[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Abington 4-3-2006 ATM by Art. 8. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Boards, committees and commissions — See Ch. 17.
Editor's Note: This Article also superseded former Ch. 40, Council on Aging, derived from Ch. 9, Sec. 5, of the 1992 Town of Abington Bylaws.
There is hereby established a Council on Aging consisting of from seven to 11 citizens of this Town, appointed by the Board of Selectmen for terms not to exceed four years for any member. Said terms shall be staggered so that not more than three appointments shall be made in any calendar year. Members can be re-appointed for concurrent terms.
The duties of said Council on Aging shall be to:
Identify the total needs of the community's elderly population;
Educate the community and enlist support and participation of all citizens concerning these needs;
Design, promote, or implement services to fill these needs, or coordinate present existing services in the community;
Promote and support any other programs which are designed to assist elderly programs in the community.
Said Council on Aging shall cooperate with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commission on Aging and shall be cognizant of all state and federal legislation concerning funding, information exchange, and program planning which exists for better community programming for the elderly.
Said Council on Aging shall give an annual report to the Board Selectmen with a copy of that report directed to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commission on Aging.