[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Middletown 8-8-1988; amended 1-6-1992. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created the City of Middletown Housing Partnership, which agency shall work with the community, the Department of Economic and Community Development and other state agencies to solve housing problems faced by the community and develop ways to increase the supply and availability of affordable housing in the City of Middletown.
The Middletown Housing Partnership shall consist of the following members: the Mayor of the City of Middletown; representatives from the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency, the Housing Authority and the Economic Development Committee not to exceed five in number; representatives of the City of Middletown business community not to exceed four in number; representatives of public interest groups not to exceed six in number; and Middletown urban planning, land use and housing professionals, not to exceed four in number. Said members shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council.
Each member shall serve for a term of two years. Each vacancy shall be forthwith filled by the Mayor with the confirmation of the Common Council for the unexpired portion of the term of the member whose place shall become vacant.
At its first meeting, the Partnership shall elect a Chairman and a Secretary.
The responsibilities of the municipality of the City of Middletown, in order to receive initial designation under the Connecticut Housing Partnership Program, shall include the following:
To submit evidence to the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development that sufficient local resources have been committed to the City of Middletown Housing Partnership.
The duties of the City of Middletown Housing Partnership, in order to receive development designation under the Connecticut Housing Partnership Program, shall include the following:
To examine and identify housing needs and opportunities in the community;
To explore the availability of any state, municipal or other land that is suitable for the development of affordable housing;
To review applicable zoning regulations to determine whether such regulations restrict the development of affordable housing in the community;
To identify any necessary changes to such regulations;
To establish priorities and develop a long-range plan to meet identified housing needs in the community consistent with regional housing needs;
To establish procedures for the development of a written proposal to achieve such priorities in accordance with said plan; and
To start an activity, development or project designed to create additional affordable housing in the City of Middletown.
At all times when any orders, rules and regulations made and promulgated pursuant to this chapter shall be in effect, they shall supersede all existing ordinances, orders, rules and regulations insofar as the latter may be inconsistent therewith.
This chapter shall not be construed so as to conflict with any state or federal rule or regulation.
No person shall have the right to expend any public funds of the municipality in carrying out any Partnership activities authorized by this chapter without prior approval by the legislative body, nor shall any person have any right to bind the municipality by contract, agreement, or otherwise without prior and specific approval of the legislative body.
The effective date of this chapter shall be as set forth in the Charter of the City of Middletown.