[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of West Haven 11-25-1968 by Ord. No. 92. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created within and for the City of West Haven a Pollution Control Commission to be appointed by the Mayor, consisting of five members, all of whom shall be residents of West Haven and one of whom shall be a doctor of medicine licensed to practice in the State of Connecticut, one a professional engineer registered in the State of Connecticut, one shall be a representative of the industrial community, and two shall represent the public at large. The Mayor shall be an ex officio member of the Commission having no power to vote except in instances where the members of the Commission present at any meeting shall be equally divided in their vote on any matter before it, in which case the Mayor shall cast the deciding vote to break the tie.
Within one month of the enactment of this chapter, the Mayor shall appoint the members of said Commission, one to serve a term ending December 31, 1968, two serving terms ending December 31, 1969, and two serving terms ending December 31, 1970.
In December of each year, beginning in 1968, the Mayor shall appoint one or two members of said Commission, as the case may be, for terms of three years. Any vacancy that occurs shall be filled by the Mayor for the unexpired portion of the term.
The Commission shall annually elect a Chairman from among its members, and the Director of Pollution Control shall attend all meetings and shall serve as secretary. The Commission shall hold meetings at least once a month and at such other times as the Chairman may deem necessary.
This Commission shall serve without compensation, except that any necessary expenses incurred by the Commissioners in the performance of their duties shall be paid by the city.
The Commission shall, upon the recommendation of the Director of Pollution Control and after public hearing duly warned and held, have the power to adopt, amend and rescind such rules and regulations, including a schedule of fees for the various permits, certificates and services issued or rendered by the Department, as it may deem necessary to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of the Pollution Control Ordinances.
The Commission shall advise and assist the Director of Pollution Control.
The Mayor shall appoint a Director of Pollution Control, who may be compensated in the amount set by a majority vote of the City Council.
The qualifications for Director shall be:
The Director shall be a high school graduate.
The Director, while in office, shall continue his education in both water pollution control and air pollution control.
The Director shall participate in all courses concerning pollution control that are conducted by the state agency having this authority.
The Director must meet and maintain any standards required for his position by the state agency having this authority.
The Director of Pollution control shall be responsible for the administration and enforcement of all ordinances, rules and regulations as may be adopted pertaining to the pollution of water and air, and his duties shall include the following:
Investigation of all complaints concerning pollution of water and air.
Development, implementation and supervision of a comprehensive program for the testing of all bodies of water within or adjacent to the City of West Haven.
Development, implementation and supervision of a program to evaluate all septic tank systems presently in use in West Haven and the development of a comprehensive program of periodic inspection of these systems.
Compilation of an inventory of water use and wastewater disposal by West Haven industry.
Compilation of an inventory of air pollution sources.
The publication and the dissemination of information on methods of pollution control and the enlistment of the cooperation of civic, technical, scientific, educational and other interested organizations.
The recommendation of rules and regulations, and of amendments, additions and modifications thereof, to the Commission for adoption by it.