[Adopted 3-6-1990 by Doc. 40 (Ch. 94 of the 1980 Code)]
There is hereby established in the City of Haverhill a Council on Youth Needs to be entitled "Haverhill Council on Youth Needs."
Said Council shall consist of 10 members who shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council, to serve without compensation. The membership shall include two students, one member of the clergy, one member of the City's Law Enforcement Department, one member of the City's Recreation Department, one member from the School Department and one member representing the City's Special Needs community. The remaining three members shall be appointed from the general public.
[Amended 12-22-1992 by Doc. 177]
Successors of said members shall thereafter be appointed for a term of three years each. Vacancies shall be filled for the then unexpired term.
The powers and duties of said Council shall be to address the total needs of the youth of the City of Haverhill, including, without hereby limiting, planning activities, providing direction for obtaining summer employment, scholarship information, counseling and any other avenues that would serve to provide for the needs of the youth in the City of Haverhill.
For the purposes aforesaid, the Council may conduct its activities on property under its control, on other public property under the control of other officers or boards, with the consent of such officers or boards, or on private property with the consent of the owners; provided, however, that the Mayor and the City Council approves the use of any such property.
The Council shall submit a quarterly progress report to the Mayor and the City Council. The Council shall keep a record of its doings and, at the close of each municipal year, shall make a report thereof to the Mayor and City Council of its accounts and proceedings and of the condition of any buildings under its control and an account of its receipts for the calendar year. All receipts collected by the Council shall be paid to the City Treasurer. The Council shall cooperate and coordinate its functions with any federal, state, municipal, state or federal agency or with any private nonprofit agency concerned with the welfare of the youth of the City of Haverhill for the purpose of accomplishing the powers and duties above set forth.
Said Council shall make such rules and regulations as may be necessary to establish the time and place of meetings, the election and duties of officers, the preparation and submission of reports and the manner of conducting meetings and keeping records.
Notwithstanding anything hereinabove contained to the contrary, said Council shall not have the power and/or duties to address needs that are being addressed by other commissions, councils, committees, task forces or similar bodies within the City of Haverhill.