Town of Ashford, CT
Windham County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Ashford 4-6-2009. Amendments noted where applicable.]
"An Ordinance Creating a Planning Commission for the Town of Ashford," passed at Town Meeting and taking effect July 10, 1958, the "Planning and Zoning Commission Ordinance" adopted at the Town Meeting of October 6, 1969, the "Planning and Zoning Amendment," passed at the Town Meeting held January 11, 1971, the "Zoning Board of Appeals Ordinance" adopted at a Town Meeting on October 6, 1969, and the "Zoning Board of Appeals Amendment," adopted by the Town Meeting on January 11, 1971, are all repealed, and the following is substituted therefor.
Pursuant to Chapter 124 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Town of Ashford shall continue to have a Planning and Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals having such powers and duties that are prescribed by statute.
Beginning with the biennial Town election held in November of 2009, the members and alternate members of the Planning and Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals shall be elected in each biennial Town election as follows:
A. 
Three members of the nine-member Planning and Zoning Commission for terms of six years.
B. 
Three alternate members of the Planning and Zoning Commission for terms of two years.
C. 
Two or three members of the five-member Zoning Board of Appeals for terms of four years.
D. 
Three alternate members of the Zoning Board of Appeals for terms of four years.
To effectuate the transition from election by Town Meeting to the biennial Town election, beginning in 2009, as required by § 95-3, the term of any member or alternate member may be lengthened but not reduced by the Board of Selectmen.
Minority party representation shall be determined pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes § 9-167a.
A. 
Any vacancy in said Planning and Zoning Commission shall be filled from the panel of alternate members by the Planning and Zoning Commission until the next biennial Town election. When a vacancy exists in the panel of alternates to the Planning and Zoning Commission it shall be filled by the Board of Selectmen until the next biennial Town election.
B. 
Any vacancy in said Zoning Board of Appeals shall be filled from the panel of alternate members by the Zoning Board of Appeals until the next biennial Town election. When a vacancy exists in the panel of alternates to the Zoning Board of Appeals it shall be filled by the Board of Selectmen until the next biennial Town election.