[HISTORY: Adopted 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 19-04. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Council may appoint an Economic Development Committee to advise, provide input, guidance, and information to the Planning Board, Town Council, and Town administration on opportunities, challenges, and impacts of economic development within Kittery.
The Committee may:
Serve as advocates for appropriate growth and planning activities: provide comment on potential projects, related development, zoning impact and potential financial investment by the Town of Kittery to support said projects.
Provide ongoing evaluation of the Town's economic-development-related processes; provide comment and recommendations which support economic development.
Develop and maintain an inventory of developable/redevelopable land and buildings working with area real estate agents, landowners, and developers; develop an understanding of the types of businesses looking for land and buildings in the area.
Recommend and develop content for economic development communications, including the content of the EDC webpage on the Town's website, printed materials such as permitting guides, and marketing-related communications that promote the Town as a good place to do business.
Assist in the updates and implementation of the Town's Comprehensive Plan and long-range community goals as they relate to economic development.
Where appropriate, coordinate with regional organizations and neighboring groups seeking to promote economic development and business growth in the area.
Provide quarterly updates to Town Council on committee activities.
The Committee consists of one Town Council representative, three business or industry representatives which may include Kittery property owners on which a business is located and/or a designated representative of a business located in Kittery, three citizen members and the Town Manager. Business and citizen members are appointed for terms of three years.