Town of Griswold, CT
New London County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of Griswold 4-22-1998. This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 111, Water Control Authority, adopted 5-27-1975. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Meetings — See Ch. 56.
Sewers — See Ch. 222.
The provisions of Chapter 103, Municipal Sewerage Systems, of the General Statutes of Connecticut (1997),[1] as amended, are hereby adopted by the Town of Griswold.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Connecticut General Statutes Section 7-245 et seq..
There shall be a Water Pollution Control Authority of the Town of Griswold (hereinafter referred to as the "Griswold WPCA") to consist of five voting members and one nonvoting member, all of whom shall be electors of the Town of Griswold. The Griswold WPCA shall have all of the powers, purposes and objectives set forth in Chapter 103, Municipal Sewerage Systems, of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut (1997), as amended.[1] Such powers, purposes and objectives shall be exercised by the Griswold WPCA throughout the geographical limits of the Town of Griswold with the exception of the Borough of Jewett City and the Village of Glasgo; provided, however, that if the Borough of Jewett City or the Glasgo Water Pollution Control Authority, as established in § 111-3, or both, should officially request that the Griswold WPCA assume jurisdiction of municipal sewerage matters within the Borough of Jewett City or Village of Glasgo, respectively, pursuant to Chapter 103 of the General Statutes, the Griswold WPCA shall be authorized to assume such jurisdiction upon a majority vote of the electors of the Town of Griswold at Town Meeting.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Connecticut General Statutes Section 7-245 et seq..
The water pollution control authority previously established pursuant to the Ordinance Establishing a Sewer Authority for the Town of Griswold, which ordinance was adopted at Special Town Meeting on May 27, 1975, shall continue in existence and shall hereafter be known as the "Water Pollution Control Authority of the Village of Glasgo" (hereinafter referred to as the "Glasgo WPCA"). The Glasgo WPCA shall have all of the powers, purposes and objectives set forth in Chapter 103, Municipal Sewerage Systems, of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut (1997), as amended; provided, however, that the exercise of such powers, purposes and objectives by the Glasgo WPCA shall be limited to that geographical area known as the "Village of Glasgo" in the Town of Griswold, which area is more particularly described in Order No. 799 of the Water Resources Commission, dated May 19, 1969.
The Griswold WPCA shall consist of six electors of the Town of Griswold. One member shall be appointed by the official water pollution control authority of the Borough of Jewett City for such term as that authority may choose and shall be a nonvoting member. The other five members shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The initial terms of office of two of the members appointed by the Board of Selectmen shall expire on December 31, 1999. The initial terms of office of two other members appointed by the Board of Selectmen shall expire on December 31, 2001. The initial term of office of the remaining member shall expire on December 31, 2003. Thereafter, as the term of each member of the Griswold WPCA appointed by the Board of Selectmen expires, his or her successor or successors shall be appointed to serve a term of six years by the Board of Selectmen. Any vacancies in the positions of members appointed by the Board of Selectmen shall be filled for the unexpired portions of the respective terms by the Board of Selectmen. Any vacancy in the membership position appointed by the official water pollution control authority of the Borough of Jewett City may be filled by that authority; provided, however, that the failure of the authority to appoint such member or to fill such vacancy shall not prevent the Griswold WPCA from exercising its powers hereunder.
The members of the water pollution control authority previously established pursuant to the ordinance adopted at Special Town Meeting on May 27, 1975, shall be deemed to be members of the Glasgo WPCA upon the effective date of this chapter and shall serve for the balance of their unexpired terms. Thereafter, as the term of each member of the Glasgo WPCA expires, his or her successor or successors shall each be appointed to serve a term of six years. All appointments shall be made and all vacancies shall be filled by the Board of Selectmen.
In the event that any member of the Griswold WPCA or the Glasgo WPCA shall cease to be a resident of the Town of Griswold, his or her office shall be deemed vacant.
The Griswold WPCA and the Glasgo WPCA shall each elect from their respective memberships a Chairman and Secretary. Each WPCA shall have the authority to hire necessary personnel, provided that any funds necessary for such hiring have been properly appropriated through the Town's budget process.
The members of the Griswold WPCA and the Glasgo WPCA shall serve without compensation. No action of either WPCA shall be valid unless authorized by a vote of the majority of its respective voting members. The presence of three voting members shall constitute a quorum to conduct business. Each WPCA shall maintain accurate accounting and financial records and shall make an annual report to the Board of Selectmen.
A member of the Griswold WPCA or the Glasgo WPCA may be removed for misconduct in office by the Board of Selectmen after a hearing. A record of the proceedings shall be maintained. A copy of the charges shall be served upon the member at least 10 days prior to the hearing.