Town of Newington, CT
Hartford County
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There shall be a Town Plan and Zoning Commission consisting of seven regular members and three alternate members which shall have the powers and duties conferred upon it by the Connecticut General Statutes or by ordinance. Members and alternates of the Town Plan and Zoning Commission shall be appointed by the Council for staggered terms of four years. The Town Plan and Zoning Commission shall have such professional, technical and clerical assistance as the Council may determine, to be appointed in accordance with the provisions of Article IX of this Charter.
There shall be a Zoning Board of Appeals consisting of five regular members and three alternate members which shall have all the powers and duties conferred upon it by the Connecticut General Statutes or by ordinance. Members and alternates of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be appointed by the Council for staggered terms of five years. The Zoning Board of Appeals shall have such professional, technical and clerical assistance as the Council may determine, to be appointed in accordance with provisions of Article IX of this Charter.
The six members of the Board of Trustees of Lucy Robbins Welles Library, Inc., selected by the Town shall have the powers and duties prescribed for library trustees by the Connecticut General Statutes or by the Council as per agreement of August 16, 1939, between Lucy Robbins Welles Library, Inc. and the Town of Newington. Members shall be appointed by the Council for terms of six years. The Library Director shall be appointed and may be removed by the Manager in accordance with the provisions of Article IX of this Charter and with the concurrence of a majority of the full Board of Trustees.
There shall be a Board of Assessment Appeals consisting of three members which shall have all the powers and duties conferred upon it by the Connecticut General Statutes or by ordinance. Members shall be appointed by the Council for staggered terms of four years. The members of the Board of Assessment Appeals shall receive such per diem compensation as the Council may determine consistent with the Connecticut General Statutes.
There shall be a Board of Parks and Recreation consisting of 11 members which shall determine the uses of Town parks and public greens, and such other public grounds as the Council may direct; shall recommend to the Council the acquisition and development of new parks and recreational places; shall plan and arrange recreational facilities and programs for the Town; and shall have such other powers and duties as may be conferred upon it by ordinance. Members shall be appointed by the Council for staggered terms of four years.
There shall be a Development Commission consisting of nine regular members and three alternate members which shall have the powers and duties conferred upon it by the Connecticut General Statutes or by ordinance. Members shall be appointed by the Council for staggered terms of three years. The Development Commission shall have such professional, technical and clerical assistance as the Council may determine, to be appointed by the Manager in accordance with Article IX of this Charter.
There shall be a Conservation/Inland Wetlands Commission consisting of seven regular members and three alternate members appointed by the Council for staggered terms of four years. This Commission shall have the powers and duties conferred upon it by Connecticut General Statutes and the Council. This Commission shall advise and make recommendations to the Manager, the Council and other boards and commissions of the Town regarding conservation and inland wetlands issues. This Commission shall have such professional, technical and clerical assistance as the Council may determine, to be appointed by the Manager in accordance with Article IX of this Charter.
There shall be a Commission on Aging and Disabled consisting of nine members whom shall have the powers and duties conferred upon it by ordinance. The Commission on Aging and Disabled shall have such clerical assistance as the Council may determine, to be appointed in accordance with the provisions of Article IX of this Charter.
The Council shall annually appoint an independent public accountant or firm of independent public accountants to examine and certify the financial records of the Town in accordance with the provisions of the Connecticut General Statutes. The independent public accountant or firm of independent public accountants shall receive such compensation and shall perform such other duties and render such other reports as the Council may determine.
There shall be such other commissions, boards, departments, agencies, offices and alternate members of boards and commissions as the Council may create by ordinance. Any professional, technical and clerical assistance as the Council may determine shall be appointed by the Manager in accordance with Article IX of this Charter.
A. 
The terms of members of the Town Plan and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Library Trustees, Board of Assessment Appeals, Board of Parks and Recreation, Development Commission and Conservation/Inland Wetlands Commission shall run from the first of December in the year of appointment to the 30th of November in the year of expiration. Such members shall hold offices until their successors have been chosen and qualified. Vacancies on boards, commissions or any similar bodies shall be filled by the Council in accordance with the Connecticut General Statutes for the balance of unexpired terms. Members of these boards and commissions, with the exception of the members of the Board of Assessment Appeals, shall receive no compensation.
B. 
The terms of office of members of such other commissions, boards, departments, agencies, or offices as the Council may create in accordance with this Charter shall also be from the first of December in the year of appointment to the 30th of November in the year of expiration.
C. 
No person shall serve more than eight consecutive years as chairperson of any appointed board, commission or similar body.
The Council may retain such technical and professional consultant services as it shall deem necessary to obtain expert opinion and recommendations.