Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Johnston 12-11-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-21; amended in its entirety 12-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-35. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Senior citizen tax exemption — See Ch. 307, Art. I.
A. 
The purpose of the Johnston Senior Citizens Center is to provide a concentrated network of services, resources and social and community contacts for individuals aged 55 and older and individuals with disabilities. The Senior Citizens Center shall provide such individuals with opportunities to participate in social and recreational activities, personal enrichment, and wellness programs.
B. 
Further, the Senior Citizens Center shall advocate for said individuals and provide information and referral services.
A. 
The Mayor shall appoint an Executive Director of the Johnston Senior Citizens Center with the advice and consent of the Town Council.
B. 
The Executive Director shall:
(1) 
Direct and supervise all of the Senior Citizens Center's administrative, technical, and recreational activities;
(2) 
Appoint the Assistant Director and all other necessary personnel with the advice and consent of the Mayor;
(3) 
Be responsible for the management of the Senior Citizens Center and any and all ancillary activities reasonably related to the operation of the Senior Citizens Center; and
(4) 
Advise the Mayor and the Town Council of the status of programs and activities ongoing at the Senior Citizens Center.
The Executive Director, Assistant Director, and other Senior Citizens Center personnel shall not be considered employees of the Town of Johnston for purposes of receiving compensation and benefits.
A. 
Creation. There is hereby created the Senior Citizens Center Advisory Board (the "Board"). The Board shall consist of seven individuals. The Board shall have two members from the Town at large who shall be appointed by the Mayor. The other five members of the Board shall reside in each of the five Council districts and shall be appointed by the Town Council.
B. 
Terms.
(1) 
The terms of the members of the Board shall be as follows:
(a) 
The member from District 1 shall serve a term of two years;
(b) 
The member from District 2 shall serve a term of three years;
(c) 
The member from District 3 shall serve a term of two years;
(d) 
The member from District 4 shall serve a term of three years;
(e) 
The member from District 5 shall serve a term of two years;
(f) 
The Mayor's first appointment shall serve a term of three years; and
(g) 
The Mayor's second appointment shall serve a term of two years.
(2) 
Any member may be reappointed to serve up to three consecutive terms.
(3) 
Each member may hold office until the expiration of the term to which the member has been appointed. In the event of any vacancy, the Town Council may fill the vacancy with an individual to serve the remainder of the unexpired term.
(4) 
The Town Council may remove any member of the Board for misconduct, incompetency, neglect of duty or for any other sufficient cause in a manner which is consistent with the laws of the State of Rhode Island.
C. 
Meetings.
(1) 
The Board shall have at least six regular meetings per year. Special meetings may be held as the bylaws, adopted by the Board, may provide. All meetings shall be subject to the so-called "Open Meetings Laws" of the State of Rhode Island.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See R.I.G.L. § 42-46-1 et seq.
(2) 
Bylaws adopted by the Board shall provide that a quorum shall consist of at least four members.
D. 
Duties.
(1) 
The Board shall annually elect from among its members a Chair, a Vice Chair and a Secretary for the term of one year.
(2) 
The Board shall assist the Executive Director in the operations of the Johnston Senior Citizens Center, shall study and recommend voluntary programs for senior citizens to protect themselves from going unnoticed in the event of a serious health problem, shall recommend programs for nutritional needs, shall recommend programs for social needs, and shall recommend such other programs as may, in the judgment of the Board, be necessary or helpful to senior citizens.
(3) 
The Board shall submit quarterly reports to the Mayor with regard to the building, operations, and events ongoing at the Senior Citizens Center.