[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of Griswold as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All ordinances and resolutions previously adopted by the Town of Griswold regarding the Daniel S. Anthony Fund and the Community Assistance Fund are repealed.
The Daniel S. Anthony Fund, referred to herein as the "Anthony Fund," is hereby reestablished as a fund to be held in trust by the Town for the benefit and support of the poor, in accordance with the wishes of Daniel S. Anthony, and all monies presently held by the Town in the Anthony Fund as previously established shall be deemed to be monies held by the Town in the Anthony Fund as reestablished by this article.
All monies held in all accounts for the Community Assistance Fund shall be transferred to the Anthony Fund, and the Community Assistance Fund shall be deemed terminated upon completion of such transfer or transfers.
The principal amount of the Anthony Fund shall be deemed to be increased to the sum of $18,000.
The income from the principal amount of the Anthony Fund shall be available for use on an annual basis, and shall be used solely, in support of the poor of the Town of Griswold.
The uses of the income from the Anthony Fund shall be determined annually by a committee of three individuals, who shall be known as the "Daniel S. Anthony Fund Committee" and who are referred to herein as the "Committee." The Committee shall consist of the Town Treasurer, the Senior Agent for the Elderly, and a representative of the Social Services Department of the Griswold Public Schools, such representative to be appointed by the Board of Education. In the event of any vacancy in the three aforesaid positions, the Board of Selectmen may appoint any elector of the Town of Griswold to serve as a member of the Committee until such vacancy is properly filled.
The Committee shall meet each year on the first Monday of March or on such other date as may be agreed upon by all members. The Town Treasurer shall establish a reasonable time for such meeting. The Committee may hold subsequent meetings as it may deem necessary or appropriate. The Committee shall, at such meeting or meetings, designate one or more uses for the annual income that will have accrued on the principal of the Fund as of June 30 of the fiscal year in which the Committee's annual meeting occurred, or should have occurred pursuant to this article. Such income may be expended only in a subsequent fiscal year. In the event the Committee fails, prior to June 30 of any fiscal year, to agree on a use or uses for the income that accrued on the Anthony Fund during such fiscal year, the Board of Selectmen may designate a use or uses for such income, to be expended during any subsequent fiscal year.