[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of East Hampton 3-14-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Council, of the municipality of the Town of East Hampton hereby declares that a local housing partnership be formed, in accordance with P.A. 88-305, in order to develop ways to increase the supply and availability of affordable housing in the Town of East Hampton.
There is hereby created the Town of East Hampton Housing Partnership, appointed by the Town Council of the Town of East Hampton. The Partnership shall consist of the following members:
The responsibilities of the municipality of the Town of East Hampton, in order to receive initial designation under the Connecticut Housing Partnership Program, shall include the following:
Submit evidence to the Commissioner of Housing that sufficient local resources have been committed to the Town of East Hampton Housing Partnership.
The duties of the Town of East Hampton Housing Partnership, in order to receive development designation under the Connecticut Housing Partnership Program, shall include the following:
To examine and identify housing needs and opportunities in the community;
To explore the availability of any state, municipal or other land that is suitable for the development of affordable housing;
To review applicable zoning regulations to determine whether such regulations restrict the development of affordable housing in the community;
To identify any necessary changes to such regulations;
To establish priorities and develop a long-range plan to meet identified housing needs in the community consistent with regional housing needs;
To establish procedures for the development of a written proposal to achieve such priorities in accordance with said plan; and
To start an activity, development or project designed to create additional affordable housing in the Town of East Hampton.
At all times when any orders, rules and regulations made and promulgated pursuant to this chapter shall be in effect, they shall supersede all existing resolutions, orders, rules and regulations insofar as the latter may be inconsistent therewith.
This chapter shall not be construed so as to conflict with any state or federal statute, rule or regulation.
No person shall have the right to expend any public funds of the municipality in carrying out any Partnership activities authorized by this chapter without prior approval by the legislative body, nor shall any person have any right to bind the municipality by contract, agreement, or otherwise without prior and specific approval of the legislative body.