[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Olive at time of adoption of Code; see Chapter 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Environmental quality review — See Ch. 89.
The Town Board of the Town of Olive does hereby create the Conservation Advisory Council of the Town of Olive.
Such Council shall consist of five members to be appointed by the Town Board of the Town of Olive.
The Presiding Officer or Chairman of the Conservation Advisory Council shall be designated by the Town Board of the Town of Olive from among those persons appointed by the Council.
The Conservation Advisory Council of the Town of Olive, as its function, shall advise the Town Board, Town Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Olive in the promotion, development, management and protection of its natural resources, and such Council shall engage in those functions authorized by the provisions of General Municipal Law § 239-x.
The Conservation Advisory Council shall maintain an up-to-date inventory or index of all open spaces in public or private ownership within the municipality, including but not limited to natural landmarks, glacial and other geomorphic or physiographic features; streams and their floodplains, swamps, marshlands and other wetlands; unique biotic communities; scenic and other open areas of natural or ecological value; and of the ownership, present use and proposed use of such open areas, so as to provide a base of information for recommendations by the Council for their preservation and/or use.
None of the expenses incurred by such Council shall be a charge upon the taxable property of the Town of Olive unless there has been a specific appropriation made therefor.