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File #: 15-0610    Version: 1 Name: 6/1/15 Pension Bd Composition Ord Amendment
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/1/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/15/2015 Final action: 6/15/2015
Enactment date: 6/1/2015 Enactment #: ORD-15-10
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Sections 1:553(1) and (3) of Chapter 18 (Employees Retirement System), Title I of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor to Implement a Change in Board Composition Approved by Ballot Measure and Collective Bargaining (Ordinance No. ORD-15-10)
Attachments: 1. 15-10 Employees Retiremenet System Ordinance Brieved and Approved.pdf, 2. 15-10 Pension Board Ord Amendment Briefed.pdf, 3. Pension Board Ord Amendment.pdf, 4. 15-10 Approval Notice - Employees Retirement System Ordinance.pdf
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Sections 1:553(1) and (3) of Chapter 18 (Employees Retirement System), Title I of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor to Implement a Change in Board Composition Approved by Ballot Measure and Collective Bargaining (Ordinance No. ORD-15-10)
Memorandum
The proposed amendments to the pension ordinance change the pension board composition to eliminate the City Administrator from the board, decrease the number of general city member trustees from two to one, and increase the number of citizen members trustees from three to five.  The ordinance changes also make clear that retirees may serve as trustees if elected by the active members.
 
On November 8, 2011, a Charter amendment was approved by the voters restructuring the membership of the Pension Board as noted above.    Under Michigan law, implementation of the Charter amendment required the further step of negotiation the change with all of the City's collective bargaining units.   Negotiations have now been completed and the necessary ordinance amendments are being presented to City Council for action.
Staff
Prepared by:        Nancy Niemela, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Reviewed by:        Robyn Wilkerson, Human Resources Director
                  Stephen K. Postema, City Attorney
Approved by:        Steven D. Powers, City Administrator
Body
ORDINANCE NO. ORD-15-10
 
 
First Reading:      June 1, 2015                  Approved:  June 15, 2015
Public Hearing:      June 15, 2015            Published:  June 22, 2015
                                    Effective:    July 2, 2015
 
EMPLOYEES RETIREMENET SYSTEM
 
An Ordinance to Amend Sections 1:553(1) and (3) of Chapter 18 (Employees Retirement System), Title I of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor To Implement a Change in Board Composition Approved by Ballot Measure and Collective Bargaining.
 
The City of Ann Arbor Ordains:
 
Section 1.  That Section 1:553(1) of Chapter 18 of Title 1 of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor be amended to read as follows:
 
1:553. - Board of Trustees; responsibilities and duties; composition.
 
(1)      The general administration, management and responsibility for the proper operation of the Retirement System and for making effective and construing the provisions of this Retirement Ordinance shall be vested in the Board of Trustees previously established by the Ann Arbor Charter, consistent with applicable State and Federal laws and regulations. A Trustee or other fiduciary under the Retirement System shall discharge his or her duties with respect to the Retirement System solely in the interest of the Members and Beneficiaries for the exclusive purpose of providing benefits to Members and Beneficiaries and paying reasonable expenses of administering the Retirement System. A Trustee shall discharge his or her duties and act with the care, skill, prudence and diligence under the circumstances then prevailing which a prudent person, acting in a similar capacity and familiar with those matters, would use in the conduct of a similar enterprise with similar aims.
The Board shall be a quasi-judicial body consisting of 9 Trustees as follows:
(a)      The City Administrator, to serve by virtue of the office.
(ba)      The City's Chief Financial Officer, to serve by virtue of the office;.
(cb)      Three Five Citizen Trustees appointed by the Council, to serve at the pleasure of the Council;.
(dc)      Two One Trustees who is:  i) a general City Member or ii) a Retirant and former general City Memberelected by the general City Members from their own number (general City members being members other than Police and Firefighter Members), to be elected by the general City Members;.
(ed)      One Trustee who is:  i) a Firefighters Member or ii) a Retirant and a former Firefighter Member, to be elected by the Firefighter Members from their own number; and,.
(fe)      One Trustee who is:  i) a Police Member or ii) a Retirant and former Police Member, to be elected by the Police Officer Members. from their own number.
Section 2.  That Section 1:553(3) of Chapter 18 of Title 1 of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor be amended to read as follows:
 
(3)      The election of Member Trustees provided in paragraphs (dc), (ed) and (fe) of subsection (1) of this section shall be held in accordance with rules and regulations as the Board shall from time to time adopt.
 
Section 3:    In the event any court of competent jurisdiction shall hold any provision of this Ordinance invalid or unenforceable, such holding shall not invalidate or render unenforceable any other provision thereof.
 
Section 4:  This Ordinance shall take effect ten days after passage and publication.
 
C E R T I F I C A T I O N
 
I hereby certify that the foregoing ordinance was adopted by the Council of the Aity of ann Arbor, Michigan, at its regular session of June 15, 2015.
 
 
 
                                                                        
                                          Jacqueline Beaudry, City Clerk
 
 
 
                              
Christopher Taylor, Mayor
 
I hereby certify that the foregoing ordinance received legal publication on the Ann Arbor City Clerk's webpage on June 22, 2015.
 
 
 
                                                                        
                                          Jacqueline Beaudry, City Clerk