Article 32

OPEN SPACE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Section 1               Composition, Term of Office


There shall be an Open Space Advisory Committee consisting of seven members appointed by the Board of Selectmen.  The Open Space Advisory Committee shall include one member of the Conservation Commission, one member of the Planning Board, one member of the Recreation and Parks Commission, and four at large members.  Each person appointed to the Open Space Advisory Committee shall be a resident of the Town of Natick.

At the initial formation of the Open Space Advisory Committee the Board of Selectmen shall appoint three members to a three year term each, beginning July 1, 2003, two members to a two year term each, beginning July 1, 2003, and two members to a one year term each, beginning July 1, 2003.  Thereafter each successor shall be appointed for a three year term.

Section 2               Powers and Duties


The Open Space Advisory Committee shall be an advisory body and a resource to the Board of Selectmen in carrying out the major goals outlined in the Natick Open Space and Recreation Plan and in revising the Natick Open Space and Recreation Plan as needed to comply with federal and Commonwealth of Massachusetts requirements and guidelines.

At least once during each calendar year the Open Space Advisory Committee shall report to the Board of Selectmen regarding its activities.