[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Braintree 5-18-2010 by Ord. No. 09-053. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be a Commission on Disabilities, consisting of at least five and no more than nine members, all of whom are appointed by the Mayor. A majority of the persons appointed shall consist of persons with disabilities, one member shall be a member of the immediate family of a person with a disability, and one member shall be either an elected or appointed official of the Town.
The members of the Commission on Disabilities shall serve an indefinite term.
The Commission shall support actions to cause the full integration and participation of people with disabilities in the Town.
The Commission shall research local problems of people with disabilities; advise and assist municipal officials and employees in ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations that affect people with disabilities; coordinate or carry out programs designed to meet the problems of people with disabilities in coordination with programs of the Massachusetts Office on Disability; review and make recommendations about policies, procedures, services, activities and facilities of departments, boards and agencies of said Town as they affect people with disabilities; provide information, referrals, guidance and technical assistance to individuals, public agencies, businesses and organizations in all matters pertaining to disability; and coordinate activities of other local groups organized for similar purposes.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.10, Adoption of Code).
The Commission may review and offer recommendations about policies, procedures, services, activities and facilities of departments and boards of the Town as they affect people with disabilities.
The Commission shall provide information, referrals, guidance and technical assistance to individuals, public agencies, businesses and organizations in all matters pertaining to disability, and coordinate the activities of other local groups organized for similar purposes.
The Commission may draft rules and regulations concerning disability issues and needs, which shall be submitted to the Mayor for consideration.
The Commission may receive gifts of property, both real and personal, in the name of the Town, subject to the approval of the Mayor and Town Council, such gifts to be managed and controlled by said Commission for the purposes of this section.