[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Fairhaven 7-11-2016. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Marine Resources Committee is an advisory board to the Board of Selectmen involving matters relating to tidal waterways and associated public facilities such as marine ramps, docks, wharves, piers and moorings. In that capacity, the Marine Resources Committee shall perform the following advisory functions:
Maintain and, in consultation with the Harbormaster/Shellfish Officer, periodically make recommendations to the Board of Selectmen for revision of the Town of Fairhaven Waterways Regulations and Shellfish Regulations.
With the assistance of the Harbormaster/Shellfish Officer and the Director of Planning and Economic Development, be responsible for making recommendations to the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board regarding long-range planning for the harbor and its resources, including matters relating to moorings, piers and docks, land acquisition, water sheet zoning, stormwater runoff mitigation, protection of the harbor's resources and sea level rising as a result of global warming.
With the assistance of the Harbormaster/Shellfish Officer, advise and make recommendation on water-related capital infrastructure improvements such as ramps, docks, wharves and piers to the Town Administrator and Capital Planning Committee.
Annually review waterways fees, harbor fees, shellfish license fees and other related charges or fees with the Harbormaster/Shellfish Officer and the Town Administrator and advise the Board of Selectmen regarding adjustments as needed.
Provide guidance and recommendations to the Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator on marine resource issues.
Act as a resource and aid to the Harbormaster/Shellfish Officer, when requested, to assist in the carrying out the responsibilities of that office.
Prepare annually for inclusion in the Town Report a written summary of the Committee's activities during the prior year.