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Township of Lower Frederick, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Lower Frederick Township 12-4-2018 by Ord. No. 18-09. Amendments noted where applicable.]
An advisory council to be known as the Lower Frederick Township Environmental Advisory Council, is hereby created and shall continue to function until this chapter is revoked.
[Amended 10-1-2019 by Ord. No. 3-2019]
The Environmental Advisory Council is a seven-member volunteer council appointed by the Board of Supervisors. They are directed to and charged with the responsibility of identifying the unique physical circumstances and natural resources, including but not limited to the location and quality of elements including the air, land and water, as may be located within the territorial limits of Lower Frederick Township; and, in furtherance of said directive, the Environmental Advisory Council is directed to identify critical environmental issues and problems as may arise within Lower Frederick Township and draft plans or proposals to address such problems and issues, and recommend same for consideration by the Board of Supervisors.
Council members shall be appointed in accordance with the following procedures:
All Council members shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors of Lower Frederick Township.
Council members' terms of office shall expire on the first Monday in January following the last year of their term of office.
Duly appointed Council 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.
Whenever possible, one member shall also be a member of the local planning commission.
Council members shall receive no compensation for their services, but may be reimbursed for the expenses actually and necessarily incurred by them in the performance of their duties.
[Amended 10-1-2019 by Ord. No. 3-2019]
The Board of Supervisors delegates to the Environmental Advisory Council the power to designate the Chairman of the Council, by a majority vote of the members of the Council.
The Environmental Advisory Council shall keep records of its meetings and activities and shall make an annual report which shall be printed in the annual municipal report (if applicable) or otherwise made known available. Minutes of each meeting shall be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors.
The Board of Supervisors of Lower Frederick Township may, from time to time, appropriate funds for the expenses incurred by the Council.