[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Mansfield 9-24-1973, effective 10-20-1973. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Economic Development Commission Ordinance."
The provisions of § 7-136 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended, are hereby accepted, and there is established a Municipal Economic Development Commission which shall be known as the "Mansfield Economic Development Commission."
The Commission shall consist of nine (9) members who shall be appointed by the Town Manager. Of the nine (9) members first appointed to office, three (3) shall be appointed to serve for one (1) year; three (3) to serve for two (2) years; three (3) to serve for three (3) years. Thereafter, appointments to the Commission shall be for terms of three (3) years.
Any vacancy in the membership of the Commission shall be filled by the Town Manager for the unexpired portion of the terms.
Any member may be removed from office by the Town Manager for cause, and on request of such member, after public hearing.
Members of the Commission shall receive no compensation for their services as such, but shall be reimbursed for their necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.
Subject to the appropriate provisions of the Mansfield Town Charter, the Commission may recommend the appointment of employees necessary for the discharge of its duties.
The Commission shall conduct research into the economic conditions and trends in its municipality, shall make recommendations to appropriate officials and agencies of its municipality regarding action to improve its economic condition and development, shall seek to coordinate the activities of and cooperate with unofficial bodies organized to promote such economic development and may advertise and may prepare, print and distribute books, maps, charts and pamphlets which in its judgment will further its official purposes.
The Commission shall annually prepare and transmit to the Town Council a report of its activities and of its recommendations for improving such economic conditions and development.
The Ordinance enacted October 1, 1962, creating a Municipal Development and Industrial Commission is hereby repealed.