[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scarsdale 4-10-2001 by L.L. No. 11-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be a Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) pursuant to New York State General Municipal Law § 239-x, consisting of nine members, appointed by the Board of Trustees for a term not to exceed two years. The Board of Trustees shall appoint a Chair annually from amongst the members so designated.
The meetings and procedures of the Conservation Advisory Council shall be governed by the provisions of the General Municipal Law § 239-x, as amended from time to time. The CAC shall have power to adopt, repeal and amend the rules and regulations governing its procedures and transactions of its business not inconsistent with the General Municipal Law of this Code.
The Conservation Advisory Council shall advise the village on the development, management and protection of its natural resources and direct itself toward accomplishing the following:
Conduct research in the land area of the Village of Scarsdale.
Seek to coordinate the activities of other unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes and to cooperate with other official municipal bodies active in the area of community planning for the Village of Scarsdale.
Advertise, prepare, print and distribute documents which in its judgment it deems necessary for its work, subject to budgetary limitations.
Keep an inventory and map as defined in the New York State General Municipal Law § 239-y of all open areas within the village to obtain information pertinent to the proper utilization of such open lands.
Keep an inventory and map of all open marshlands, swamps and all other wetlands in a like manner and may recommend a program for ecologically suitable utilization of all such areas.
Maintain records of its meetings and any actions it takes and shall file an annual report with the Village Board on or before the thirty-first day of December of each and every year.
Carry out any other duties, tasks or responsibilities consistent with the objectives of this chapter, assigned to it by resolution of the Village Board.