Township of Charlestown, PA
Chester County
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[Ord. No. 2019-209, 1/7/2019]
The Environmental Advisory Committee (the "Committee") shall be composed of seven residents of Charlestown Township.
[Ord. No. 2019-209, 1/7/2019]
1. 
All Committee members shall be appointed by the Charlestown Township Board of Supervisors.
2. 
Committee members' terms of office shall expire on the first Monday in January following the last year of their term of office.
3. 
Duly appointed Committee members shall serve a term of three years, except that initial appointments shall be so staggered that the terms of approximately 1/3 of the membership shall expire each year.
4. 
The Board of Supervisors shall fill vacancies m the term of membership for the unexpired term.
5. 
Whenever possible, one member shall also be a member of the local Planning Commission.
[Ord. No. 2019-209, 1/7/2019]
The Board of Supervisors shall designate the Chairperson of the Committee. The Committee shall elect all other necessary officers, including a Secretary, at its annual organization meeting (first regular meeting each year). Except for the Chairperson, all officers shall be elected for a period of one year, that period of office to be coterminous with the calendar year.
[Ord. No. 2019-209, 1/7/2019]
The Environmental Advisory Committee is to be advisory to, and shall coordinate its activities with, the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission.
[Ord. No. 2019-209, 1/7/2019]
1. 
The Environmental Advisory Committee shall have the following powers:
A. 
Identify environmental problems.
B. 
Recommend plans and programs to Charlestown Township the Board of Supervisors for the promotion and conservation of the natural resources and for the protection and improvement of the quality of the environment within the area of this municipality.
C. 
Make recommendations as to the possible use of lands owned by the Township.
D. 
To undertake such environmental tasks as requested by the Charlestown Township Board of Supervisors.
E. 
Provide for education and outreach on issues affecting the environment such as recycling, stormwater, and septic system, Earth Day and scouting projects that improve the Township.
[Ord. No. 2019-209, 1/7/2019]
The Committee shall adopt rules for the conduct of its own meetings and business. Said rules shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations, including but not limited to the Sunshine Act.[1] The Committee shall establish regular meeting dates and criteria for the calling of special meetings.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 65 Pa.C.S.A. § 701 et seq.
[Ord. No. 2019-209, 1/7/2019]
The Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings of the Committee. Minutes of each meeting shall be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors.
[Ord. No. 2019-209, 1/7/2019]
All members of the Committee shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for necessary and reasonable expenses incurred by them in performance of their duties and as approved by the Board of Supervisors.