[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council on Aging of the Town of Sharon 9-20-2011. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be the purpose of this Council to carry out programs and services to promote the well-being of the elder population in this community. To accomplish this, our goals are:
The Council shall consist of from seven to 11 members and two alternates, appointed by the Board of Selectmen for a term of three years, unless the appointment is to fill the unexpired term of a retiring member. At least five members shall be over the age of 60 at the time of their appointment.
These bylaws may be amended at a meeting called for such purpose. Notification shall be at least 14 days prior to the meeting, including the proposed text of amendments to be considered. Amendments must be approved by a majority of the members of the Council present.
The Selectmen may appoint alternate members from individuals and organizations whose activities relate to the Council. In the absence of a quorum of regular members, an alternate member shall have voting privileges based on seniority.
The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the Council and shall implement the policies of the Council and shall manage the day-to-day operation of the Council.
The Council shall give a written Annual Report to the Board of Selectmen; and shall also direct a report to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
The effective date of these bylaws shall be the date of that meeting at which these bylaws shall have been approved by an affirmative vote of not less than 2/3 of the Council members present. The date on which this approval is voted is September 20, 2011.