Marina Commission


Council Liaison: Jim Ringsaker 

Current Members

Darryl Leonetti 3/6/2017 3/6/2020
Steven Lay 3/7/2017 3/7/2020
John Narvell 3/4/2019 3/4/2022
Bruce Lyon 3/4/2019 3/4/2022
Rocco DiGiovanni
8/6/2018 8/6/2021

§ 25-70. Creation.

The Marina Commission (hereinafter referred to as the “Commission”) is hereby established.

§ 25-71. Purpose.

The purpose of the Commission is to provide the Mayor and City
Council with recommendations regarding:
A. Strategic direction of this enterprise fund;
B. Capital project and rate structure coordination;
C. Budgeting considerations and timing of implementation;
D. Establishing and monitoring operational goals and objectives; and
E. Rates and charges related to ordinances which apply to users and potential users of the Yacht Basin/Marina and other City-owned or -operated docking and launching facilities.

§ 25-72. Scope.

The scope of this Commission will be the City-owned Marina at the Yacht Basin and any other docking or launching facility owned or operated by the City.

§ 25-73. Organization and members.

A. The Commission shall consist of eight voting members, two nonvoting members and one member, the chairperson, who shall have voting rights only in the event of a tie vote (all of whom, hereinafter, may be referred to as a “member” or the “members”). B. The Commission shall include:
(1) Five members of the public, four of whom are customers of the Yacht Basin/Marina, of which at least two of whom shall be citizens of the City of Havre de Grace (hereinafter referred to as “City”), and one member of the business community who is not a customer of the Yacht Basin/Marina. These members shall each have voting privileges.
(2) Two members of the City staff, one being the Director of the Department of Public Works or the Director’s designee and one being the Director of the Department of Finance
or the Director’s designee. These members shall have voting privileges.
(3) One member of the City Council, who shall have voting privileges and shall be a member of the City Council’s Parks and Harbor Committee.
(4) Two nonvoting members, one being the Director of the Department of Administration or the Director’s designee and one additional City Councilperson. These members shall have no voting privileges, except as described below, but may, otherwise, participate fully in the business of the Commission.

§ 25-74. Officers; proceedings; quorum.

A. The Commission shall be chaired by the nonvoting City Council member, who shall be responsible for the convening of each meeting. In the event of a tie vote on issues before the Commission, this member shall have the right, but not the requirement, to cast a vote. The Commission members shall select one member to serve as chair in the absence of the
Commission chairman.
B. The Commission shall adopt its own rules of procedure and keep a record of the proceedings.
C. A quorum at any meeting shall be a minimum of four voting members, at least two of whom shall be citizen members. The presence of the chairperson does not count in the determination of a quorum.

§ 25-75. Appointment of members; terms and replacement.

A. Citizen members. The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the City Council, shall appoint all citizen members pursuant to the qualifications listed for such members. The initial appointment for these members shall be in the form of staggered terms in that two shall be appointed to a term of three years, two appointed for a term of two years and one appointed for a term of one year. After the initial appointment of the Commission, members shall serve three-year terms, with the capacity for reappointment. When a citizen member cannot complete his term or is removed from membership by the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council, whenever, in their judgment, the best interests of the
Commission will be served thereby, the Mayor shall, with the advice and consent of the City Council, appoint a replacement to serve the remainder of that member’s term.
B. Staff members. These members shall be appointed by the Mayor and shall serve until a replacement member is selected by the Mayor.
C. Council members. These members shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the concurrence of the Council President, and shall serve in accordance with their terms as members of the City
Council or until a replacement member is selected by the Mayor.

§ 25-76. Meeting and report schedule.

A. The Commission shall meet in November of each year and shall hold subsequent meetings as needed to accomplish the purpose set forth in § 25-71 of this article as it relates to recommendations to the Mayor and City Council. In doing so, the Commission shall consider each item in § 25-71 of this article and its impact and contribution to rate and charge setting. These recommendations shall be delivered, in writing, to the Mayor and City Council prior to the first regularly scheduled City Council meeting in February of each year.
B. The Commission shall meet in September of each year and shall hold subsequent meetings as needed to review the revenue and expenditures of the fiscal year just completed. The Commission shall report its findings to the Mayor and City Council regarding items in § 25-71 of this article. A written report outlining any concerns, recommendations or concurrence with the noted items shall be delivered to the Mayor and City Council prior to the first regularly scheduled City Council meeting in November.
C. As deemed necessary to accomplish the stated purpose of this article, meetings beyond those specified above may be called.