Town of Mount Airy, MD
Carroll County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Town of Mount Airy 8-5-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-13.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning Commission — See Ch. 25.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 96.
Subdivision of land and site plan review — See Ch. 98.
Zoning — See Ch. 112.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance was originally adopted as Ch.. 30, but was renumbered as Ch. 36 to maintain the alphabetical sequence of the Table of Contents.
[Amended 4-1-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-2]
There is hereby created the Streets and Roads Commission of the Town of Mount Airy, which shall consist of up to seven members, including one member of the Town Council who shall count toward quorum at Commission meetings and shall vote on Commission decisions in cases of tie votes. All members of the Commission must be residents of the Town and shall be appointed for terms of three years commencing from the first day of July 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 initial terms of three years, three shall be designated to serve for initial terms of two years, one shall be designated to serve for an initial term of one year, and the Council member shall serve concurrent with his or her term of office, or until their successors are appointed. The Mayor, with the approval of the Council, shall make all appointments, including those required by any vacancies. It is intended that membership of the Commission should, to the extent possible, reflect all residential or commercial areas of the Town. All members of the Commission shall serve without compensation, except that they may be reimbursed for actual expenses to the extent authorized in the budget.
The Commission, on or before the first day of July in each and every year, 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.
A. 
The Commission shall study, investigate and make recommendations to the Council of the Town from time to time concerning traffic control, including appropriate means and methods to promote traffic calming and programs promoting active traffic-calming measures.
B. 
The Commission shall review and provide advice on street and road maintenance, including the annual street and road repaving plan for the Town drafted by the Town of Mount Airy Engineer, and shall provide recommendations to the Council. Any recommendations for repaving shall be based on engineering and physical standards, and shall consider only demonstrated need and/or the rotation under the repaving program.
C. 
The Commission shall review and provide advice on sidewalk and gutter maintenance, including the annual sidewalk and gutter refurbishment plan for the Town by the Town of Mount Airy Engineer, and shall provide recommendations to the Council. Any recommendations for sidewalk and gutter refurbishment shall be based on engineering and physical standards, and shall consider only demonstrated need and/or the rotation under the sidewalk and gutter refurbishment program.
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The Commission shall undertake such other studies, programs and recommendations as may be appropriate or requested from time to time by the Town Council.
The Commission shall submit to the Mayor and 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 streets and roads program 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.