[HISTORY: Adopted 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 19-04. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Climate Adaptation Committee will seek options to make Kittery more resilient in the face of risks associated with warming temperatures and rising seas.
The Committee may:
Make recommendations for ordinances, policies, projects and objectives to address actions to make Town properties safer and more energy efficient;
Establish and coordinate the work of three subcommittees: Built and Natural Landscape Impacts; Energy Efficiency; and Public Health and Safety.
Collaborate with surrounding communities and the state on climate adaptation matters.
Provide a report one year after its forming, and every five years thereafter, to the Town Council on progress and accomplishments.
The Committee consists of two Town Councilors, one representative from each of the following: Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Economic Development Committee, Parks Commission, and School Committee; five citizen members, two local business owners of which one must be from the fishing industry, and the Town Manager or designee. The Committee may request the municipal officers appoint additional members as needed. Citizen and business-representative members are appointed for three-year terms.