[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Clinton 3-27-1991. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town of Clinton hereby creates a Youth and Family Services Bureau, which is established pursuant to C.G.S. § 10-19m.
The Youth and Family Services Bureau shall have a Board comprised of 10 regular members, all of whom shall be electors of the Town of Clinton, appointed by the Board of Selectmen, and two youth members (nonvoting) who must be residents of the Town of Clinton but, as minors, would not be electors of the Town.
Said regular members shall serve as follows: four members shall be appointed to terms expiring December 31, 1993; four members shall be appointed to terms expiring December 31, 1992; and two members shall be appointed to terms expiring December 31, 1991. Thereafter, all regular members shall be appointed to no more than two consecutive three-year terms. The youth members shall be appointed to terms expiring December 31, 1991, and shall thereafter be appointed to one-year terms.
The Bureau's Board shall have the option of including in its membership up to four additional nonvoting members who shall function in an advisory capacity only and as such need not be electors or residents of the Town.
Regular (voting) members shall have the following powers and duties in addition to providing the services described in C.G.S. § 10-19m. They shall:
Assess local social services needs and develop a plan of care and service for Clinton's youth and families.
Recommend to the Board of Selectmen appropriate candidates for the position of Bureau Director and such staff as may be necessary to execute the plan of care and service.
Provide ongoing oversight and recommendations for the improvement of the development of youth and the health of family life in Clinton.
Report annually to the Town, either directly or through delegation of this task to the Bureau Director, the work of the Bureau, ongoing problems of youth and family life in Clinton, and the Bureau's plans and goals for the coming year.
Develop, approve, and submit an annual budget necessary to the Bureau's functioning.
Develop and approve Board bylaws consistent with all applicable statutes and this chapter.