Town of Yarmouth, MA
Barnstable County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Yarmouth 4-7-1981 by Art. 16.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This chapter was derived from Sections 10.01 through 16.06 of the Town of Yarmouth Bylaws.
The Board of Selectmen shall appoint a Council on Aging for the purpose of coordinating or carrying out programs designed to meet the problems of the aging in cooperation with programs of the Department of Elder Affairs established under Chapter 6, Section 73, of the Annotated Laws of Massachusetts.[1]
Editor's Note: Section 73 of Ch. 6 was repealed by St. 1973, c. 1168. See now MGL c. 19A
[Amended 4-13-1983 by Art. 31, approved 5-23-1983[1]]
The Board of Selectmen shall appoint the Council on Aging, consisting of nine members. Upon acceptance of this chapter, the Board shall appoint three members for three years, two members for two years and two members for one year. Thereafter each member shall be appointed for a three-year term. Members can be reappointed for concurrent terms. The members of the Council shall serve without pay.
Editor's Note: Article 31 amended this section to increase the membership to nine from seven members. It did not provide for the appointment of the two additional members nor did it revise the method of initial appointment. Thus the remainder of this section only provides for seven members.
Whenever a vacancy shall occur in the membership of the Council by reason of death, resignation, inability to act or for any other reason, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Selectmen for the remainder of the term.
[Amended 4-13-1983 by Art. 31, approved 5-23-1983]
The Council on Aging, at its first annual meeting and thereafter annually in April of each year, shall elect from its membership a Chairperson, First Vice Chairperson, Second Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. Each officer shall hold office until the next annual election. In the event that a vacancy occurs in any of the offices above, the Council shall hold a special meeting for the purpose of electing one of its members to fill such vacancy.
The Council shall prepare and submit an annual report of its activities to the Town and shall send a copy thereof to the Department of Elder Affairs.
The Council may appoint such clerks and other employees as it may require.