[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Cortland as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Administration of government — See Ch. 5.
Article I Voting Procedure
Article II Environmental Advisory Committee
[Adopted 5-7-1991 by L.L. No. 5-1991 (Sec. 2-2.1 of the 1969 Code of Ordinances)]
The adoption of any measure or resolution being voted upon by any City of Cortland board or commission shall require the affirmative vote of at least a majority of all the board or commission members present at a properly called meeting.
[Adopted 12-1-2009 by Res. No. 134-2009]
The City of Cortland Environmental Advisory Committee was established by resolution of the Common Council on December 1, 2009.
The Committee shall consist of no fewer than five nor more than seven regular members. The Mayor shall serve as a Committee member ex officio.
The regular members of the Committee may elect one of their own as Chairperson pro tempore.
A majority of regular Committee members shall constitute a quorum.
Vacancies will be filled by appointment upon nomination by any member of the Council or Committee and may be subject to confirmation by the Common Council.
Committee members shall be City residents, and every effort will be made to ensure representation by a broad cross-section of the community. Nonresidents with special expertise may serve as advisers to the Committee.
Committee members may be dismissed for cause by affirmative action of the Common Council.
The purpose of the Committee shall be to:
Provide information and advice to the Council, upon request, in order to aid the Council's deliberations when considering municipal policy actions that may have an impact on City or county environmental resources.
Monitor local and regional developments that may have a detrimental effect on the City and its environment and bring those activities to the attention of the Council.
Study and report on new technologies and practices that may offer environmental advantages to the community.
Promote efficient resource management and public cost-saving measures that will also provide environmental benefits.
Advocate for a responsible balance between sustainable economic growth and prudent environmental stewardship.
Educate citizens and the Council about the importance of protecting, maintaining and improving our environment and the potential consequences of neglect or abuse.
Encourage wise use of natural resources by the City, its agencies and the public.