[HISTORY: Adopted New Canaan Town Council: Article I, 11-18-75. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Board of Finance generally — See Charter, Art. V.
There shall be three alternate members of the Board of Finance, who shall be electors and taxpayers of the town. They shall hold no other office of trust or emolument in the town, county or state governments. No alternate member shall receive compensation for his services as such, but any necessary expenses shall be paid to him by the Treasurer when funds have been appropriated therefor by the Town Council. Not more than two alternate members of the Board of Finance shall be of the same political party.
The Selectmen shall, in the odd-numbered years commencing in 1975, on or after December 1, appoint the three alternate members of the Board of Finance, who, after qualification, shall hold office for a term of two years from the first day of December in the odd-numbered years and until their successors have been appointed and shall have qualified.
The alternate members of the Board of Finance, when seated as provided in § 19-4, shall have all the powers and duties of regular members of the Board of Finance as set forth in Article V of the Charter.
In the event of the absence of a regular member from a meeting of the Board, or if a regular member is disqualified, such absent or disqualified member shall designate an alternate to act in his place.
The Board of Finance, by a majority vote of those members present, shall designate and seat an alternate or alternates in the absence of a designation by an absent regular member; in the absence of a designation by a regular member, who has disqualified himself; or in the absence of a designation by a regular member, who has been disqualified under the laws of the State of Connecticut or the Charter of the Town of New Canaan.