[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Port Republic 2-10-1987 by Ord. No. 76-1987 (Ch. 6A of the 1982 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The governing body of the City of Port Republic desires that land use controls imposed by municipal ordinances and other regulations be applied fairly and accurately so that the resources and environmental quality of the City of Port Republic are not damaged.
An Environmental Commission is hereby established for the protection, development and use of natural resources, including water resources, located within the City of Port Republic. The Commission shall have the following attributes and powers:
The Commission shall consist of five members and two alternates, each of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor. Alternates shall be designated at the time of appointment as "Alternate No. 1" and "Alternate No. 2."
[Amended 4-7-1987 by Ord. No. 79-1987; 4-13-1993 by Ord. No. 03-1993]
All members of the Commission shall serve without compensation.
The terms of the initial members to be appointed shall be as follows: three members for one year, three members for two years and one member for three years. After the initial appointments, the terms of all members shall be for terms of three years.
[Amended 4-7-1987 by Ord. No. 79-1987]
The Environmental Commission shall have the power to conduct research into the use and possible use of open areas of the municipality and may advertise, prepare, print and distribute books, maps, charts, plans and pamphlets which, in its judgment, it deems necessary for its own purposes.
The Environmental Commission shall prepare and submit to the Planning Board and to the Board of Adjustment, for their use, an index of natural resources of the City of Port Republic.
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 01-2006, adopted 3-14-2006, contained the following provision: "Any reference in the Code of the City of Port Republic to a Zoning Board of Adjustment or a Board of Adjustment which is inconsistent with the provisions contained herein shall be construed as a reference to the Planning Board."
The Environmental Commission shall study and make recommendations to the Mayor, Municipal Council, Planning Board and Board of Adjustment concerning open space preservation, water resources, air pollution control, solid waste management, noise control, soil and landscape protection, environmental appearance and rain resources.