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File Number: 121947
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File Number: 121947 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-919-12 Control: County Commission
File Name: WAIVER OF TERM LIMITS FOR EQC BOARD MEMBER Introduced: 9/26/2012
Requester: Regulatory and Economic Resources Cost: Final Action: 11/8/2012
Agenda Date: 11/8/2012 Agenda Item Number: 8M2
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO WAIVE TERM LIMITS BY A 2/3 VOTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY CONTROL BOARD MEMBER DR. WILLIAM E. HOPPER AND TO REAPPOINT DR. HOPPER TO ANOTHER THREE-YEAR TERM
Indexes: WAIVER OF TERM LIMITS
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 11/8/2012 8M2 Adopted P

Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 10/17/2012 3C Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Hearing no objection, the Committee considered Agenda Items 2F, 2G and 3C simultaneously. Assistant County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the foregoing proposed resolutions into the record. Hearing no questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolutions, as presented.

County Attorney 9/27/2012 Assigned Abbie N. Schwaderer 9/28/2012

County Attorney 9/26/2012 Assigned County Mayor 9/26/2012
REPORT: RETURNED

County Attorney 9/26/2012 Assigned Abbie N. Schwaderer 9/26/2012
REPORT: RETURNED

County Mayor 9/26/2012 Assigned County Attorney 11/8/2012
REPORT: RER - Comm. Edmonson Sponsor - pending cmte - Attachment: A

County Mayor 9/26/2012 Assigned Jack Hartog 9/26/2012

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO WAIVE TERM LIMITS BY A 2/3 VOTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY CONTROL BOARD MEMBER DR. WILLIAM E. HOPPER AND TO REAPPOINT DR. HOPPER TO ANOTHER THREE-YEAR TERM

BODY
WHEREAS, on January 21, 2010, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 10-06, amending Chapter 2, Section 2-11.38.2 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, to allow the Board of County Commissioners to waive term limits for advisory board members by a resolution adopted by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of members present; and

WHEREAS, the Miami-Dade County Environmental Quality Control Board is a quasi-judicial board, highly scientific and technical in nature; and

WHEREAS, due to the highly scientific and technical nature of the matters which the Environmental Quality Control Board hears, the composition and membership of the Environmental Quality Control Board requires members with advanced degrees and qualifications unique to environmental disciplines; and

WHEREAS, Dr. William E. Hopper is highly qualified and has served with distinction on the Environmental Quality Control Board and has reached his term limit as a member of the Environmental Quality Control Board; and

WHEREAS, Dr. William Hopper’s continued service ensures the effective operation of the Environmental Quality Control Board,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board hereby waives the term limits for Dr. William Hopper by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of members present and reappoints him to serve another three-year term as member of the Environmental Quality Control Board.

HEADER
Date:

To:
Honorable Chairman Joe A. Martinez
and Members, Board of County Commissioners


From:
Carlos A. Gimenez
County Mayor
Subject:
Resolution Requesting the Board of County Commissioners to Waive Term Limits for Environmental Quality Control
Board Member Dr. William E. Hopper and to Reappoint Dr. Hopper to Another Three-Year Term

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board of County Commissioners (Board) approve the attached resolution requesting that term limits for Environmental Quality Control Board member Dr. William E. Hopper be waived and that Dr. Hopper be reappointed to serve another three-year term on the Environmental Quality Control Board.

Scope
The Environmental Quality Control Board hears cases from all areas of the County.

Fiscal Impact/Funding Source
This resolution has no fiscal impact as members of the Environmental Quality Control Board are not compensated for their duties.

Track Record/Monitor
The Assistant Director of the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources/Environmental Resources Management, Mr. Lee Hefty, will monitor the outcome of this resolution.

MANAGER'S BACKGROUND
Background
On January 21, 2010, the Board of County Commissioners enacted Ordinance No. 10-06, allowing the term limit of eight (8) consecutive years for County board members to be waived by a vote of the Board of County Commissioners.

The Environmental Quality Control Board is a quasi-judicial County board that hears appeals, variances and time extension requests for highly scientific and technical matters under Chapter 24 of the Code of Miami-Dade County. The composition and membership of the Environmental Quality Control Board require advanced degrees and qualifications unique to environmental disciplines. The Environmental Quality Control Board is composed of five (5) members, of which two (2) must have Ph.D. degrees in biology, one (1) must have a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and two (2) must have professional engineering licenses and experience in sanitary engineering. Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and serve staggered 3-year terms.

Dr. Hopper has a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, is highly qualified, and has served with distinction on the Environmental Quality Control Board. Dr. Hopper is currently a member of the Environmental Quality Control Board and his term expires in December 2012. His continued service ensures the effective operation of the Environmental Quality Control Board.

The attached resolution requests that the term limit for Dr. Hopper be waived and that he be reappointed to serve another three-year term on the Environmental Quality Control Board.


_______________________________
Jack Osterholt, Deputy Mayor



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