[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Gardner 6-5-1961 by Ord. No. 237; amended in its entirety 11-18-2013 by Ord. No. 1563. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
A Council on Aging is hereby established.
The Council on Aging shall consist of seven members, five of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council. Upon establishment, the Mayor shall immediately appoint one person to serve for one year, two to serve for two years, and two to serve for three years and thereafter appoint their successors for terms of three years. Upon the expiration of the term of office of each member, a successor shall be appointed for a term of three years or until a successor is duly appointed and qualified. A vacancy occurring may be filled at any time for the unexpired term by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council. The Presidents of the Gardner Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons and the Gardner Golden Age Club shall serve as ex officio members with full voting privileges. Before entering upon the discharge of their duties, members shall be sworn to the faithful discharge thereof.
The Council on Aging shall have the duty and obligation of carrying out programs designed to meet the problems of the aging in coordination with the programs of the Massachusetts Council on Aging.
The names, addresses, telephone numbers, or other identifying information about elderly persons in the possession of the Council shall not be public records, but the use of these records shall comply with MGL c. 19A, §§ 14 to 24, inclusive, as a condition of receiving a government contract, program grant or other benefit, or as otherwise required by law.