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File #: 14-1525    Version: 1 Name: 10/20/14 Revisions to the Bylaws of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/20/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/20/2014 Final action: 10/20/2014
Enactment date: 10/20/2014 Enactment #: R-14-356
Title: Resolution to Approve Revisions to the Bylaws of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Inc.
Sponsors: John Hieftje
Attachments: 1. Summer Festival Bylaws Resolution Attachment
Resolution to Approve Revisions to the Bylaws of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Inc.
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation formed as a result of a partnership between the City and the University of Michigan. The Festival Board has been working on comprehensive revisions to the bylaws for the last year, and the bylaws have been reviewed by the City Attorney's Office as well as the University of Michigan Office of the General Counsel.

Under the terms of the bylaws, the Board may amend any part of the bylaws by affirmative vote, except for amendments terminating collaboration, the number, classification or qualifications of trustees, the manner in which trustees are nominated, approved, or elected, or the manner in which Trustee vacancies are filled, which amendments require the approval of the City and the University.

The following changes are being made which require City approval:

Article IV, Sections 4.02 and 4.03: The revised bylaws clarify how trustees are elected to the Board. The current bylaws state that trustees are elected by the Board with half of the trustees designated by the City and half of the trustees designated by the University without specifying the process by which this is done. The revised bylaws provide a specific nomination and election process. The Board will nominate candidates and provide the name of City candidates to the City for consideration. The City Council may approve the candidates by resolution, or may notify the Board within 90 days of any objection to the candidates. If an objection is made, the Board shall nominate a new candidate. If no action is taken, the nominees are also approved. After nomination, the candidates will be elected by a majority vote of the Board.

Article IV, Section 4.05: This new section allows the City or University to remove a trustee that they respectively appointed from office for any reason.

Article IV, Section 4.06: Vacancies will be fill...

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