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Ordinance Reconstituting Commission For The Elderly


The following ordinance was adopted at a Special Town Meeting duly warned and held on March 7, 1990.   Said ordinance shall become effective fifteen (15) days from the publication thereof.


Section 1.      ESTABLISHMENT

There shall be a Commission for the Elderly in the Town of East Windsor consisting of five (5) members, who shall be electors of the Town, to be appointed by the Board of Selectmen.


The existing members of the former Commission for the Elderly shall automatically serve as members of the Commission for the Elderly, with their terms to expire on April 11, 1990, at which time, the Board of Selectmen shall appoint three (3) members, whose terms shall expire December 31, 1991, and two (2) members whose terms shall expire December 31, 1990 with all subsequent appointments being for two-year terms until their successors are chosen.   In the event of the death, resignation or removal of any member of the Commission, the Board of Selectmen shall appoint a successor to fill the unexpired portion of the vacated term.

Section 3.      Compensation:

The members of the Commission for the Elderly shall serve
without compensation, but may be reimbursed by the Town for necessary expenses of the Commission.

Section 4.      Purpose:

The purpose for the Commission for the Elderly shall be as follows:

a.      To foster understanding, respect and involvement of the elderly in the life of the community.

b.      To evaluate, coordinate and assist in implementing programs and services for the elderly of East Windsor.

c.      To study and analyze the conditions and needs of the elderly in such areas of concerns as housing, health, employment, transportation, recreation, home-care services, and other matters respecting their quality of life.

d.      To evaluate the services and programs provided and
available to the elderly through the public and private
sector, and to make recommendations to the Board of Selectmen regarding the development and integration of such services and programs to meet their needs.

e.      To initiate, organize and carry out programs and services for the elderly as the Commission may deem necessary and appropriate subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen and the necessary approvals for appropriation of any necessary funding.

f.      To receive gifts in the name of the Town for the use and benefit of the elderly, and to administer such gifts for the purposes for which the gifts were donated.

Ord. 90-5

Claire S. Badstubner, cmc
Town Clerk of East Windsor

Journal Inquirer
March 16, 1990