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Oct 112017
 

Article V

Elected Boards and Commissions

Section 5.1. Town Plan and Zoning Commission:

There shall be a Town Plan and Zoning Commission consisting of five members who shall be electors of the Town. Said Commission shall have the powers, duties and responsibilities and shall be subject to the restrictions and limitations of a zoning commission established under Chapter 124 of the General Statutes and of a planning commission established under Chapter 126 of the General Statutes as either of said chapters is presently or may hereafter be amended, both of which chapters the Town hereby adopts.

Section 5.2.

The members of the Town Plan and Zoning Commission, on the day following the date of the adoption of this Charter, shall continue as such members for the respective terms for which they have been elected. Section I of Special Act 115 of the 1969 General Assembly shall be given effect with respect to the expiration of terms to the extent that it is not inconsistent with this Section 5.2.

There shall be elected at the municipal election of 2019, three members, including the deferred term.  The two members elected with terms commencing in November of 2019 shall be elected for a term of four years. The one member elected to the deferred term commencing in November 2020 shall be elected for a term of three years.  There shall be two members elected at the municipal election of 2021, both of whom shall be elected for a term of four years.   Thereafter, at each biennial election, there shall be elected three members and then two members for terms of four years to succeed those members whose terms expire.  Beginning with the biennial election held in November 2020, there shall no longer be a deferred term. 

Section 5.3.

Said Commission may appoint a zoning enforcement officer with such compensation as may be fixed by it within the amount budgeted therefor.

Section 5.4.

Alternates to the Town Plan and Zoning Commission shall be chosen in accordance with the provisions of Section 8-lb of the General Statutes.

Section 5.10. Board of Education:

There shall be a Board of Education consisting of ten members. Except as otherwise specifically provided by this Charter, the Board of Education shall have the powers, duties and responsibilities and shall be subject to the restrictions and limitations set forth in the General Statutes with respect to boards of education as the same may, from time to time, be amended.

Section 5.11.

The members of the Board of Education in office on the day following the date of the adoption of this Charter shall continue as such members for the respective terms for which they or the persons they are succeeding in office have been elected. There shall be four members elected at the municipal election of 1971, two of whom shall be elected for a term of two years and two of whom shall be elected for a term of four years. One of the two members elected in 1971 for four two year terms shall be a minority party member and one of the two members elected in 1971 for four year terms shall be a minority party member. Thereafter at each biennial election there shall be elected five members who shall hold office for a term of four years to succeed those whose terms expire.

Section 5.12.

The Board of Education shall, to the fullest extent reasonable, make available to the Park and Recreation Commission property owned by the Town for current or future educational purposes, but not currently used for such purposes, in order to provide the maximum park and recreational facilities for the townspeople, consistent with the budget of the Park and Recreation Commission.

Section 5.20. Board of Education, Regional District 5:

So long as the Town is a member of Regional School District 5, members representing the Town shall be elected in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 164 of the General Statutes.

The elected representatives of the Town on said Board at the date of the adoption of this Charter shall continue to be members of said Board for the terms for which they were elected.

Section 5.30. Board of Finance:

There shall be a Board of Finance consisting of six members. Said Board shall have the powers, duties and responsibilities and shall be subject to the restrictions and limitations specified in the General Statutes with respect to boards of finance as the same may, from time to time, be amended.

Section 5.31.

Those members of the Board of Finance in office on the day following the adoption of this Charter shall continue to be members thereof for the respective terms for which they shall have been elected.

There shall be elected at the municipal election of 1971, two members, one of whom shall be elected for a term of four years and one of whom shall be elected for a term of two years. Thereafter at each biennial election three members shall be elected for a term of four years to succeed those whose terms expire.

Section 5.40. Other Elected Boards:

There shall be such other elected boards as may be required by General Statutes or applicable Special Acts enacted after the Effective Date of this Charter or as may be created by appropriate amendment of this Charter, such Boards to consist of such numbers of members and to be elected in the manner prescribed in the General Statutes or in the applicable Special Act requiring their creation or in the amendment to this Charter creating such Board. In the absence of a specification of number, any such Board shall consist of five members. In the absence of a specified method of election, such Board shall be elected at the Town Election next after its creation in such manner that three members are elected for a four year term and two members are elected for a two year term. Alternately thereafter at each biennial election there shall be elected three members and then two members for terms of four years to succeed those members whose terms expire.

Section 5.50. Use of Committees by Boards or Commissions:

While all official action of any board or commission must be taken by the requisite vote of such board or commission, one or more committees may be appointed by any board or commission under the chairmanship of one of its members to study and make recommendations with respect to such of the duties of such board or commission as may be assigned to any such committee.

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