[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Guilford 1-7-2013. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of the Hazard Mitigation Commission is to advise the Board of Selectmen on implementation of the Hazard Mitigation Plan adopted by the Board of Selectmen on June 4, 2012, and approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency effective July 19, 2012, as the Plan may be amended ("Plan").
There shall be and is hereby created a Hazard Mitigation Commission, the members of which shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The Commission shall consist of seven regular members. Initial appointments may be staggered to avoid having all terms expire simultaneously. All members of the Commission shall be electors and residents of the Town.
The Commission shall advise the Board of Selectmen with respect to prioritization of actions to implement the Plan, proposed Plan updates and grant opportunities. The Commission shall consult with relevant Town departments and commissions in advising the Board of Selectmen.
The Commission shall advise and support Town departments and commissions in the implementation of approved Plan actions.
The Commission shall assist the Board of Selectmen and Town departments in the preparation of a budget for proposed Plan actions for purposes of the preparation of the annual budget and capital improvement plans, as applicable.
The Board of Selectmen shall appoint all members to the Commission for terms of four years. Upon the expiration of the term of any member of the Commission or in the event a vacancy exists on the Commission, the Board of Selectmen shall appoint a new member to fill the office. In no event may any member of the Commission serve on said Commission for a period of more than two consecutive four-year terms. Any member having served for two consecutive four-year terms shall be ineligible for reappointment to the Commission for a period of one year after such member last served on the Commission. Each member shall serve until such member's successor has been appointed. Members shall serve without compensation.
The Commission shall elect a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and a Secretary for two-year terms. The term of a Chairperson shall be limited to four consecutive years. A member having served four years as Chairperson shall be ineligible for reappointment as Chairperson for a period of one year after such member last served as Chairperson.
The Commission shall hold regular meetings and shall designate the time and place thereof and may, from time to time, adopt and promulgate rules and regulations for the conduct of its meetings and execution of its duties. Four members shall constitute a quorum.
The Commission shall from time to time, but not less often than annually, submit a report for the inclusion in the Town's annual report, and may submit other such reports as may be requested by the Board of Selectmen.