[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of North Branford 10-9-1989 as Ord. No. 163. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Housing Authority — See Ch. 48.
There is hereby created the North Branford Housing Partnership. The Partnership shall consist of the following members, appointed by the Town Council:
Representatives from the Town Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, Conservation and Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency, Housing Authority and any local community development agency, not to exceed ten (10) in number.
Representatives of the local business community, such as local bankers, realtors and developers, not to exceed three (3) in number.
Representatives of public interest groups, such as housing advocates, members of the clergy, members of local civic groups and representatives of local nonprofit corporations, not to exceed three (3) in number.
Local planning, land use and housing professionals, not to exceed one (1) in number.
The responsibilities of the Town of North Branford, in order to receive initial designation under the Connecticut Housing Partnership Program, shall include the following:
Submission of evidence to the Commissioner of Housing that the North Branford Housing Partnership has been formed in accordance with P.A. 88-305; and
Submission of evidence to the Commissioner of Housing that sufficient local resources have been committed to the North Branford Housing Partnership.
The duties of the North Branford Housing Partnership, in order to receive development designation under the Connecticut Housing Program, shall include the following:
To examine and identify housing needs and opportunities in the community.
To explore the availability of any state, town 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.
To start an activity, development or project designed to create additional affordable housing in North Branford.
If the Town of North Branford, as determined by the Commissioner of Housing, has developed and is maintaining a balanced inventory of affordable housing, then the Town of North Branford shall receive the same priority as the local housing Partnership which has received such development designation under P.A. 88-305.
At all times when any order, rules and regulations made and promulgated pursuant to this chapter shall be in effect, they shall supersede all existing resolutions, orders, rules and regulations insofar as the latter may be inconsistent therewith. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no such order, rule and/or resolution as promulgated by the Partnership, other than of a procedural or parliamentarian nature, shall be deemed to supersede any existing resolution, order, rule and/or regulation, Town Charter provision, ordinance or local planning and zoning or inland wetlands agencies' regulation or be permitted to be inconsistent therewith without the prior express approval of the Town Council.
This chapter shall not be construed so as to conflict with any state or federal statute, 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 North Branford Town Council, nor shall any person have any right to bind the Town of North Branford by contract, agreement or otherwise without prior and specific approval of the North Branford Town Council.