Naples, FL Creating a Public Art Advisory Committee
Status: Adopted on 2/21/01
Source File: http://clerk.naplesgov.com/resolutions/01-9100.pdf
A RESOLUTION CREATING A PUBLIC ART ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAAC) FOR THE CITY OF NAPLES, PROVIDING FOR IMPLEMENTATION GUIDELINES, ARTWORK SELECTION PROCEDURES, AND ORGANIZATIONAL POLICIES FOR THE ACQUISITION, DONATION, AND LOAN OF ARTWORK TO THE CITY; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE, A REPEALER PROVISION AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, the City of Naples is a unique community and a Public Art Program will serve to enhance the livability of our public and downtown areas; and
WHEREAS, the City encourages commercial developers to support a program of Public Art within their developments; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the City of Naples, Florida to create a Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) to develop implementation guidelines, artwork selection procedures, and organizational policies for the acquisition, donation, and loan of artwork to the City;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NAPLES, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Purpose.
The City of Naples recognizes that art creates a more humane environment; creates a unique sense of place and distinction, enjoyment and pride for all citizens and visitors to our community.
The City of Naples also recognizes that public art is a resource which stimulates the vitality and economy of the community, and provides a significant opportunity for artists. With its Public Art program, the City of Naples seeks to enhance public facilities with works of art, and to provide policies and procedures for the acceptance of donated and loaned works of art, and for the acquisition of artwork.
Section 2. Composition; Appointment; Term of Office.
(a) The Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) shall be composed of seven (7) members. Each member shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years and no member shall serve more than two (2) consecutive terms. All appointments require a majority vote of the City Council. Whenever a vacancy occurs, a new member shall be appointed to complete the unexpired term of the former member. Any member who consistently fails to attend meetings without good cause shown or without the prior approval of the chairman of the committee may be removed by action of the City Council; and the vacancy shall be filled as herein described. The committee shall be composed of the following members:
- (1) One (1) member of the Naples City Council.
- (2) One (1) member representing the von Liebig Art Center.
- (3) One (1) member representing the United Arts Council.
- (4) One (1) member who shall be either a licensed architect or landscape architect, performing substantial work within the City of Naples.
- (5) Three (3) members being private citizens, residents of the City of Naples, with knowledge of and appreciation for the visual arts. Citizen representatives may not operate, own, or be employed by any art dealer, art gallery, artist’s representative, or other entity which derives income from the sale or display of artwork.
(b) To provide for continuity of membership, initial appointments to the committee shall serve terms as follows:
- (1) Member of the Naples City Council shall serve an initial term ending in February 2002, the date of the next municipal election.
- (2) Selected by lot, two (2) citizen members shall serve initial terms of two (2) years, with the third citizen member serving an initial term of four (4) years.
(c) Serving as ex officio members, from time to time, will be the Director of Community Services, for artwork to be placed in City parks, the City Engineer, for artwork to be placed in City rights-of-way, and the City Attorney. Serving as liaison between the committee and the City Council will be the Assistant City Manager.
Section 3. Compensation.
Members of the Public Art Advisory Committee shall serve without compensation.
Section 4. Organization.
(a) The presence of four (4) or more members of the Public Arts Advisory Committee shall constitute a quorum.
(b) The Committee shall select one member of the Committee to serve as Chair. The Chair of the Committee may call meetings. The City shall furnish administrative support for the Committee.
(c) Minutes of meetings shall be maintained, including the members’ votes on issues to be forwarded for City Council approval. Minutes shall be attached to City Council agenda items relating to the Public Art Advisory Committee, and a copy of the minutes placed in the City Council offices.
Section 5. Purpose, Functions and Responsibilities.
(a) The Committee shall prepare implementation guidelines, selection procedures and organizational policies to facilitate this chapter, subject to approval of the City Council.
(b) The Committee shall be responsible for program planning; overseeing the artist selection process; reviewing design, execution and placement of artwork; and overseeing the maintenance of the artwork. The City Council shall be responsible for approving proposed sites; determining project scope and budget; and commissioning artwork. Final decision as to the acceptance of any artwork, whether purchased, donated, or loaned shall rest with the City Council.
The Committee, acting on behalf of the City Council, will accept cash donations to the City of Naples Public Art Fund. Those funds will be exclusively used for the acquisition of public art and may be expended only with the approval of the City Council.
Section 6. Role of the City Council.
The City Council, as elected representatives of the community, will be fully involved in the public art process. The Council will provide initial approval of the donation or loan of works of art and then refer the artwork to the Public Art Advisory Committee for implementation. Acquisition of artwork will require the approval of the City Council at each step of the process.
Section 7. Role of the Community Services Advisory Board.
The Community Services Advisory Board will be involved in the public art process when artwork is to be sited in City parks or open spaces. Prior to the final decision as to the acceptance of any artwork to be placed in City parks or open space, the Community Services Advisory Board will review the artwork and site proposed and will made a recommendation to the City Council.
This resolution shall take effect immediately upon adoption.