[Adopted as Ch. 12, Art. 15 of the 1986 Code]
There is hereby created a Traffic Safety Commission for the Village of Shorewood consisting of eight members, all of whom shall be residents of the Village and shall be appointed by the Village President with the approval of the Village Board. Beginning in the year 1979, two members shall be appointed for one year, three members shall be appointed for two years, and three members shall be appointed for three years, respectively. In addition, one Shorewood High School student shall be appointed annually as a voting member of the Commission for a one-year term upon recommendation of the principal of the high school or his designee. Beginning in the year 1980, with the exception of the student appointment, all appointments shall be made for three-year terms. Terms shall commence as of the first day of June in the year of the appointment. Members shall continue in office until their successors have been appointed. Vacancies shall be filled for unexpired terms. The Village Building Inspector and a member of the Police Department to be designated for such service by the Chief of Police shall be ex officio nonvoting members of the Commission.
The Traffic Safety Commission shall choose one of its members as Chairman and one as Secretary. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to call the meetings of the Commission and to keep the minutes of the meetings.
This organization shall be known as the "Shorewood Traffic Safety Commission."
The Commission shall hold regular or special meetings at such time and place as designated by the Commission.
The Chairman will appoint such committees as the Commission deems advisable to create for the carrying out of its work.
A majority of members at any regular or special meeting shall constitute a quorum thereof.
Each member shall be entitled to one vote.
No officer or member of this Commission shall have power to act in its behalf or use its name unless official sanction is granted by a majority vote of the Commission at a duly called regular or special meeting.
It shall be the duty of the Commission to investigate problems of traffic safety and to educate the public on such matters.
Commercial advertising of any kind will not be considered or sanctioned by the Commission. The Commission, however, reserves the right to decide the merits of educational advertising.
The Commission is empowered to create an advisory committee to be composed of civic-minded residents of the Village.