There shall be a commission known as the “Sanitation Commission.” The Commission shall consist of the Mayor and five members who shall be electors of the City of Middletown residing within the boundaries of the Sanitary Disposal District as set out in § 253-19 of this Code of Ordinances. The five members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Common Council. Not more than three of the members shall be of the same political party. The five members shall each serve for a term of five years and shall serve without compensation. A Chairman and a Secretary shall be elected annually by the Commission at the first meeting of each year, and said Commission shall meet at least once a month during the fiscal year. In case of a vacancy, a Commissioner shall be appointed by the Mayor with the confirmation of the Common Council. The Chairman or the Mayor may call a special meeting at any time within his/her discretion, providing the members of said Commission are duly notified at least 24 hours in advance, and the Chairman shall call a special meeting upon the request, in writing, of any three members of said Commission.
The Sanitation Commission shall oversee refuse collection within the Sanitary Disposal District as authorized by special act of the Connecticut General Assembly. This oversight shall include, but not be limited to the following:
Adopting bylaws for the conduct of its meetings.
Monitoring the collection of fees for rates established by § 253-21 et seq. of this Code of Ordinances.
Payment of District expenses. The expense for collection and disposal of garbage, litter, refuse and ashes shall be a service charge on property owners within said District.
Preparation of budget; fiscal year. The fiscal year of the Sanitary Disposal District shall be the same fiscal year of the City of Middletown. The Sanitary Disposal District Commission shall, on or before the fifteenth day of January of each year, prepare a budget for the following fiscal year on such forms as are furnished by the Finance Director and in accordance with the provision of Chapter VI, Section 1.
Editor's Note: See the City Charter.