[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Council of the Village of Ridgewood 1-11-1994 by Ord. No. 2441. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created an advisory board of the Village of Ridgewood entitled the "Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee." This Committee established by ordinance shall supersede the Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee previously constituted by resolution.
The Committee is hereby charged with the following duties and responsibilities:
The Committee shall assist the Village Council in long-range planning with respect to environmental concerns.
The Committee shall anticipate environmental problems. As these problems are identified by the Committee, the Committee shall study each particular problem, researching applicable technology and sources of funding and recommend solutions to the Village Council.
The Committee shall have the ongoing responsibility to study and recommend to the Council solutions to problems concerning solid waste management, open space preservation, flood plain development, stream channelization and rehabilitation, air pollution control, noise control, soil and landscape protection and the protection of flora and fauna.
Upon adoption of this chapter and appointment of its members, the Committee shall hold an organizational meeting. Minutes of the meetings shall be kept, transcribed and made available to the Village Council, Planning Board and such other Village officials as the Village Manager shall direct.
[Amended 1-10-1995 by Ord. No. 2502; 3-9-1999 by Ord. No. 2658; 3-24-2010 by Ord. No. 3249]
The Committee shall consist of 10 regular members and two alternate members, 10 of whom shall be persons with environmental training and/or experience and who, with the exception of the staff member, shall be appointed by the Village Council. The Village Council shall appoint one member from each of the following three categories, each of whom shall serve for a one-year term:
There shall be six citizen members of the Committee appointed by the Village Council, each for a term of three years, except as concerns the initial Committee. The initial Committee shall consist of six citizen members, two of whom shall be appointed for three years, two of whom shall be appointed for two years, and one of whom shall be appointed for one year. In addition, as concerns the initial Committee, Alternate No. 1 shall be appointed for two years, and Alternate No. 2 shall be appointed for one year. Thereafter, Alternate No. 1 and Alternate No. 2 shall be appointed for a term of one year. The terms for both the regular members and alternate members shall terminate on December 31 of each year.
The Chairperson of the Committee shall be elected from amongst the membership on an annual basis and shall not be a Village Council member. The term of the Chairperson shall not exceed two consecutive years.
[Amended 7-16-2014 by Ord. No. 3422]
The 10th member of the Committee shall be a member of the Village staff appointed by the Village Manager, to serve at the Village Manager's pleasure.
Members of the Committee shall avail themselves of all opportunities for education concerning environmental issues such as courses, seminars and subscriptions. Membership in the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commission (ANJEC) shall