[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Barnstable as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Appointments Committee
Article II Absentee Members
[Adopted 7-21-1994 by Order No. 94-185 (Art. II of Chapter I of Ch. of the General Ordinances as updated through 7-7-2003)]
There shall be a standing Appointments Committee of the Town Council which shall consist of five members. At least three out of the five members should be Town Councilors.
All members shall serve for one year commencing after the annual reorganization of the Town Council.
The Councilors serving on the Appointments Standing Committee will be appointed by the President of the Council from a list of names of those Councilors who wish to serve on the Appointments Committee. The total Council will be apprised of the names of those Councilors who are willing to serve. The full Council will have the final vote on all appointments to the Appointments Committee.
The volunteers at-large will be appointed by the President of the Council, with approval of the full Council. Advertising for the volunteers will be done by the Council, after the annual reorganization of the Town Council.
In accordance with Council rules, the Appointments Committee recommends to the Town Council a slate of persons to be reappointed or appointed to volunteer boards.
The Appointments Committee will advertise by press release, at least twice a year, inviting Town residents to submit letters of interest to the Town of Barnstable Talent Bank indicating in what areas they would like to serve. On an as-needed basis, the Appointments Committee will request letters of interest for openings on specific multimember boards, committees and commissions.
Resumes will be gathered along with letters of interest, and interviews will be conducted with new candidates. Optimally, interviews will be conducted with candidates for reappointment at least every three years.
[Adopted 9-4-2008 by Order No. 2009-013]
In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 39, Section 23D, an absentee voting member of any of the boards, committees and commissions of the Town of Barnstable holding an adjudicatory hearing shall not be disqualified from voting solely on the basis of missing a single session so long as the following criteria are met:
The absentee voting member shall be absent from no more than a single session of the hearing at which testimony or other evidence is received;
Prior to voting, the absentee member shall certify, in writing, that he has examined all evidence received at the missed session and watched the video recording of the missed session, or, if no video recording is available, then has listened to the audio tape or reviewed a verbatim transcript of the missed session; and
The absentee member shall certify, in writing, which evidence was reviewed, and the written certification shall be made part of the record and shall be filed with the Town Clerk; and
Provided that no other member of the same board, committee or commission sitting on the same matter has invoked this provision.