[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Monroe 6-4-1975 (Ch. 4 of the 1976 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be a Commission to develop and coordinate programs for the aging for the Town of Monroe, consisting of the First Selectman, the Chairman of the Town Council, the Municipal Agent for the Elderly and the Director of Health, all ex officio, and seven other members to be approved by the Town Council, at least two of whom shall be representative of the age group concerned, who shall be electors of the Town.
The Commission shall study continuously the conditions and needs of elderly persons in the community in relation to housing, economic, employment, health, recreational and other matters. It shall analyze the services for the aged provided by the community, both by public and private agencies, and shall develop and coordinate programs and make recommendations to the Town Council regarding the development and integration of public and private agencies in cooperation with state and other services to the extent possible.
The members of the Commission so appointed shall serve without compensation.
The members of the Commission shall serve for terms of three years, except that, of those first appointed, three shall serve for terms of one year, three for terms of two years and three for terms of three years. Annually thereafter, the Council shall approve two or three members, as the case may be, to succeed the members whose terms expire.
The Commission shall meet within 15 days of its appointment by the Town Council and appoint a Chairman. Thereafter, the Commission may organize itself in whatever manner it may determine in order to carry out to the fullest extent possible the duties set forth in § 5-2 above.
The Town of Monroe may make appropriations for the expenses of the Commission, and the Commission is authorized and empowered, with the approval of Council, to participate in state, federal and private programs and grants concerning the elderly.