Town of Simsbury, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Simsbury 1-25-1993.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that it shall become effective 2-18-1993.
Pursuant to the General Statutes of Connecticut, Chapters 98 and 99, Sections 7-148 through 7-201, and the Charter of the Town of Simsbury, Chapter VII, Section 708, there is hereby created a Health and Welfare Commission in the Town of Simsbury with full powers and authority as set forth in said statutes.
The Health and Welfare Commission shall consist of nine electors of the town. The members shall be appointed by the First Selectman with approval of the Board of Selectmen and shall serve a term of four years, except that of those first appointed four shall be appointed for a two-year term and the remainder for the full four-year term. Biennially thereafter, the Selectmen shall appoint in the manner provided herein either four or five members to this Commission. The members shall serve without compensation.
Members of the Commission shall elect a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and a Clerk for a period of one year. The Commission shall have the power to adopt rules and regulations for its government, and the conduct of business within its jurisdiction, which shall be established within six months of the date this chapter becomes effective.
The Commission shall be responsible for investigating the health, mental health and welfare needs of the citizens of the town and shall assist public and private agencies in the implementation of programs and facilities in the areas of health, mental health and welfare. The Commission shall have such other powers and duties not inconsistent with the Charter as may be prescribed by the Board of Selectmen.