Town of Branford, CT
New Haven County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Representative Town Meeting of the Town of Branford 2-13-1986. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Redevelopment Agency — See Ch. 80.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOARD
The Center Revitalization Review Board.
PRIVATE FUNDING
Any donation or lease of real or personal property to the Town of Branford by any person, partnership or corporation for use in connection with revitalization or any project or projects contained therein or the expenditure by any person, partnership or corporation for the improvement, in connection with revitalization or any project or projects included therein, of real property owned by such person, partnership or corporation, whether solely in connection with the property of said person, partnership or corporation or in connection with the property of others.
PROJECT
Those projects set forth in a certain report entitled "Proposed Projects," dated January 29, 1985, as prepared by Selbert Design Associates.
REVITALIZATION
The implementation of any project or projects for the improvement or development of the Branford Town Center, which project is substantially as contained in a certain Branford Town Center Final Report, dated January 1984, and a certain report entitled "Proposed Projects," dated January 29, 1985, both prepared by Selbert Design Associates.
There shall be established in the Town of Branford a Center Revitalization Review Board, consisting of seven members, to be appointed by the Board of Selectmen, who shall advise and assist the Board of Selectmen in connection with the implementation of revitalization, as more specifically set forth in § 19-4 hereof.
A. 
The initial members of the Board shall serve for the following terms:
(1) 
One member shall serve for a term of one year or until his successor is appointed and qualified.
(2) 
Two members shall serve for a period of two years or until their successors are appointed and qualified.
(3) 
Two members shall serve for a period of three years or until their successors are appointed and qualified.
B. 
Upon the expiration of the term, as set forth in Subsection A, of each initial member or any successor or successors who may be appointed to complete the term set forth in Subsection A, members of the Board shall be appointed for a term of three years or until their successors are appointed and qualified.
C. 
The Board shall include at least one person with special experience or competence in the field of banking, commercial lending or finance and at least one person with special experience or competence in the field of architecture, engineering or construction.
The Board shall advise and assist the Board of Selectmen in connection with the revitalization, by performing the following duties:
A. 
It shall consult with the merchants and residents of the affected area in order to coordinate all aspects of the revitalization in such a manner as to reduce the disruption to business and other activities in the affected area.
B. 
It shall make recommendations to the Board of Selectmen in connection with the hiring of professional staff, such as architects and construction managers, if any, in connection with the revitalization.
C. 
It shall review all projects to be funded by the Town in connection with the revitalization and shall recommend to the Board of Selectmen whether each such project should be funded at any given time. In making such recommendation, the Board shall consider the total amount of funds available for the revitalization; the appropriate allocation of said funds among various projects within the revitalization: and the extent to which private funding has been provided for improvements in the area most especially affected by said project. In making such recommendations, the Board shall give preference to those projects which affect areas of the Branford Center in which private funding has been expended or committed to the revitalization.
D. 
It shall report to the Board of Selectmen and the Moderator of the Representative Town Meeting in writing no less than once each calendar quarter as to the status of the revitalization and shall appear, by its Chairman, at such meetings as may be requested by the Board of Selectmen or the majority of the Representative Town Meeting from time to time.
E. 
It shall confer with the Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town in connection with any matters related to the revitalization which may require action or consent of said Commission.
F. 
It shall perform such other ministerial and supervisory duties as the Board of Selectmen may designate from time to time.
No funds of the Town of Branford shall be expended on any project within the revitalization until such project has been reviewed by the Board and a recommendation has been issued to the Board of Selectmen by the Board regarding the same; provided, however, that funds of the Town may be expended upon any project despite the absence of such recommendation if the Board, within 30 days after a written request from the Board of Selectmen for a recommendation upon such project, shall fail to deliver the same to the Selectmen.
Except as to the extent that any recommendation may be required prior to action by the Board of Selectmen regarding the expenditure of funds, as provided in § 19-5, the Board of Selectmen may expend funds for the revitalization or any project or projects contained therein despite a recommendation by the Board that said funds not be expended; need not expend funds for the revitalization or any project or projects contained therein despite a recommendation by the Board that said funds be expended; may delete any project or projects which, in the Board of Selectmen's discretion, is determined to be no longer necessary or appropriate for the Town; may reduce or change the scope of revitalization or any project or projects, if, in the Board of Selectmen's discretion, it is determined that the appropriation will be insufficient to complete revitalization: and may spend the entire appropriation on revitalization as reduced and changed.