Town of Bethlehem, CT
Litchfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Bethlehem 5-15-2014.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 19, Elected Officials, Council of, adopted 11-24-1970.
The Town hereby joins with such municipalities of the Naugatuck Valley Planning Region, as designated by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management of the State of Connecticut, to create a regional council of governments to be known as the "Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments" by adopting the provisions of C.G.S. §§ 4-124i through 4-124p.
On and after January 1, 2015, the Town shall be a member of the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments.
The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments shall have such powers, purposes, rights, duties and responsibilities as shall be set forth in the Connecticut General Statutes.
The First Selectman shall be the representative of the Town to the Council of Governments. In the absence of the First Selectman; the legislative body of the Town shall appoint an elected official to serve as a member. The First Selectman may send an alternate in his or her stead; however, such alternate shall be entitled to such rights as may be established by the Council of Governments. The Town shall be entitled to one vote in the affairs of the Council of Governments.
The Town shall remain a member of Council of Governments for the Central Naugatuck Valley as it continues to operate and wind down as a Council of Elected Officials until December 31, 2014. The Town shall also participate with the current members of the Council of Elected Officials in an unincorporated association of such municipalities in order to wind down the affairs and assets of the Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley that are either not assigned to or integrated within the operations of Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments.
On or after January 1, 2015, the following ordinance provisions regarding the Council of Elected Officials shall be repealed: Membership in the Central Naugatuck Valley Council of Elected Officials, adopted November 24, 1970.