[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of East Granby 6-28-1989 (Ch. XXX, Arts. 1, 2 and 3, of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Commission shall consist of seven members, two of whom shall be teenagers. All will serve without compensation. The five adult members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen, serving for terms of three years. The two teenage members shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen from the 7th through 12th grades of the East Granby Middle/High School for a term of at least, but not limited to, one year. At the initial appointment of adult members, the Board of Selectmen shall appoint two members for a one-year term, two members for a two year-term, and two members for a three-year term.
The powers, duties, and functions of the Commission on Youth Services shall be exercised under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen and shall include the following:
To appraise, plan, develop, coordinate, and operate services and programs for the youth in East Granby.
To apply for, receive and administer funds and grants from the state and federal government or any other source for such services and programs.
To advocate the interests of the youth in East Granby before all other Town officials, boards, commissions and agencies.
In carrying out its duties, the Commission on Youth Services shall elect from within its membership a Chairman, a Secretary and such other officers as it may deem convenient; it may promulgate bylaws for its proceedings consistent with this chapter; it may from time to time appoint consultants or committees either from within or without its own membership; and, subject to generally applicable budget limitations and requirements, it may employ staff, enter into contracts and provide facilities.