City of Pittsfield, MA
Berkshire County
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Editor's Note: Provisions designated as Ch. 19 1/2, §§ 19 1/2-1—19 1/2-3, in § 5 of Ord. No. 601, adopted 3-2-1988, have been redesignated, with the city's consent, as Ch. 18 1/2, §§ 18 1/2-1—18 1/2-3, in order to maintain alphabetical sequence of chapters.
Administration — See Ch. 2.
Solid waste collection and disposal — See Ch. 8.
Sewers and drains — See Ch. 19.
Water — See Ch. 22.
[Ord. No. 601, § 5, 3-2-1988]
A public utilities advisory committee is hereby established to advise the commissioner of public utilities on all matters pertaining to sewers, water, solid waste, resource recovery, and all other matters subject to the jurisdiction of the commissioner of public utilities.
[Ord. No. 601, § 5, 3-2-1988; Ord. No. 1129, § I, 3-10-2015]
This Committee shall consist of five members. In accordance with Article 2-10, Article 3, Section 3-3 and Article 6 of Chapter 72 of the Acts of 2013, the Mayor shall appoint all five members, one of whom shall be the Director of Public Health, subject to city council approval. In accordance with Article 10, Section 10-6(a) of Chapter 72 of the Acts of 2013, the members of the Public Utilities Advisory Committee shall elect from the membership a chairperson, vice chairperson, a secretary and any other officers that the membership deems necessary. Excepting the Director of Public Health, who shall serve so long as he/she holds the office, each member shall serve a term of three years. In the event of a vacancy, the Mayor shall appoint a successor as soon as practicable, subject to city council approval, and said successor shall fulfill the unexpired term of the member whose seat was vacated. Members other than the Director of Public Health may be removed by the Mayor without cause, subject to the approval by majority vote of the city council.
[Ord. No. 601, § 5, 3-2-1988; Ord. No. 1156, § I, 9-29-2015]
In accordance with Article 10, Section 10-6(b) and Section 10-6(c) of the City Charter enacted by Chapter 72 of the Acts of 2013, the committee shall meet regularly once a month and on as many other occasions as the committee deems necessary. At its first meeting, the committee shall elect a chairman and a clerk. Minutes of each meeting shall be taken and preserved. Meetings may be called by the chairman acting alone, by the commissioner of public utilities acting alone, or by any two members of the committee. All members shall receive reasonable notice of any meeting.