[Added 6-24-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05]
There is hereby established the Township of Andover green committee, "Sustainable Andover."
The mission of Sustainable Andover shall be as follows: "Bringing people, businesses and the community together to develop policies and practices to create a sustainable Andover Township for all to enjoy."
The purpose and goals of Sustainable Andover are as follows:
Collaborate with Township employees, service providers and other governmental agencies to share resource information and ideas consistent with the mission of the Committee;
Encourage participation of all employees and residents to solicit ideas on green initiatives;
Research and analyze green initiatives which make practical environmental and financial sense; and
Develop and implement strategies for sustainable green initiatives in municipal operations and within the Township, address, and advise the Township Council accordingly.
Sustainable Andover shall consist of nine members, who shall be appointed by the Township Committee, upon recommendation by Sustainable Andover.
Each of the members shall have one vote, except for the Township Committee representative, who shall serve as an ex officio nonvoting liaison of the Committee.
The Committee shall designate one of its members as Chair of Sustainable Andover. The Township Committee representative may not serve as the Chair.
All Committee members shall serve without compensation in performance of their duties.
The appointment of the Committee members shall be for one-year terms. A vacancy in the Committee occurring other than by expiration of the term shall be filled by the Township Committee for the unexpired term in the same manner as by original appointment.
The Committee shall meet at Town Hall or another agreed-upon location within the Township on a monthly basis or as deemed necessary by the Committee. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Committee shall forward to the Township Clerk, as soon as practicable, a copy of the minutes of the meeting. The Committee shall advise the Township Committee of the Committee's work. The Committee shall retain attendance records of all members.