[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Mount Vernon 7-22-1970, approved 7-23-1970. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 256.
A Highway Safety Committee is hereby established in accordance with Article 16-A of the Executive Law, enacted as Chapter 620 of the Laws of 1967, to be known and designated as the "Mount Vernon Highway Safety Committee."
Such Committee shall coordinate local safety efforts and local highway safety programs with the State Highway Safety Program as set forth in Article 16-A of the New York State Executive Law.
The Committee shall consist of five persons, the Mayor of the City of Mount Vernon, the Commissioner of Buildings, the Commissioner of Public Works, the Commissioner of Public Safety and the Director of Civil Defense. The Mayor shall be Chairman and shall designate of the members a Vice Chairman and a Secretary. The powers of the Committee shall be vested in and exercised by a majority of the Committee.
The members of the Committee shall serve without pay for their services needed pursuant to this chapter.
The Committee shall schedule stated meetings. Such stated meetings may be attended by any citizen who gives advance notice of intention to attend to present matters or suggestions for consideration of the Committee, and further provided that such item is placed on the agenda of the Committee for discussion at such meeting. The staff studies and work for the Committee shall be performed by the staff of the Highway Safety Committee to be appointed by the Mayor. Staff members shall serve without additional compensation. The Mayor shall appoint one of the staff members as Staff Coordinator. Said staff members shall attend the meetings of the Highway Safety Committee, and the staff as a whole shall be responsible for the initiation, study and report of matters comprehended within its supervision, and the Committee, when authorized by the Common Council, may engage traffic engineers or other expert assistants on a consulting basis to supplement said staff when necessary for effectuation of the Committee's duties.