Yellow Springs Public Notices

Ordinance 2010-17: Amending Ordinance on Economic Sustainability Commission

AMENDING ORDINANCE #2010-02: REGARDING ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION FOR THE VILLAGE OF YELLOW SPRINGS.

Interested persons will take note that the Village Council of Yellow Springs on Monday, September 20, 2010, gave first reading to an ordinance, text to follow.

Council will consider said ordinance for second reading and possible passage into law during a public hearing to begin at 7 p.m. Monday, October 4, 2010 in the Bryan Community Center, 100 Dayton Street.

Whereas, the Village of Yellow Springs is facing one of the most critical periods in its history with many businesses struggling in this depressed economy, and

Whereas, issues of growth and development are contentious and various strategies for Economic Development are being proposed, and

Whereas, a decreasing tax base is creating a struggle between village services and community affordability, and

Whereas, to address these many critical concerns Village Council wishes to create an Economic Sustainability Commission.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL FOR THE VILLAGE OF YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO HEREBY ORDAINS THAT:

Section 1. This Ordinance amends Ordinance #2010-02. The amended ordinance reads as follows:

Section 2. Council charges this Task Force to work with the Economic Sustainability Coordinator in carrying out the following tasks:

1.    Providing information and making recommendations regarding economic sustainability in Yellow Springs;

2.    Identifying primary opportunities for economic development in Yellow Springs and ways to support those efforts;

3.    Recommending steps to further strengthen meeting local needs locally, support opportunities for skills training and mentoring and support other practices for local economic sustainability;

4.    Assisting in the development of an Economic Sustainability Plan.

5.    Serving as a place to incubate ideas and to network among a variety of groups working on economic development in Yellow Springs:

6.    Reporting on activities on various fronts and cooperate in designing strategies for development

7.    Being a sounding board for ideas generated by businesses and citizens.

Section 3. The Commission will consist of nine members. The Council will appoint members to the Commission with skills and experience in business and finance, economic development, workforce development, re-localization and community involvement. Representatives of the Yellow Springs School Board, Township Trustees, Planning Commission and Village Council, along with the Economic Sustainability Coordinator, are invited to serve as ex officio members. Commission members will serve a 2-year term. The initial terms will be staggered to provide membership stability.

Section 4. As an official Commission of Council, all meetings of the Economic Sustainability Commission must be advertised and open to the public. All members of the Commission will be asked to disclose any professional or financial interests in the community for purposes of transparency. To be considered official, meetings must be attended by a quorum, determined to be a simple majority, of members. Official meeting minutes must be kept, approved and forwarded to the Clerk of Council for distribution and records retention.

Judith Hempfling, Council President

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