[Adopted 7-10-1990 by Ord. No. C-332, approved 7-10-1990]
This Article shall be referred to as the "Flood Control Advisory Committee Ordinance of the Borough of Lititz."
The Flood Control Advisory Committee is hereby created, which Committee shall have seven members, who shall serve without compensation.
All members of the Committee shall be appointed by the Council of the Borough of Lititz without any limitation upon the number of terms a member may serve.
All members of the Committee shall serve for terms of five years; provided, however, that the terms of the initial members of the Committee shall be appointed and so fixed that no more than one member shall be reappointed or replaced during any calendar year. The Chairman of the Committee shall promptly notify the Council concerning a vacancy or vacancies in the Committee. Whenever vacancies occur other than as a result of the expiration of a member's term, the Council shall fill such vacancy by appointment for the period of the unexpired term.
All members of the Committee shall be residents of the Borough of Lititz or owners or employees of businesses located within the Borough of Lititz.
The Flood Control Advisory Committee may adopt such rules and regulations as it deems necessary to govern its procedures consistent with this Article and the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Committee shall elect its own Chairman and Vice Chairman and create and fill such other offices as it may determine. Officers shall serve annual terms and may succeed themselves.
The Committee shall keep a full record of its business in the form of official minutes.
The Committee shall make a written report of its activities annually to the Council by March 1 of each calendar year. In addition, interim reports shall be made as often as may be deemed necessary by the Council.
The Flood Control Advisory Committee shall have the powers, duties and responsibilities as follows:
To perform periodic inspections of flood areas within the borough and recommend flood control projects to the Council to minimize or control flood problems or the improvement of flood-prone areas.
To perform periodic inspections of existing storm sewers within the borough and recommend flood control projects for stormwater management.
To administer, with the aid of engineering and appropriate borough officials, those flood control projects approved by the Borough Council for flood control and stormwater management.
To serve as liaison between the Borough Engineer and the Borough Council for work associated with flood control projects approved by the Borough Council for flood control and stormwater management.
To serve as a liaison between officials of contiguous municipalities and the Borough Council when flood control projects approved by the Borough Council have an effect upon flood control and stormwater management in such other municipalities.
To hold public hearings and other meetings which are deemed desirable for the interest of the residents of the Borough of Lititz concerning flood control matters.
To undertake, at the request of the Council, the specific site inspection of locations of flood problems and report to the Council concerning its findings and any recommendations concerning appropriate remedial action.
To request from other departments and agencies of the Borough of Lititz all information available which relates to the work of the Committee.
To be subject to the approval of the Borough Engineer concerning any act or recommendation which involves engineering considerations.
To be responsible to the Council and the administration for the review and recommendation of all matters presented to the Council and the administration concerning flood control matters.
In the performance of its functions, the Committee may enter upon any land to make examinations and surveys with the consent of the owner of such land.
The Flood Control Advisory Committee may employ administrative and technical services as consultants on particular matters which will aid in carrying out the provisions of this Article, provided that the same has been authorized by Council.
The Committee may, with the consent of the Council, accept and utilize any funds made available by the federal government, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the County of Lancaster or any other funds granted by individuals or private agencies for the development or enhancement of facilities or services relating to flood control which are deemed in the best interest of the residents of the Borough of Lititz. The Council may enter into agreements or contracts regarding the acceptance or utilization of funds or assistance as it deems necessary and advisable.