[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of East Hampton 9-9-2008. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be a Commission on Aging in the Town of East Hampton, consisting of seven regular members, which shall be called the "East Hampton Commission on Aging."
Members shall be appointed by the Town Council and shall be selected as follows:
All members so appointed shall be persons interested in and committed to the consideration and solutions of the needs and concerns of the elderly.
A Chairperson shall be elected by the members of the Commission from among the members.
The Town Manager, the Director of Health of the Town of East Hampton, and the Senior Services Coordinator and Municipal Agent for the Elderly (or their designees) shall be nonvoting, ex officio members.
[Amended 2-8-2011; 7-23-2013]
In January of each year, the Town Council shall appoint members to replace those whose terms are then expiring. All members shall be appointed to hold office for a period of three years, except for the initial appointments of which two regular members shall be for three years, two regular members for two years, one regular member for one year. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term, and the Commission may recommend a candidate to the Town Council to fill said vacancy. Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation.
The purpose of the Commission shall be to review and analyze the needs and conditions of the elderly as brought to its attention by the Senior Services Coordinator (or citizens at large), in relation to housing, nutrition, employment, economic welfare, health, long-term care, recreation, social services, transportation and other matters and concerns of the elderly. The Commission shall act as an advocate for the elderly and shall make recommendations to the Senior Services Coordinator, Town Council and/or other relevant agencies via the Town Council as appropriate. The Commission shall interact with and coordinate services as needed and as available through Town, regional, state or federal services. A key responsibility of this Commission is to research, identify and attempt to secure funding sources for the Town's elderly, including state grants as made available pursuant to § 17B-425 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
The Commission shall act as an advisory board to the Senior Service Department of the Town of East Hampton.
The Commission shall support the mission statement of the East Hampton Senior Center.
The Commission shall assist in interpreting and developing policies and guidelines for services and programs for the elderly.
The Commission may advise and make recommendations to the Senior Services Coordinator with regard to programs and services for the elderly. The Senior Services Coordinator may evaluate those recommendations and implement as appropriate.
The Commission shall prepare a proposed estimate of receipts and expenditures and may submit a proposed budget to the Town Manager as provided in the Code of the Town of East Hampton.