Town of Glocester, RI
Providence County
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§ C13-1 Director of Human Services.

[Amended 11-2-2004; 11/4/2014]
There shall be a Director of Human Services who shall be elected at each General Election for a term of two years and serve until a successor is elected and qualified. Should a vacancy occur in the Office, the Council shall fill the same until the next General Election following the vacancy.
The Director of Human Services shall administer all welfare statutes of the State or Federal government, the administration of which is delegated to the Town, and shall have all powers and duties relating to the poor, needy, and dependent persons as shall by law be appropriate to the office. The Director of Human Services shall receive such compensation as shall be fixed by the budget approved at the Financial Town Referendum.

§ C13-2 Sealer of Weights and Measures.

There shall be a Sealer of Weights and Measures appointed by the Council to serve at the pleasure of the Council. The Sealer of Weights and Measures shall have such powers and duties as are prescribed by law.

§ C13-3 Building and Zoning Inspector.

[Amended 11-2000]
There shall be a Building and Zoning Inspector appointed by the Council to serve at the pleasure of the Council who shall be responsible for the supervision and enforcement of Ordinances relating to buildings, zoning, trailers, campgrounds, minimum housing and other matters which come under the Inspector's jurisdiction pursuant to statute or ordinance. The Building and Zoning Inspector shall receive such compensation as may be set by a vote of the Council.

§ C13-4 Town Sergeant.

There shall be a Town Sergeant who shall be elected at each general election for a term of two years and shall serve until a successor is elected and qualified. Should a vacancy occur in the Office of Sergeant, the Council shall fill the same until the next General Election following the vacancy. The Sergeant shall have such powers and duties as are prescribed by law and shall receive such fees as are prescribed by law and such additional compensation as may be fixed by the Council.

§ C13-5 Conservation Commission.

There shall be a Conservation Commission established in accordance with State Law.

§ C13-6 Housing Authority.

The Council shall appoint members of the Housing Authority herein established as provided by State Law.

§ C13-7 Tree Warden.

There shall be a Tree Warden appointed by the Council serving at its pleasure who shall have the qualifications prescribed by State Law. The Warden shall perform the functions and duties of the office as prescribed by State Law. The Tree Warden shall have such powers and duties as prescribed by Law and shall receive such fees as are prescribed by Law.

§ C13-8 Recreation Commission.

There shall be a Recreation Commission appointed by the Council to serve at its pleasure. The powers and duties shall include:
1. 
Creation of a Comprehensive Recreation Program for the Town of Glocester which it will submit in accordance with State laws governing Town-wide Comprehensive Planning.
2. 
Responsibility, along with the Director of Public Works, under direction of the Council, for the maintenance and operation of public beaches, parks, playgrounds and the operation of all recreational buildings and activities therein.
3. 
Any additional duties as shall be required by the Council, this Charter or by Law.

§ C13-9 Land Trust.

Council will appoint five of the seven trustees of the Land Trust as provided by State Law.

§ C13-10 Additional offices and commissions.

Council shall create or abolish by Ordinance such other Offices and Commissions as may be required by Law or may be deemed necessary.

§ C13-11 Qualifications.

[Amended 11-2-2004]
All persons appointed to the offices provided for in this Article (Article XIII, §§ C13-1 through C13-9), with the exception of § C13-2, Sealer of Weights and Measures; § C13-3, Building and Zoning Inspector; and § C13-7, Tree Warden, shall be qualified electors at the time of their appointment and during their term of service.