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Greater Moncton Pest Control Commission

GMPCC’s Constitution

ARTICLE 1

There shall be a body of persons appointed as hereinafter provided who shall constitute and be known as “THE GREATER MONCTON PEST CONTROL COMMISSION”, hereinafter referred to as the “COMMISSION”

ARTICLE 2

In this Constitution, unless the context otherwise requires:

a.”The Commission” shall mean “The Greater Moncton Pest Control Commission”, which comprises the Executive and Board of Directors.
b. “The Greater Moncton Area” shall be the city of Moncton, the City of Dieppe, the Town of Riverview, and other unincorporated areas within fifteen (15) miles of the boundaries of the City of Moncton as represented by the Province of New Brunswick.
c. “Pest” shall mean any insects, vermin, rodent, bird or other non-human animal or plant life that is mischievous, annoying or injurious, and without limiting the generality of the a foregoing shall include:

I. Insects, vermin, rodents, birds or other non-human animal or plant life that carry or spread infectious, epidemic, endemic or contagious diseases. II. Insects, vermin, rodents, birds or other non-human animal or plant life which cause a disease, designated by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council as injurious to the Province. III. Any insect, vermin, rodents, birds or other non-human animal or plant life not protected by the Game Act of New Brunswick or other Provincial or Federal Legislation, which is destructive to person or property or desirable wildlife.

d. “Extermination” shall mean the destruction or control of any pest by the use of any means allowed by law, more specifically mosquitoes, roaches, army worms, tent caterpillars, rats, mice, house sparrows, starlings.

ARTICLE 3.

OBJECT:
The object of the Commission shall be to undertake the extermination of pests in the Greater Moncton Area and, in particular, without limiting the generality of the foregoing:

a. To encourage and participate in the scientific study of the breeding habits, growth and infestation of pests.
b. To experiment along scientific lines with effective means of reducing, controlling or eliminating a pest nuisance in and about the Greater Moncton Area.
c. To develop a program to acquaint the people of the Greater Moncton Area with the object of the Commission.
d. To advse and recommend to the various Municipal Authorities and individuals effective measures for control and elimination of a pest nuisance.
e. To conduct educational programs for the public regarding control of pest nuisances.
f. To compile a permanent record of facts and figures of costs and methods of control which may be available from year to year for the various Municipal and Provincial Authorities within the Greater Moncton Area.
g. To guard against dangerous or indiscriminate use of insecticides and other pest control methods.
h. To provide liaison with the Provincial Government Authorities concerned.

ARTICLE 4.

HEAD OFFICE:
The Head office of the Commission shall be in the Greater Moncton Area.

ARTICLE 5.

MEMBERS – BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

a. Six (6) representatives appointed by the City of Moncton.
b. Three (3) representatives appointed by the City of Dieppe.
c. Three (3) representatives appointed by the Town of Riverview.
d. One (1) representative appointed by the Province of New Brunswick.
e. The group above which provides the General Director shall be entitled to one extra member.

ARTICLE 6.

TERM:
The members of the Commission shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years. Should any member resign or should an appointment become vacant the Municipality or Provincial Government who made the appointment, which becomes vacant shall appoint some other person to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term.

ARTICLE 7.

POWERS:
The Commission shall have the following powers:

a. To formulate and direct the policy and operation of the Commission.
b. To control and manage the affairs, property and funds of the Commission.
c. To prepare an Annual Budget.
d. To appoint a General Director, an Assistant General Director, a Secretary-Treasurer, a member from the City of Moncton, a member from the City of Dieppe, and a member from the Town of Riverview, who shall constitute the Executive of the Commission.
e. To delegate to the Executive such authority and responsibility as may be required for the efficient operation of the Commission.

ARTICLE 8:

SPECIAL POWERS:
The Commission shall have such additional power to accomplish its “Object” as may be delegated to it by virtue of an Act of the Legislature of the Province of New Brunswick.

ARTICLE 9:

THE EXECUTIVE:

a. The Executive of the Commission shall be a General Director, an Assistant General Director, a Secretary-Treasurer, a member from the City of Moncton, a member from the City of Dieppe, a member from the Town of Riverview, appointed by the Commission for a term of three (3) years.
b. The following members of the Executive: the General Director, the Assistant General Director and the Secretary-Treasurer, shall be the only members who can receive a salary or remuneration as the commission may decide.
c. The Executive who may receive remuneration for their services shall be members of the Commission but shall have no vote in the Commission’s business.
d. The three members of the Executive representing Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview will be selected from the Directors and nominated for a period of three (3) years at the Annual General Meeting.
e. Any vacancies in the Executive shall be filled by the Board of Directors.
f. The duties of the Executive shall be as follows:

I. review the Annual Work Plan;
II. preparation of the Annual Report Summaries;
III. evaluation of staff;
IV. any other duties which might be requested by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE 10:

GENERAL DIRECTOR:
The qualifications of the General Director shall be as follows:

a. He(she) shall have at least five (5) years experience with a recognized Pest Control Organization;
Or A degree in entomology from a recognized University with at least two (2) years experience with a recognized Pest Control Organization.
b. He(she) shall have a complete understanding of the flying problems of the aerial spray operation and meteorological aspects involved to fulfill the object of the Commission.

The duties of the General Director shall be as follows:

a. He(she) may preside at meetings of the Commission.
b. He(she) may appoint a Chairman to preside at meetings. The Chairman so appointed shall not vote on any questions before the Commission.
c. He(she) shall supervise and manage the affairs of the Commission as determined by the Commission.
d. He(she) shall be an ex-officio member of all Committees of the Commission.

ARTICLE 11.

ASSISTANT GENERAL DIRECTOR:
In the absence of the General Director, the Assistant General Director shall perform his duties.

ARTICLE 12.

SECRETARY – TREASURER:
The duties of the Secretary-Treasurer shall be as follows:

a. The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep the Minutes of all meetings and shall be responsible for the permanent recording and collection of all documents or other material relating to the business of the Commission.
b. Give due notice of all meetings. }
c. Give notice to the Executive and Committees of all votes, orders, resolutions and proceedings affecting them.
d. Keep the registry of membership.
e. The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep, maintain and prepare all financial statements and shall keep a record of all funds of the Commission.

ARTICLE 13.

SIGNING OFFICERS:
The Signing Officers of the Commission shall be any two(2) members of the Executive.

ARTICLE 14.

STANDING COMMITTEES:
Standing Committees, if required, shall be appointed by the Board of Directors. A Standing Committee shall report through its Chairman to the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE 15.

MEETINGS:

a. The Annual Meeting shall be held prior to December 31.
b. Special Meetings shall be called at the request of any Member Municipality of the Commission or by the General Director.
c. Regular Meetings may be held on any date as the Commission may determine, or at the call of the General Director.
d. Seven (7) voting members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE 16.

NOTICE OF MEETINGS:
Notice of all meetings of the Commission may be in writing or verbal

ARTICLE 17.

FISCAL YEAR:

a. The Fiscal Year of the Commission shall be from the first day of the month of October to the thirtieth day of the month of September of the following year.
b. An Audited Statement for the past year shall be presented at the Annual General Meeting.
c. It shall be the Duty of the Executive to present a proposed Budget for the following year at the Annual General Meeting.

ARTICLE 18.

RULES OF ORDER:
Robert’s Rules of Parliamentary Procedure shall govern.

ARTICLE 19.

AMENDMENTS:
The Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds majority vote of the Commission at the Annual General Meeting, provided that written Notice of Motion has been filed with the Secretary-Treasurer of the commission not less than ninety (90) days previous to the Annual General Meeting. It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to notify the members of the Commission of the Notice of Motion as soon as possible after the said Notice of Motion has been filed.