The membership of this Committee shall consist of a minimum of 5 members and a maximum of 8 members, including whenever feasible, professionals in the fields of landscape design and construction, environmental science, and pollution control. The Environmental and Design Protection Committee currently has 8 members. Five members are required for a quorum.
The charges to and duties of this committee shall be to:
a.to work for the beautification of the Town and the protection of its resources;
b.to assist staff in implementation of the Town landscape policy through recommendations at subdivision, site development, Planning Commission and City Council meetings, and through review and inspection of required plantings;
c.to study and make recommendations relating to landscaping and protection of public property, such as park lands, and treatment of riparian habitat and open space within the Town;
d.to identify nuisance problems and sources of pollution and recommend actions for abatement; and
e.to prepare educational materials for residents outlining Town ordinances and enforcement with regard to landscape design and protection of the environment. When requested to make recommendations to staff on proposed new development including new homes, remodels, secondary dwellings, and auxiliary structures as to impact on site specific and the surrounding neighboring sites reviewed by the Site Development Plans and Field visits. Such impacts would include topography, vegetation, drainage, lighting, skylights, riparian habitat and conservation easements. To attend all Fast Track/Site Development meetings to support committee and staff recommendations.