[HISTORY: Adopted by the Representative Town Meeting of the Town of Branford 12-8-1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks, greens and recreation areas — See Ch. 190.
During the month of January, 1972, the Board of Selectmen shall appoint a commission to be known as the "Academy on the Green Commission," which Commission shall be appointed in the following manner and shall have the following powers and duties.
The Commission shall consist of five members, all of whom shall be residents of the Town of Branford, and in addition thereto the Chief Executive Officer of the Town of Branford shall be an ex officio member thereof.
The Board of Selectmen shall make appointments to the Commission in the following manner:
Two members shall be appointed from the membership of the Branford Historical Society.
One member shall be appointed from the membership of the First Congregational Church of the Town of Branford.
One member shall be appointed from the membership of the Widow's Son Lodge No. 66, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
One member shall be a resident elector of the Town of Branford.
The terms of office of said members shall be as follows:
The five members shall serve for terms of five years; provided, however, that initially in January 1972, one member shall be appointed for a term of one year from February 1, 1972; one for a term of two years from February 1, 1972; one for a term of three years from February 1, 1972; one for a term of four years from February 1, 1972. Thereafter, in the month of January of each succeeding year, a member shall be appointed for a term of five years.
In the event of a vacancy in the term of any member described in Subsection A hereof, the Board of Selectmen shall appoint a successor to serve for the balance of the term vacated.
Said Commission is empowered to adopt such rules and regulations for the use of the Academy of the Green as are consistent with the historic nature of said Academy.
Said Commission is also empowered to accept any gifts, grants, donations and/or bequests made to it from any source and to utilize the same to enhance, maintain and/or preserve said Academy.