[Code 1980 §2-162; CC 1990 §2-146]
There is hereby created a Commission on Environmental Quality.
[Code 1980 §2-163; CC 1990 §2-147; Ord. No. 7342 §1, 10-13-2006]
The Commission on Environmental Quality shall consist of eleven (11) members who shall be residents of the City. The members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council.
[Code 1980 §2-164; CC 1990 §2-148]
The terms of the members of the Commission on Environmental Quality shall be for three (3) years. Presently serving members of the Commission shall serve the unexpired portion of their terms. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired portion of a term only.
[Code 1980 §2-165; CC 1990 §2-149]
The Commission on Environmental Quality shall have the powers and duties to:
Monitor the quality of the environment, including observation, and, where possible, measurements of air, water and noise pollution utilizing the available sources of data supplemented by such additional measurements as the Commission deems necessary. Observations of the above pollutants will be reported to the appropriate City, County or State authorities. These occurrences will be recorded by the Commission, with a copy of the report sent to the Mayor and City Council, and made a matter of public record.
Work with the City offices in the developing of green areas within the City. Periodic surveys will be made by the Commission to ascertain the location of trees, shrubs and flower plantings. The suggested locations shall be filed with the appropriate City offices and with the City Council.
Develop an environmental education program. This will include the acquisition of environmental information from municipal, State and Federal sources and the public dissemination of pertinent environmental data with the approval of the Council.
Review the codes and ordinances of the City affecting environmental quality and make such recommendation as it deems appropriate regarding the amendment, modification or change in such ordinances or the adoption of new ordinances for the purpose of improving the environmental quality of the City.
[Code 1980 §2-166; CC 1990 §2-150]
The Commission on Environmental Quality shall hold a regular business meeting at least once each month at such time and place as shall be established by the rule of the Commission. The Commission may hold such additional business meetings from time to time as it feels is necessary. The Commission shall elect from among its resident freeholder members a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer.
[Code 1980 §2-167; CC 1990 §2-151]
The Commission on Environmental Quality shall make an annual report to the City Council giving a full account of its business and its accomplishments.