Staff recommends approval of an appointment to the Board of Trustees of the City of Leesburg Municipal Firemen’s Retirement Plan for a one year term, January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012.
James B. Loper, General Counsel to the Board of Trustees of the City of Leesburg Municipal Firemen’s Retirement Plan, has forwarded the attached request from Walter Roenbeck, Chairman of the Firemen’s Pension Board, requesting the City Commission to take action on the following item:
Appoint a legal resident of the City of Leesburg to serve for an initial one year term for the period, January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012, in the seat on the Board of Trustees currently held by Tim Sullivan. After 2012, this seat will be a two year term beginning January 1st every odd numbered year.
Board member Tim Sullivan has indicated he is interested in continuing to serve as a Trustee for an additional one year term or until such time a suitable replacement can be found. .
(Note: Board member Tim Sullivan, whose term will expire, has indicated that he will serve until a suitable replacement can be found. Tim has indicated that he will have to step down as he plans on running for public office. Because no other qualified individuals have come forward for consideration at this time, the City Commission should consider re-appointing Mr. Sullivan until such time a suitable replacement is found or he needs to tender resignation.)
Staff will continue to actively advertize the position.
1. Approve the Resolution appointing Tim Sullivan for a one year term, January, 1 2012 – December 31, 2012, as a Trustee to the Board of Trustees of the City of Leesburg Municipal Firemen’s Retirement Plan; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
No fiscal impacts are associated with the appointment of the Trustee to the Pension Board.
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RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, APPOINTING TIM SULLIVAN TO SERVE A ONE YEAR TERM ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2012, AS A TRUSTEE ON THE LEESBURG FIREFIGHTERS’ RETIREMENT PLAN; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, Section 6.2 (A) of the City of Leesburg Firefighters’ Retirement Plan - “Appointment of the Retirement Committee” provides for the election/selection of five (5) persons to serve on the Board of Trustees, a/k/a Retirement Committee; and
WHEREAS, the Policy for Election of Board of Trustees approved September 14, 2011 directs that two resident trustees who are legal residents of the City of Leesburg are to be appointed by the City Commission in November or December, prior to the expiration of a trustee’s term; and
WHEREAS, it is also necessary for the City Commission to appoint a legal resident of the City of Leesburg to serve an initial one year term in the seat currently held by Tim Sullivan for the period beginning January 1, 2012 and ending December 31, 2012;
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
The City Commission does hereby appoint Tim Sullivan whose address is 1521 Park Drive, Leesburg, Florida, 34748, for a one year term as Trustee to the Board of Trustees of the City of Leesburg Municipal Firemen’s Retirement Plan, for the period beginning January 1, 2012, and ending December 31, 2012.
THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the 9th day of January, 2012.