Town of Brookfield, CT
Fairfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Brookfield 5-1-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Brookfield Housing Partnership is hereby established and enacted pursuant to the authority contained in and for the purposes set forth in Public Act 88-305 of the State of Connecticut.
The Brookfield Housing Partnership Task Force shall consist of the First Selectmen and 10 additional members appointed by the First Selectman with the advice and consent of the Board of Selectmen. Said 10 additional members shall be chosen as follows:
A. 
One member from among the members and alternates comprising the Brookfield Planning Commission.
B. 
One member from among the members and alternates comprising the Brookfield Zoning Commission.
C. 
One member from among the members and alternates comprising the Brookfield Inland Wetlands Commission.
D. 
One member from among the members and alternates comprising the Brookfield Housing Authority.
E. 
Two members representing the local business community, who shall be electors of the Town of Brookfield.
F. 
One member who represents public interest groups and one member who represents local planning, land use and housing professionals. Both of said members shall be electors of the Town of Brookfield.
G. 
Two members of the public, who shall be electors of the Town of Brookfield.
A. 
The First Selectman shall serve as a member of the Housing Partnership during his term of office as First Selectman.
B. 
All other members shall be appointed for terms of office as follows: Initially, five members shall be appointed for terms expiring on the first Monday in February 1990, and five members shall be appointed for terms expiring on the first Monday in February 1992. Thereafter, appointments shall be for terms of four years.
C. 
The term of office of any member who represents a Land Use Commission or the Housing Authority shall expire immediately if said member ceases to be a member of said Commission or Authority.
A. 
The Brookfield Housing Partnership shall possess and exercise the following powers and duties:
(1) 
To apply to the Housing Commissioner of the State of Connecticut for an initial designation under the Connecticut Housing Partnership Program and to provide said Commissioner with such evidence and information as is necessary to achieve said designation.
(2) 
To examine and identify housing needs and opportunities in the Town of Brookfield.
(3) 
To investigate the availability of any state, municipal or other land within this Town which is suitable for the development of affordable housing.
(4) 
To review the Brookfield Zoning Regulations[1] and determine whether those regulations restrict the development of affordable housing in the Town and to identify and recommend to the Zoning Commission any changes which should be made to said regulations to minimize or eliminate such restrictions.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 242, Zoning.
(5) 
To establish a long-range plan to meet identified housing needs in the Town and to establish priorities for the implementation of the plan. Said plan shall be consistent with regional housing needs.
(6) 
To establish procedures for the development of a written proposal or proposals to achieve such priorities in accordance with the long-range plan.
(7) 
To engage in any activity, development or project which is designed to create additional affordable housing in the Town.
B. 
Any such activity, development or project must be approved by the Board of Selectmen before it is undertaken by the Brookfield Housing Partnership.
A. 
Any employees of the Brookfield Housing Partnership shall be hired and dismissed in accordance with the provisions of § C5-3 of the Charter of the Town of Brookfield.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Charter is included at the front of this volume.
B. 
All contracts with consultants, state agencies or others must be approved and authorized by the Board of Selectmen prior to being executed or implemented by the Housing Partnership.
All appropriations and expenditures of the Brookfield Housing Partnership shall be subject to and shall be made in strict compliance with the applicable provision of the Charter of the Town of Brookfield.