[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Clinton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to Section 7-148(c)(5)(D) of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Town of Clinton does hereby create the position of Town Historian.
In appointing a Town Historian, the Town Council shall seek an individual elector of the Town of Clinton with a vast knowledge of the history of the Town of Clinton. The individual shall possess a familiarity with first-hand records and historical research; be able to research and be familiar with the histories of houses in Clinton; should be familiar with the oral history of Clinton; and should be a long-time member of local historical groups.
The duties of the Town Historian shall include, but not be limited to, responding to questions on local history and genealogy; speaking to local groups about history; contributing to the annual report of the Town as required; covering historical activities in the Town during the year; coordinating historical activities among local organizations such as the library, Town Clerk, Clinton Historical Society, and other groups; and representing, and being an advocate for, historical matters within the local government.
The Town Historian shall report directly to the Town Council.
The Town Council shall make the appointment for a term of five years.