Township of Plainsboro, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Plainsboro 2-11-1980.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Land use procedures — See Ch. 20.
Recreation Advisory Committee — See Ch. 32.
[1]
Editor's Note: This resolution supersedes former Ch. 38, Shade Tree Advisory Committee, adopted 7-9-1979.

§ 38-1 Creation; membership; terms; organization.

A. 
There is hereby created a Shade Tree Advisory Committee, which shall consist of seven members to be appointed by the Township Committee. The members shall be appointed as follows:
(1) 
One member of the Planning Board to be appointed by the Township Committee for a one-year term.
(2) 
One member of the Recreation Advisory Committee to be appointed by the Township Committee for a one-year term.
(3) 
Five citizen members to be appointed by the Township Committee for terms of three years, except that the first appointees shall be appointed as follows: two for a term of one year; two for a term of two years; and one for a term of three years. Where possible, these five members shall be chosen with an eye towards experience or expertise in the area of shade tree planting and maintenance.
(4) 
In addition, one member of the Township Committee, appointed by the Township Committee, shall act as liaison to the Shade Tree Advisory Committee.
B. 
The Shade Tree Advisory Committee shall organize annually, adopt; bylaws for the conduct of its affairs and select its Chairman and other officers to serve in accordance with such bylaws.

§ 38-2 Functions.

A. 
The Shade Tree Advisory Committee shall perform the following functions:
(1) 
Advise the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment on all applications for site plan, subdivision, PCD or PMUD applications as such applications may have an effect upon or need for shade trees within existing or proposed public or private rights-of-way.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 85, Subdivision and Site Plan Review, and Ch. 101, Zoning.
(2) 
Recommend to the Township Committee, through the Township Administrator, programs of shade tree improvement, planting and replacement along public rights-of-way within the township.
(3) 
Recommend to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment standards, types and planting specifications for shade trees required in accordance with subdivision and site plan review.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 85, Subdivision and Site Plan Review.
(4) 
Advise the Township Committee through the Township Administrator of shade tree concerns on public property and along public rights-of-way.
B. 
In performing its functions, the Shade Tree Advisory Committee may receive grants-in-aid, gifts and donations and may hire experts to the extent that this may be provided by the township budget.
C. 
The Shade Tree Advisory Committee shall be deemed to be part of the Department of Public Buildings and Public Properties.