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McCandless creates environmental advisory committee

| Monday, May 23, 2016, 8:36 p.m.

McCandless Council on Monday created a seven-member environmental advisory committee that, among other things, could look at how developments and other projects affect quality of life for residents.

The committee will have one resident from each of the town's wards, and will “address environmental issues” and help develop and recommend policies and programs to council to “preserve and enhance aspects of the character of the Town of McCandless,” according to a resolution that was approved in a 6-0 vote. Council member Kim Zachary was absent.

Council also approved a policy that requires openings for positions on boards, commissions and committees to be advertised for 30 days on the town website and in other publications.

The new appointment policy, also approved 6-0, replaces council's long-time practice of simply asking current members whose terms are scheduled to end if they wish to continue in the position, or tapping residents who previously have expressed an interest in serving.

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