[HISTORY: Adopted by the Representative Town Meeting of the Town of Branford 5-13-1986. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created the Branford Water Commission.
Said Commission shall consist of five members who shall be residents and electors of the Town of Branford appointed by the Board of Selectmen. Members shall serve without compensation.
Each member shall serve for a term of five years; provided, however, that of those members initially appointed, one shall be appointed for a term of five years, one shall be appointed for a term of four years, one shall be appointed for a term of three years, one shall be appointed for a term of two years, and one shall be appointed for a period of one year. In the event that a vacancy occurs in the term of any member, the Board of Selectmen shall fill said vacancy. The Commission shall elect annually from its membership a Chairperson and a Secretary.
Said Commission shall have the following powers and duties:
To consider, investigate, examine and make judgments and determinations of those properties and areas within the Town of Branford that would benefit from the installation of city water to secure said properties and areas.
To employ such engineers, attorneys, brokers, employees and others as it shall deem necessary.
To advise the Town of Branford as to the necessity of bonding, securing notes or funds to pay for the installation and provision of water to said properties and areas.
Said Commission shall work together with the South Central Regional Water Authority, or its successors, on the proper and most efficient manner of installation and maintenance of said waterlines, proper control of watershed areas and all other matters that may arise as a result of the installation of city water within the Town of Branford.
Said Commission shall annually present a budget and file an annual report of its doings, which report shall be included in the Town's annual report.