[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Gardner 5-5-1986 by Ord. No. 884. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be established, pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 8E, a Youth Commission for the City of Gardner consisting of no more than seven members, one of whom shall be a currently elected City Councillor, who shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council.
[Amended 5-16-1994 by Ord. No. 1161; 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 1446; 9-2-2008 by Ord. No. 1477]
The Mayor shall immediately appoint two persons to serve until the expiration of one year, two persons to serve until the expiration of two years and three persons to serve until the expiration of three years, and the successors shall be appointed for a term of three years each. Any member of a Commission so appointed may, after a public hearing, if requested, be removed for cause by the Mayor. A vacancy occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as an original appointment. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prevent the reappointment of any member upon the expiration of his term of office.
Before entering upon the discharge of their duties, the members shall be sworn to the faithful discharge thereof.
The Commission shall meet once annually to organize and elect a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer and Clerk. The Commission shall hold monthly meetings each month of the year. It shall keep accurate records of its meetings and actions and shall file an annual report.
The Commission shall have the following powers and duties:
Its purpose shall be to develop and carry out programs which may be designed or established to meet the opportunities, challenges and problems of youth of the City and in conjunction with any similar or related programs of any agency of the commonwealth or any agency of the federal government.
The Commission may appoint such clerks or other employees as it may from time to time require, subject always to appropriation of funds therefor.