[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Penndel 7-6-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-5. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Planning Commission — See Ch. 54.
An advisory council to be known as the "Penndel Borough Environmental Advisory Council" (hereinafter referred to as "EAC") is hereby created and shall continue to function until this chapter is revoked.
The EAC shall be composed of five residents of Penndel Borough.
EAC members shall be appointed in accordance with the following procedures:
All EAC members shall be appointed by the Borough Council.
EAC members' terms of office shall expire on the first Monday in January following the last year of their term of office.
Duly appointed EAC members shall serve a term of three years, except that initial appointments shall be so staggered that the terms of approximately one-third of the membership shall expire each year.
Whenever possible, one member shall also be a member of the Penndel Borough Planning Commission.
EAC 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 EAC shall be advisory to and shall coordinate its activities with the elected officials, Planning Commission and other such local governmental agencies.
Penndel Borough Council shall designate the Chairman of the EAC.
The EAC 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 municipality.
Make recommendations as to the possible use of open land areas of this municipality.
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.
Undertake such environmental tasks as requested by the governing body of this municipality.
The EAC shall keep records of its meetings and activities and shall make an annual report, which shall be printed in the annual municipal report (if applicable) or otherwise made known and available. Minutes of each meeting shall be forwarded to Penndel Borough Council.
Penndel Borough Council may, from time to time, appropriate funds for the expenses incurred by the Council.