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§ 31.20  ORGANIZATION AND APPOINTMENT

(excluding Hutchinson Utilities Commission)

All board and commission appointments authorized by ordinance or resolution shall be made by the Mayor, and each appointment confirmed by the Council.  The term of each appointee shall be established and stated at the time of his or her appointment.  Except for the Economic Development Authority, no board or commission member shall be appointed to more than two consecutive full terms, exclusive of the fulfullment of an unexpired term or partial term previously served, but shall again be eligible for service following a break in service of not less than one year.  New appointees shall assume office on the first day of the first month following their appointment and qualification, or on the first day of the first month following the expiration of the prior term and qualification, whichever shall occur last.  Provided, however, that all appointees to boards and commissions shall hold office until their successor is appointed and qualified.  All vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as for an expired term, but the appointment shall be only for the unexpired term.  All appointed board and commission members shall serve without remuneration, but may be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the performance of their duties when those expenses have been authorized by the Council before they were incurred.  The chair and the secretary shall be chosen from and by the board or commission membership annually to serve for one year.  Provided, however, that no chair shall be elected who has not completed at least one year as a member of the board or commission.  Any board or commission member may be removed by a four-fifths majority vote of the Council for misfeasance, malfeasance or non-feasance in office and his or her position filled as any other vacancy.  Each board and commission shall hold its regular meeting at a time established by it.  Except as otherwise provided, this section shall apply to all boards and commissions.  All ex-officio members to city boards and commissions shall be non-voting members of the board or commission.

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Airport Commission
The Airport Commission meets at the call of the Chairman. All meetings are held at the Airport Lobby. The Airport Commission shall be composed of six members to serve staggered five-year terms, one of which shall be a member of the Council designated by the Council.  The Commission shall advise the Council in all matters dealing with the airport and its operation.  It shall recommend an annual operating budget, report on the adequacy of facilities, recommend capital improvements and serve as a forum for others to express their views on subjects relating to the airport and its operation.

Commission Members:

Member Term Expires
Ross Peterson September, 2016 •  First Full Term
Dick Freeman September, 2017   Second Full Term
Joel Schwarze September, 2015 •  Second Full Term
Dave Skaar September, 2018   Unexpired Term
*Doug McGraw *September, 2014 •  Second Full Term
Steve Cook

Council Rep.

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Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The Hutchinson Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) serves as an advisory committee to the City Council and the Park, Recreation and Community Education Board. The BPAC provides advice on issues related to bicycling and pedestrian needs in Hutchinson, advocates for pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure improvements, and promotes recreational walking and bicycling in the city.

Committee Members:

Member Term Expires
John Hassinger August, 2015 • First Full Term
Sara Turrell August, 2016 • First Full Term
Mark Hanneman August, 2016 • First Full Term
Melissa Goldstein August, 2017 • First Full Term
Ron Johnson August, 2017 • First Full Term
Steve Cook August, 2015 • Council Rep.
   
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Charter Commission

Charter Commission - 4 Year Term

Commission Members:

Member Term Expires
Marlin Torgerson August, 2016 • Second Full Term
Mark Lewandowski August, 2016 • Second Full Term
Mary Inglis August, 2016 • Second Full Term
Deb Roepke August, 2016 • Second Full Term
Vacant

Vacant

Vacant Vacant

Vacant

Vacant
Don Walser August, 2016 • First Full Term
Christopher Kleiman August, 2016 • First Full Term
   
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City-School-Community Advisory Committee

Responsibilities: The committee will serve an advisory role to both the City Council and the Hutchinson School
District. The committee will focus on the following areas:

• Engage in long-range comprehensive joint facilities planning
• Suggest future public facility priorities
• Identify and suggest ways to maximize shared use of existing and future public facilities
• Identify and suggest financing options that minimize the tax impact of future public facilities.
• Identify and suggest possible collaborative service arrangements.

Committee Members:

Member Term Expires
Tom Daggett  
Brian Guggisberg  
Greg Haffley  
Anthony Hanson  
Ryan Jurgenson  
Tara Oberg  
Steve Cook Council Rep.
Chad Czmowski Council Rep.
 
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CreekSide Renewables Advisory Board

Creekside Renewables Advisory Board: The Creekside Renewables Advisory Board meets at 4:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each quarter. The Board consists of seven members, one of whom is a City Council Member, whom serve staggered three year terms. The Creekside manager shall serve as an ex officio member. The purpose of the Creekside Renewables Advisory Board shall include but is not limited to: advising the City Council on topics concerning the operation of any city-owned organics processing facility and development for other renewable products to create a self-sustainable community; providing input to City staff and the City Council as to the continued use and environmental-friendly manufacturing of compost and other products that would otherwise be unused waste materials; developing Creekside facility into an energy-sustainable facility that will serve as a model throughout the community; acting as a liaison between the City of Hutchinson and those neighboring any process facility(ies) to address questions or concerns about Creekside’s facility or processing operations.

Board Members:

Member Term Expires
Kurt Hjerpe October, 2017 •  First Full Term
Nathan Winters October, 2016 •  Second Full Term
Brandon Fraser October, 2015 •  Second Full Term
Sandra Kaufman October, 2015 •  First Full Term
* Robert Anderson * October, 2014 •  Second Full Term
Julie Neubarth October, 2013 •  First Full Term
Andy Kosek Ex-Officio
Gary Forcier Council Rep.
 

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Economic Development Authority

The EDA Board meets at noon on the fourth Wednesday of the month at City Center. The Board consists of seven commissioners, two of whom must be members of the City Council and five who are members of the Community. Appointments to the EDA are made by the Mayor and approved by the City Council and board members serve staggered six year terms. The EDA works to promote the continued growth and development of the community of Hutchinson, in partnership with the City and the Chamber of Commerce.

The EDA web site can be found at Hutchinson Economic Development Authority.

Board Members:

Member Term Expires
Steve Jansick December, 2015
Daron VanderHeiden December, 2015
Mike McGraw December, 2017
Jonny Block December, 2018
Corey Stearns December, 2020
Chad Czmowski Council Rep
Mary Christensen Council Rep.

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Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA)

The HRA Board meets 7:00 AM on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the City Center. The Board consists of five members, four of whom shall be residents of the City and serve staggered five year terms and one of whom shall be a member of the City Council.

The HRA web site can be found at Hutchinson Housing & Redevelopment Authority

Board Members:

Member Term Expires
Louann Holmquist August, 2017 •  First Full Term
Lavonne Hansen August, 2016 •  Second Full Term
Joel Kraft August, 2015 •  Second Full Term
Steve Jensen August, 2018   First Full Term
Tammy Wendlandt Members Emeritus
Gary Forcier Council Rep.

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Library Board

The Library Board meets at 4:30 p.m. on the 4th Monday of the month at the Library. The Library Board shall consist of seven members, six of whom shall be residents of the city and serve staggered three-year terms and one of whom shall be a member of the Council and designated by the Council.The Library Board shall adopt by-laws and regulations for the government of the library and for the conduct of its business as may be expedient and conformable to law. (MN Statute 134.11)

Board Members:

Member Term Expires
Julie Lofdahl April, 2016 •  First Full Term
Steve Bailey April, 2016 •  First Full Term
Dianne Wanzek April, 2017  Second Full Term
Jon Ross April, 2017  Second Full Term
*Stacey Nass *April, 2015 •  Second Full Term
*Roger Vacek *April, 2015 •  Second Full Term
Mary Christensen Council Rep.

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Parks/Recreation/Community Education Board

The PRCE Board meets at 5:15 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at the City Center. The PRCE Board shall be composed of seven representatives from the community at large, one representative from the School Board, and one representative from the City Council.  With the exception of the School Board and City Council representative, all members shall be jointly appointed by the Mayor and the School Board President, with the consent of the respective boards and Council, and shall serve staggered three-year terms.  The Board shall study and determine the park, recreational and community education needs of the city and make recommendations to the City Administrator relating thereto and shall submit an annual operating budget to the City Administrator.

Board Members:

Member Term Expires
Tim Peterson August, 2015 •  First Unexpired Term
Matt Butler August, 2014 •  First Unexpired Term
Don DeMeyer August, 2016   First Unexpiredl Term
Elizabeth Hanninen August, 2016 •  Second Full Term
Troy Scotting August, 2014 •  First Full Term
John Rodeberg August, 2016 •  Second Full Term
Marlys Hoeft August, 2015 •  First Unexpired Term
Dolf Moon PRCE Director
Karen McKay PRCE Secretary
Mary Christensen Council Rep.
Lori-Hornick-Lindell

School Board Rep.

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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the City Center. The Planning Commission shall be composed of seven members of which six shall be residents of the city, but not members of a public body, who shall serve staggered five-year terms, and one member of the Council shall be appointed by the Mayor to serve terms expiring on March 31 of each year.  The City Attorney shall be an ex-officio member.  The Planning Commission shall have all the powers and duties defined or granted in the state statutes and the city code relating to planning, zoning and subdivision regulation and shall act in an advisory capacity to the Council in all of these areas.

Commission Members:

Member Term Expires
Dean Kirchoff March, 2018 •  First Full Term
Raymond Norton March, 2017 •  Second Full Term
Christie Hantge March, 2017 •  Second Full Term
Dave Johnston March, 2016 •  First Unexpired Term
*John Lofdahl *March, 2015 •  Second Full Term
Jim Fahey March, 2019   Second Full Term
Bill Arndt Council Rep.

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Police Commission

The Police Commission by statute meets at the call of the Chairman. The Commission consists of three members whom shall be residents of the City and serve staggered three year terms. The Commission supervises the hiring, promotion, discharge, and suspension of all officers and employees of the Police Department of the City of Hutchinson and these powers shall extend to and include all members of the Police Department (MN Statute 419.05)

Commission Members:

Member Term Expires
Curtis Hughes May, 2015 •  First Full Term
Todd Brandel May, 2016 •  First Unexpired Term
Jo Piehl May, 2017 •  First Full Term
 

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Public Arts Commission

The Public Arts Commission shall be composed of seven members, six of whom shall serve staggered three-year terms and one of whom shall be a member of the City Council. Commission members shall be appointed by the Mayor with Council approval.  The Director of Planning/Zoning/ Building and the Director of Parks/Recreation/Community Education shall be ex officio members.  The Public Arts Commission shall act in an adversary capacity to the City Council for the city and shall make recommendations to the City Council on issues regarding public art within the city limits.  The Public Arts Commission may develop and implement policies and procedures, as necessary, with approval by the City Council, to meet the purpose and objectives of the Commission.  The Public Arts Commission shall review all projects that meet specific criteria in accordance with its written Policies and Procedures.

Commission Members:

Member Term Expires
Audrey Hollatz August, 2015 •  Second Full Term
Barbara Bowman August, 2015 •  First Full Term
Tinea Graham August, 2016 •  First Full Term
Lena Mowlem August, 2016 •  Second Full Term
Joshua Schroeder August, 2017 •  Second Full Term
Jon Otteson August, 2017 •  Second Full Term
Mary Christensen Council Rep.
Director of Planning/Zoning/Bldg. Ex-Officio
Dolf Moon, Director of Parks/Recreation/CE Ex-Officio

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Senior Advisory Board

The Senior Advisory Board meets at 9:30 a.m. on the third Monday of the month at the Senior Center. The Board consists of seven members who serve staggered three year terms. The board shall advise the PRCE Board and staff concerning management and use of the multi-purpose senior center, and shall develop and maintain a management plan which provides opportunity for all senior-related activities to flourish.

Board Members:

Member Term Expires
Judy Klawitter January, 2015 •  First Full Term
Warren Schuft January, 2015 •  First Full Term
Don Schroeder January, 2016 •  First Full Term
Barb Peterson January, 2016 •  First Full Term
Curtis Dahl January, 2017   First Full Term
Harriet Sturges January, 2017   Second Full Term
Darlene Kenning January, 2017   First Full Term
John McRaith

Secretary

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Tree Board
The City Tree Board meets at 5:00 p.m. on the last Monday of each quarter at the City Center. The Board shall be composed of five members, four of whom shall serve staggered three-year terms and one of whom shall be a member of the Council and designated by the Council.  The Natural Resource Coordinator, or equivalent position, shall serve as an ex-officio member.  The Board shall study, investigate, counsel and directly advise in the administration of a written plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in parks, along streets and in other public areas.  It shall, when requested by the Council, consider, investigate, make findings, report and recommend upon any special matter or question coming within the scope of its work, and shall submit to the Parks, Recreation and Community Education Board annually the current and future needs of the city in regards to trees and shrubs within the parks, streets and other public areas, together with an estimate of the cost thereof. 

Board Members:

Member Term Expires
Corey Stearns January, 2015 •  First Full Term
Annie Kosel January, 2018   First Full Term
Dale Redetzke January, 2016 •  First Full Term
Newton Potter January, 2017 •  First Full Term
Steve Cook Council Rep.
Mike Bahe

Ex-Officio

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Utilities Commission
The Hutchinson Utilities Commission meets at 3:00 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at the Hutchinson Utilities Office. The Utilities Commission shall consist of five (5) persons, registered voters of Hutchinson, who shall be appointed by the council.  One of the members may be a member of the city council appointed annually by the mayor with the consent of the city council, at the first meeting of the city council in January of each year.  After initial appointments for such terms as are set by the council, a member shall be appointed every year for a term of 5 years, to fill the place of the member whose term has expired, except for any city council member appointed to serve on the Utilities Commission, and in such case, that person shall serve a one year term subject to reappointment.  The commissioners in office at the time of adoption of this charter shall continue to serve the term to which they were previously appointed.  Commissioners shall qualify for their office by taking and subscribing to the oath of office required of members of the council and filing the same with city administrator.  They shall hold office until their successors are appointed and qualified and vacancies in office for any cause shall be filled for the balance of the term in which the vacancy occurs in the same manner as the original appointment is made.  No member shall serve more than two consecutive five-year terms, exclusive of the fulfillment of an unexpired term, but shall be again eligible for such service following a break in service of not less than one year.  The members of the commission, excluding the city council member, may receive compensation for their services as determined by the council.

The HUC web site can be found at Hutchinson Utilities Commission.
   
Commission Members:  
Member Term Expires
Anthony Hanson, President December, 2019   First Full Term
Monty Morrow, Vice President December, 2016 •  First Full Term
Mark Girard, Secretary December, 2016 •  First Unexpired Term
Donna Luhring, Commissioner December, 2018 •  First Full Term
Dwight Bordson, Commissioner December, 2015 •  Second Full Term
   
 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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