[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Monroe 6-24-1996 (Ch. 29 of the 1976 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A board of five members to be known as the "Monroe Water Pollution Control Authority (MWPCA)" is hereby established pursuant to § 7-246 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Editor's Note: See also Ch. IV, § 20 of the Town Charter.
The Authority shall have all the powers and duties of, and be governed by, the provisions set forth in Chapter 103 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as the same may be amended. It shall function in such a manner as to conform to the requirements of the Town Charter, specifically reserving to the Town Council, the First Selectman, the Board of Finance and the Town Meeting all powers as provided therein.
The members of the Authority, serving without compensation, shall be appointed by the First Selectman, subject to the approval of the Town Council, for terms of four years in accordance with Chapter IV, § 20 of the Town Charter. A member is not precluded from succeeding himself or herself. All appointed members shall be resident electors of the Town of Monroe. Members shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their duties.
In the event of any vacancy, the First Selectman shall promptly appoint, subject to approval of the Town Council, a member to fill the vacancy for the unexpired portion of the term.
The Authority shall hold regular meetings and keep records of the same. Meetings shall be held upon the call of the Chairman, or at the call of the majority of the members of the Authority, or at the call of the First Selectman. Three members of the Authority shall constitute a quorum.
At its first meeting, the Authority shall elect a Chairman, Vice Chairman, and a Secretary. Subsequently, the Authority shall hold an annual organizational meeting each July to elect officers; at least four members of the Authority shall be present and voting. Officers will serve a term of one year.
The Tax Collector of the Town of Monroe is hereby designated as the collector of sewerage system connection and use charges pursuant to Chapter 103 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as the same may be amended.
All charges for the use of sewers constructed in Monroe by the Authority shall be paid for and apportioned among the users of the sewerage system in the manner determined by the Authority so that each recipient of waste treatment services will pay its proportionate share of the costs of operation and maintenance. Sewer use charges shall include charges made to the Town of Monroe pursuant to any agreements with the Town of Trumbull and the City of Bridgeport for the use of the Trumbull system and the Bridgeport sewerage treatment plant.
The Authority shall maintain proper accounting and financial records and shall make an annual report to the First Selectman. The Authority shall prepare annually a budget of estimated revenues and expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year in accordance with the Town's normal budgeting process.
All revenue from benefit assessments and fee charges, and the proceeds of the sale of notes and bonds, shall be held and accounted for separately from the other funds of the Town.