[Adopted as Sec. 50/II/3 of the 1976 Code]
There is hereby established a Conservation Commission, hereinafter called the "Commission," for the promotion and development of the natural resources and for the protection of watershed resources of the City of Chicopee as provided by and in accordance with the provisions of MGL c. 40, § 8C, and which shall consist of seven members who shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to the provisions of the City Charter.
Upon the passage of this article, the terms of the members shall be for one, two or three years and so arranged that the terms of approximately 1/3 of the members will expire each year. and their successors shall be appointed for terms of three years each.
Any member of the Commission so appointed may, after public hearing, if requested, be removed by the Mayor for cause.
A vacancy occurring in the membership of the Committee otherwise than by expiration of a term shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as an original appointment.
The Commission may appoint such clerks and other employees as it may from time to time require and expend such funds as may be appropriated by the City Council.
The Commission shall have all of the powers and exercise all of the duties as are provided for in the provisions of the MGL c. 40, § 8C, and such other powers as may be granted to such Commission under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.