[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of Alfred 5-11-1998 by Art. 7. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town hereby adopts an ordinance entitled "An Ordinance to Establish a Veterans Committee."
Veterans Committee members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and must be sworn before assuming their duties.
The Committee consists of at least five but not more than seven members. A quorum consists of three members who are qualified to vote.
The term of each member is three years, however the initial terms will be staggered in one-, two- and three-year terms.
When there is a permanent vacancy, the Board of Selectmen must appoint a new member to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.
The Veterans Committee shall be responsible for all matters pertaining to the honoring of veterans buried in Alfred, pursuant to M.R.S.A. Titles 13 and 30-A.
The Veterans Committee may advise the Selectmen concerning the Alfred Veterans Memorial Scholarship Fund.
[Amended 3-29-2014 ATM by Art. 24]
The Veterans Committee may be called on for advice on other veterans matters.
[Added 3-29-2014 ATM by Art. 24]
The Veterans Memorial Scholarship Fund was established June 12, 1985, Special Town Meeting Article 8 for the benefit of students of the Town of Alfred to be chosen by the Massabesic Scholarship Committee.
The scholarship is to be awarded at the time of high school graduation and will be paid out to the college of choice after the student successfully completes the first semester and is signed up for the second semester.
The amount of the award will be the annual interest on the Veterans Memorial Scholarship Fund and donations up to $1,000 with any additional interest/donation to be added back to the fund balance principal.
If any portion of this chapter shall be declared invalid, it shall not affect any other portion of this chapter.
This chapter may be amended at any Annual or Special Town Meeting.
This chapter shall become effective upon adoption.