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Township of Maplewood, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Maplewood 6-19-2012 by Ord. No. 2696-12. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Environmental Advisory Committee — See Ch. 53.
The Maplewood Green Team be and is hereby established as an advisory committee to the Maplewood Township Committee.
The general purposes for the Green Team shall include but not be limited to:
Managing Maplewood's participation in the Sustainable Jersey program;
Encouraging the Township staff to pursue sustainable practices where possible and implement the Township Committee's environmental goals;
At the recommendation of the Township Committee, work with the existing groups within the Township whose actions affect environmental issues so as to eliminate duplication and assure that important tasks are covered;
Coordinate input and provide management for the website;
Provide suggestions for further research and action to the Township Committee;
At the direction of the Township Committee, provide advice and suggestions to the Township Planning Board, the Township Board of Adjustment and the Township Historic Preservation Commission to assure that environmental issues are considered in their deliberations and actions;
Manage and organize various ad hoc environmental groups within the Township, including Maplewood Green Day and the Green Drinks Committee;
Solicit and evaluate environmental ideas and suggestions from the community;
Promote the causes of sustainability within the Township.
[Amended 9-6-2016 by Ord. No. 2821-16]
The Maplewood Township Committee shall appoint 11 Township residents to serve as the Green Team. The Green Team shall elect from among its members a Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer on an annual basis. All membership terms shall be for three years. Additionally, a member of the Township Committee shall serve as an ex officio member of the Green Team. The ex officio member shall not vote.
[Amended 5-16-2017 by Ord. No. 2861-17]
The Green Team shall select Township volunteers to work on Green Team projects. The names of Green Team volunteers shall periodically be submitted to the Township, and the Green Team committee reports, minutes, etc., shall be submitted to the Township Committee.
The Green Team shall meet monthly.
Additional meetings of the Green Team may be scheduled by the Chair at his/her discretion.