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City of Marlborough, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Marlborough as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-15-1968 by Ord. No. 7897 (Ch. 39, Art. I, of the 1986 Code)]
There shall be established in the City, pursuant to and in compliance with MGL c. 40, § 8B, a Council to be designated as "Council for the Aging."[1]
Editor's Note: Now known as Council on Aging.
[Amended 6-19-1972 by Ord. No. 11586]
The Council on Aging shall be made up of 11 members who shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to the confirmation of the City Council, and who shall serve without compensation, each for a term of four years and until his successor is appointed and qualified. The initial appointments under this article shall be as follows: one for a term of two years; three for a term of three years; and three for a term of four years; after which all appointments shall be for a term of four years and shall be measured from the first Monday in May next following the original appointment. The Chairman of the Council is to be designated by the Mayor.
Any vacancy on the Council shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term and shall be made as provided for in the original appointment.
The members of the Council may be removed by the Mayor for cause, after charges have been preferred, reasonable notice thereof has been given and a hearing thereon has been held, provided that a majority of the City Council shall approve such order of removal. The Mayor shall in his order of removal state his reasons therefor.
It shall be the duty of the Council to identify the total needs of the community's elderly population; to educate the community and enlist support and participation of all citizens concerning these needs; design, promote or implement services to fill these needs or coordinate present existing services in the community and promote and support any other programs which are designed to assist elderly persons in the community. The Council on Aging shall cooperate with the Commonwealth Commission on Aging and shall be cognizant of all state and federal legislation concerning funding, information exchange and program planning which exists for better community programming for the elderly.
The Council on Aging shall file an annual report with the Mayor and the City Council, a copy of which is to be forwarded to the Commonwealth Commission on Aging.
[Adopted 4-2-1973 by Ord. No. 12391 (Ch. 39, Art. II, of the 1986 Code)]
[Amended 4-6-1998 by Ord. No. 98-7453A]
There shall be an Executive Director to the Mayor in charge of elderly affairs subject to confirmation of the City Council for a term of three years. Such Executive Director shall take office on the day following his appointment.
The primary responsibilities and sole duties of the Executive Director in charge of elderly affairs shall be to administer, coordinate and implement programs, services and activities relating to affairs of the Council on Aging and all senior citizens within the community.