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[HISTORY: Adopted City of Norwalk Common Council 8-27-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
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Editor's Note: The former title of Ch. 70, Norwalk Maritime Center Authority, was amended 4-14-1998 to refer to the present title of Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Authority.
[Amended 4-14-1998]
There is created hereby pursuant to the provisions of C.G.S. §§ 7-130a to 7-130x, inclusive and as amended (the "Act"), the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Authority.
The purpose of the Authority shall be to develop or to assist in the development by one or more public or private entities of a maritime center located in proximity to the waterfront areas of the city, which will have one or more of the following features: an aquarium, museum facilities, educational facilities, auditorium, restaurant facilities, library facilities, nautical and maritime craft facilities, support facilities, including parking and garaging facilities, and other similar features and, in aid thereof, to exercise the powers set forth in the Act.
The Articles of Incorporation of the Authority are as follows:
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Article I. The name of the Authority is the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Authority.
[Amended 4-14-1998]
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Article II. The Authority is created under C.G.S. §§ 7-130a to 7-130x, inclusive.
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Article III. The City of Norwalk shall be the sole participating municipality.
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Article IV. The first members of the Authority and their terms shall be as follows.[1]
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Editor's Note: The names, addresses and terms of the first members of the Authority, which information is a part of this ordinance, are on file in the office of the City Clerk.
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Article V. The purpose of the Authority shall be to develop or to assist in the development by one or more public or private entities of a maritime center located in proximity to the waterfront areas of the city, which will have one or more of the following features: an aquarium, museum facilities, educational facilities, auditorium, restaurant facilities, library facilities, nautical and maritime craft facilities, support facilities, including parking and garaging facilities, and other similar features and, in aid thereof, to exercise the powers set forth in the Act.
The term of existence of the Authority shall be until the later to occur of the following:
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The abolishment of the Authority by subsequent ordinance of the Common Council; and
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The extinguishment of all obligations of the Authority, including, without limitation, the retirement of all outstanding indebtedness of the Authority.
The Authority shall be a public body politic and corporate of the state.
The powers of the Authority shall be exercised by a Commission of nine members, which shall consist of the Mayor, two current members of the Common Council, two current or former members of the Common Council and four additional members. The Mayor and the Common Council members shall serve for two-year terms concurrently with the terms of office of the Mayor and appointing Council. The additional four members shall serve for five-year terms from the date of their appointments with the exception of the members listed in § 70-3, whose terms shall expire as provided in said section. Appointments to the Commission, except for the position held by the Mayor, shall be made by a majority vote of the membership of the Common Council. Vacancies occurring for any reason during the terms of office shall be filled in the same manner as regular appointments.
The Commission shall annually elect one of its members as Chairman and shall elect one of its members as Vice Chairman. The Commission may also appoint an Executive Director (who shall not be a member of the Commission), who shall serve at the pleasure of the Commission and have such duties and receive such compensation as shall be fixed by the Commission.
On or before the first day of April in each year, the Director of Finance of the City of Norwalk should submit to the Authority a recommended annual budget for the Authority. The Authority shall adopt an annual budget on or before the first day of June in each year for the ensuing fiscal year commencing July 1 and ending June 30.
[Added 11-27-1990]
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No member of the Maritime Authority or any immediate family member thereof shall apply for or accept employment by the Maritime Center at Norwalk during the time that said member is serving on the Authority and for a period of one year after said member ceases to be a member of the Authority.
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For the purposes of this section, the term "immediate family" shall be defined as including mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters and brothers, and in-laws thereof, and also spouses.