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SECTION 47-0105
Establishment of county environmental management councils; members and officers
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 47
§ 47-0105. Establishment of county environmental management councils;

members and officers.

1. The county governing body of any county may establish a county
environmental management council. Such council may be constituted within
the organized structure of county government so as to provide for
effective coordination among all agencies of the county for the purposes
of this article. The council shall consist of one member of each city,
town, and village conservation advisory council within the county.
Additional members as the county appointing authority may provide, shall
be appointed to serve at the pleasure of the county appointing
authority, for a term not to exceed two years. The presiding officer or
chairman shall be appointed by the county appointing authority from
among the members of the council. In addition, the county appointing
authority may appoint members of the county governing body and the heads
of those county departments whose work particularly affects or is
particularly affected by environmental considerations, as ex officio
members of the council. For the purposes of this article, the term
county appointing authority shall mean the body or officer of a county
authorized by law to make appointments.

2. The county appointing authority is hereby authorized
notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law to appoint up to four
members to the council who are between the ages of sixteen and

3. Nothing contained in this article shall be deemed to prohibit the
establishment of a county environmental agency pursuant to other
provisions of law.