City of Town And Country, MO
St. Louis County
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[CC 1989 §2-191; Ord. No. 1857 §3, 6-29-1995; Ord. No. 3229 §1, 5-15-2007; Ord. No. 3962 §3, 1-11-2016[1]; Ord. No. 4037 §1, 11-14-2016[2]]
There shall be a Conversation Commission appointed by the Mayor with the advice, consent and approval of a majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen in attendance at a meeting where a quorum is present.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Ord. No. 3962 also relettered and renamed former Article IV, Conservation and Historic Preservation Commission to Article III, Environment, Horticulture and Wildlife Commission.
[2]
Editor’s Note: Section 1 of this ordinance also amended the title of Art. III, which was formerly Environment, Horticulture and Wildlife Commission.
[CC 1989 §2-192; Ord. No. 1857 §3, 6-29-1995; Ord. No. 2970 §3, 11-10-2004; Ord. No. 3229 §1, 5-15-2007; Ord. No. 3633 §1, 11-29-2011; Ord. No. 3962 §3, 1-11-2016; Ord. No. 4037 §1, 11-14-2016]
A. 
The Conservation Commission shall consist of eight (8) regular members, a member of the Board of Aldermen who shall serve as Chairman of the Commission and two (2) at large members appointed from the general population of the City. A citizen member shall be elected by the Commission as Vice Chairman to chair the Commission in the absence of the Chairman. The regular members of the Commission shall include two (2) members from each City ward.
B. 
The at large members shall have the same duties, responsibilities and obligations, including participation in all meetings and voting on all matters, as all other regular members of the Commission.
C. 
The at large members shall not be included to increase the required number of five (5) members to constitute a quorum at duly noticed meetings.
D. 
The attendance of at large members counts towards making the minimum required quorum.
[CC 1989 §2-193; Ord. No. 1857 §3, 6-29-1995; Ord. No. 3229 §1, 5-15-2007; Ord. No. 3962 §3, 1-11-2016; Ord. No. 4037 §1, 11-14-2016]
The Aldermanic member of the Commission created by this Article shall serve until the next general municipal election or until his/her successor is appointed and confirmed. The citizen members of the Commission created by this Article shall serve for a period of two (2) years; or until his/her successor is appointed. In order to achieve staggered terms, beginning June 1, 2016, the Mayor shall appoint or reappoint all of the citizen members of all non-statutory commissions as follows: one (1) citizen member from each ward and one (1) at large member for an initial one-year term; the remaining citizen members shall be appointed for two-year terms. Thereafter, citizen member terms shall expire each year on May 31.
[CC 1989 §2-194; Ord. No. 1857 §3, 6-29-1995; Ord. No. 2067 §1, 4-14-1997; Ord. No. 2336 §1, 5-24-1999; Ord. No. 3229 §1, 5-15-2007; Ord. No. 3962 §3, 1-11-2016; Ord. No. 4037 §1, 11-14-2016]
The duties and responsibilities of the Conservation Commission shall include but are not limited to:
1. 
Make recommendations to and advise the Board of Aldermen with respect to the development and/or support of ecologically sound programs and practices within the City.
2. 
Provide educational programs and engage the community in various events and efforts that promote horticultural and sustainable practices.
3. 
Manage Community Garden and maintain connection with the active garden clubs in the City.
4. 
Make recommendations regarding the beautification of the City.
5. 
Consider and make recommendations regarding area wildlife and forestry.
6. 
Provide educational resources to support wildlife safety and harmony with the City.
7. 
Review beautification plans at locations of high traffic or high interest in public rights-of-way.
8. 
Foster civic pride in the community by promoting an awareness of the City’s history to its residents.
[CC 1989 §2-195; Ord. No. 1857 §3, 6-29-1995; Ord. No. 2486 §§1 — 2, 7-11-2000; Ord. No. 3229 §1, 5-15-2007; Ord. No. 3962 §3, 1-11-2016; Ord. No. 4037 §1, 11-14-2016]
The Commission shall meet not less than quarterly at the call of the Chairman. Notification of the meetings shall be posted in accordance with Section 130.030 of this Code and minutes of the meeting will be forwarded to the Mayor prior to the next regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 3962 §3, 1-11-2016[1]; Ord. No. 4037 §1, 11-14-2016]
The Tree Board established and amended by Ordinances 2418, 2494, 2530 and 3229 shall be a permanent subcommittee of the Conservation Commission. The Tree Board subcommittee shall continue to function as per the above-referenced ordinances except that the members of the Conservation Commission shall constitute the Tree Board. The Chairman of the Conservation Commission shall serve as Chairman of the Tree Board.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Section 125.185, Natural Heritage Site Recognition Program, which immediately followed, derived from Ord. No. 2320 §§1, 3, 3-22-1999; Ord. No. 2882 §1, 2-10-2004; Ord. No. 3229 §1, 5-15-2007, was repealed 1-11-2016 by §3 of Ord. No. 3962.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Article V, Community Relations Commission, containing Sections 125.190 through 125.230, which immediately followed, derived from CC 1989 §§2-206 – 2-210; Ord. No. 1857 §4, 6-29-1995; Ord. No. 2486 §§1 –2, 7-11-2000; Ord. No. 2882 §§1 –2, 2-10-2004; Ord. No. 2970 §4, 11-10-2004; Ord. No. 3229 §1, 5-15-2007 was repealed 1-11-2016 by §4 of Ord. No. 3962.
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Editor's Note — Ord. No. 3229 §1, adopted May 15, 2007, repealed section 125.235 "natural heritage site recognition program" in its entirety. Former section 125.235 derived from ord. no. 2320 §§2 — 3, 3-22-1999; ord. no. 2882 §1, 2-10-2004. At the editor's discretion, this section has been reserved for the city's future use.