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Resolution 09-99 Joint Powers Agreement

RESOLUTION NUMBER 09-99

AMENDING THE JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTING AND MAINTAINING A QUAD CITIES JOINT RECREATIONAL CENTER

WHEREAS, the allowed by Minnesota Statutes, the Quad Cities of Virginia, Eveleth, Mountain Iron, and Gilbert have entered into a Joint Powers Agreement for Constructing and Maintaining a Quad Cities Recreational Center (hereinafter referred to as the “Joint Powers Agreement”);

WHEREAS, the Joint Powers Agreement created a Quad Cities Joint Recreational Authority so that the parties could jointly and cooperatively facilitate and maintain the Quad Cities Joint Recreational Center;

WHEREAS, the Joint Powers Agreement establishes the governing body of the Quad Cites Joint Recreational Authority;

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Joint Powers Agreement, the current governing body of the Quad Cities Joint Recreational Authority is a board of commissioners consisting on nine voting commissioners;

WHEREAS, the parties to the Joint Powers Agreement, namely, the Cities of Virginia, Eveleth, Mountain Iron, and Gilbert, wish to modify the structure of the governing body of the Quad Cities Joint Recreational Authority in order to provide for a governing process with more effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability;

WHEREAS, in order for the governance structure of the Quad Cities Joint Recreational Authority to be modified, the Joint Powers Agreement must be amended;

WHEREAS, in order to amend the Joint Powers Agreement, the governing bodies of each of the parties to the Joint Powers Agreement, namely the City Councils of the Cities of Virginia, Eveleth, Mountain Iron, and Gilbert, must pass a resolution approving any amendments to or modifications of the Joint Powers Agreement.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Mountain Iron that:

1. The current governance structure under the Joint Powers Agreement be abolished effective April 30, 1999;

2. Those individuals currently holding seats as commissioners or alternates be dismissed from service effective April 30, 1999.

3. The Joint Powers Agreement be amended to provide for the following governance structure:

(i) The governing body of the Quad Cities Joint Recreational Authority is its Board of Commissioners, which consist of five (5) voting commissioners.

(ii) Each Member City must appoint one (1) commissioner to the board, and that commissioner must be either a mayor or city councilor from that city. These four commissioners shall collectively appoint one commissioner (hereinafter referred to as the “at-large commissioners”. The at-large commissioner shall be a member of the curling community.

(iii) Commissioners (except the at-large commissioner) are appointed by resolution of the governing body of a member. The at-large commissioner is appointed by resolution of the four appointed commissioners at the organizational meeting. Appointing resolutions must be filed with the secretary accompanied by each commissioner’s address for purposes of notice.

(iv) Commissioners appointed by the Member Cities shall serve initially until December 31, 1999. Thereafter, commissioners appointed by the Member Cities shall serve two (2) year terms. The at-large commissioner shall initially serve until December 31, 1999. Thereafter, the at-large commissioner shall serve a one (1) year term. Commissioners serve until their respective successors are appointed and qualified.

(v) The newly appointed Board of Commissioners must conduct an organizational meeting no later than thirty (30) days after the effective date of this agreement. At the organizational meeting, or as soon thereafter as is reasonably possible, the Board must appoint the at-large commissioner, elect its officers and adopt such bylaws and other procedures governing the conduct of its meeting and its business, as it deems appropriate.

4. Upon approval of this resolution by the governing bodies of each of the Member Cities, the staffs from each of the Member Cities shall work together to draft a new Joint Powers Agreement incorporating these amendments. The amended Joint Powers Agreement will then be presented to the governing bodies of each of the Member Cities for final approval.

THIS RESOLUTION WAS DULY ADOPTED ON APRIL 19, 1999.

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