Town of Middleborough, MA
Plymouth County
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[Adopted 10-2-2017 STM by Art. 30, AG 1-18-2018, eff. 2-15-2018]
The Town of Middleborough hereby establishes a Community Preservation Committee consisting of nine voting members pursuant to MGL c. 44B, § 5. The composition of the Committee, the appointing authority and the term of office for the Committee members shall be as follows: one member of the Conservation Commission as designated by the Commission for a term of three years; one member of the Historical Commission as designated by the Commission for a term of three years; one member of the Housing Authority as designated by the Authority for a term of three years; one member of the Planning Board as designated by the Board for an initial term of two years and thereafter for a term of three years; one member of the Park Commission as designated by the Commission for an initial term of one year and thereafter for a term of three years; two at-large members to be appointed for a term of two years and thereafter for a term of three years; two at-large members to be appointed for a term of one year and thereafter for terms of three years. The initial four at-large members shall be appointed by majority vote during a joint meeting of the statutory members of the Community Preservation Committee and the Board of Selectmen. Further, prior to this joint meeting, the Board and the Committee shall each receive the applications of interested persons and may interview the applicants. Thereafter, the appointment of at-large members shall be by majority vote during a joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen and all members of the Community Preservation Committee. Notwithstanding the terms of office set forth above, in the event that a person no longer serves in the position or on the commission, board or authority designated above, such person shall be deemed to have vacated his or her position on the Community Preservation Committee. Should any of the commissions or boards which have appointing authority under this section be no longer in existence for whatever reason, the appointing authority for that commission, board or authority shall become the responsibility of the Board of Selectmen.
The Community Preservation Committee carries out responsibilities outlined in MGL c. 44B and other applicable state law.
The Community Preservation Committee shall not meet or conduct business without the presence of a quorum. A majority of the members of the Community Preservation Committee shall constitute a quorum. The Community Preservation Committee shall approve its actions by majority vote. Recommendations to the Town Meeting shall include their anticipated costs.
This bylaw may be amended from time to time by a majority vote of the Town Meeting, provided that the amendments would not be in conflict with Chapter 44B of the Massachusetts General Laws.
In case any section, paragraph or part of this bylaw is for any reason declared invalid or unconstitutional by any court of last resort, every other section, paragraph or part shall continue in full force and effect.
Following Town Meeting approval, this bylaw shall take effect under and pursuant to the procedures and requirements of MGL c. 40, § 32. Each designating and appointing authority shall have 30 days after the bylaw takes effect to make its initial appointments.