City of Kalamazoo, MI
Kalamazoo County
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[Adopted 10-20-1975 by Ord. No. 1067]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
COMMITTEE
The Environmental Concerns Committee created by § 2-100.
[Amended 3-5-1984 by Ord. No. 1315]
A. 
There is hereby officially created and established an "Environmental Concerns Committee," to consist of 11 voting members, residents of the City, appointed by the City Commission, plus such advisory consultants and liaison officials as the City Commission may from time to time deem appropriate and appoint.
(1) 
Members of the present ad hoc committee shall automatically become members of the environmental concerns committee to serve the remainder of the terms for which appointed.
(2) 
Terms shall be for three years and shall begin and terminate on January first, except that a member shall continue in office until a successor is appointed and takes office. Any vacancy shall be filled by the City Commission for the unexpired term.
(3) 
Voting members may be reappointed, but only for a second consecutive full term.
(4) 
The committee may elect a chairman and such other officers as it may desire from its own membership and may adopt rules for its own activities.
Voting members of the committee may be reappointed, but only for a second consecutive full term.
The committee may elect a chairman and such other officers as it may desire from its own membership and may adopt rules for its own activities.
A. 
The responsibilities of the committee shall be advisory only to the City Commission and the City Manager and shall include:
(1) 
To identify significant environmental trends or activities in the City and, when warranted, report the anticipated effect of such trends or activities to the City Commission, with recommendations where appropriate.
(2) 
To provide, where appropriate, a forum for citizen input on matters affecting environmental quality in the City and to report to the City Commission citizen concern with regard thereto.
(3) 
To provide, upon request of either the City Commission or the City Manager, information and recommendations, if any, with regard to specific environmental matters.
(4) 
To be apprised of those activities of the City which have significant environmental impact and, where appropriate, to provide information and recommendations to the City Commission.
(5) 
To consult with environmental agencies of other governmental jurisdictions to identify and recommend solutions to environmental problems extending into the City from beyond its corporate limits.
(6) 
When so requested, to review environmental impact assessments prepared by or on behalf of City departments and to submit an analysis thereof and recommendations with regard thereto to the City Commission.