[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Eastampton 11-27-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-17. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Land Use Planning Board — See Ch. 47.
Editor’s Note: This ordinance superseded former Ch. 28, Environmental Commission, adopted 2-17-1977 by Ord. No. 1977-4 (Ch. 9 of the 1974 Township Code).
The Committee known as the Eastampton Environmental Advisory Committee ("Committee") is established for and in the Township of Eastampton ("Township").
The Committee shall be composed of seven persons appointed by Township Council, which persons shall be residents of the Township and one of whom shall also be a member of the Township Council.
The Committee members first appointed shall hold office for terms as follows: two members for one year, two members for two years and three members for three years, except for the Council member who shall be appointed to a one-year term, respectively, from the date in the year in which the appointments are made until their successors are duly appointed and have qualified. Thereafter, all subsequent appointments shall be for the term of three years, and vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term only and in the same manner as the original appointment was made.
Committee members shall receive no compensation for their services but may receive reimbursement for proper and authorized out-of-pocket expenses in accordance with existing Township regulations.
All Committee members and volunteers are required to undergo a background check through the Eastampton Township Police Department on an annual basis.
The Committee shall have the following powers:
Respond to requests from the Township Council for advisory support on environmental issues;
Monitor and research local, county, state and federal regulations pertinent to the Township's environmental setting and provide updated information to the Township Council;
Act as a source for information regarding environmental issues which may be of interest to the Township;
Develop and coordinate educational programs and events related to environmental issues and clean communities' initiatives at the direction of the Township Council;
Recruit volunteers who are experienced in various environmental areas of expertise.
The Commission shall act and discharge its duties within the limits of funds appropriated to it for such purpose by the Township Council. The Township Manager or his/her designee shall be responsible for supervising events and performing administrative tasks, including, but not limited to, agreements, contracts and purchasing.
The Committee shall keep records of its meeting and activities and shall make an annual report on or before the first day of February and submit the same to the Township Council.
Township Council shall designate one of the members to serve as Chairperson of the Committee.
Meetings of the Committee shall be held quarterly or more frequently as needed.
Township Council may remove any member of the Committee with or without cause.