Town of Branford, CT
New Haven County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Representative Town Meeting of the Town of Branford 2-14-1968. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Regional Planning Agency — See Ch. 69.
Planning and zoning regulations — See Part III of the Code.
The provisions of Chapters 124 and 126 of the Connecticut General Statutes, Revision of 1966, are hereby adopted.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Sections 8-1 et seq. and 8-18 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
The Zoning Commission, hereby established pursuant to the provisions of said Chapter 124, is designated as the Planning and Zoning Commission for the Town of Branford.
Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission and members of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be electors of the Town of Branford, holding no municipal, state or federal employment or office and shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen. Said Planning and Zoning Commission and said Zoning Board of Appeals shall each be composed of five members and three alternate members. Not more than three members of said Planning and Zoning Commission and not more than three members of said Zoning Board of Appeals shall at the same time be members of the same political party.
A. 
In the month of October in each year, one member of the Planning and Zoning Commission and one member of the Board of Zoning Appeals shall be appointed for a term of five years beginning the first day of November next thereafter. The present members of both shall continue to serve for their respective appointed terms.
B. 
In the month of October in each year, one alternate member of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall be appointed for a term of three years beginning the first day of November, next thereafter. The present alternate members shall continue to serve for their respective appointed terms.
C. 
In the month of October of each year, in which the term of an alternate member of the Zoning Board of Appeals is to expire, there shall be an appointment of an alternate member of said Board for a term of five years beginning the first day of November next thereafter.
D. 
Vacancies, including alternates, on the Planning and Zoning Commissions and on the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be filled by the Board of Selectmen for the unexpired portion of the term.
The Planning and Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals shall each elect a Chairman and a Secretary from among its members and shall meet at the call of the Chairman and at such other times as said Commission or Board may determine.
Meetings of the Board of Zoning Appeals shall be open to the public.
Members, including alternates, may be removed for cause by the Board of Selectmen.
All present members, including alternates, of said Planning and Zoning Commission and said Zoning Board of Appeals shall continue to serve for their appointed terms.