[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Woolwich 9-7-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-17. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The creation of a Conservation Design Ordinance Committee is hereby established, whose purpose it shall be to review the current Conservation Design Ordinance and make suggestions towards proper changes that will benefit the Township by facilitating open space preservation in the design process for new subdivisions.
The Conservation Design Ordinance Committee shall serve in an advisory capacity specific to the Woolwich Township Planning Board and Township Committee, in conjunction with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.
The Conservation Design Ordinance Committee shall be comprised of four members of the residential public at large appointed by the Woolwich Township Committee, as well as one member of the Woolwich Township Committee who shall be appointed by the Township Committee to serve as Committee liaison to the Conservation Design Ordinance Committee.
The terms of the membership shall be for three years and shall be structured on a staggered basis of reappointment. Initially, one member shall be appointed for one year, two members shall be appointed for two years, and two members for three years.
The Township Committee liaison to the Conservation Design Ordinance Committee shall be appointed by the general membership of the Township Committee to serve on an annual basis.
Vacancies on the Committee shall be promptly filled by appointment of the Woolwich Township Committee to fill such unexpired terms.
The officers of the Conservation Design Ordinance Committee shall consist of a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, annually elected by the full membership of the Committee. The Chair shall preside at meetings and shall decide all points of order and procedure. All powers of the Chairperson shall equally apply to the Vice Chair when the Vice Chair is acting as Chairperson in the latter's absence.
A quorum needed to conduct business shall be three members.
Conservation Design Ordinance Committee meetings shall be conducted at least once per month, on a schedule to be determined by the Township. Meetings will be held in the Municipal Building and may be subject to cancellation due to the lack of an agenda or to the lack of a quorum. All meetings shall be open to the public and advertised under the Open Public Meetings Act, except where otherwise provided by law.