[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Lindenwold as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Flood hazard areas — See Ch. 164.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 238.
Property Maintenance Code — See Ch. 240.
Resource extraction — See Ch. 253.
Soil removal — See Ch. 273.
Solid waste utility — See Ch. 276.
Stormwater pollution control — See Ch. 287.
Stream buffer conservation zones — See Ch. 291.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 296.
[Adopted 7-19-1976 by Ord. No. 439; amended in its entirety 4-4-2012 by Ord. No. 1311 (Ch. 14 of the 1981 Code)]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed original Art. II, Trees and Shrubs, of this chapter, adopted 11-11-1992 by Ord. No. 917, as amended 2-8-2012 by Ord. No. 13-07
An Environmental Commission shall be established in the Borough of Lindenwold for the protection, development and use of natural resources, including water resources located within the Borough of Lindenwold. The Environmental Commission shall have the power to study and make recommendations concerning open space preservation, water resources management, air pollution control, solid waste management, poison control, soil and landscape protection, environmental appearance, marine resources and protection of flora and fauna.
[Amended 12-12-2012 by Ord. No. 1331]
The Environmental Commission shall consist of seven members and one alternate to serve without compensation. One member of the Environmental Commission shall be a member of the Joint Land Use Board and all members shall be residents of the Borough of Lindenwold. The initial appointments shall be made by the Mayor within 30 days of the effective date of this article; however, all subsequent appointments shall be made at the annual reorganization meeting or as soon thereafter as practicable.
All members shall serve three-year terms.
A vacancy occurring on the Commission, other than by the expiration of a term, shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.
[Amended 12-12-2012 by Ord. No. 1331]
An Environmental Commission organized under this article shall have power to conduct research into the use of the open land areas of the municipality and may coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes, and may advertise, prepare, print and distribute books, maps, charts, plans and pamphlets which in its judgment it deems necessary for its purposes. It shall keep an index of all open areas publicly or privately owned, including open marshlands, swamps and other wetlands, in order to obtain information on the proper use of such areas, and may from time to time recommend to the Joint Land Use Board or, if none, to the Mayor and governing body of the municipality, plans and programs for inclusion in a Municipal Master Plan and the development and use of such areas.
The Environmental Commission may, subject to the approval of the governing body, acquire property, both real and personal, in the name of the municipality, by gift, purchase, grant, bequest, devise or lease, for any of its purposes and shall administer the same for such purposes subject to the terms of the conveyance or gift. Such an acquisition may be to acquire the fee or any lesser interest, development right, easement (including conservation easement), covenant or other contractual right (including a conveyance on conditions or with limitations or reversions), as may be necessary to acquire, maintain, improve, protect, limit the future use of or otherwise conserve and properly utilize open spaces and other land and water areas in the municipality.
The Environmental Commission shall keep records of its meetings and activities and shall make an annual report to the governing body of the municipality.
The governing body may appropriate funds for the expenses incurred by the Environmental Commission. The Commission may appoint such clerks and other employees as it may from time to time require and as shall be within the limits of funds appropriated to it.
The Environmental Commission shall have the power to study and make recommendations concerning open space preservation, water resources management, air pollution control, solid waste management, noise control, soil and landscape protection, environmental appearance, marine resources and protection of flora and fauna.