Advisory Commission Bylaws
Ratified on Nov. 16, 1987
ARTICLE I - NAME
ARTICLE II - PURPOSE
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
The terms of the commission members shall be three years except for that for the initial appointments under each paragraph, one member shall serve for a term of one year, and one member shall serve for a term of two years.
Members may serve beyond the termination date of their appointment and may continue to serve until they are reappointed or replaced. Any vacancy on the commission shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made.
The commission will elect a chairman, vice-chairman, and secretary by a majority vote. The term of each officer will be for twelve months or until elections can be held. Should any officer not be able to continue to serve a full term, an election shall be held at the next meeting to select a replacement.
Members of the commission shall serve without compensation as such, except that the National Park Service is authorized to pay the expenses reasonably incurred by the commission in carrying out its responsibilities.
The superintendent, Acadia National Park, will provide staff support to the commission.
ARTICLE IV - MEETINGS
Seven commissioners shall constitute a quorum for a commission meeting. In the event a quorum fails, those present may constitute themselves as a committee and make recommendations to the full commission. Any municipal member may defer for one meeting any motion or recommendation affecting that municipality.
The agenda for meetings shall be developed by the chairman and superintendent, Acadia National Park, and be included in the published notice of meetings. Commissioners with proposals for inclusion in the agenda shall notify the chairman in sufficient time for them to be included in the public notice of the meeting. The chairman is responsible for the approval of the commission meeting agenda. Matters not on the agenda set forth in the notice may be added to the agenda at the meeting by unanimous vote of those present.
Any private individuals interested in addressing the commission may avail themselves of the procedures provided in the public notice of the meeting or request their town/state/federal representatives to include their interests in the formal agenda. The purpose of these provisions is to provide an avenue for individual public input within the parameters of an orderly meeting.
The proceedings of the commission will be recorded by a court reporter. The transcript of these proceedings will be submitted to the secretary of the commission for review and acceptance. The secretary will prepare a summary report on each of the commission meetings based on the transcript and supply copies of the summary to the commissioners at least seven days prior to the succeeding meeting. The commission, by resolution, will approve the report. Copies of the transcript will be available to commissioners upon request.
ARTICLE V - ABSENCE FROM MEETINGS
After two absences a commissioner shall be notified of this possibility by the chairman. In advance of any meeting, commissioners shall notify the chairman or secretary if they are unable to attend and the reason for the absence.
ARTICLE VI - COMMITTEES
ARTICLE VII - MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS
ARTICLE VIII - ANNUAL REPORT
ARTICLE IX - AMENDMENTS AND ADDITIONS
ARTICLE X - TERMINATION