[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Newburgh 3-12-1990 by Ord. No. 9-90. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Citizens Advisory Committee is hereby formed. The purpose is to create a committee composed of citizens from the several wards and districts of the City of Newburgh whose duty it will be to bring to the Council's attention matters relating to health and cleanliness of their neighborhoods, preservation of the Historic District or any other problems or suggestions that they might have relating to the City and its government. They shall act as a conduit to bring complaints and suggestions of citizens to the attention of the City Council toward the end of the revitalization, beautification and restoration of the City of Newburgh.
The Council shall appoint one Ward Chairman for each of the nine wards. It shall also appoint not more than eight members of the Committee to serve as district members from each election district. All members shall be appointed for terms of three years. In the event of a vacancy otherwise than by expiration of term, the Council shall appoint an individual to fill the unexpired term. All members must be residents of the district or ward from which they are appointed.
The initial appointees shall be divided into three classes by the Council. Each class shall be approximately equal to the others in size. Members of the first class shall be appointed for terms of one year. Members of the second class shall be appointed for terms of two years, and members of the third class shall be appointed for initial terms of three years. Thereafter, all appointments, except to fill vacancies shall be for terms of three years.
All members shall serve without compensation and shall not be deemed to be officers or employees of the City of Newburgh.
The Committee shall elect a Chairman from among the ward members appointed by the Council and may elect such other officers as the Committee may deem necessary to its function and purpose.
The Committee shall hold regular meetings which shall be open to the public. Such meetings may be held on City property at such places as the City Manager may direct. The City Manager shall supply such secretarial help to the Committee as he may deem advisable.
The Committee shall present an annual report to the City Manager, in handwritten form, covering its operation for the year closing, together with detailed recommendations for future years. Such annual report shall be presented as of the first regular Council meeting in September of each year.