City of Nanticoke, PA
Luzerne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Nanticoke 11-2-1995 by Ord. No. 11-1995 (Ch. 1, Part 3C, of the 2004 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Planning Commission — See Ch. 97.
An advisory council, to be known as the "City of Nanticoke Environmental Advisory Council (EAC)," is hereby created and shall continue to function until this chapter is revoked.
The Environmental Advisory Council shall be composed of five residents of this City of Nanticoke.
Council members shall be appointed in accordance with the following procedures:
All advisory council members shall be appointed by the City Council of the political subdivision.
Council members' terms of office shall expire on the first Monday in January following the last year of their term of office.
Duly appointed Council members shall serve a term of three years, except that initial appointments shall be so staggered that the terms of approximately 1/3 of the membership shall expire each year.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Whenever possible, one member shall also be a member of the local Planning Commission.
Council members shall receive no compensation for their services but may be reimbursed for the expenses actually and necessarily incurred by them in the performance of their duties.
The Environmental Advisory Council is to be advisory to and shall coordinate its activities with the elected officials, Planning Commission, Historical Commission and other such local governmental agencies.
The City Council shall designate the Chairman of the Environmental Advisory Council.
The Environmental Advisory Council shall have the following powers:
Identify environmental problems.
Recommend plans and programs to the appropriate agencies for the promotion and conservation of the natural resources and for the protection and improvement of the quality of the environment within the area of this City.
Make recommendations as to the possible use of open land areas of the City of Nanticoke.
Promote a community environmental program.
Keep an index of all open areas, publicly or privately owned, including, but not limited to, flood-prone areas, swamps and other unique natural areas.
Advise the appropriate local governmental agencies in the acquisition of property, both real and personal.
To undertake such environmental tasks as requested by the City Council of the City of Nanticoke.
The Environmental Advisory Council shall keep records of its meetings and activities and shall make an annual report which shall be printed in the annual municipal report or otherwise made known and available. Minutes of each meeting shall be forwarded to the City Council.
The City Council of the City of Nanticoke may, from time to time, appropriate funds for the expenses incurred by the Environmental Advisory Council.