Town of Harvard, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Harvard 4-5-2016 by Art. 50. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 10-22-2018 STM by Art. 1[1]]
Members of appointed public bodies shall attend all regularly scheduled meetings of the public body unless they are unable to do so for reasons beyond their control. If a member of an appointed body is absent from 50% or more of the regularly scheduled meetings of the public body over a six-month period, the Chair or a majority of a quorum of the public body shall send a written notice of such member's absences to the public body's appointing authority with a recommendation.
[1]
Editor's Note: This article also amended the title of Chapter 10.
Upon receipt of a written notice pursuant to § 10-1 of this chapter, and after offering the member an opportunity to respond, the appointing authority of the public body may remove the member so absent by written notice to such member, a copy of which notice shall be filed with the Town Clerk, whereupon the frequently absent member's removal from the public body shall become effective. Thereafter, the appointing authority shall fill the vacancy created by such member's removal in due course.
[Added 10-22-2018 STM by Art. 1]
The term of service for appointed members of volunteer Town public bodies shall be as specified in the Harvard Charter and the Town bylaws. Upon the expiration of such term, each incumbent member of the appointed Town public body shall continue to hold office until the earliest of (i) the appointment of his or her successor, (ii) his or her resignation and (iii) June 30 following such expiration.