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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 3

Meeting Date: September 9, 2008

Subject/Title: Approve a Resolution to adopt the amended Mission Statement and Membership Requirements for the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee (BANC).

Prepared by: Barbie Gary, Recreation Supervisor

Submitted by: Brandon Richey, Council Member (Council Representative to BANC)

RECOMMENDATION
Approve a Resolution to adopt the amended Mission Statement and Membership Requirements for the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee (BANC).

PREVIOUS ACTION
On June 27, 2006, the City Council approved Resolution No. 2006-144 to adopt the amended Mission Statement, Membership Requirements and the 2006/2007 Goals for the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee.

On August 10, 2004, City Council approved the amended Mission Statement, Membership Requirements and the 2004 Goals for the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee.

On July 14, 1998, City Council approved the Mission Statement, Membership Requirements and the 1998 Goals for the Brentwood Neighborhood Advisory Committee.

BACKGROUND
The Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee (BANC) is an advisory committee made up of residents from various neighborhoods throughout the City. Meetings are conducted on the second Wednesday of the month. The committee serves on special task forces to study City issues and to work on projects such as the "Home of the Month" program, tree lighting event, and other special events to help draw the citizens of Brentwood together as a united community.

BANC has worked diligently over the past five months to restructure itself and better define its purpose and work program. The amended Mission Statement and Membership Requirements reflect their desire to provide recognition of neighborhood efforts and act as a resource for residents related to information about the City. Also highlighted in the amended Mission Statement are several ways in which BANC may carry out this mission.

The Membership Requirement section has been modified to reduce membership terms from three years to two years, as is typical of all other City commissions and committees. Additionally, the consequence of members missing monthly meetings was addressed and the process for becoming a member further clarified.


BANC is requesting City Council affirm their work effort by adopting the attached amended Mission Statement and Membership Requirements.

FISCAL IMPACT
None.

Attachments:
Resolution
Mission Statement / Membership Requirements
Map of the City’s Quadrants

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD TO ADOPT THE AMENDED MISSION STATEMENT AND MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BRENTWOOD ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMITTEE.


WHEREAS, on July 14, 1998, City Council approved the Mission Statement, Membership Requirements and the 1998 Goals for the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee; and

WHEREAS, on August 10, 2004, City Council approved the amended Mission Statement, Membership Requirements and the 2004 Goals for the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee; and

WHEREAS, on June 27, 2006, the City Council approved Resolution No. 2006-144 to adopt the amended Mission Statement, Membership Requirements and the 2006/2007 Goals for the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee; and

WHEREAS, the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee is an advisory committee made up of residents from various neighborhoods throughout the City and meetings are conducted on the second Wednesday of the month; and

WHEREAS, the committee serves on special task forces to study City issues and to work on special citizen recognition programs, to help draw the citizens of Brentwood together as a united community; and

WHEREAS, the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee has worked diligently over the past five months to restructure itself and better define its purpose and work program.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood hereby approves the amended Mission Statement and Membership Requirements for the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee, copies of which are attached hereto as Exhibit “A”.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 9th day of September 2008 by the following vote:

EXHIBIT “A”

BRENTWOOD ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMITTEE
“Bringing All Neighborhoods Closer”

MISSION STATEMENT and MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Mission Statement:

Provide recognition of neighborhood efforts in Brentwood that bring about a betterment of the community.
These efforts can be accomplished through the Home of the Month program, attending Neighborhood Watch meetings, involvement in the Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) program, coordinating the annual holiday tree lighting, participating in Hometown Halloween, and other activities as directed by City Council.
Act as a supplemental resource for residents and/or neighborhood focused organizations related to information about City services, departments, and events/activities.
These efforts can be accomplished by attending community events such as: community information booths; fun runs, Marsh Creek Clean-up, safety fairs and Cornfest; maintaining a webpage on City website; submitting local newspaper articles; and taking advantage of publicity opportunities; and other activities as directed by City Council.

Membership Requirements:

• Term: 2 years as approved by City Council upon a recommendation of the City Council Liaison. All terms will end on the 31st of December of the appropriate year.
• Meeting Requirements: Maximum of two unexcused absences per calendar year are allowed. Upon a third unexcused absence, the member will be dismissed from the committee.
• Quadrants: The City is divided into four quadrants, and there will be no more than six members per quadrant at any given time on the committee.
• Applicants: Applicants are required to attend a Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee meeting and complete an application to be considered for appointment. The City Council Liaison will make recommendations to City Council for consideration of appointments.

 
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