[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Town of Mount Airy 2-4-1991 by Ord. No. 1990-10. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Ethics — See Ch. 13.
[Amended 4-1-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-2]
There is hereby created a Beautification Commission of the Town of Mount Airy which shall consist of seven members, at least five of whom shall be residents of the Town and one of whom shall be a member of the Council of the Town of Mount Airy who shall count toward quorum at Commission meetings and shall vote on Commission decisions in cases of tie votes. All members of the Commission, except for the Council member, who shall serve concurrent with his or her term of office, shall be appointed for terms of three years commencing from July 1 of the year of appointment or until their successors are appointed; provided, however, that with respect to the members of the Commission first appointed, three shall be designated to serve for the initial terms of three years, two shall be designated to serve for the initial terms of two years, and one shall be designated to serve for the initial term of one year, or until their successors are appointed. All appointments, including those required by any vacancies, shall be made by the Mayor with the approval of the Council. All members of the Commission shall serve without compensation except that they may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred to the extent authorized in the budget.
The Commission shall select from among its members a Chairman to serve until the succeeding June 30 and such additional officers as it may deem advisable. The Commission is empowered to adopt all necessary rules and regulations for the conduct of its business and shall hold such meetings as may from time to time be deemed necessary. The Commission's regular place of business shall be in the Town Hall of the Town of Mount Airy, but both regular and special meetings of the Commission may be held elsewhere at the discretion of the Commission.
The Commission shall study, investigate and make recommendations to the Council of the Town from time to time concerning appropriate means and methods of beautifying and improving Town property, working in cooperation with the Board of Recreation and Parks.
The Commission shall undertake such other studies, programs and recommendations as may be requested from time to time upon motion of the Town Council.
The Commission shall submit to the Council of the Town of Mount Airy an annual report on or before July 1 of each and every year summarizing its activities, together with any recommendations relating generally to the beautification and improvement of Town property for the ensuing year.
No expenditures may be made by the Commission except to the extent authorized in the annual budget of the Town or as may otherwise be lawfully approved in advance by the Council of the Town of Mount Airy.