes and objectives of the Committee as authorized by the Mayor and Council.
To keep records of the meetings and activities of the Committee and to make quarterly reports to the Mayor and Council.