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ORDINANCE 2005- 026 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br />COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, <br />AMENDING CODE SECTION 102.01: BOARD OF COUNTY <br />COMMISSIONERS MEETINGS AND PROCEDURES, <br />ELIMINATING THE REQUIREMENT TO HAVE ONE NIGHT <br />TIME MEETING PER MONTH, PROVIDING FOR <br />CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. <br />WHEREAS, Ordinances 90-19, • 2000-002 and 2004-023 established and <br />amended procedures for meetings for the Indian River County Board of Commissioners; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, the Commission formerly held its regular meeting every Tuesday <br />morning, except the last Tuesday of the month; and <br />WHEREAS, in order to attempt to increase citizen attendance and involvement at <br />Commission meetings, the Commission decided to amend the code to provide for one <br />night meeting time each month; and <br />WHEREAS, the Board and staff have noticed that citizen attendance and <br />involvement did not appreciably increase at meetings held during the evening hours; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, the Board recognizes that it is a hardship for some citizens to attend <br />Commission meetings held in the morning, but the Board has observed that morning <br />meetings are well attended by the public and interested parties; <br />N OW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of County Commissioners <br />of Indian River County, that section 102.01.1 of the Indian River Code is hereby <br />amended as follows: <br />S ECTION 1. AMENDMENT. <br />S ection 102.01.1 of the Indian River County Code is hereby amended to read as <br />follows: <br />S ection 102.01.1 Board of county commissioners meetings and procedures. <br />1. Time. The county commission shall generally hold regular meetings on Tuesday <br />beginning at 9:00 a.m. except for the second Tuesday of each month the regular <br />meeting will begin at 6:00 pm. There shall be no commission meeting on the last <br />Coding: Words underscored are additions to text; words in strikethrough format are deletions to <br />text. <br />F:\Attorney\Bill\Ordinance Amendments\Night Meetings\ord for eliminating night meetings.doc <br />