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File #: 19-0494    Version: 1 Name: Overpeck Environmental Commission Nomination
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/18/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/1/2019 Final action: 4/1/2019
Enactment date: 4/1/2019 Enactment #: R-19-134
Title: Resolution to Appoint Jonathan Overpeck to the Environmental Commission (7 Votes Required)
Sponsors: Chip Smith, Anne Bannister


Resolution to Appoint Jonathan Overpeck to the Environmental Commission (7 Votes Required)


Whereas, The resignation by Commissioner Joshua Rego from the Environmental Commission caused a partial term vacancy with a term end date of May 31, 2019;


Whereas, Jonathan Overpeck has applied for a position on the City’s Environmental Commission;


Whereas, Mr. Overpeck is well qualified with over 40 years of experience in the environment and sustainability fields, including currently serving as Dean at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability;


Whereas, The appointee is not a registered elector of the City of Ann Arbor; and


Whereas, Section 12.2(b) of the City Charter states:


“Residency eligibility requirements for paid appointed officers shall be in accordance with State law. An unpaid appointive officer to a board or commission established pursuant to law, this charter, or ordinance shall be eligible for appointment if he/she is a registered elector of this City, unless this requirement is waived by a resolution concurred in by not less than seven members of the Council.”; and


RESOLVED, That City Council waives the requirement of Section 12.2(b) of the City Charter and makes the following appointment:


Environmental Commission


Jonathan Overpeck

432 Riverview Drive

Ann Arbor, MI 48194

Partial Term: Ending May 31, 2019


Sponsored by: Councilmembers Smith and Bannister