[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Mansfield 1-23-1989, effective 2-18-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Conservation Commission — See Ch. 11.
Economic Development Commission — See Ch. 17.
Code of Ethics — See Ch. 25.
Historic Districts — See Ch. 31.
Inland Wetlands Agency — See Ch. 40.
Planning and Zoning Commission — See Ch. 67.
Zoning Board of Appeals — See Ch. 94.
Building construction — See Ch. 107.
Committees, boards and authorities — See Ch. A192.
Housing Authority — See Ch. A193.
There is hereby created the Mansfield Housing Partnership, appointed by the chief elected official of the municipality. The partnership shall consist of the following members:
The chief elected official of the Town of Mansfield.
Representatives of the Planning and Zoning Commission, Inland Wetlands Agency, Housing Authority and any local community development agency, not to exceed two (2) in number.
Representatives of the local business community, such as local bankers, realtors and developers, not to exceed two (2) in number.
Representatives of public interest groups, such as housing advocates, members of the clergy, members of local civic groups and representatives of local nonprofit corporations, not to exceed seven (7) in number.
Local urban planning, land use and housing professionals, not to exceed one (1) in number.
The responsibilities of the Town of Mansfield, in order to receive initial designation under the Connecticut Housing Partnership Program, shall include the following:
Submit evidence to the Commissioner of Housing that sufficient local resources have been committed to the Mansfield Housing Partnership.
The duties of the Mansfield Housing Partnership, in order to receive development designation under the Connecticut Housing Partnership Program, shall include the following:
To examine and identify housing needs and opportunities in the community;
To explore the availability of any state, municipal or other land that is suitable for the development of affordable housing;
To review applicable zoning regulations to determine whether such regulations restrict the development of affordable housing in the community;
To identify any necessary changes to such regulations;
To establish priorities and develop a long-range plan to meet identified housing needs in the community consistent with regional housing needs;
To establish procedures for the development of a written proposal to achieve such priorities in accordance with said plan; and
To start an activity, development or project designed to create additional affordable housing in the Town of Mansfield.
This chapter shall not be construed so as to conflict with any state or federal statute, rule or regulation.
No person shall have the right to expend any public funds of the municipality in carrying out any partnership activities authorized by this chapter without prior approval by the legislative body, nor shall any person have any right to bind the municipality by contract, agreement or otherwise without prior and specific approval of the legislative body.