[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Nether Providence 3-15-1979 as Ord. No. 492; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
An advisory council, to be known as the "Nether Providence Township Environmental Advisory Committee," is hereby created and shall continue to function until this chapter is revoked.
The Environmental Advisory Committee shall be composed of no fewer than three (3) nor more than seven (7) residents of the Township of Nether Providence.
Committee members shall be appointed in accordance with the following procedures:
All Committee members shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners of Nether Providence Township.
Committee members' terms of office shall expire on the first Monday in January following the last year of their term of office.
Duly appointed Committee members shall serve a term of three (3) years except that initial appointments shall be so staggered that the terms of approximately one-third (1/3) of the membership shall expire each year.
The Chairman shall be designated by the Board of Commissioners of Nether Providence Township.
Committee members shall receive no compensation for their services, but may be reimbursed for the expenses actually and necessarily incurred by them in the performance of their duties, if approved in advance by the Board of Commissioners.
The Environmental Advisory Committee shall, at the request of the Township Commissioners, have the power and shall be required to advise the Township Commissioners with respect to the following:
Identifying environmental problems.
Recommending plans and programs for the promotion and conservation of the natural resources and for the protection and improvement of the quality of the environment within the area of this township.
Making recommendations as to the possible use of open land areas of this township.
Keeping an index of all open areas, publicly or privately owned, including but not limited to flood-prone areas, swamps and other unique natural areas.
Undertaking such additional duties as requested by the Township Commissioners.
The Environmental Advisory Committee shall keep records of its meetings and activities and shall make an annual report to the Township Commissioners.
The Board of Commissioners of Nether Providence Township may, from time to time, appropriate funds for the expenses incurred by the Committee.