The Public Services Committee is appointed by the Mayor after every City Council election, usually in December. The members serve for two-year terms, at the pleasure of the Mayor. There are no term limits, however all members must be elected city council. At this time there are 3 members. Meetings are open to the public, but do not have a public comment period.
The committee shall serve as a liaison between the City Council and the Public Services Director, Superintendents of the Public Services Division, and other city staff members. The purpose of the committee is to address "public services" issues and concerns within the Street, Sanitation, Water Plant, Waste Water Plant, Utility Construction, Meter Reading, and Lake Tom-A-Lex departments and divisions including, but not limited to the following:
- Street Department:
o Review and recommend maintenance, repair, replacement, and installation of new sidewalks.
o Review and recommend maintenance; repair, replacement, and installation of new storm water collection and transfer facilities.
o Review and recommend maintenance and repair of city owned streets, street cleaning, pot hole repair, repaving priority list.
o Review and recommend policies for cleaning of streets and sidewalks.
o Review and recommend policies for mowing and grounds maintenance of railroad commons areas.
- Sanitation Department:
o Review and recommend trash collection policies.
o Review and recommend ordinances related to garbage, trash, and sanitation issues.
o Review and recommend changes to department policies.
- Review and recommend policies, procedures, and equipment needs of other divisions that may require council action or committee input:
o City Garage
o Public Works - Parts Management
o Water Plant
o Sewer Plant
o Meter Reading
o Utility Maintenance and Construction
o Lake Thom-A-Lex
Committee Meeting Date/Time & Membership
Committee meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, unless canceled due to a lack of business. Committee meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. and meet back-to-back until all of the committees that have been called have met. Meetings are held in the City Hall Boardroom, Mezzanine level, 10 Salem Street. Agendas are available at City Hall and are posted to the city website by 5:00 p.m. the Friday prior to the meeting date.
Ron Bratton - Chairperson
Jane Murphy - Vice-Chairperson
A quorum of the Council may be present and may be part of any discussion, however, only the committee members may vote on agenda items before the committee.