City of Parkville, MO
Platte County
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Section 165.010 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 2208, 8-2-2005]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
ABSENCE
Missing two (2) or more agenda items either by arriving late or departing early.
PRIOR NOTICE
Notice to the designated City staff liaison or his/her designee twenty-four (24) hours prior to a regularly scheduled meeting.
YEAR OF SERVICE
A twelve (12) month period commencing on the first (1st) day of the annual anniversary of the member's appointment.

Section 165.020 Attendance and Notice of Absence.

[Ord. No. 2208, 8-2-2005]
A. 
In accepting a position on the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustment, Community Land and Recreation Board, Economic Development Committee or any other officially appointed City board, commission or committee, all appointed City Officials (members) acknowledge and commit to the following attendance requirements and related procedures of this Chapter. These requirements and procedures are deemed necessary by the City of Parkville to ensure proper function of these boards, commissions and committees and adequate service of such to the community. Without regular attendance, informed decision-making and full participation is unlikely.
B. 
Members shall strive to attend all regularly scheduled and special meetings of the board, commission or committee. Any member who is unable to attend a scheduled meeting shall strive to provide prior notice as a courtesy to other members of the board, commission or committee, City staff and the public. Any member who does not make a concerted effort to meet these expectations shall be subject to suspension from duty and may be subject to removal for cause from service on the board, commission or committee, subject to the suspension provisions of this Chapter.
C. 
At least once annually the designated City staff liaison to the board, commission or committee shall report the attendance record of each member to the Chairman of the board, commission or committee. For this purpose, attendance shall only be considered for regularly scheduled meetings.

Section 165.030 Suspension of Service For Failure To Attend or Provide Notice of Absence.

[Ord. No. 2208, 8-2-2005]
A. 
Any member of an appointed City board, commission or committee who is absent more than once without prior notice during any given year of service shall have his/her service suspended.
B. 
With the exception of members of the Board of Zoning Adjustment, any member of an appointed City board, commission or committee who is absent more than three (3) times with or without prior notice during any given year of service shall have his/her service suspended.
C. 
Suspension from a board, commission or committee shall be effective immediately upon the above maximum absences. Once suspended, only the Board of Aldermen may reinstate the member. Following suspension, the member shall appear before the Board of Aldermen to discuss the absences.
Following discussion, the Board of Aldermen shall then either fully reinstate the member, reinstate the member for a probationary period of time with specified conditions or call for a public hearing to consider removal under the applicable City ordinances and State Statutes. Until reinstated, said member shall not participate in any actions or business of the board, commission or committee. Absence and/or violation of probation may be considered cause for removal of a member. If a member resigns or is removed, a replacement member shall then be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen under the applicable City ordinances and State Statutes for the remaining term.

Section 165.040 Commitment To Service.

[Ord. No. 2208, 8-2-2005]
Should an appointed official of the City believe he/she can no longer render service in a thorough and diligent manner, he/she should resign from the position.

Section 165.050 Informed Participation.

[Ord. No. 2208, 8-2-2005]
A. 
The community and all parties before a City board, commission or committee have a right to an informed decision based on all of the information available to the board, commission or committee. If a member has not sufficiently reviewed relevant facts and reports affecting a decision, the member should not participate in that decision. Specifically, any appointed official who is not informed or aware of the available information should abstain from voting on that issue in the following situations:
1. 
When a member has not reviewed an issue or application or the information submitted with such;
2. 
When a member has missed all or part of a presentation or hearing and has not been able to review a transcript, tape, minutes or other public record of such; or
3. 
When a member has missed all or part of the discussion between members prior to the vote.