Town of North Reading, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of North Reading 10-5-1995 by Art. 5, approved 11-22-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
There is hereby established a Land Utilization Committee, consisting of nine citizens, seven of whom shall be appointed by the Town Administrator. The Committee shall be appointed for overlapping terms, starting in January 1996 as follows: 2 members for a term of 3 years, 3 members for a term of 2 years, 2 members for a term of 1 year and thereafter for three-year terms as their terms expire.
B. 
One additional member shall be appointed by the Recreation Committee and one by the Conservation Commission. Each of these two members shall be appointed by the Board they represent, for a term of one (1) year. At its organizational meeting each year, the Committee shall elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman.
C. 
The Land Utilization Committee shall be authorized to appoint such non-voting associate members as it deems expedient and necessary. The following boards and committees of the Town shall be encouraged to establish and maintain liaison with the Land Utilization Committee:
(1) 
Select Board.
[Amended 6-4-2018 ATM by Art. 28, approved 9-21-2018]
(2) 
School Committee.
(3) 
Community Planning Commission.
(4) 
Finance Committee.
(5) 
Housing Partnership.
(6) 
Hillview Commission.
A. 
The Land Utilization Committee shall have the following powers and duties:
(1) 
To work with existing boards and committees in establishing goals, determining methodology, and investigating the feasibility of acquiring and/or utilizing land within the Town of North Reading for purposes of open space maintenance, aquifer, wetland, and floodplain protection, passive recreation, establishment of parks and recreation sites, and such other similar uses as may be consistent with the enhancement of the quality of life in North Reading.
(2) 
To work within or add to the scope of the existing North Reading Master Plan for Open Space and Recreation.
(3) 
To study the feasibility of using revenues from the operation of the Hillview Facility for the purpose of funding its recommendations.
(4) 
To present annually a report of its activities to the Town, either independently or in collaboration with other boards or committees.
B. 
All boards and committees of the Town shall be encouraged to provide the Land Utilization Committee with such reasonable cooperation and assistance as may be within their jurisdiction.