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Village of Ridgewood, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Council of the Village of Ridgewood 9-11-2019 by Ord. No. 3739.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 154.
Garbage, rubbish, refuse and recycling — See Ch. 165.
Land use and development — See Ch. 190.
Noise — See Ch. 201.
Soil removal — See Ch. 246.
Trees and shrubs — See Ch. 260.
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also superseded former Ch. 18, Environmental Advisory Committee, adopted 1-11-1994 by Ord. No. 2441, as amended.
There is hereby created an advisory board of the Village of Ridgewood entitled the "Green Ridgewood Committee." This Committee established by ordinance shall supersede the Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee previously constituted by Ordinance No. 2441, and the amendments made thereto.
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.
The Committee shall consist of 10 regular members, all of whom shall be persons with environmental training and/or experience and who, with the exception of the staff member, shall be residents of the Village of Ridgewood, 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:
[Amended 9-11-2019 by Ord. No. 3739]
Village Council;
Ridgewood Board of Education;
Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Board.
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 include six citizen members, two of whom shall be appointed for three years, two of whom shall be appointed for two years, and two of whom shall be appointed for one year. The terms for the members shall terminate on December 31 of each year.
[Amended 9-11-2019 by Ord. No. 3739]
The Chairperson of the Committee shall be elected from amongst the membership on an annual basis and shall not be a Village Council member.
[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 Commissions (ANJEC) shall be required.