[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Montville 8-8-1977 by Ord. No. O-K-1 (Part 84 of the 1991 Compilation). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that it is the intent of the Town of Montville to review and analyze the needs and condition of Montville's elderly and aging in relation to housing, nutrition, employment, health, recreation, social services, transportation and other matters and problems that are within the concern of the Town of Montville.
In order to establish these purposes, there is established a Commission on the Aging.
Said Commission shall be composed of seven regular members appointed by the Town Council in accordance with § C410 of the Town Charter.
Each member shall be appointed for a term of three years; provided, however, the original appointments shall be as follows: three members eligible for appointment under § C410 shall be appointed for one year. Two members eligible for appointment under § C410 shall be appointed for two years, and two members eligible for appointment under § C410 shall be appointed for three years. Thereafter, appointments shall be for terms of three years; provided, however, that at any time that a vacancy is filled, the person appointed to fill the vacancy will serve for the remaining time left on the vacated term.
Each member of the Commission shall serve without compensation and shall be reimbursed for his or her necessary expenses with prior approval of the majority of the Commission.
The Commission shall plan, coordinate, develop and implement programs to meet the needs of the elderly and aging within the Town of Montville. The Commission shall provide coordination and linkage of such plans and programs among existing services. The Commission shall make recommendations for the benefit of the elderly and aging from time to time to the Town Council. The Commission shall, with the office of the Elderly Assistance Officer, review, plan and coordinate services and programs for the elderly and aging within the Town. The Commission shall use its best efforts to be aware of any federal, state, local or private funds which may be available for assistance to the elderly and aging and may recommend to the Town Council that the Town apply for any available federal, state, local or private grants for the benefit of the elderly and the aging. The Commission shall assist in developing policies and guidelines for the services and programs for the elderly and aging in the Town of Montville.
The Town Council may make appropriations for the use by the Commission in carrying out its duties.