[Adopted 10-22-1990 (Ch. 15, Art. VII, of the 1989 Code)]
There is hereby created the Southington Housing Partnership, appointed by the chief elected official of the municipality. The partnership shall consist of the following members:
The chief elected official of Southington;
Representatives of the Planning Commission, Zoning Commission, Inland Wetlands Commission, Housing Authority and any local community development agency, not to exceed eight in number;
Representatives of the local business community, such as local bankers, realtors and developers, not to exceed eight in number;
Representatives of public interest groups, such as housing advocates, members of the clergy, members of local civic groups and representatives of local nonprofit corporations, not to exceed eight in number; and
Local urban planning, land use and housing professionals, not to exceed eight in number.
The responsibilities of the municipality of Southington, in order to receive initial designation under the Connecticut Housing Partnership program, shall include the following:
Submit evidence to the Commission of Housing that sufficient local resources have been committed to the Southington Housing Partnership.
The duties of the Southington Housing Partnership, in order to receive development designation under the Connecticut Housing Partnership Program, shall include the following:
To examine and identify housing needs and opportunities in the community;
To explore the availability of any state, municipal or other land that is suitable for the development of affordable housing;
To review applicable zoning regulations to determine whether such regulations restrict the development of affordable housing in the community;
To identify any necessary changes to such regulations;
To establish priorities and develop a long-range plan to meet identified housing needs in the community consistent with regional housing needs;
To establish procedures for the development of a written proposal to achieve such priorities in accordance with said plan; and
To start an activity, development or project designed to create additional affordable housing in Southington.
At all times when any orders, rules and regulations made and promulgated pursuant to this article shall be in effect, they shall supersede all existing resolutions, orders, rules and regulations insofar as the latter may be inconsistent therewith.
This article shall not be construed so as to conflict with any state or federal statute, rule or regulation.
No person shall have the right to expend any public funds of the municipality in carrying out any Partnership activities authorized by this article without prior approval by the legislative body nor shall any person have any right to bind the municipality by contract, agreement, or otherwise without prior and specific approval of the legislative body.