Administration — See Ch. 2.
[Ord. No. 95-1, § 17, 1-1-1995]
Pursuant to Section 7-148 of the Connecticut General Statutes, there is hereby established the Windsor Youth Commission for the purpose of promoting positive youth development through education, programs, activities, counseling and other youth-oriented services.
[Ord. No. 95-1, § 2, 1-1-1995]
The Windsor Youth Commission shall consist of 11 members, nine members appointed by the Town Council, one police representative appointed by the Town Manager, and one youth member (under the age of 21) appointed by the recreation department. In addition, there shall be two alternate members appointed by the Town Council and one alternate youth member appointed by the recreation department. At least one-third of the total membership shall be citizens who receive less than 50% of his or her wages or livelihood by delivering services to youth and families, and who manifest an interest in youth services.
Directors of the Windsor Library, recreation department and youth and family services or their designees plus one member of the Windsor Board of Education, one member of the Windsor Town Council, the Superintendent of Schools or his designee and the Town Manager or his designee shall be ex-officio, nonvoting members whose presence shall only be counted in determining a quorum.
[Ord. No. 95-1, § 3, 1-1-1995]
A membership term on the Windsor Youth Commission shall be for three years. All alternates shall serve two years. Existing terms shall be preserved to maintain staggering of terms.
[Ord. No. 95-1, § 4, 1-1-1995]
The appointing authorities shall fill all vacancies in the membership of the Commission and remove any member for cause. Council appointees shall be removed in the manner provided in Section 6-3 of the Charter. Failure to attend three consecutive meetings of the Commission shall constitute a cause of removal.
[Ord. No. 95-1, § 5, 1-1-1995]
The Commission shall have the following powers and duties:
To assess the needs of Windsor youth;
To research and catalog the services currently available to Windsor youth;
To make recommendations for new programs or improvements to existing programs;
To act in an advisory and consultant capacity to the youth and family services bureau as well as to all of Windsor's various citizens, departments and organizations in matters concerning youth;
The Commission shall be familiar with DCF (department of children and families) regulations and report to the Town Council any requirements which need to be met by various Town agencies responsible for the implementation of those regulations;
At least annually to provide Council with a report of its activities and recommendations;
To draft, adopt and update a three- to five-year plan for direction and future goals; and
Such other duties as assigned by Council from time to time.
[Ord. No. 95-1, § 6, 1-1-1995]
The Commission shall elect from among its members a Chairman and such other officers as it deems appropriate.
[Ord. No. 95-1, § 7, 1-1-1995]
Regular meetings shall be held in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act at such time and date as determined by the Commission. Other meetings may be called as provided in said Act.