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Environmental Advisory Council
146.03 Appointment of Members.
146.05 Advisory Body; Activities.
146.08 Records and Reports.
PA Act 148 – 1973 – gave municipalities the authority to establish Environmental Advisory Councils (EAC)
PA Act 177 – 1996 – P.L. 1158, No. 177 – amended Act 148
By-laws adopted December 5, 2007
An advisory council to be known as the City of Bethlehem Environmental Advisory Council is hereby created.
(Ord. 2010-12. Passed 5/19/10.)
The Environmental Advisory Council shall be composed of seven (7) residents of this City. (Ord. 2014-2. Passed 1/6/14; Ord. 2016-21. Passed 7/19/16)
Environmental Advisory Council members shall be appointed in accordance with the following procedures:
(Ord. 2014-2. Passed 1/6/14.)
Environmental Advisory Council members shall receive no compensation for their services.
The Environmental Advisory Council is to be advisory to and shall coordinate its activities with the elected officials, planning commission and other such local governmental agencies.
The City Council shall designate the chairperson of the council. (Ord. 2014-2. Passed 1/6/14; Ord. 2016-21. Passed 7/19/16)
The Environmental Advisory Council shall have the following powers:
The Environmental Advisory Council shall keep records of its meetings and activities and shall make an annual report which shall be printed in the annual municipal report (if applicable) or otherwise made known and available. Minutes of each meeting shall be forwarded to Bethlehem City Council and the City of Bethlehem Administration.
The Environmental Advisory Council established in Article 146 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Bethlehem (Ordinance 4431, passed May 1, 2007) known as the City of Bethlehem Environmental Advisory Council shall continue in existence indefinitely; or until such time as Bethlehem City Council takes action as to the term of existence of the Environmental Advisory Council. (Ord. 2010-12. Passed 5/19/10.)
(Ord. 4431. Passed 5/1/07.)