Adams County, WI
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Adams County 4-17-1979 by Ord. No. 2-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created a Committee of Aging which shall be the County Aging Unit.
It is the purpose of this chapter to enable the creation of a County Aging Unit which shall be responsible to:
Represent the views, interests, and concerns of older people in all County matters affecting them; and
Assure that older people have the opportunity to participate in, contribute to, and have access to all facets of community life to the limits of their capacity.
As used in this chapter, except where otherwise expressly provided, "older people" means people who are 60 years of age or older.
The members of the County Aging Unit shall consist of the members of the Social Service Board and shall be advised by the Citizens Advisory Committee. A method for the removal of members who fail to attend a significant number of meetings shall be established by the County Board.
County Board member. The membership of the County Aging Unit shall include one member of the Adams County Board.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
Tenure. The members, including the Citizens Advisory Committee, shall serve for a term of two years coterminous with County Board organizational policy.
Citizens Advisory Committee. The members of the County Aging Unit shall be advised by a unit which includes the following composition: five persons appointed by the Chair of the County Board with County Board approval.
At least 51% of the members shall be aged 60 and over.
At least 51% of the members shall be people who are not elected officials.
The varying income ranges and minority composition of the older adult population in the County shall be represented.
The County Aging Unit shall have the following powers and duties:
Receive, disburse, and administer funds for services and programs for older persons.
Develop and implement an annual, comprehensive, coordinated County aging plan for programs for older people.
Give policy direction to staff for the County unit to carry out activities consistent with the purpose of this chapter.
Review and approve all proposals relating to matters affecting older people that are considered by the County Board.
Provide information to individuals, groups, and the community about the needs, interests, circumstances, and services available to older people.
Assist County service agencies in organizing, developing, modifying, and expanding available services and programs for older people.
Identify and encourage the development of opportunities which enable older people to fully contribute to the welfare of the community.
Submit an annual report of its activities to the County Board and such other reports as the County Board may deem appropriate.
Elect a Chair and other officers from among its members.
Adopt bylaws and procedures to facilitate operation of the unit, provided they are not inconsistent with the rules and regulations of the County and the Area Agency on Aging.
Perform such other functions as are deemed necessary by the County Board to fulfill the purpose of the County Aging Unit.
The County Board of Supervisors shall provide for the needs of the County Aging Unit, including adequate staff support and office space.