An ordinance amending Chapter 4 of the Columbus Code by adding a new Article creating the
Columbus Aquatics Commission
; and for other purposes.
THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
Chapter 4 of the Columbus Code is hereby amended by adding a new Article to read as follows:
“(a) Goal of the Commission.
The Goal of the Columbus Aquatics Commission is to enhance and improve the services offered at the Columbus Aquatics Center and the Double Churches Pool supervised and operated by the Columbus Department of Parks and Recreation.
(b) Composition of the Commission.
(1) There shall be a Columbus Aquatics Commission that shall be composed of seven (7) members, including the chairperson. Each member shall be appointed by the Columbus Council. Terms of office for a member of the Commission shall be initially staggered at one year for three members and two years for the other four members. Thereafter, members shall serve two-year terms.
(2) One of the Commission members shall be recommended to the Columbus Council from the membership or board of the Columbus Hurricanes organization.
(c) Duties of the Commission.
(1) The Columbus Aquatics Commission shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Columbus Council and shall make recommendations to the Director and Council concerning operations and programming at the Columbus Aquatics Center and the Double Churches Pool operated by Parks and Recreation.
(2) The Commission shall:
eet monthly with the director of Parks and Recreation and shall elect a chairperson to preside at its meetings.
(B) Prepare minutes of its meetings with assistance from Parks and Recreation personnel and shall transmit a copy of the same to the mayor, council, city manager and clerk of council.
(C) Provide written recommendations to the mayor, council, city manager and clerk of council when deemed necessary by the Commission concerning the operations and programs of the Columbus Aquatics Center and Double Churches Pool operated by the department of Parks and Recreation. The Director of Parks and Recreation shall ensure that the Commission participates in the process for hiring management and staff for the Columbus Aquatics Center.
(D) Review financial statements of the Parks and Recreation department with a representative from the finance department at least on a monthly basis.
(E) Inspect and conduct site visits to the Columbus Aquatics Center and Double Churches Pool operated by the department of Parks and Recreation at least once per year.
(F) Review the city department of Parks and Recreation policies and procedures at least once per year and make any needed recommendations related to pool and aquatics operations.
(G) Perform any other activities or duties as requested by the Columbus Council.
The seat of any member of the Columbus Aquatics Commission shall be declared vacant if such member misses three consecutive meetings. Any Commission vacancy shall be filled as provided in subsection (b) of this Article.”
All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 12
day of April, 2016, introduced a second time at a regular meeting of said Council held on the ______ day of ________, 2016, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ________ members of said Council.
Councilor Allen voting____________.
Councilor Baker voting____________.
Councilor Barnes voting___________.
Councilor Buck voting_____________.
Councilor Davis voting____________.
Councilor Henderson voting________.
Councilor Huff voting_____________.
Councilor Thomas voting___________.
Councilor Pugh voting_____________.
Councilor Woodson voting__________.
TINY B. WASHINGTON, CLERK TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON, MAY