[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Stratford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-13-2005 by Ord. No. 05-11]
The purpose of this article is to allow committees or the Town Council, or Town Administration or Mayor to develop a policy in the recognition of a Stratford resident that has performed some significant achievement or volunteer service to the Town.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- LEVEL I RECOGNITION
- The naming of a Town asset after an individual.
- LEVEL II RECOGNITION
- The installation of a permanent name piece to a plaque that would be an official record on display at the Town Hall or the Town Hall grounds.
- LEVEL III RECOGNITION
- An official proclamation either designating an individual or organization for significant achievement or service. The Mayor may, with the consent of the Town Council if required, set aside a day of recognition.
Editor’s Note: The term “Town Manager” was changed to “Mayor” in this subsection at the direction of the Town so that the provisions herein would be consistent with the provisions of the Charter adopted by the Town on 11-4-2003.
Any committee may develop policy that designates the criteria of qualification for various levels of recognition. This policy shall be uniform for all organizations with the consent of the Town Council.
Any Committee may accept an application for recognition award. The Town Council may refer an application to the appropriate committee for processing the request.
The Committee shall make a determination of the suitability of the application and forward it to the Town Council with the appropriate recommendation no sooner than 90 days after the request for recognition.
After 90 days the Committee shall forward its recommendation to the Town Council with the Level of Recognition or no recommendation. If the Committee does not act upon the request, the request shall be forward to the Town Council with no recommendation.
If the Committee's recommendation or Level of Recognition is unsatisfactory to the applicant, the applicant shall have the right to appeal the recommendation directly to the Town Council.
The Town Council is recognized as the body of final jurisdiction in the award process. Nothing in this article shall prevent the Town Council from acting as the originating body of any recognition.
This article does not apply to construction plaques on Town buildings or any other form as directed by the Town Council.