[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of Griswold 11-14-1984. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Conservation Commission — See Ch. 18.
Development and Industrial Commission — See Ch. 29.
Board of Finance — See Ch. 40.
Planning and Zoning Commission — See Ch. 68.
Recreation Commission — See Ch. 74.
School Building Committee — See Ch. 92.
Board of Selectmen — See Ch. 96.
Water Pollution Control Authority — See Ch. 111.
Zoning Board of Appeals — See Ch. 115.
This chapter shall apply to all boards, committees, authorities, agencies or commissions of the Town of Griswold.
A simple majority of the membership of any board, committee, authority, agency or commission shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of conducting its business.
The votes of each member of a board, committee, authority, agency or commission upon any issue shall be reduced to writing and made available for public inspection within 48 hours, excluding Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, and said votes shall also be duly recorded in the minutes of the session at which taken, which minutes shall be available for public inspection within seven days of the session to which they refer.
The failure of any board, committee, authority, agency or commission to file its minutes of any meeting within the required time shall cause any action voted and/or taken thereat to be deemed void ab initio unless declared otherwise by the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission or a court of competent jurisdiction.
It shall be the duty of all boards, authorities, agencies or commissions to tape record their meetings, whether regular or special. Further, all tape recordings of meetings shall be filed with the Town Clerk at the time of filing the permanent meeting minutes with the Town Clerk, who thereafter shall retain such tape recordings for a minimum period of two years from the date of receipt. At the expiration of said two-year period, the Town Clerk may destroy said tape recordings.
Any official, council or board member shall withdraw himself or herself from any involvement from any matter described in the Code of Ethics as a conflict of interest. Such withdrawal includes, but is not limited to, discussions, either formal or informal, on the matter, as well as appearances at meetings, or portions of meetings, concerning the matter, and voting on the matter (except in a public referendum). In the event of a conflict of interest, the official, council or board member will excuse himself or herself from the meeting room after stating on the record the reason for the recusal and shall remain outside the room until the discussion and/or vote on the matter discussed is completed (except when voting in a public referendum on the matter).