Borough Assembly Meeting

05-01-12 Borough Assembly Special Meeting

City & Borough of Wrangell, Alaska

The Borough Assembly will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., at City Hall, regarding the following item:

  1. PROPOSED RESOLUTION:  A RESOLUTION OF THE ASSEMBLY OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF WRANGELL, ALASKA, DIRECTING THE BOROUGH CLERK TO SCHEDULE A SPECIAL ELECTION ON JUNE 19, 2012 ON THE QUESTION OF WHETHER TO RECALL JIM NELSON, LURINE MCGEE, SYLVIA ETTEFAGH, MARK ROBINSON, LINDA BJORGE, JAKE HARRIS, DELORES NORMAN AND LEANN RINEHART FROM THE OFFICE OF BOARD MEMBER OF THE WRANGELL MEDICAL CENTER

Christie L. Jamieson, MMC, Borough Clerk

City & Borough of Wrangell

CITY AND BOROUGH OF WRANGELL, ALASKA

WHEREAS, on April 5, 2012 the petitions to recall Lurine McGee, Delores Norman and Leann Rinehart were filed with the Borough Clerk;

WHEREAS, on April 6, 2012 the petitions to recall Jim Nelson, Sylvia Ettefagh, Mark Robinson, Jake Harris and Linda Bjorge were filed with the Borough Clerk;

WHEREAS, on April 9, 2012, after thorough review of the petitions by the Borough Clerk in consultation with the Borough Attorney, the Borough Clerk certified that all the petitions bore at least the required number of signatures of voters of the City and Borough of Wrangell; and

WHEREAS, on April 10, 2012, the Borough Clerk submitted the petitions to recall Wrangell Medical Center Board Members Jim Nelson, Lurine McGee, Sylvia Ettefagh, Mark Robinson, Linda Bjorge, Jake Harris, Delores Norman, and Leann Rinehart to the City and Borough of Wrangell Assembly in accordance with Wrangell Municipal Code 2.40.080; and

WHEREAS, Wrangell Municipal Code 2.40.090 requires that if no regular election occurs within seventy-five (75) days after a petition to recall is submitted to the governing body, the governing body shall hold a special election on the recall question within seventy-five (75) days but not sooner than forty-five (45) days after a petition is submitted to the governing body; and

WHEREAS, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended, requires the submission of the date of any special election to the United States Department of Justice for preclearance and the Borough Clerk will request the United States Attorney General for expedited review of this special election.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City and Borough of Wrangell Assembly directs the Borough Clerk to schedule and conduct a special election on June 19, 2012; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City and Borough of Wrangell directs the Borough Clerk to place the following questions, on the ballot, together with such other information as required by Wrangell Municipal Code 2.40.100, including statements from the elected officials named on the petitions to recall, if timely received:

“Shall Jim Nelson be recalled from the office of Wrangell Medical Center Board Member?

Yes [ ]  No [ ]”

“Shall Lurine McGee be recalled from the office of Wrangell Medical Center Board Member?

Yes [ ]  No [ ]”

“Shall Sylvia Ettefagh be recalled from the office of Wrangell Medical Center Board Member?

Yes [ ]  No [ ]”

“Shall Mark Robinson be recalled from the office of Wrangell Medical Center Board Member?

Yes [ ]  No [ ]”

“Shall Linda Bjorge be recalled from the office of Wrangell Medical Center Board Member?

Yes [ ]  No [ ]”

“Shall Jake Harris be recalled from the office of Wrangell Medical Center Board Member?

Yes [ ]  No [ ]”

“Shall Delores Norman be recalled from the office of Wrangell Medical Center Board Member?

Yes [ ]  No [ ]”

Shall Leann Rinehart be recalled from the office of Wrangell Medical Center Board Member?

Yes [ ]  No [ ]”

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall take effect upon the earlier to occur of the following: (i) the date on which the United States Department of Justice issues its non-objection under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to this resolution; and (ii) the date immediately following the last date on which the United States Department of Justice could object to the changes effected by this resolution under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, provided that no objection to any such change has been issued before that date. The Borough Clerk is authorized to determine the effective date of this resolution, which shall be set forth in the permanent records of Borough resolutions.

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