[Adopted 10-2-2017 STM by Art. 30, AG 1-18-2018, eff. 2-15-2018]
There is hereby established a Council on Aging consisting of 11 members who shall be residents of the Town. The members shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen, The initial terms of the members shall be as follows: four members shall have terms of one year; four members shall have terms of two years; and three members shall have terms of three years each. Their successors shall be appointed for terms of three years each. A vacancy occurring otherwise than by expiration of a term shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as an original appointment.
The Council on Aging Board of Directors shall be responsible to the Board of Selectmen, and its members shall serve without compensation. The Council on Aging Board of Directors, within the limits of available funds, may appoint such clerks and other employees as it may require.
The Council on Aging Board of Directors may appoint a person to hold the position of Executive Director of the Council on Aging. The Council on Aging Board of Directors may, from time to time and in writing, delegate to the Executive Director whatever of its powers and authority the Board of Directors deems necessary or expedient to carry out the programs of the Council on Aging. The Council on Aging Board of Directors may, from time to time and in writing, revoke any delegation of powers or authority hereunder.
It shall be the duty of the Council on Aging to coordinate or carry out programs designed to meet problems of the aging and to coordinate such programs with programs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
The names, addresses, telephone numbers, or other identifying information about elderly persons in the possession of the Council shall not be public records, but the use of these records shall comply with MGL c. 19A, §§ 14 to 24, inclusive, as a condition of receiving a government contract, program grant or other benefit, or as otherwise required by law.