[HISTORY: Adopted by the Representative Town Meeting of the Town of Branford 12-10-2014. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of the Veterans' Advisory Committee is to implement the duties and responsibilities of C.G.S. § 27-135(a) on behalf of the Town of Branford.
There shall be and is hereby created a Veterans' Advisory Committee, which shall consist of five members appointed by the Board of Selectmen. All members of the Committee shall be electors and residents of the Town of Branford. At least three of the members shall be honorably discharged veterans of the United States.
The Committee may act as the coordinating agency in all matters concerning veterans and their dependents, coordinating the activities of public and private facilities concerned with veterans' reemployment, education, rehabilitation and adjustment to peacetime living.
The Committee may cooperate with all national, state and local governmental and private agencies in securing services and benefits to which a veteran or his dependents may be entitled, to the extent feasible.
Full terms for members shall be four years, but initially two members shall be appointed and serve for a term of four years, two members shall be appointed and serve for a term of three years and the remaining one member for two years. In the event that a vacancy occurs during the term of any member, the Board of Selectmen shall fill said vacancy. Each member shall serve until such member's successor has been appointed. Members shall serve without compensation.
The Committee 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 election as chairperson for a period of one year after such member last served as chairperson.
The Committee 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. Three members shall constitute a quorum.