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Town of Mansfield, CT
Tolland County
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[Adopted 10-7-1968, effective 2-1-1969; amended in its entirety 5-9-1994, effective 6-4-1994]
This Article is enacted pursuant to § 7-147(a) through (k), inclusive, of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended.
This Article shall be known and may be cited as the "Historic District Commission Ordinance."
An Historic District Commission is hereby established which shall consist of five (5) members and three (3) alternate members, all of whom shall be electors of the Town of Mansfield and none of whom shall hold a salaried public municipal office in said town. Said members and alternates are to be appointed within fifteen (15) days of the effective date of this Article by the Board of Selectmen[1] for the following terms of office: one (1) member for a term expiring on January 1, 1970, one (1) member for a term expiring on January 1, 1971, one (1) member for a term expiring on January 1, 1972, one (1) member for a term expiring on January 1, 1973, and one (1) member for a term expiring on January 1, 1974; one (1) alternate member for a term expiring on January 1, 1970, one (1) alternate member for a term expiring on January 1, 1971, and one (1) alternate member for a term expiring on January 1, 1972. All subsequent appointments shall be made by the Board of Selectmen[2] for terms of five (5) years each, except that an appointment to fill an unexpired term shall be for the duration of said unexpired term only. At all times, at least one (1) member and one (1) alternate member of the Commission shall be residents within any Historic District under the jurisdiction of the Commission.
[1]
Editor's Note: Now "Town Council."
[2]
Editor's Note: Now "Town Council."
Within thirty (30) days after the appointment of the members of the first Commission, said members shall meet, organize and elect a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and a Clerk from its members, and within a period not exceeding thirty (30) days after the first of January, 1970, and annually thereafter, the members of the Commission shall elect a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Clerk from its members.
When a member of the Commission is unable to act at a particular time because of absence, sickness or self-interest or other good reason, he or she shall notify the Chairperson of the Commission, and the Chairperson shall designate an alternate member to serve in the place of such member. Alternates shall not vote on any matter, including the election of officers, unless designated by the Chairperson to serve in the place of a regular member. All members and alternates shall serve without compensation.
The Commission shall have such powers, shall perform such functions and shall be subject to such limitations as shall from time to time be prescribed by the applicable General Statutes of Connecticut.