[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Cedarhurst 4-16-2007 by L.L. No. 5-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Trustees believes that the good administration and governance of the Village requires that the Board have at its disposal accurate information upon which to consider legislation in the area of public safety. The Board has determined that its ability to effectively address matters involving the public safety and welfare, including the incidence of crimes against persons and property and personal injuries and property damage caused by fire, motor vehicle and other accidents within the Village, would be enhanced by the formation of an advisory commission to gather pertinent data and make recommendations to the Board for improved public safety and welfare.
Unless otherwise expressly provided, the following words, for the purpose of this chapter, shall have the meanings herein indicated:
- The Code of the Village of Cedarhurst.
- PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION or COMMISSION
- The Commission created by this chapter.
The Board hereby creates a commission which shall be known as the "Cedarhurst Public Safety Commission."
The Board shall, by resolution, fix the number of members of the Commission at a number no less than three nor more than five, at least one of whom shall be a Trustee of the Village. Members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Board. The term of office shall be one year or until the member's successor is appointed and qualifies.
Persons residing in the Village who are over the age of 18 years and who are interested in the purposes of the Commission shall be eligible for appointment as members of the Commission.
Vacancies on the Commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment, except that a vacancy occurring other than by expiration of term of office shall be filled only for the remainder of the unexpired term.
The Mayor, with the approval of the Board of Trustees, shall appoint one member of the Commission as Chairman at the annual organizational meeting of the Board each year for the ensuing year. The Commission shall keep accurate records of its meetings and activities.
The powers and duties of the Commission shall be:
To make recommendation to the Board of Trustees concerning laws, ordinances, rules and regulations of the Village involving public safety, other than matters affecting the New York State Uniform Building Code and Fire Safety Code as adopted by the Village.
To study particular problems in the area of public safety, to gather data and to make recommendations to the Board of Trustees with respect thereto.
To advise the Board of Trustees on changes, modifications and improvements to the Code intended to foster public safety.
To develop and, with the supervision of the Board of Trustees, to conduct programs of public information and citizen participation in the area of public safety.
To maintain liaison and to cooperate with the Nassau County Police Department and with the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department, whose activities have an impact upon the protection of persons and property within the Village.
The Commission shall submit an annual report to the Board of Trustees, not later than the first day of April of each year, concerning the activities and work of the Commission and from time to time shall submit such other reports and recommendations as may be deemed necessary.
Members of the Commission shall not receive any compensation or fee for their service.