The Environmental Advisory Council shall advise local governmental agencies, including but not limited to the Planning Commission, the Parks and Recreation Commission, Council, and the Mayor on matters dealing with environmental impact statements and with protection, conservation, management, promotion and use of natural resources, including air, land and water resources, located within the municipality.
The duties of the Environmental Advisory Council shall be to:
Identify environmental problems and recommend plans and programs for the promotion and conservation of the natural resources and for the protection and improvement of the quality of the environment within the Municipality.
Make recommendations as to possible use of open land areas of the Municipality.
Promote community environmental programs.
Keep an index of all open areas publicly or privately owned, including but not limited to flood-prone areas, swamps and other unique areas, for the purpose of obtaining information on the proper use of such areas.
Advise in the acquisition of property, both real and personal, by gift, purchase, grant, bequest, easement, devise or lease in matters dealing with the purpose of this organization.
Advise the Planning Commission on matters relating to environmental impact statements referred to in Municipality code § 3-64.