Town of West Hartford, CT
Hartford County
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[Adopted 11-13-2007]
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Editor's Note: Former Article XXIV, Capital Improvement Project Oversight Committee, adopted 2-27-1996, was repealed 8-4-1998.
There is hereby established a permanent Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, effective October 23, 2007.
The Commission on Veterans’ Affairs shall consist of nine members who shall be appointed by the Town Council. Of the members first appointed, three shall serve until December 31, 2008; three shall serve until December 31, 2009; and three shall serve until December 31, 2010. Thereafter, each succeeding member shall be appointed for a term of three years.
The Commission on Veterans’ Affairs shall, at its first meeting following the effective date of its appointment and annually thereafter, elect a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from among its members and such other officers as the Commission may determine.
The Commission on Veterans’ Affairs shall meet at least quarterannually and at such other times as the Commission shall determine. The Commission may adopt its own rules of procedure consistent with the provisions of this article.
The Town Manager shall designate one or more representatives from his or her office or other appropriate department as liaison with the Commission for the purposes of coordination. The Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, through its Chairperson or, in the absence of its Chairperson, through its Vice Chairperson, may request from the designated liaison such information as it may require and such clerical or other assistance as may be reasonably available and necessary to carry out its duties and responsibilities under the provisions of this article. The members of the Commission shall serve without compensation.
The Commission on Veterans’ Affairs shall advise the Town Council and Town Manager on matters of concern to veterans and their families and on measures the Town Council and Town Manager can undertake to better serve the needs of veterans and their families. The Commission shall endeavor to increase awareness among veterans as to the benefits for which they may be eligible. The Commission shall keep records of its meetings and activities and shall, at least annually, report to the Town Council on its activities.