[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Stratford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Regional Planning Agency
Article II Greater Bridgeport Regional Council of Elected Officials
[Adopted as Sec. 2-5 of the 1963 Code; amended in its entirety 2-8-1971]
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 8-31a of the Connecticut General Statutes, 1958 Revision, as amended, the Town hereby adopts Sections 8-31a through 8-37b of the Connecticut General Statutes, 1958 Revision, as amended, and joins in the creation of the Regional Planning Agency for the Bridgeport Planning Board, as defined by the Director of the Office of State Planning under the provisions of Section 4-124b(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes, 1958 Revision, as amended.
The Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town is hereby authorized to appoint, at the end of the term of the present incumbent representative, one elector of the Town to serve as one of the Town's representatives to the Agency for a term of two years. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall thereafter appoint a successor representative at the end of each two-year term.
The Town Council is hereby authorized to appoint to the Agency two electors of the Town in the following manner: one representative to serve a one-year term from the date of appointment and one representative to serve a two-year term from the date of appointment. The Town Council shall thereafter appoint a successor representative at the end of each term for a term of two years. Appointees under this section shall continue to serve after expiration of their terms until their successors are appointed and take office. Appointees may be reappointed for successive terms.
Any representative who is absent from three consecutive regular meetings of the Regional Planning Agency and any intervening duly called special meetings thereof shall be considered to have resigned from such Regional Planning Agency, and the vacancy shall be filled by the body that appointed him until the term expires, except that the requirements of this section may be waived where illness or other extenuating circumstances make it impossible for a representative to meet the attendance requirements of this section.
[Adopted 2-14-2011 by Ord. No. 10-35]
The Town of Stratford recognizes that formation of a Regional Council of Elected Officials will improve the continued operation of the Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency (the "Agency") as the designated regional planning organization of the Greater Bridgeport Planning Region (the "Region") by providing a policy board to guide the Agency regarding the study of issues of mutual concern to two or more members. The Region is comprised of the municipalities of Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.
In accordance with the provisions of Sections 4-124c through 4-124h, inclusive, of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended, the Town of Stratford hereby agrees to form and join a regional organization know as the Greater Bridgeport Regional Council of Elected Officials as the designated policy board to guide the Agency.