Town of Griswold, CT
New London County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of Griswold 3-5-1957. (This chapter was amended STM 7-11-2006 to change the title from "Development and Industrial Commission" to its current title.) Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Meetings — See Ch. 56.
[Amended 7-11-2006 STM]
Section 7-136 of the General Statutes of Connecticut, as revised to January 1, 2005, is hereby accepted and adopted.
[Amended 7-11-2006 STM]
A. 
There shall be, and the same is hereby established, in the Town of Griswold an Economic Development Commission for the promotion and development of the economic resources of the Town of Griswold, hereinafter referred to as the "Commission," exercising the powers conferred upon the Commission by said § 7-136 and all other powers and authority thereto enabling.
B. 
The Commission shall conduct research into the economic conditions and trends in its municipality, shall make recommendations to appropriate officials and agencies of its municipality regarding action to improve its economic condition and development, shall seek to coordinate the activities of and cooperate with unofficial bodies organized to promote such economic development and may advertise and may prepare, print and distribute books, maps, charts and pamphlets which in its judgment will further its official purposes.
[Amended 2-7-1985 STM; 6-6-1991 STM]
The Commission shall consist of five members appointed by the Board of Selectmen. All members shall be electors of the Town of Griswold. The original members shall be appointed for the following terms: two for two years and three for three years, and thereafter, upon the expiration of such original terms, each new appointment shall be for a term of five years. The Selectmen shall fill any vacancy by appointment for the unexpired portion of the term then becoming vacant.
Any member may be removed by the Selectmen for cause and, on request of such member, after public hearing at which he shall be provided reasonable opportunity to be heard in his own defense.
[Amended 5-22-2017 STM]
Said Commission shall elect a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary from among its members, for such terms as the Commission shall designate, to hold such office until a successor shall have been elected and qualified. The Commission shall have the power to make rules and regulations for the transaction of its business and shall keep a record of all votes and of the proceedings of its meetings. The Chairman and/or Vice Chairman shall have the responsibility to provide information to the media.
[Amended 4-26-1984 STM; 2-7-1985 STM; 7-11-2006 STM]
The Economic Development Commission shall submit an audited financial report to the Town's Board of Finance at the time of the annual audit. The Commission's audited financial report shall indicate and itemize all income and revenues received from any source, be it federal, state or Town, including but not limited to moneys, grants, real estate, gifts or in-kind services. Further, said audited financial report shall indicate and itemize all expenditures of said Commission and state whether the same were paid by cash or check.
[Added 7-11-2006 STM[1]]
The Commission shall annually prepare and transmit to the legislative body of its municipality a report of its activities and of its recommendations for improving such economic conditions and development.
[1]
Editor's Note: This enactment also redesignated former §§ 29-7 and 29-8 as §§ 29-8 and 29-9, respectively.
[Amended 7-11-2006 STM]
No member of the Commission shall receive compensation except for his necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his official duties.
[Amended 7-11-2006 STM]
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize or empower the Commission to expend funds other than within the appropriation made to it pursuant to law or funds derived from gifts, grants or other sources made available for its use for the purposes prescribed by statute.