[Added 4-5-2005 by Ord. No. 3-2005]
Establishment. There is hereby established a Senior Services Advisory Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to identify the immediate and long-term needs of the aging population of Washington Borough as it relates to the health, safety and welfare of that population.
Membership. The membership of the Committee shall consist of the following seven members:
Citizen at large.
Two senior citizens who reside in Washington Borough (one male, one female).
A representative from the Washington Borough Fire Department who lives in Washington Borough.
A representative from Washington First Aid Squad who lives in Washington Borough.
Purpose of the Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to:
Seek out and identify those in the community who are in need of assistance with chores and tasks such as putting out trash, recyclables and white goods, shoveling snow, etc. The Committee is also charged with developing a master list of those senior citizens and disabled members of the community who are in need of assistance and, with the seniors' permission, sharing the list with those organizations that make up the safety and code offices, including, but not limited to, the Code Enforcement Official, Police Department, Fire Department, First Aid Squad, Office of Emergency Management and Borough Manager's office, so that those public officials may be aware of the needs of the seniors in connection with enforcement issues.
Research and assess the needs of the residential seniors and determine if there are other needs that must be satisfied.
Explore the potential for the establishment of a separate senior citizens organization within the Borough and assist with its formation, if appropriate.
Offer programs for senior citizens as recommended by this Committee.
Other resources. Nothing in this section shall preclude the Committee from using other outside resources, such as local service organizations (Kiwanis, Rotary, Women's and Junior Women's Clubs), youth organizations (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts), faith-based organizations and school-related organizations (Honor Society, etc.).