[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Bethlehem as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Planning Commission
[Adopted 10-12-1954; amended in its entirety 12-20-1999]
A Planning Commission is hereby established in accordance with Chapter 126 of the Connecticut General Statutes, such Commission to have all the powers and duties set forth in said statutes.
The Planning Commission shall consist of five members who shall be electors of the Town of Bethlehem holding no salaried Town office. They shall serve for terms of five years, on a rotating basis, elected at each biennial municipal election. The First Selectman shall be an ex officio member of the Commission with the same rights as regular members, except that the First Selectman will have no voting privileges.
Three alternate members of the Planning Commission, who shall be electors of the Town of Bethlehem holding no salaried Town office, shall be elected and serve for terms of three years, on a rotating basis, elected at each biennial municipal election. If a regular member of the Planning Commission is absent or is disqualified, the Chair of the Commission shall designate an alternate to so act, choosing alternates in rotation so that they shall act as nearly equal a number of times as possible. If any alternate is not available in accordance with such rotation, such fact shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
Vacancies shall be filled by the Commission for the unexpired portion of the term.
The Commission shall elect annually a Chairman and a Secretary from its members, shall from time to time adopt rules for the transaction of its business and shall keep a public record of its activities on file with the Town Clerk.