[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester 1-12-1962, amended 5-10-1990 (Ch. I, § 3, 1-03-01, of the 1991 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Rules of procedure for boards and commissions — See Ch. 392.
In accordance with the provisions of R.I.G.L. § 45-35-1, there is established a Conservation Commission consisting of seven members residing in the Town to be appointed by the Council. As terms expire, appointments, other than interim appointments, shall be for terms of three years, and shall commence in the month of January. Said Commissioners shall continue to hold their respective offices until their successors are qualified. Members of said Conservation Commission shall serve without pay. The Recording Clerk shall be approved by said Commission and appointed by the Town Council. In event of a vacancy, interim appointments may be made by the appointing authority to complete the unexpired term of such position.
At least three members of the Commission must, if possible, be members of duly incorporated and existing wildlife, conservation, sportsman, horticultural, or like organizations. Such organizations may present lists of qualified citizens to the Town Council for consideration when new or interim appointments must be made.
Said Commission may receive gifts of funds, lands, buildings or other properties in the name of the municipality, subject to the approval of its Council, and thereafter shall manage same in accordance with the purposes set forth in this chapter. However, such power shall not be construed to deny the people access to said lands for all legitimate purposes. No municipal corporation may deny or restrict to the people free access to said lands, or to any other land held by or for the municipality for recreation purposes.
All meetings of the Commission shall be open to the public, and any person or his duly constituted representative shall be entitled to appear and be heard on any matter before the Commission before it reaches its decision. All records of its proceedings, resolutions, and actions shall be open to public view.