TOWN COUNCIL RULES AS THEY RELATE TO THIS COMMITTEE:
SECTION 602.38 - Recreation and Conservation Committee (Amended April 7, 2009)
There shall be a Recreation and Conservation Committee consisting of seven (7) members and two (2) alternate members
appointed by the Town Council for three (3) year staggered terms. The Town Council shall also appoint two non-voting
junior members, one each a resident of Gray and New Gloucester. Junior members shall not have reached their nineteenth
birthday on the day of their appointment, and shall be appointed for one-year terms which may be renewed in the same
manner as appointments to other committees.
1. The Committee shall advise and recommend to the Town Council on recreational and public parks matters, such
as: programs, policies, development, planning, and leisure time activities. In cooperation with the Town Manager
and the Parks and Recreation Director the Committee shall assist in initiating and maintaining progressive
programs and activities.
2. The Committee shall advise and recommend to the Town Council, public and private committees, and the general
public as to the protection, research, development and use of the natural resources located within the territorial
limits of the Town.
3. The Committee shall recommend to the Town Council the purchase, the gift or other acquisition of land,
easements or interest in land, in order to maintain and manage it in a manner which allows public use and
enjoyment consistent with the natural, historic and scenic resources of the land. The Committee shall, prior to
making any recommendations pursuant to this section, submit its recommendations to the Planning Board at least
thirty (30) days in advance.
4. The Committee shall be responsible for developing and maintaining an open space, public access, and outdoor
recreation plan which shall be consistent with the Town's Comprehensive Plan and with any regional plan.
5. The Committee shall prepare and maintain an index of all open areas, publicly or privately owned, within the
Town and including but not limited to open marsh lands, swamps, and wetlands for the purpose of assimilating
and retaining information pertinent to the proper utilization, protection and potential development or use of such
6. The Committee shall be responsible for performing and carrying out its duties in accordance with the rules,
regulations, and guidelines set forth in the Gray Land Bank Ordinance adopted September 6, 1988.