Town of East Haddam, CT
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of East Haddam as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-15-1960]
The Town of East Haddam adopts the provisions of Chapters 124 and 126 of the General Statutes of Connecticut, Revision of 1958, as amended, and elects to exercise through a single Planning and Zoning Commission the powers granted therein.
[Amended 3-28-2018]
The Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of East Haddam shall consist of seven members who shall be electors of said Town. They shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen of said Town on the effective date of this article, to serve as follows: two to serve until the biennial Town election of 1961, at which two members shall be elected to replace the two whose terms then expire; two to serve until the biennial Town election of 1963, at which election their successors shall be chosen; and three to serve until the biennial Town election of 1965, at which time their successors shall be chosen. All of said elected members of the Commission shall serve for six years from the dates of their respective elections, after which their successors shall be chosen at regular Town elections, also for terms of six years. At each such election at which two members of the Commission are to be elected, one shall be from each of the two major political parties. At an election at which three members are to be elected, not more than two shall be of the same party. In the event of a vacancy on said Commission, the Board of Selectmen shall fill the vacancy for the unexpired period, by appointing a member of the same political party as that of the member who is being replaced. At no time shall the membership of the Commission consist of more than five members of the same political party. No member of the Commission may be at the same time a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals. (Section 9-167a of the General Statutes of Connecticut, minority representation: total membership of seven; maximum from one party: five.)
[Amended 3-28-2018]
The Zoning Board of Appeals of East Haddam shall consist of five members and three alternate members who shall be electors of said Town, as provided by Chapter 124 of the General Statutes of Connecticut, Revision of 1958, as amended. They shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen in the first instance, to serve as follows. one of the regular members for one year, one for two years, one for three years, one for four years and one for five years. The alternate members shall be appointed to serve for three years, four years and five years, respectively. Thereafter, each new regular member and each new alternate member shall be appointed for five years, except that an appointment to succeed a member whose term has not expired shall be only for the unexpired balance of said term. At no time shall the regular members of said Board include more than four members of one political party, nor shall the alternate members include more than two members of the same political party. In all matters relating to the Zoning Board of Appeals not specifically covered by this article, the provisions of Title 8 of the General Statutes of Connecticut, Revision of 1958, as amended, shall apply.
[Added 12-26-2006]
Electors of the Town who are also municipal employees may serve as members of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals as provided by Connecticut General Statutes §§ 7-421(e)(2)(A) and 7-421(e)(2)(C).
[Adopted 7-21-1978]
The Board of Selectmen of East Haddam, Connecticut, shall appoint three alternate members to the Town Planning and Zoning Commission on the effective date of this article. Alternate members shall be appointed to serve as follows: one until the biennial Town election of 1979, at which time a successor shall be elected; one until the biennial Town election of 1981, at which time a successor shall be elected; and one until 1983, at which time a successor shall be elected. Thereafter, each alternate member shall be elected for six years, except that vacancies, which may occur from time to time, shall be filled by appointment by the Board of Selectmen and the term of alternate members so appointed shall be only for the unexpired balance of said term. At no time shall the alternate member to such Commission include more than two members of the same political party. Such alternate members shall, when seated as herein provided, have all the powers and duties set forth in the General Statutes or any special act relating to such municipality for such Commission and its members. Such alternate members shall be electors and shall not be members of the Zoning Board of Appeals. If a regular member of the Town Planning and Zoning Commission is absent or disqualified, the Chairman of said Commission shall designate an alternate to so act, choosing alternates in rotation so that they shall act as nearly an equal number of times possible. If any alternate is not available in accordance with such rotation, such fact shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
[Added 12-26-2006]
Electors of the Town who are also municipal employees may serve as alternates to the Planning and Zoning Commission as provided by Connecticut General Statutes §§ 7-421(e)(2)(A) and 7-421(e)(2)(C).