Environmental Advisory Committee
The mission of the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) is to advise and assist the Board of Commissioners on all areas of potential environmental impacts to the Town of Matthews and its citizens. This typically includes air, water, and land pollution issues along with physical agent issues such as noise and radiological health issues along with energy management and growth alternatives that have environmental impact. Also, the EAC provides specific support on current and future waste management in the Town, including solid waste, household hazardous waste and recycling activities. This can be conducted both in the support of Town of Matthews initiatives, and in the education of Town citizens on environmental issues. The EAC also has expertise in emergency management that may be needed in the event of accident or event that involves hazardous materials (most often defined as chemical, biological, nuclear and radiation).
The EAC is composed of six members appointed by the Matthews Town Board of Commissioners. A staff member acts as liaison to the Committee.
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at the Matthews Public Works facility, 1600 Tank Town Road, Matthews. All meetings are open to the public and conform to the North Carolina Open Meetings Law.
EAC members serve two-year terms, without a limit on the number of terms a member may serve. Current members are as follows:
Any member, who shall fail to attend at least 75% of the regular and special meetings during any one-year period, may be removed. The Chairperson shall notify the Matthews Town Board of Commissioners of any member who shall so fail to attend. The vacancy can be filled, upon recommendation of the Committee liaison and Chairperson, by the Matthews Town Board of Commissioners.