[HISTORY: Adopted by the Representative Town Meeting of the Town of Branford 10-14-2009. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established in the Town of Branford a Strategic Review Committee.
The Strategic Review Committee shall be comprised of nine voting members appointed by the Board of Selectmen.
A least six voting members shall be members of Town boards, commissions or nonprofit agencies residing in the Town. The remaining voting members may be citizens at large.
Members chosen to represent these commissions and agencies are to be chosen by their respective group's membership or Board of Directors as someone who represents that group's goals and mission.
The First Selectman shall be a nonvoting ex officio member.
Members of the Strategic Review Committee shall be electors of Branford.
No member may be absent for two consecutive meetings without providing acceptable notice to the Strategic Review Committee.
The initial members of the Strategic Review Committee shall serve for the following term:
Four members shall serve for a term of one year or until their successors are appointed and qualified.
Three members shall serve for a term of two years or until their successors are appointed and qualified.
Two members shall serve for a term of three years or until their successors are appointed and qualified.
Upon the expiration of the term, as set forth in Subsection A, of each initial member, or any successor or successors who may be appointed to the initial term, members of the Strategic Review Committee shall be appointed for a term of five years or until their successors are appointed and qualified.
The Strategic Review Committee shall advise and assist the Board of Selectman in matters of long-term planning for the Town of Branford, shall advise on planning strategies, and shall facilitate short-term decision making as required by the Board of Selectmen. The Strategic Review Committee shall:
Serve as the Planning Implementation Committee as recommended in the 2008 Town Plan of Conservation and Development.
Coordinate the collection and sharing of information, suggestions and proposals concerning long planning for the Town.
Make recommendations to the First Selectman, and to the Planning and Zoning Commission as directed by the First Selectman, concerning strategic and financial planning for the Town.
Study and report on specific issues and monitor specific projects as requested by the First Selectman.
Meet as deemed necessary but at least quarterly.
Hold public outreach meetings as necessary, but at least semiannually, to report to and receive recommendations on issues relevant to the citizens of the Town of Branford.
The Strategic Review Committee shall provide a comprehensive written report to the Board of Selectman on an annual basis which shall make recommendations for long-term and short-term planning for the Town, shall assess the Town's compliance with the Plan of Conservation and Development, and shall describe the issues that the Town's citizens have identified as important in the public meetings during the year. Such report shall be included in the Town Annual Report, published by the Town Clerk, as required by state statute.
The Strategic Review Committee may adopt rules and regulations that are consistent with its duties and responsibilities and comply with state statute.