The Chesterfield City Council voted Monday to dissolve its Public Works Citizens Advisory Group, preferring instead to call upon its panel of experts in a more ad hoc fashion.
Chief Engineer Aimee Nasiff explained that the group was created when the city was first founded as a way of pooling local expertise in the development of technical and engineering standards for various city codes. With such ordinances now written and an experienced core of city staff established, the need for the group has declined.
"We have a lot more resources in place than we did at that time," she said.
Nasiff estimated the group hasn't met in around 10 years.
"There's been no reason to keep them on a regular basis as opposed to calling them when needed," she said.
The ordinance dissolving the committee said it had been extremely valuable in providing technical assistance and developing recommendations for standards, codes and procedures that have community support.