Questions about eCode360? Municipal users Join us Monday through Wednesday between 12pm and 1pm EDT to get answers and other tips!
Town of Suffield, CT
Hartford County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Suffield 2-23-1982 (Ch. 14, Art. III, of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 4-24-1986]
A. 
There is created in and for the Town a Commission to be known as the "Permanent Building Commission" which is authorized to be generally responsible for the planning, construction and renovation of public buildings under the direction of the Board of Selectmen.
B. 
The Permanent Building Commission shall consist of six members and two alternates, all of whom shall be electors of the Town.
C. 
Following the approval of this chapter by duly qualified electors of the Town, the Board of Selectmen shall appoint three members to the Permanent Building Commission who shall serve two-year terms and three members to the Permanent Building Commission who shall serve four-year terms, and biennially thereafter the Board of Selectmen shall appoint three members to the Permanent Building Commission who shall serve four-year terms and until their successors are appointed.
D. 
At the first meeting the Commission shall elect one of its members to be chairperson and one of its members to be secretary who shall keep a record of the Commission's meetings. Meetings shall be held upon the call of the chairperson or a majority of the members of the Commission.
E. 
A majority of the members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum.
F. 
The Commission may appoint subcommittees composed of its own members to assist in the formulation of its program and may establish its own regulations for the conduct of its business. The Permanent Building Commission shall conduct its business in accordance with the provisions of § 1-212 et seq. of the General Statutes.
[Amended 12-19-2019]
[Amended 4-24-1986; 6-26-1986]
A. 
The Permanent Building Commission shall make a study of the public building needs of the Town and shall formulate a program which shall be submitted to the Board of Selectmen for the alteration, renovation or expansion of existing public buildings, structures and appurtenant facilities within the Town and for the construction of new public buildings, structures and appurtenant facilities. Upon request of the Board of Selectmen, the Permanent Building Commission shall investigate, survey and determine the availability of sites and building locations and make appropriate recommendations regarding the sites. Subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen, the Permanent Building Commission shall supervise and direct the sale, demolition or any other disposition of buildings or structures located upon sites determined by the Town to be used for the construction of new buildings, structures and appurtenant facilities deemed to be in furtherance of the public building program formulated by the Permanent Building Commission.
B. 
Subject to approval of the project by the Board of Selectmen and the limits of the appropriations allocated to the Permanent Building Commission by the Board of Finance, the Permanent Building Commission shall prepare construction plans as needed for each project; employ architects, engineers and such other professional services as may be required; procure competitive bids as needed for each project and recommend awards in accordance with the Commission's best judgments; arrange for adequate supervision of each project; and generally supervise and direct any alterations, renovations, expansion or construction authorized by the Board of Selectmen.
C. 
The Permanent Building Commission shall coordinate the functions and approvals of the various Town boards, agencies or departments which may be or may become concerned with the alteration, expansion, sale, demolition or construction of public buildings, structures and appurtenant facilities within the Town. The Permanent Building Commission shall cooperate with state and federal agencies and may, with the approval of the Town and the Board of Selectmen, make application for and enter agreements for any building or construction benefits which may become available from any state or federal agencies.
The Permanent Building Commission shall annually on or before the first day of July, and at such other times the Town shall prescribe, submit a written report to the Board of Selectmen of the progress of the public building program, an accounting of the expenditures made in furtherance of the building program and define plans concerning future building needs and such report to be included in the annual Town report.