Town of Brookfield, CT
Fairfield County
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There shall be the following appointed officers of the Town:
Building Official.
Chief Of Police.
Director of Civil Preparedness.
Director of Health.
Director of Parks and Recreation.
Director of Public Works.
Erosion and Sedimentation Control Officer.
Fire Marshal.
Municipal Agent for the Elderly.
Tax Collector.
Town Attorney.
Tree Warden.
Wetlands Enforcement Officer.
Zoning Enforcement Officer.
There may be the following appointed officers of the Town subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen:
Municipal Historian.
Land Use Enforcement Officer.
Such other appointed Town officers whose office is created by appropriate action of the Board of Selectmen, Town Meeting or Town referendum.
Any officer who is appointed to a position for which there exists a state certification shall either possess said certification or shall obtain the appropriate certification within such period of time as may be deemed reasonable by the Board of Selectmen.
Appointed Town officers shall have such powers, duties and responsibilities and shall be subject to such restrictions and limitations as are prescribed with respect to such offices in the CT General Statutes, except as otherwise prescribed in the Charter, in the ordinances or other action of the legislative authority or in appropriate directions, from time to time, from the First Selectman, the Board of Selectmen and the respective supervisors of such officers.
In the performance of their duties, appointed Town officers may engage such assistants as are approved by the First Selectman, provided that the compensation of any such assistant to be paid by the Town shall be limited by the process of necessary budgetary appropriation.
All appointed officers of the Town shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with the provisions of § C4-12 of this Charter.
Except as otherwise specifically provided herein, all appointive officers shall hold office for terms of two (2) years and shall take office the first Monday in February after the biennial Town election.
In addition to other duties prescribed by law, the Director shall supervise the activities of the Sanitarian. The Health Director shall further supervise the periodic inspection of all establishments in the Town that provide food, drinks or lodging on a commercial basis.
There shall be a Department of Public Works which through its Director shall have supervision and control of the maintenance of all Town-owned structures, except such structures as are under the Parks and Recreation Commission and/or the Board of Education. The Director and Department of Public Works shall have such responsibilities as may, from time to time, be reasonably prescribed by the Board of Selectmen and shall have such qualifications by training or experience as the Board of Selectmen may require.
The Chief of Police shall have such qualifications by training or experience as the Board of Selectmen may require to serve and to direct the law enforcement personnel of the Town and perform such duties as may be directed by the Board of Selectmen.
The Town Attorney shall serve for a term of two (2) years or until a qualified successor has been appointed.
The duties of the Town Attorney shall include:
Review in advance of all Town Meetings the matters to be presented at such meetings and consult with the Board of Selectmen, as necessary, to assure the orderly disposition of the business of the meeting.
Prepare all ordinances proposed by any Town officer, board or commission, at the request of the First Selectman.
Review all ordinances to be acted upon and redraft the same, if necessary, in appropriate ordinance language.
Be the legal advisor to all Town officers, boards, commissions or agencies in all matters affecting the Town and attend all Town Meetings and the annual budget hearing and, at the request of the First Selectman, attend periodic meetings of the Board of Selectmen and other meetings or hearings.
Give opinions on such matters as are submitted for opinion by the First Selectman or, with the approval of the First Selectman, by any other Town officers or by the Chairman of any other Town board or commission.
There shall also be such special Town Attorneys as may be appointed by the Board of Selectmen for land use or other matters or to act in the absence or incapacity of the Town Attorney.
It shall be the responsibility of the Board of Selectmen to ensure that Town boards and commissions have access to such legal services as are required for the proper interpretation and enforcement of the laws they administer. For such purposes, boards and commissions, within the limits of their appropriations and with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, may employ specialized legal counsel.