Town of Brookfield, CT
Fairfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Brookfield 4-17-1984. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a Youth Commission for the Town of Brookfield, which shall be known as the "Brookfield Youth Commission."
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The said Brookfield Youth Commission shall consist of five members, three alternate members and five nonvoting youth representatives.
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Three members of said Commission shall be appointed to serve until the first Monday in February 1985, and the remaining two members of said Commission shall be appointed to serve until the first Monday in February 1986. Thereafter, appointments shall be for terms of two years, each commencing on the first Monday in February. Said appointments are to be made by the Board of Selectmen pursuant to the provisions of § C4-12 of the Town Charter.
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One alternate member of said Commission shall be appointed for a term expiring the first Monday in February 1985, and two alternate members shall be appointed for a term expiring the first Monday in February 1986. Thereafter, appointments shall be for a term of two years, each commencing on the first Monday in February. Said appointments are to be made by the Board of Selectmen pursuant to the provisions of § C4-12 of the Town Charter.
The five youth representatives on said Commission shall be residents of the Town of Brookfield, and each of them shall be not less than 12 nor more than 18 years of age. They shall advise the Commission of issues before it and participate in all deliberations, but shall not be entitled to vote on Commission matters. Initially, said youth representatives shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen for terms expiring on the first Monday of February 1985. Thereafter, appointments shall be made by the Board of Selectmen for terms of two years, commencing on the first Monday of February in odd-numbered years.
All vacancies occurring in the memberships of said Commission shall be filled by the Board of Selectmen pursuant to the provisions of § C4-12 of the Town Charter.
The Youth Commission shall have the following powers and duties:
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To study the needs of youthful persons within the Town, including those needs relating to employment, mental and physical health, youth activities and social issues and to develop a plan to meet the needs of the youth of the Town of Brookfield.
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To analyze services for the youth provided within the Town by both public and private agencies and to make recommendations to those agencies and to the Board of Selectmen regarding the development and implementation of services related to the needs of the youth.
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To provide coordination of community programs for the youth.
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To provide such services as are needed by the youth of the Town of Brookfield, subject to the appropriations of funds therefor by the Town.
The provisions of §§ C4-12, C7-3, C7-4 and C7-5 of the Town Charter, as well as any other Charter provisions applicable hereto, shall govern the conditions of membership for the Youth Commission, except that the provisions of §§ C7-3 and C7-5 of the Town Charter shall not be applicable to the youth representatives of said Commission.