City of West Haven, CT
New Haven County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of West Haven: Art. I, 1-28-1985 by Ord. No. 220; Art. II, 6-13-1988 by Ord. No. 263. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Planning and Zoning Commission — See Ch. 32.
[Adopted 1-28-1985 by Ord. No. 220]

§ 15-1 Establishment.

A transit district hereby known as the "Greater New Haven Transit District" is hereby established pursuant to the authority provided in Chapter 108a of the General Statutes, as amended,[1] for the formation of such districts.
Editor's Note: See Connecticut General Statutes, § 7-273b et seq.

§ 15-2 Procedure to join district.

Any town or city within the New Haven region may join the Greater New Haven District upon application to said transit district and approval of such application by a majority vote of the Board of Directors of said transit district.

§ 15-3 Boundaries of district; service to areas outside district.

The boundaries of the district shall be coterminous with the boundaries of the constituent municipalities comprising the district; provided, however, that the transit district may provide service to towns which do not belong to the transit district by contract approved by the Board of Directors of the transit district.

§ 15-4 Powers and duties.

Except as otherwise limited by this Article, the Greater New Haven Transit District shall have all the powers provided in Chapter 103a, as amended,[1] for transit districts established thereunder, including the power to assume the powers of the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Connecticut over any transit system operating within the district, to establish, operate and maintain a new transit system within the district or to acquire the property and franchises of any company or companies operating a transit system within the district.
Editor's Note: See Connecticut General Statutes, § 7-273b et seq.

§ 15-5 Board of Directors.

The affairs of the district shall be managed by a Board of Directors chosen from among the electors of the constituent municipalities. The membership of the Board of Directors shall be constituted as set forth in Chapter 103a, as amended,[1] or such other general or special act regarding representation on the Board of Directors of a transit district. The persons to serve as West Haven's representatives on the Board of Directors of the district shall be appointed by the Mayor and shall be approved by majority vote of the City Council.
Editor's Note: See Connecticut General Statutes, § 7-273b et seq.

§ 15-6 Withdrawal from district.

In the event that a municipality shall vote to withdraw from the district, the Board of Directors of the district, including the members chosen from the withdrawing city or town, shall determine the share of the district's expenses and obligations remaining due from the withdrawing city or town, including repayment of indebtedness on bonds or notes of the district, if any, theretofore authorized to be issued by the district. The withdrawing municipality shall pay or secure such amount to the district at the time of its withdrawal.
[Adopted 6-13-1988 by Ord. No. 263]

§ 15-7 Creation.

Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes, Section 4-124j, the City of West Haven does hereby join such other towns to create the South Central Regional Council of Governments.

§ 15-8 Adoption of state provisions.

The City of West Haven hereby adopts the provisions of Chapter 50, Sections 4-124c through 4-124q, inclusive, of the Connecticut General Statutes, relative to regional councils of government.

§ 15-9 Powers and duties.

The Regional Council of Governments shall be entitled to exercise all of the rights and authority and shall be subject to all of the responsibilities and duties provided for in the Connecticut General Statutes; said powers and duties shall consist of consideration of such matters of a public nature common to two or more members of the Council as it deems appropriate, including matters affecting the health, safety, welfare, education and economic conditions of the area comprised by its members.

§ 15-10 Purpose.

The Council shall promote cooperative arrangements and coordinate action among its members and make recommendations therefor to the members and such other public and private agencies as exist or perform functions within the region.

§ 15-11 Mayor to represent city.

The Mayor is hereby authorized to represent the city in the deliberations of the Council. Pursuant to Section 4-124k of the Connecticut General Statutes, an elected official appointed by the Mayor shall be entitled to represent the city on the Council in the Mayor's absence.

§ 15-12 Participation in Regional Planning Commission.

As authorized under Connecticut General Statutes, Section 4-124o, the City of West Haven hereby agrees to participate in the Regional Planning Commission of the Regional Council of Governments. The representative to the Regional Planning Commission and the alternate representative, both as provided for in Section 4-124o, from the City of West Haven shall be designated by the Mayor, and such representatives' terms shall coincide with the elected term of office of the Mayor. Both the representative and the alternate shall be regular members of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of West Haven and shall have all duties and powers as conferred in said section.