[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Colchester 10-2-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Selectmen of the municipality of Colchester hereby declare that a Local Housing Partnership be formed, in accordance with C.G.S. § 8-336f, in order to develop ways to increase the supply and availability of affordable housing in Colchester.
There is hereby created the Colchester Housing Partnership, appointed by the chief elected official of the municipality. The partnership shall consist of the following members:
The chief elected official of Colchester.
Representatives of the Planning Commission, Zoning Commission, Inland Wetlands Commission, Housing Authority and any local community development agency, not to exceed five in number.
Representatives of the local business community, such as local bankers, realtor's and developers, not to exceed three in number.
Representatives of public interest groups, such as housing advocates, members of the clergy, members of local civic groups and representatives of local nonprofit corporations, not to exceed three in number.
Local urban planning, land use and housing professionals, not to exceed three in number.
Responsibilities of the Municipality of Colchester, in order to receive initial designation under the Connecticut Housing Partnership Program shall include the following:
Duties of the Colchester Housing Partnership, in order to receive development designation under the Connecticut Housing Partnership Program, shall include the following:
To examine and identify housing needs and opportunities in the community.
To explore the availability of any state, municipal or other land that is suitable for the development of affordable housing.
To review applicable zoning regulations to determine whether such regulations restrict the development of affordable housing in the community.
To identify any necessary changes to such regulations.
To establish priorities and develop a long-range plan to meet identified housing needs in the community consistent with regional housing needs.
To establish procedures for the development of a written proposal to achieve such priorities in accordance with said plan.
To start an activity, development or project designed to create additional affordable housing in Colchester.
At all times when any orders, rules and regulations made and promulgated pursuant to this chapter shall be in effect, they shall supersede all existing resolutions, orders, rules and regulations insofar as the latter may be inconsistent therewith.
This chapter shall not be construed so as to conflict with any state or federal statute, rule or regulation.
No person shall have the right to expend any public funds of the municipality in carrying out any Partnership activities authorized by this chapter without prior approval by the legislative body nor shall any person have any right to bind the municipality by contract, agreement or otherwise without prior and specific approval of the legislative body.