[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of East Haddam 8-10-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town of East Haddam hereby creates a Water Pollution Control Authority. Such authority shall have all the powers, purposes, objectives, duties and obligations set forth in Chapters 102 and 103 of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut, Revision of 1958, and existing and future amendments thereto, and all powers inuring or granted to Water Pollution Control Authorities by § 7-246 and by other relevant sections of the General Statutes of Connecticut, Revision of 1958, and existing and future amendments thereto. Such authority shall have the power to develop and enforce activities to protect the groundwater and aquifers of the Town of East Haddam. Said regulations promulgated by the authority would need approval by the legislative body of the Town.
Said Authority shall consist of six regular members and two alternates, all electors of the Town of East Haddam, who shall be designated and approved by the Board of Selectmen and serve without compensation. Members and alternates appointed shall serve for a term of five years; terms shall expire June 30. However, the first term of each new seat hereby created will expire on June 30, 1998.
The Authority shall elect a Chairman from among its own members at the first meeting and annually thereafter at the first meeting held after the first day of July in each year. The Authority shall appoint a Secretary. The Secretary shall keep a complete record of the proceedings of the Authority and, when ordered by the Authority, shall file the same with the Town Clerk. All such records shall be open for public inspection at reasonable hours. Meetings of the Authority may be called by the Chairman or any three members upon 24 hours' notice thereof.
The Authority shall prepare annually a budget of estimated revenue and expenditures for the ensuring fiscal year.
A commissioner may be removed for inefficiency or neglect of duty or misconduct in office by the Board of Selectmen after a hearing conforming to recognized standards of due process of law; a commissioner shall be removed only after opportunity to be heard in person or by counsel before the Board of Selectmen at least 10 days prior to which he shall have been given a copy of the charges against him. In the event of the removal of any commissioner, a record of the proceeding, together with the charges and findings thereon, shall be filed in the office of the Town Clerk of East Haddam.