Assembly of Delegates to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Ordinance

Proposed changes affect County Commissioners

CAPE COD REGIONAL GOVERNMENT ASSEMBLY OF DELEGATES

Notice of Public Hearing on Barnstable County Proposed Ordinances No. 17-14

On January 17, 2018, at 4:30p.m., the Assembly of Delegates will hold a public hearing on Proposed County Ordinance 17-14: To amend the Barnstable County Home Rule Charter Article 3: Section 3-1 (Composition, Term of Office) and 3-9 (if a vacancy occurs in the office of
member of the board of regional connnissioners during the term for which a member is chosen).

The public hearing will be held in the Chamber of the Assembly of Delegates, First District Courthouse, Route 6A, Barnstable, MA.

Anyone wishing to testifY orally will be welcome to do so. Written comments may also be submitted at the hearing, e-mailed to the office ([email protected]), or delivered or mailed for receipt by Noon on or before the date of the hearing to the Office of the Assembly of Delegates, First District Courthouse, Route 6A, Bmnstable, MA 02630.

The full text of Proposed Ordinance 17-14 has been distributed to the Town Clerk of each town in Barnstable County and is also available from the office of the Assembly of Delegates, First District Courthouse, Route 6A, Barnstable, MA., and on line at
http://www.barnstablecounty.org/regional-government/assembly-ofdelegates/committees/standing-committee-agendas-minutes/

For further information call the Clerk of the Assembly: (508) 375-6761.
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Publication Date: January 10,2018
Janice O'Connell, Clerk
Assembly of Delegates

 

Full Text of Proposed Ordinance:

BARNSTABLE COUNTY ASSEMBLY OF DELEGATES
In the Year Two Thousand Seventeen
Proposed Ordinance 17-14
We, the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates petition the legislature to approve and place on the ballot at the next biennial state election a restructuring of the current County Government model to effect the following changes in the Executive Branch model:
EXECUTIVE BRANCH: The executive powers of the Cape Cod regional government (Barnstable County) shall be exercised by a board of regional commissioners consisting of five members. Each member shall be elected from one of (5) five districts of Barnstable County.
THE CAPE COD REGIONAL GOVERNMENT KNOWN AS BARNSTABLE COUNTY hereby ordains:
To amend the Barnstable County Home Rule Charter Article 3: Section 3-1 and 3-9 as follows
ARTICLE 3 – EXECUTIVE BRANCH Section 3-1. Board of Regional Commissioners Delete sentence (a) Composition, Term of Office – The executive powers of the Cape Cod regional government shall be exercised by a board of regional commissioners consisting of three members. Substitute with sentences (a) Composition, Term of Office – The executive powers of the Cape Cod regional government shall be exercised by a board of regional commissioners consisting of five members. One member of the board of regional commissioners shall be elected by and from the voters in each of five districts representing approximately twenty percent of the population of Barnstable County. Any voter of the district from which election is sought shall be eligible to hold the office of commissioner who at the time of election has been a resident of the district for a period of one year or more. A commissioner who during a term of office moves from the district from which elected shall forthwith be deemed to have resigned and the office shall be declared vacant by the remaining members of the board of regional commissioners.
Section 3-9. Vacancy in Office of Board of Regional Commissioners Delete sentences If a vacancy occurs in the office of member of the board of regional commissioners during the term for which a member is chosen, the assembly of delegates shall order the office to be filled at the next regular biennial state election to be held one hundred and twenty or more days following the date such vacancy occurs. Forthwith when a vacancy in the office of board of regional commissioners
Cape Cod Regional Government – Assembly of Delegates Page 2
Proposed Ordinance 17-14: To Amend Charter Section 3-1 & 3-9
November 1, 2017
occurs, the assembly of delegates shall act to temporarily fill such vacancy by electing some suitable person, not a resident of the same municipality as either of the other members of the board of regional commissioners who remain in office, and who shall serve in such office until a successor is chosen at the next biennial state election. Substitute with sentences If a vacancy occurs in the office of member of the board of regional commissioners during the term for which a member is chosen, the assembly of delegates shall order the office to be filled at the next regular biennial state election to be held one hundred and twenty or more days following the date such vacancy occurs. Forthwith when a vacancy in the office of board of regional commissioners occurs, the assembly of delegates shall act to temporarily fill such vacancy by electing some suitable person, a resident of the district in which the vacancy occurs, who shall serve in such office until a successor is chosen at the next biennial state election.
(Submitted by Chatham Delegate Ronald Bergstrom at a regular meeting of the Assembly of Delegates on November 1, 2017)


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