Sample Membership Bylaws Article
 ~ Courtesy of the North Smithfield Conservation Commission ~

Section 1. Any resident of the Town of North Smithfield, at least eighteen (18) years of age, may submit a letter of intent to the town administrator for appointment to the commission.

Section 2. Subsequent to the initial appointments at the inception of the commission, members shall serve for a term of not more than three (3) years. Two (2) months prior to the completion of a term, members who wish to be reappointed must submit a letter of request for renewal to the chairperson, who shall in turn, forward said letter to the town administrator for approval.

Section 3. In the event of a vacancy, interim appointments may be made by the town administrator, with the advice and consent of the town council, for the remainder of that term.

Section 4. Members with three (3) consecutive, unexcused absences, or excessive absenteeism, may be subject to a recommendation of replacement by the chairperson to the town administrator.

Section 5. The commission shall consist of seven (7) voting members appointed by the town administrator with the advice and consent of the town council.



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