Sec. 11-88. - Creation and purpose.
Pursuant to state law, G.S. § 160A-146, the tourism and marketing committee
of the town is hereby created as a standing committee. The purpose of the tourism
and marketing committee shall be to consult with and provide input to the Carolina
Beach Town Council and the New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority
related to the tourism industry in the town.
(Ord. No. 08-752, 8-12-08; Ord. No. 10-845, 8-24-10)
Sec. 11-89.- Composition and appointment of members.
The tourism and marketing committee shall consist of RiAe eleven (11) voting
members and one alternate that only votes in place of an absent member. The town
manager or his designee shall serve as staff liaison to the committee. All voting
members shall be appointed by the town council and shall be citizens of the town or
representatives from the town's business community, including but not limited to small
business, real estate, and the resort/lodging industry within the town. All members
shall be appointed for two-year terms or until a successor is appointed. Terms shall
run from June 30 to July 1. Appointments shall be on staggered terms. No member of
the marketing committee shall serve more than three consecutive terms. Vacancies
occurring for reasons other than expiration of term shall be filled as they occur by the
town council for the period of the unexpired term.
(Ord. No. 1D-845, 8-24-10)
Sec. 11-90. - Organization; meetings; records.
There shall be a chairman, vice chairman, and secretary elected annually by
the tourism and marketing committee members at a regular meeting in July.
The committee shall adopt rules of procedure for the conduct of its business
that shall be effective following approval by the town council. Subsequent
changes to the rules of procedure shall also be subject to approval by the town
council. The committee shall keep minutes of the meetings and records of the
members' attendance, discussions, and recommendations. All minutes and
records shall be furnished to the town council. The records shall be considered
a public record.
The tourism and marketing committee chairman shall preside at all meetings
and sign all documents relative to action taken by the committee. When the
chairman is absent, the vice-chairman shall perform the duties of the
chairman. When both the chairman and vice-chairman are absent, a
temporary chairman shall be selected by those members who are present.
The tourism and marketing committee shall hold at least one meeting each
month. The chairman, or in his or her absence the vice-chairman, may call a
special meeting of the marketing committee at any time. A quorum of the
marketing committee shall be in attendance before action of an official nature
can be taken. Notice of regular and special meetings shall be given in
accordance with G.S. § 143-318.9 et seq. All meetings shall be open to the
public and subject to the provisions of G.S. ch. 143, art. 33C, regarding open
Routine business shall include issues pertinent to the successful marketing of
the community in relation to tourism, as well as, a review of applications being
submitted from the town council for funding projects, programs, or equipment
supporting the community's efforts to attract and support the tourism industry.
The town council shall have the authority to remove any member who misses
three consecutive regular meetings or more than four total meetings in a oneyear
period. It shall be the responsibility of the chairman of the committee to
advise the town council of any member who misses three consecutive regular
meetings or more than a total of four meetings in a one-year period. Absences
due to sickness, death, or other emergencies of a like nature shall be regarded
as approved absences and shall not affect the member's status on the
Committee. However, in the event of a long illness, or other such cause for
prolonged absences, the chairman of the tourism and marketing committee
shall advise the town council of the situation, and the town council may
remove the member. In the event the town council removes a member
because of his or her failure to comply with the attendance requirements set
forth herein, the town council shall notify the chairman of the committee, in
writing, that the member has been removed. Each member shall notify the
chairman, vice-chairman, or secretary at least 48 hours before a regular
meeting when an absence is anticipated.
(Ord. No. 10-845, 8-24-10)
Sec. 11-91.- Responsibility, powers, and duties.
The tourism and marketing committee shall work with the town council, the
New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority, and the Cape Fear
Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau to develop programs and initiatives to
promote the tourism industry in the town.
Upon approval by the town council, the tourism and marketing committee shall
provide annual marketing recommendations to the Cape Fear Coast
Convention and Visitors Bureau for inclusion in the annual county-wide
The tourism marketing committee shall function in an advisory capacity to the
town council and shall meet from time-to-time with the town council to discuss
issues relative to marketing and tourism.
The tourism and marketing committee shall coordinate on applications for TDA
funding that have been prepared and approved by the town council prior to
submission to the TDA for approval.
The tourism and marketing committee shall work closely with local
nongovernmental organizations and the private sector to promote tourism that
will benefit the community.
(Ord. No. 10-845, 8-24-10)
Sec. 11-92. - Compensation.
Tourism and marketing committee members shall serve without monetary
(Ord. No. 10-845, 8-24-10)
Adopted this 8th day of May 2012.