[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Coatesville 5-11-1998 by Ord. No. 1072-98. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Technology Commission is created for the City of Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania known as the "Coatesville Technology Commission."
[Amended 7-13-1998 by Ord. No. 1075-98]
The Commission shall be composed of seven members. Two of the members will be members of City Council. One of the members will be a member of the professional staff of the City of Coatesville as appointed by the City Manager of the City of Coatesville, and four of the members will be citizens of the City of Coatesville chosen by City Council. The Commission members shall each serve a three-year term. The terms of the members shall be staggered in such a manner that at least one expires annually.
All persons so appointed to the Technology Commission shall serve their full term, or until their successors are appointed, unless they voluntarily resign or are removed by the City Council for dereliction or neglect of duty.
Any vacancy in the Technology Commission occurring otherwise than by expiration of a term shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment and should be for the unexpired term.
All members of the Technology Commission will serve without pay.
The Technology Commission shall appoint from its membership a Chairperson and such other officers as it may deem necessary for the orderly procedure of its business and will adopt bylaws, rules and regulations covering its procedures. The Technology Commission shall hold regular meetings, including two work sessions and at least one public meeting each quarter. All public meetings shall be held in accordance with the Sunshine Act.
Editor's Note: See 65 P.S. § 271 et seq.
[Added 4-22-2013 by Ord. No. 1404-2013]
Any member of the Technology Commission absent from three or more consecutive regular meetings of the Technology Commission without an approved leave of absence granted by the City Council after public hearing and prior written notice thereof shall be removed from the Technology Commission by the City Council of the City of Coatesville.
Any member of the Technology Commission absent from 20% or more of the regularly scheduled meetings of the Technology Commission within any one-year period shall be notified in writing by the City Manager acting on behalf of the City Council of the attendance requirements of this subsection. Any member of the Technology Commission who is absent from 20% or more of the regularly scheduled meetings within a one-year period shall thereafter be removed for cause from such position by the City Council with prior written notice after public hearing unless such member resigns in writing or waives the public hearing in writing.
Any member of the Technology Commission may be removed for cause as determined by the City Council after public hearing and prior written notice thereof.
The provisions of this subsection shall not preclude the removal of any member of the Technology Commission without cause by the City Council when authorized by state law, City Charter or City ordinance.
The Technology Commission shall have all the powers conferred upon it pursuant to the Third Class City Code to act for the good government and interest of the city and shall assist the city in identifying technological developments which are a benefit to the city and the citizens of the City of Coatesville and to review information, conduct investigations and make recommendations and reports relative to this purpose. However, any report or recommendation provided by the Technology Commission shall not be binding upon the City Council but shall be advisory only.
Nothing in the bylaws, rules and regulations of the Technology Commission shall vest in it any powers, responsibilities or duties not herein authorized.