[HISTORY: Adopted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Board of the Town of Rochester, pursuant to § 239-x of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, wishes to create a Conservation Advisory Council to advise in the development, management and protection of its natural resources.
The Town Board of the Town of Rochester hereby creates a Conservation Advisory Council which council shall direct itself toward accomplishing the following:
Conduct researches into the land area of the Town of Rochester;
Seek to coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes and to cooperate with other official municipal bodies active in the area of community planning for the Town of Rochester;
It shall keep an inventory and map of all open area within the municipality with the plan of obtaining information pertinent to proper utilization of such open lands, including lands owned by the state, any other municipality within the state or by the Town of Rochester itself;
It shall keep an inventory and map of all open marsh lands, swamps and all other wetlands in a like manner and may recommend to the Town Board a program for ecologically suitable utilization of all such areas;
It shall keep accurate records of its meetings and actions and shall file an annual report with the Town Board on or before the 31st day of December of each and every year. Once approved, the Town Board shall forward a copy of this report to the State Commissioner of Environmental Conservation; and
In addition to the foregoing, carry out any other duties, tasks or responsibilities, consistent with the objectives of this chapter, assigned to it by resolution of the Town Board.
Such Council shall consist of not less than three nor more than nine members who shall be appointed by the Town Board and serve at the pleasure of such body for a term not exceeding three years. The Town Board may, notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, appoint up to two members to the Council who are between the ages of 16 and 21. The Chairman and Vice Chairman shall be appointed from the active membership by the Town Board.