City of Town And Country, MO
St. Louis County
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[CC 1989 §§2-221 — 2-223; Ord. No. 2202 §1, 5-26-1998; Ord. No. 2970 §5, 11-10-2004; Ord. No. 3229 §1, 5-15-2007; Ord. No. 3962 §5, 1-11-2016[1]]
A. 
There shall be a Public Works Commission appointed by the Mayor with the advice, consent and approval of a majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen in attendance at a meeting where a quorum is present. The Public Works Commission shall consist of eight (8) regular members, a member of the Board of Aldermen who shall serve as Chairman of the Commission, the appointed City Engineer as ex officio member and two (2) at large members appointed from the general population of the City.
B. 
A citizen member shall be elected by the Commission as Vice Chairman to chair the Commission in the absence of the Chairman. The eight (8) regular members of the Commission shall include two (2) members from each City ward.
C. 
Preference shall be given to the appointment of members who possess professional expertise, experience or demonstrable skills in fields relating to infrastructure design, construction, implementation, etc.
[Ord. No. 4313, 9-23-2019]
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Editor’s Note: Ord. No. 3962 also relettered and renamed former Article VI, Public Works and Stormwater Commission to Article IV, Public Works Commission.
[Ord. No. 3229 §1, 5-15-2007; Ord. No. 3962 §5, 1-11-2016]
A. 
The Aldermanic member of the Commission created by this Article shall serve until the next general municipal election or until his/her successor is appointed and confirmed. The citizen members of the Commission created by this Article shall serve for a period of two (2) years; or until his/her successor is appointed. In order to achieve staggered terms, beginning June 1, 2016, the Mayor shall appoint or reappoint all of the citizen members of all non-statutory commissions as follows: one (1) citizen member from each ward and one (1) at large member for an initial one (1) year term; the remaining citizen members shall be appointed for two (2) year terms. Thereafter, citizen member terms shall expire each year on May thirty-first (31st).
B. 
The at large members shall have the same duties, responsibilities and obligations, including participation in all meetings and voting on all matters, as all other regular members of the Commission.
C. 
The at large members shall not be included to increase the required number of five (5) members to constitute a quorum at duly noticed meetings.
D. 
The attendance of at large members counts towards making the minimum required quorum.
[CC 1989 §2-224; Ord. No. 2202 §1, 5-26-1998; Ord. No. 2336 §2, 5-24-1999; Ord. No. 3229 §1, 5-15-2007; Ord. No. 3417 §1, 3-24-2009; Ord. No. 3962 §5, 1-11-2016]
A. 
The Commission shall have the following powers and duties:
1. 
To make recommendations to and advise the Board of Aldermen on the construction, acceptance or otherwise needed improvements of infrastructure relating to such matters as streets, roads, sound walls, sidewalks, storm sewers, drains, street lights, plantings in the public right-of-way and all public improvements.
2. 
To request that the Director of Public Works assign a consulting engineer to:
a. 
Review and inspect individual projects within the City affected by stormwater runoff or retention and describe the existing conditions;
b. 
Suggest solutions to stormwater problems; and
c. 
Estimate the cost of the proposed solutions.
3. 
To request that the Director of Public Works assign a consulting engineer to:
a. 
Review and inspect individual projects within the City including streets, roads, sound walls and other public improvements, which are to be constructed by private person or contractor under the review of and/or under contract by the City;
b. 
Suggest solutions to problems related to streets, roads, sound walls and other public works improvements problems; and
c. 
Estimate the cost of the proposed solutions.
4. 
To review the reports of any such engineer and to prioritize control or retention problem areas according to established City guidelines.
5. 
To review the reports of any such engineer and to prioritize proposed solutions to problems relating to existing streets, roads, sound walls and other public works improvements problems.
6. 
To make recommendations to the City, St. Louis County, State of Missouri and the Metropolitan Sewer District for correction of any existing streets, roads, sound walls, stormwater or other public works improvements problems or prevention of problems for future streets, roads, sound walls, stormwater or other public works improvements based upon the engineer's report.
7. 
To inspect and review corrective and preventive actions taken with respect to streets, roads, sound walls, stormwater or other public works improvements.
8. 
To seek the advice or assistance of the Metropolitan Sewer District, consulting engineers or any other person or agency with respect to evaluation or correction of streets, roads, sound walls, stormwater or other public works improvements problems.
9. 
To establish any subcommittee as may be appropriate to assist this Commission and to recommend to the Board of Aldermen on said duties.
10. 
To make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen on such matters as sanitary sewers, sewage, disposal of waste, trash haulers, regulation of restaurants, animals and public health matters.
11. 
To make recommendations regarding the application of building codes, plan review and inspection policies of the City.
12. 
To make recommendations regarding the implementation of the Trails Master Plan, as set forth in Section 125.310 of the Municipal Code, in addition to other sidewalk, trail, and/or infrastructure projects as needed.
[Ord. No. 4313, 9-23-2019]
[CC 1989 §2-225; Ord. No. 2202 §1, 5-26-1998; Ord. No. 2486 §3, 7-11-2000; Ord. No. 3229 §1, 5-15-2007; Ord. No. 3962 §5, 1-11-2016]
The Commission shall meet not less than quarterly at the call of the Chairman. Notification of the meeting shall be posted in accordance with Section 130.030 of this Code and the minutes of the meeting will be forwarded to the Mayor prior to the next regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen. The Commission shall make an annual report to the Board of Aldermen concerning its activities and the work of the preceding year, together with a summary of recommendations made by the Commission during the preceding year. The Director of Public Works or his/her designated representative shall serve as staff liaison to the Commission.