[Adopted 4-7-1986 by Ord. No. 1477 as Ch. 3, Art. 16 of the 1986 Code]
[Amended 2-19-1990 by Ord. No. 1571; 11-5-2007 by Ord. No. 1932; 2-25-2008 by Ord. No. 1935]
There is hereby created a Village Conservation Committee consisting of 13 members who shall be residents of the Village and who shall be appointed by the Village President with the approval of the Village Board. Of the original appointments, four shall be appointed for a one-year term, four shall be appointed for two-year terms, and four shall be appointed for three-year terms; thereafter all appointments shall be for three-year terms. In addition, one Shorewood High School student shall be appointed annually as a voting member of the Committee for a one-year term upon recommendation of the principal of Shorewood High School or the principal’s designee. Any vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms in the same manner as original appointments. Members shall serve without compensation. Members shall serve until their successors are appointed. Terms shall commence in June.
The Committee shall elect its Chairman and Secretary at its first meeting in June annually, or as soon thereafter as may be reasonably possible to do so. The Committee shall keep records of its deliberations and recommendations to the Village Board.
The Committee shall inform and educate the public as to matters related to conserving energy and recycling materials to accomplish the goals of attaining a healthier and safer environment in which to live and of protecting and conserving our valuable natural resources. The Committee shall recommend the adoption of policies, programs and projects to accomplish its goals and objectives.
The Committee shall meet at the call of its Chairman or any three Committee members or any Village official at such time as it is deemed necessary and convenient. Meetings shall be held at the Village Hall or at such other locations as may be designated from time to time.