Environmental Advisory Council

Environmental Advisory Council

Monthly Meetings (as needed)


Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas and Minutes

Members


The Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) consists of 5 volunteers who are appointed by the Board of Commissioners. The EAC representation also includes a township commissioner and a staff member appointed by the township manager. Members of the EAC serve 3-year staggered terms.
  • Cindy Cox, Member
  • Steve Frank, Member
  • David Pope, Member
  • Mike Benton, Township Representative
  • Lisa Malosh, Board of Commissioners Representative

Purpose


The South Fayette Township Environmental Advisory Council works at the direction of the township Board of Commissioners and as an extension of the township staff to research environmental issues. View the EAC bylaws for more information.

Goals


  • Administer a community environmental program
  • Advise the township staff and commissioners on environmental issues
  • Coordinate environmental projects
  • Explore and promote environmental initiatives in the township
  • Promote healthy watersheds by addressing such issues as water quality and quantity, storm water management, restoration, protection measures, and community involvement
  • Research environmental issues and funding sources
  • Sponsor environmental education

Responsibilities


  • Establish and maintain a greenway inventory and plan
  • Identify environmental problems and recommend plans and programs to the appropriate agencies for the promotion and conservation of natural resources and for the protection and improvement of the quality of the environment
  • Keep an index of all brownfield sites for the purpose of prioritizing necessary cleanup and reuse programs and funding
  • Keep an index of all mine drainage sites for the purpose of promoting cleanup and funding by submitting an annual priority report to the Board of Commissioners and other supporting internal and external agencies
  • Keep an index of all open space, publicly and privately owned, including but not limited to flood-prone areas, swamps, and other unique natural areas, for the purpose of obtaining information on the proper use of such areas
  • Review all proposed development plans of 50 units or more and provide a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners on any environmental concerns
  • Review any land operations permit of 5 acres or more and provide a recommendation to the township staff on any environmental concerns
  • Review any site plan of more than 5 acres and provide a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners on any environmental concerns

Projects


  • 2011 Millers Run creek project
  • Annual Cleanup Day
  • Identification and registration of watershed and conservancy groups representing South Fayette Township
  • Mapping of mine discharge sites
  • Mapping of township greenways
  • Photo display
  • Review of Newbury project

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