Town of Old Lyme, CT
New London County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Old Lyme as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]

ARTICLE I
Lake Authority for Rogers Lake (§ 16-1 — § 16-7) 

ARTICLE II
Water Pollution Control Authority (§ 16-8 — § 16-13) 

[Adopted 1-7-1974]

§ 16-1
Statutory authority. 

§ 16-2
Establishment. 

§ 16-3
Powers and duties. 

§ 16-4
Composition. 

§ 16-5
Vacancies. 

§ 16-6
Terms of office. 

§ 16-7
Expenses. 

§ 16-1 Statutory authority.

This article is adopted pursuant to the provisions of C.G.S. § 7-151a, as amended.

§ 16-2 Establishment.

There shall be established a Lake Authority, in conjunction with the Town of Lyme, for that body of state water within the territorial limits of the Towns of Lyme and Old Lyme known as "Rogers Lake."

§ 16-3 Powers and duties.

[Amended 1-27-2003]

Said Lake Authority shall act as agent for the Towns of Lyme and Old Lyme in cooperating with the State Commissioner of Environmental Protection in the enforcement of the boating laws on Rogers Lake, and, in addition, said Lake Authority shall have the power to:

A. 

Control and abate algae and aquatic weeds in cooperation with the State Commissioner of Environmental Protection;

B. 

Study water management, including but not limited to water depth and circulation, and make recommendations for action to its member towns; and

C. 

Act as agent for member towns with respect to filing applications for grants and reimbursements with the Department of Environmental Protection and other state agencies in connection with state and federal programs.

§ 16-4 Composition.

The Lake Authority shall be composed of three delegates from each member town. At such time as the enabling ordinance has been enacted by the legislative body of the Town of Lyme, the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Old Lyme shall appoint three delegates, who shall be legal voters of the Town of Old Lyme.

§ 16-5 Vacancies.

Any vacancy in the membership of the Lake Authority which may occur through death, resignation or otherwise may be filled for the unexpired term of such delegate by appointment by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Old Lyme.

§ 16-6 Terms of office.

A. 

The initial terms of office of the members of the Lake Authority for Old Lyme shall be as follows:

(1) 

One delegate shall serve for a period of one year.

(2) 

A second delegate shall serve for a period of two years.

(3) 

A third delegate shall serve for a period of three years.

B. 

Thereafter, at the expiration of the original term of office of each of the original three delegates of the Town of Old Lyme, a delegate shall be reappointed or his successor shall serve for a term of three years.

§ 16-7 Expenses.

The Town of Old Lyme shall pay a one-half share of the expenses of the Lake Authority; provided, however, that the legislative body of the Town of Lyme shall agree to and adopt a formula for the payment of the remaining one-half share of such expenses and provided, further, that a budget for all such expenses paid by the Town of Old Lyme shall be submitted to the First Selectman annually for inclusion in the general government budget for prior approval by the Board of Finance and authorization by a Town Meeting.

[Adopted 3-28-1995]

§ 16-8
Statutory authority. 

§ 16-9
Establishment; jurisdiction. 

§ 16-10
Responsibilities. 

§ 16-11
Composition. 

§ 16-12
Terms of office. 

§ 16-13
Vacancies; removal. 

§ 16-8 Statutory authority.

This article is adopted pursuant to the provisions of C.G.S. § 7-246, as amended.

§ 16-9 Establishment; jurisdiction.

There shall be established a Water Pollution Control Authority, which shall have jurisdiction defined in C.G.S. § 7-246 within the territorial limits of the Town of Old Lyme.

§ 16-10 Responsibilities.

Said Water Pollution Control Authority shall establish, in a manner consistent with applicable Connecticut General Statutes, rules and regulations regarding the operation and maintenance of household and small commercial subsurface wastewater disposal systems. Such regulations shall be consistent with authority granted to a municipal water pollution control authority by C.G.S. § 7-246 to designate sewer avoidance areas and to implement sewer avoidance plans.

§ 16-11 Composition.

The Water Pollution Control Authority shall be composed of nine members and three alternate members, appointed by the Board of Selectmen, who shall be registered voters of the Town of Old Lyme. The First Selectman shall be a nonvoting ex officio member of the Authority.

§ 16-12 Terms of office.

A. 

The initial terms of office of the members of the Authority shall be as follows:

(1) 

Three members and one alternate shall serve for a period of two years.

(2) 

Three members and one alternate shall serve for a period of three years.

(3) 

Three members and one alternate shall serve for a period of four years.

B. 

Thereafter, at the expiration of the initial term of office of each of the original members and alternates, successors shall be appointed for a term of four years.

§ 16-13 Vacancies; removal.

[Added 4-23-2012]

Any vacancy which may occur among either the regular members or the alternate members by death, resignation or other cause shall be filled by the Board of Selectmen for the unexpired term of such member. Any member may be removed by the Board of Selectmen for cause after a noticed hearing.