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New Environmental Council to be started in East Marlborough

03/27/2018 10:47AM ● By J. Chambless

By John Chambless
Staff Writer

A new advisory council will be voted on by the East Marlborough Township Board of Supervisors on April 2. The Environmental Advisory Council will focus on environmental issues.

The ordinance specifies that the group, which will have three to 11 members, will report to the supervisors on environmental issues within the township, the protection and preservation of natural resources, and possible uses of open land in the township.

The group will advise the Planning Commission, park and recreation boards and elected officials on the protection, management, promotion and use of natural resources, including air, land and water resources. The members will be appointed to three-year terms by the Board of Supervisors, and must be residents of the township.

Council members will not be paid. The group is expected to identify environmental problems or matters of concern in the township, and to recommend plans and programs to the appropriate agencies for the promotion and conservation of natural resources. The group may also have a voice in possible uses for open lands, and will promote a community environmental program to foster ideals of conservation.

The council is also responsible for keeping an index of all open areas, publicly or privately owned, such as flood-prone areas, wetlands, swamps, and areas of steep slope and wooded areas. The group will submit minutes of their meetings to the Board of Supervisors, which may occasionally appropriate funds for expenses incurred by the council.

The supervisors will vote to approve the new council on April 2 at 7 p.m. at the East Marlborough Township Building (721 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square). For more information, visit www.eastmarlborough.org.

To contact Staff Writer John Chambless, email jchambless@chestercounty.com.

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