City of Schenectady, NY
Schenectady County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Schenectady 11-28-1988 by Ord. No. 88-90. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Urban homesteading — See Ch. 102.
Urban Renewal Agency — See Ch. 103.
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Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 96-46, adopted 10-7-1996, renamed former Ch. 96, Schenectady Urban Cultural Park Advisory Council, as Schenectady Heritage Area Advisory Council. This ordinance also provided that all reference to the Schenectady Urban Cultural Park in this chapter and elsewhere in the Code will now be referenced as the "Schenectady Heritage Area."

§ 96-1 Council established; purpose.

[Amended 10-7-1996 by Ord. No. 96-46]
There is hereby established a Schenectady Heritage Area Advisory Council. The Council shall advise the City Council on matters concerning the Schenectady Heritage Area in order to realize the maximum potential in recreation, education, preservation and economic revitalization of this area.

§ 96-2 Membership.

A. 
The Council shall consist of up to 25 members, who shall be appointed by the Mayor based upon recommendations of the organizations/agencies listed in Subsection C.
B. 
Appointments; vacancies.
(1) 
All appointments shall be for three-year terms, with the exception of the first Council appointed. One-third of the membership appointed to the first Council shall continue for three years, 1/3 of the membership appointed to the first Council shall continue for two years, and 1/3 of the membership appointed to the first Council shall continue for one year.
(2) 
In the event that a vacancy occurs in an unexpired term, the Mayor shall appoint a replacement for the remainder of the term.
C. 
The following organizations/agencies are to be consulted for recommendations for membership, although the final appointment power is held by the Mayor:
(1) 
Schenectady Museum Planetarium.
(2) 
Stockade Association.
(3) 
General Electric Realty Plot Association.
(4) 
Hall of History Foundation.
(5) 
Schenectady County Historical Society.
(6) 
Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce.
(7) 
Schenectady City Environmental Conservation Commission.
(8) 
Schenectady City School District.
(9) 
Schenectady County Community College.
(10) 
Union College.
(11) 
Historic Commission.
(12) 
Organization for Action on the Riverfront.
D. 
Ex officio members of the Council shall include the Mayor, President of the City Council, Executive Director of the Schenectady Museum Planetarium, Director of the Department of Development, Superintendent of the Department of Parks and Recreation, City Historian and the Schenectady County Planning Department.

§ 96-3 Officers and procedure.

A. 
A Chairman shall be designated by the Mayor, with other officers elected by the Council as needed. The Chairman shall appoint committees as they are needed.
B. 
The Council may adopt rules and procedures for its meetings.
C. 
The Council shall keep records of every meeting and shall file an annual report to the Mayor.
D. 
Staffing for the Council is to be provided by the Department of Development.