[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Easton 3-25-1980 as Title XID of the 1980 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Inland wetlands and watercourses — See Ch. 325.
There shall continue to be a Conservation Commission consisting of seven members appointed for three-year terms, but not more than five members shall be members of the same political party.
The Commission shall hold regular meetings. Records shall be kept of all meetings and activities and the Commission shall file an annual report with the Board of Selectmen.
The Commission shall have all the powers and duties provided under §§ 7-131a to 7-131n of the General Statutes, together with the power to regulate activities affecting wetlands and watercourses, pursuant to Chapter 440 of the General Statutes.
There shall be a panel of alternates consisting of three members. Each alternate shall be appointed by the First Selectman for a term of three consecutive years. Appointments shall be made so that not more than two members of the panel shall be members of the same political party.
Alternate members may attend all meetings and executive sessions of the Conservation Commission, and if a regular member of the Commission is absent or is disqualified, the Chair of the Commission shall designate an alternate to so act, choosing alternates in rotation so that they shall act as nearly equal a number of times as possible. If any alternate is not available in accordance with such rotation, such fact shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
Such alternate members shall, when seated, have all the powers and duties of a member of the Commission. The First Selectman may remove any alternate for cause and may fill any vacancy.