[Adopted 11-24-1980 by Ord. No. 49 of the 1980 Code]
In accordance with and pursuant to the authority vested in the Town of Old Saybrook by its Charter and the State of Connecticut Home Rule Act, there is hereby established in the Town of Old Saybrook a Youth and Family Services Commission.
Said Commission shall consist of nine members subject to the following requirements:
At-large members. Three members of said Youth and Family Services Commission shall be electors of the Town of Old Saybrook, none of whom shall be a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission or the Public Health Nursing Board. Said members shall be appointed to the Commission by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Old Saybrook, each to serve for a term of four years.
Ex officio member. The Town of Old Saybrook Police Youth Officer shall be a member of the Youth and Family Services Commission.
Participating Commission members. The Parks and Recreation Commission and the Public Health Nursing Board shall each be entitled to appoint one member of the Youth and Family Services Commission, which member shall serve in such capacity at the pleasure of the participating commission. Said appointed member need not be a regular or alternate member of the participating commission so appointing him or her.
Student members. Two members of the Youth and Family Services Commission shall be representatives of the Old Saybrook Senior High School. Said representatives shall be appointed by the Youth and Family Services Commission and shall be students in good standing of the Town of Old Saybrook.
School system member. One member of the Youth and Family Services Commission shall be a school system member. He or she shall be a teacher, administrator or employee of the Old Saybrook School system. Said representative shall be appointed by the Youth and Family Services Commission.
Appointments to the Youth and Family Services Commission shall be for terms of four years, beginning on the first day of September. In the event that a vacancy shall occur with regard to an at-large member, the Board of Selectmen shall appoint a member to fill said vacancy for the unexpired portion of the term. Unless otherwise provided in this article, all appointments to the Commission to fill vacancies shall be made by the responsible appointing authority within 60 days next following the occurrence of the vacancy.
The Youth and Family Services Commission shall concern itself with all aspects of life that affect youth, their families and the community. The Commission will review the goals and objectives, programs, budget and employment of qualified personnel of the Youth and Family Services Bureau. It shall coordinate youth-serving systems within the Town of Old Saybrook, analyze existing needs and proposed ways of meeting them, develop alternative resources to Juvenile Court and develop programs within the community for training individuals working directly with youth or youth-related problems.