Town of Burlington, CT
Hartford County
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Table of Contents
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All members of appointed boards and commissions serving at the time this Charter shall take effect shall continue to serve until such time as the Town Clerk shall notify them that their successors have qualified.
A. 
From and after the adoption of this Charter, the Board shall make the following appointments:
(1) 
An Economic Development Commission, a Water Pollution Control Authority, a Parks and Recreation Commission, a Commission on Senior Citizens, a Building Code Board of Appeals, Board of Library Directors, and an Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission;
(2) 
Alternates for the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission;
(3) 
Delegates to the Regional Planning Agency, the Health District Representative, the Municipal Agent for the Elderly, the Director of Emergency Management, the Fire Marshal and Assistant Fire Marshal, the Town Counsel, the Town Clerk, and the Tax Collector.
B. 
At any time, the Board may appoint such commissions as may be created pursuant to Section 4-3 of this Charter the members of which are to be appointed by the Board.
C. 
All members of such boards and commissions shall serve until their successors have been appointed and qualified. Members may be removed for cause by the Board.
(Amended November 6, 2012, effective December 6, 2012)
No person shall be eligible for appointment to any town board or commission who is not, at the time of his appointment, an elector of the Town. Any person ceasing to be an elector of the Town shall thereupon forfeit his membership on said board or commission.
Appointive boards and commissions shall have the powers and duties conferred or imposed by this Charter, by ordinance, or by the laws of the State. Boards and commissions shall make rules for the conduct of meetings and the execution of duties and shall choose a chairman and a secretary annually. The agenda and the minutes of all meetings shall be filed with the Town Clerk for public inspection. Members of appointive boards and commissions shall serve without compensation.
(Amended November 6, 2012, effective December 6, 2012)
The Board shall fill any vacancy on any appointive town board or commission within sixty days of such vacancy. Appointees shall serve for the unexpired portion of the term vacated.
The Board shall appoint an Economic Development Commission consisting of seven members who shall serve four-year terms. The Board shall appoint members in the manner provided herein for four-year terms to succeed members whose terms expire.
(Amended November 3, 2020, effective December 3, 2020)
The authority shall consist of seven members appointed by the Board who shall serve four-year terms. The Board shall appoint members in the manner provided herein for four-year terms to succeed members whose terms expire.
(Amended November 3, 2020, effective December 3, 2020)
The Board shall appoint a Parks and Recreation Commission consisting of seven members who shall serve four-year terms. The Board shall appoint members in the manner provided herein for four-year terms to succeed members whose terms expire.
(Amended November 3, 2020, effective December 3, 2020)
The Board shall appoint a Commission on Senior Citizens consisting of seven members for two-year terms.
The Board shall appoint a Building Code Board of Appeals consisting of five members for two-year terms.
The Board shall appoint a Board of Library Directors consisting of nine members who shall serve four-year terms. The Board shall appoint members in the manner provided herein for four-year terms to succeed members whose terms shall expire.
(Amended November 3, 2020, effective December 3, 2020)
The Board shall appoint an Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission consisting of seven members who shall serve four-year terms. The Board shall appoint members in the manner provided herein for four-year terms to succeed members whose terms expire.
(Amended November 3, 2020, effective December 3, 2020)
The Board shall appoint three alternates to the Planning and Zoning Commission for two-year terms.
The Board shall appoint three alternates to the Zoning Board of Appeals for two-year terms.
The Board shall appoint three alternates to the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission for two-year terms.
The delegates for the Regional Planning Agency shall be appointed in accordance with the General Statutes.
(Amended November 3, 2020, effective December 3, 2020)
The Board shall appoint a representative from the Town to serve on the regional Health District for a two-year term.
(Amended November 6, 2012, effective December 6, 2012)
The Board shall appoint a Municipal Agent for the Elderly for a two-year term.
The Board shall appoint a Director of Emergency Management for a two-year term.
The Board shall designate a Fire Marshal and an Assistant Fire Marshal. They shall serve and may be removed in accordance with the laws of the State.
The Board shall retain the legal services of a law firm to serve as Town Counsel. It shall appear for and protect the rights of the Town in actions, suits, or proceedings brought by or against the Town or any of its boards, commissions, departments, agencies, directors or officers. The counsel shall be the legal adviser to all town boards, commissions, departments, agencies, directors or officers in matters affecting the Town and shall upon request furnish them with a written opinion on any question of law involving their respective powers and duties. Upon request, it shall prepare or approve forms of contracts or other instruments to which the Town is a party or in which it has an interest. It shall have the power, with approval of the Board, to compromise or settle any claims by or against the Town and to appeal from orders, decisions, and judgments. Prior approval is required by the First Selectman in order to engage the Town Counsel on any inquiries into a request for services.
(Amended November 3, 2020, effective December 3, 2020)
The Board shall appoint a Town Clerk.
The Board shall appoint a Tax Collector.
The Board shall appoint an Assessor.
The Board shall appoint a Finance Director.
(Amended November 3, 2020, effective December 3, 2020)