The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is comprised of 7 Commissioners, each nominated by the Mayor or a member of City Council. The Commissioners, required to be “resident electors” of the City of Hamilton, serve in a volunteer capacity on the Commission; however, reasonable expenditures by the PUC members incurred while carrying out their duties as Commissioners may be reimbursed.
Commissioners serve terms coinciding with the Mayor or member of City Council that nominated them to the Commission. Commissioners are considered “public officials” relative to indemnification of public officials and employees. Commissioners may not have any direct business relationship with the utility operations.
The laws governing the activities and powers of the PUC are contained within Chapter 925 (PDF) of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Hamilton.