Town of Farmington, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Farmington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Annual appropriation  — See Charter, Art. IX.
[Adopted 10-19-1966 by Ord. No. 52]
[Amended 7-28-1992]
The Town of Farmington does hereby establish an Economic Development Commission pursuant to the provisions of C.G.S. § 7-136, to be known and designated as the "Farmington Economic Development Commission," hereinafter referred to as the "Commission."
[Amended 6-21-1993]
The Commission shall consist of seven members, who shall serve without compensation. The President of the Farmington Chamber of Commerce or a designee of that organization shall serve as one of the members of the Commission.
[Amended 2-28-1984 by Ord. No. 82; 6-21-1993]
A. 
Except for the representative of the Farmington Chamber of Commerce, the members of the Commission and any vacancies in the membership of the Commission shall be appointed by the Town Manager upon recommendation of the Town Council.
B. 
Each appointed member of the Commission shall serve for a term of two years, which term shall commence on October 1 of each year; provided, however, that three of the appointees shall be appointed for terms expiring on September 30, 1994, and three of the appointees shall be appointed for terms expiring on September 30, 1995.
A. 
The Commission shall conduct research into the economic conditions and trends in the Town and shall make recommendations to the Town Manager and/or the Town Council regarding action to improve its economic condition and development. It shall seek to coordinate the activities of and cooperate with unofficial bodies organized to promote such economic development and, with the approval of the Town Council, may advertise, prepare, print and distribute books, maps, charts and pamphlets which in its judgment will further the official purposes of the Commission.
B. 
On or before the first day of July each year, the Commission shall have prepared and shall transmit to the Town Council a report of its activities and of its recommendations for improving the economic condition and development of the Town.
An annual appropriation for the expenses of the Commission may be made upon application by the Commission to the Town Manager pursuant to the provisions of Article IX of the Charter of the Town of Farmington, as revised effective July 1, 1965; provided, however, that in no event shall such appropriation exceed of 1/20 of 1% of the last completed grand list of the taxable property in the Town of Farmington.
[Amended 2-28-1984 by Ord. No. 82; 6-21-1993]
A. 
Within thirty days after October 1 of each year, the members of the Commission shall meet and elect from among the appointed members a Chairman and other appropriate officers.
B. 
The office of the Town Planner shall provide administrative support to the Commission.
[Added 11-22-1977 by Ord. No. 76; amended 7-28-1992]
The membership of any person who is absent from three regular meetings during any six-month period shall terminate as of the time the third such absence occurs, and the vacancy shall be filled by the appointing body, unless such absences are waived by the Chairman of the Commission because of illness or other extenuating circumstances. The Chairman of the Commission shall notify the Town Manager promptly after the third such absence occurs.
[Adopted 7-23-1996]
A business development incentive program is established to be exercised at the sole discretion of the Council upon recommendation of the Economic Development Commission acting pursuant to the limitations as set forth herein. The incentives to be considered by the Council upon recommendation by the Economic Development Commission shall include the waiver of Town-imposed fees and entering into agreements with persons owning or proposing to acquire an interest in real property in the Town to fix the assessment of real property as authorized by C.G.S. Section 12-65b.
The Council shall only consider and act upon the offer of incentives to businesses and industries in the Town when such incentives have been recommended to the Council by a 2/3 vote of the total membership of the Economic Development Commission, after the Commission has concluded that such an incentive is in the best long-term, economic interest of the Town.