[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Palmyra 5-6-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-04. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Palmyra Green Team (hereinafter "Green Team") is hereby established as an advisory committee to the Borough of Palmyra governing body.
The general purposes for the Green Team shall include but not be limited to:
Managing Palmyra's participation in the Sustainable Jersey program;
Encouraging the Palmyra staff to pursue sustainable practices where possible and implement the governing body's economic and social goals, as they relate to the environment and sustainability in New Jersey, and environmental goals;
Encouraging the existing groups within Palmyra whose actions affect economic and social issues, as they relate to the environment and sustainability in New Jersey, and environmental issues, so as to eliminate duplication and assure that important tasks are covered;
Coordinating input for the website;
Providing suggestions for further research and action to the governing body;
Providing suggestions to the Land Use Board to promote economic and social issues, as they relate to the environment and sustainability in New Jersey, and environmental issues, so to be considered in their deliberations and actions;
Forming various environmental subcommittees of the Green Team;
Soliciting and evaluating economic and social ideas and suggestions from the community, as they relate to the environment and sustainability in New Jersey, and environmental ideas and suggestions from the community;
Promoting the causes of sustainability within Palmyra.
Term of office.
The Mayor shall appoint all members of the Green Team with the advice and consent of Council. Three of the members shall be members of Council and the other members shall be residents of Palmyra. All existing members shall continue as members through December 31, 2019. Commencing January 2020, five individuals shall be appointed for a one-year term ending December 31, 2020, and four individuals shall be appointed for two-year terms ending December 31, 2021. Thereafter all terms shall be for two years. The Green Team shall elect from among its members a Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary.
The Green Team shall recruit and encourage volunteers to work on Green Team projects. The names of the Green Team volunteers shall be periodically submitted to the Palmyra Administrator.
The Green Team shall meet monthly and be open to the public. Additional meetings of the Green Team may be scheduled by the Chair at his/her discretion.