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Sparks City Council Meeting 9/14/2020 2:00:00 PM

Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/96712069902
Meeting Dial-in #: 669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 967 1206 9902

General Business: 9.2

Title: Consideration, discussion and possible approval of the Mayor's appointment of Dian VanderWell to fill the vacancy of Sparks City Council, Ward 2.
Petitioner/Presenter: Ed Lawson, Mayor/Neil C. Krutz, ICMA-CM, City Manager
Recommendation: Council confirm the Mayor's appointment for Sparks City Council, Ward 2.
Financial Impact: N/A
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
    
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief:

Per Sparks City Charter 1.070

(1) A vacancy in the City Council must be filled by appointment of the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council within 30 days after the occurrence of the vacancy. 



Background:

Mayor Lawson vacated his office of Sparks City Council Member, Ward 2 on August 19, 2020.

The Mayor must appoint a new Councilmember no later than 30 days from the date the office was vacated.

 



Analysis:

Per Sparks City Charter 1.070

(1) A vacancy in the City Council or in the office of the City Attorney or Municipal Judge must be filled by appointment of the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council, within 30 days after the occurrence of the vacancy. A person may be selected to fill a prospective vacancy in the City Council before the vacancy occurs. In such a case, each member of the Council, except any member whose term of office expires before the occurence of the vacancy, may participate in any action taken by the Council pursuant to this section. If the majority of the Council is unable or refuses for any reason to confirm any appointment made by the Mayor within 30 days after the vacancy occurs, the City Council shall present to the Mayor the names of two qualified persons to fill the vacancy.

 



Alternatives:

Council may confirm the Mayor's appointment of the Sparks City Council Ward 2 member.

Council may decline the Mayor's appointment of the Sparks City Council Ward 2 member. 

 



Recommended Motion:

I move to confirm the Mayor's appointment of Dian VanderWell to the Sparks City Council, Ward 2 with a term ending November, 2022.




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