Central Pine Barrens Advisory Committee Bylaws
RESOLVED, That the Central Pine Barrens Advisory Committee hereby adopts
the following by-laws:
As authorized by the Long Island Pine Barrens Protection Act of 1993, Environmental
Conservation Law § 57-0119(9), this body shall be known as the Central
Pine Barrens Advisory Committee (hereinafter, “Advisory Committee”).
Section 1. The regular meeting of the Advisory Committee shall be held
at a time designated by the Advisory Committee at such place the Advisory
Committee or its Chair may determine.
Section 2. Special meetings may be called by the Chair or at the call
of any seven members of the Advisory Committee, provided that notice thereof
be given to all Advisory Committee members.
Section 3. Nine members shall constitute a quorum at all meetings of
the Advisory Committee.
Section 4. All questions presented for a vote of the Advisory Committee
shall be decided by a simple majority of the quorum, including the vote
of the Chair.
Section 5. Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised shall govern in the
parliamentary procedure of the Advisory Committee, in all cases to which
they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these by-laws.
Section 6. Attendance. Members and alternates are encouraged
to join all general and subcommittee meetings in person. If, because
of scheduling constraints a member or alternate can only join the meeting
remotely by conference call, this will also be deemed an acceptable form
of attendance for purposes of a quorum (Advisory Committee is not subject
to Open Meetings Law).
Section 1. The officers of the Advisory Committee shall be a Chairperson,
a Vice-Chairperson, and a Secretary.
Section 2. Officers shall be elected by the Advisory Committee and
take office at the first regular meeting of each calendar year.
Section 3. Vacancies in office shall be handled as follows:
(a) In the event of resignation or incapacity of the Chair, the Vice-Chair
shall become the Chair for the unexpired portion of the term.
(b) Vacancies in officers other than the Chair shall be filled for
the unexpired term by special election.
Section 4. Duties of the officers shall be as follows:
(i) preside at all meetings;
(ii) represent the Advisory Committee at public functions;
(iii) appoint special committees;
(iv) establish the agenda for each meeting. Agenda items requested
by any Advisory Committee member shall be included.
(i) assist the Chair in directing the affairs of the Advisory Committee
and act in the Chair’s absence.
(i) be responsible for the accuracy of the minutes of the Advisory
Committee and bring any corrections to the attention of the Advisory Committee
at its next meeting. The Secretary shall sign the approved minutes
and file in Record Book.
Section 1. Committees may be appointed for special purposes by the Chair
and with the consent of the majority of the Advisory Committee. All
committees will have at least one Advisory Committee member serving on
them. These committees are automatically dissolved upon completion
of the assignment.
Section 1. The Advisory Committee shall:
POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(a) Actively assist and advise the Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning
& Policy Commission (hereinafter “the Commission”) in the implementation
and revision of the Central Pine Barrens comprehensive land use plan.
(b) Meet periodically with the Commission.
Section 1. These by-laws may be amended by a majority vote at any regular
meeting, provided all members have been notified of the proposed amendments
at least ten days prior to such meeting.