[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Mount Pleasant 3-24-1970. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created in and for the Town of Mount Pleasant, in accordance with § 239-u of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, an agency of town government which shall be known as and by the name and designated the "Mount Pleasant Narcotic Guidance Council."
Editor's Note: The preamble to this resolution provided as follows:
"Whereas, the Town Board of the Town of Mount Pleasant is mindful of the unfortunate increase in the trafficking in all forms of narcotics and in the problems created in the use of such narcotics, and is further mindful that such a petition exists within the Town of Mount Pleasant; and
"Whereas, by Article 12E of the General Municipal Law, effective June 22, 1968, provision is made for the creation of a Narcotic Guidance Council by the local legislative body of any town and the development of a program of community participation in the control and use of narcotics at the local level for the accomplishment of the following purposes: educating the community and especially its youth in the field of drug use; creating a climate which will encourage those in need of assistance to combat narcotic problems and, without embarrassment, seek such assistance from authorized and knowledgeable persons and agencies; send forth from authorized agencies persons into the community who can disseminate necessary information on the subject matter; and cooperate with other Narcotic Guidance Councils for a total alleviation of this vexatious problem"
Such Council shall consist of a membership of five, of whom at least one shall be a clergyman, one an attorney at law and one a physician. The Town Board of the Town of Mount Pleasant shall name and designate the individuals who comprise the membership of said Narcotic Guidance Council and all persons to fill any vacancies as they may occur from time to time and shall further name and designate from among the membership the Chairman of such Narcotic Guidance Council. The Town Board shall have the power and authority to remove, upon just cause and after public hearing, any member of said Council. There shall be no compensation paid for the services rendered and to be rendered by the membership of such Narcotic Guidance Council in such capacity. The term of office of each of the members of the Narcotic Guidance Council shall be three years, but the initial membership of such Council shall serve on a staggered plan of one member for one year, two members for two years each and two members for three years each; thereafter, upon redesignation for full terms, such designation shall be for three years. Said Narcotic Guidance Council shall have the power to appoint one ex officio member of such Narcotic Guidance Council to serve at its pleasure for the purpose of providing such Narcotic Guidance Council with a teenage member, preferably one attending high school, for the purpose of consultation and advice as to the mode and needs of children in their teens.