Jacksonville City Council members are appointed by the Mayor to serve on various committees of the City Council. Committee meetings are called at various times to discuss and propose laws for certain areas of the City government. Committee meetings shall be called by the Committee Chairman or by three members of the Committee.
From time to time, the Committee Chairman will delegate responsibilities to the members in certain areas of their Committee which they will present on the Council floor.
The Mayor and Chairman of the Finance/IT/Personnel Committee are ex-officio members of all Committees.
Members: Don Cook (Chairman), Mike Wankel (Vice Chairman), Travis Richardson, Aaron Scott, Tony Williams.
The Finance/IT/Personnel Committee considers matters relating to:
a) personnel - union contracts, personnel administration and policies
b) finance - budgeting, loans, revolving loan fund, investments
c) information technology
d) meet with auditors and report findings to the Council
PARKS AND LAKES COMMITTEE
Members: Marcy Patterson (Chairman), Steve Warmowski (Vice Chairman), Jeff Hopkins, Lori Oldenettel, Travis Richardson.
The Parks and Lakes Committee considers matters relating to the City's parks and
a) condition and needs of parks and lakes
b) promote development, plans and programs
c) The Links Golf Course, Nichols Park Golf Course and The Links Pro Shop -
maintenance, staffing, fees and budgeting
PLANNING AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
Members: Bill Scott (Chairman), Don Cook (Vice Chairman), Travis Richardson, Aaron Scott, Steve Warmowski.
The Planning and Public Works Committee considers matters relating to:
a) the management, maintenance and infrastructure of municipal buildings,
facilities and grounds including City Hall, City Garage and Public Library
b) public infrastructure of public roads and bridges
c) land use regulation including building, plumbing and electrical inspections,
code enforcement, and zoning
d) review items referred by the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of
e) operations of Emergency Management
PUBLIC PROTECTION COMMITTEE
Members: Tony Williams (Chairman), Lori Oldenettel (Vice Chairman), Don Cook, Aaron Scott, Mike Wankel.
The Public Protection Committee considers matters relating to:
a) operations and personnel of the Police and Fire Departments
b) public safety - law enforcement. fire protection, traffic
c) plans and recommendations to improve public safety
SPECIAL STUDIES COMMITTEE
Members: Lori Oldenettel (Chairman), Steve Warmowski (Vice Chairman), Jeff Hopkins, Bill Scott, Tony Williams.
Members of the Special Studies Committee consider matters relating to:
a) special studies needs and requirements of the City
b) plans and recommendations to improve the Town Brook
c) plans and recommendations to improve and increase recycling in the City
Members: Mike Wankel (Chairman), Bill Scott (Vice Chairman), Jeff Hopkins, Marcy Patterson, Tony Williams
Members of the Utility Committee consider matters relating to:
a) plans and recommendations to improve the waterworks and sewerage systems
for both residential and commercial
b) maintenance, equipment, and operations of the Waterworks & Sewerage
c) rates and fees of water and sewer