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Economic Development Commission
The Economic Development Commission was created by an ordinance adopted by the Enfield Town Council at a Regular Meeting held on November 6, 1996, pursuant to Chapter III, Section 6 of the Enfield Town Charter and CT General Statute Section 7-136. The purpose of the Economic Development Commission shall be for the promotion and development of the economic resources of the Town of Enfield. The commission is comprised of nine (9) members who shall reside or conduct business in Enfield. The members are appointed by the Town Manager. In addition, the Town Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission shall each appoint one (1) liaison to serve as an ex-officio member. Term of office is five (5) years. Meetings are held at least on a quarterly basis.
Enfield Beautification Committee
The Beautification Committee was originally established by Resolution #3577, adopted at a Regular Meeting of the Town Council on November 13, 1978. The purpose of the committee was to protect or improve the physical appearance of the community. The original members of the committee were appointed by the Town Council to indefinite terms of office and the resolution further stated that future members would be appointed on a self-appointing basis from the membership. With the creation of the Keep America Beautiful Committee (Keep Enfield Beautiful Committee) in 1990, several members of the Beautification Committee were absorbed into this committee. Eventually, the Beautification was dissolved and the Keep Enfield Beautiful Committee (KEB) took on the responsibility of the beautification of Enfield. KEB's main focus was the Adopt-A-Spot program. This committee became dormant during 1997 and requested that the Town Council find another group to take on the Adopt-A-Spot Program. By the adoption of Resolution #3341, on January 20, 1998, the Enfield Beautification Committee was re-established and the Keep Enfield Beautiful Committee was dissolved. The newly established Beautification Committee will consist of five (5) resident electors of the Town, appointed by the Town Council, who have the interest and expertise to serve on this committee. They will serve as advisors to the Town Council and any other Board, Agency, or Commission desiring their assistance in planning for the orderly growth and beautification of the community. In addition, the committee shall also be comprised of a liaison from each of the following: one (1) from the Town Manager's Office; one (1) from the Public Works Department; one (1) from the Town Council. Term of office would be for three (3) years. By the adoption of Resolution No. 4896 on November 13, 2000, the number of resident electors of the Town was changed to nine (9). Also changed, the committee now has two (2) Town Council Liaisons and one (1) Town Liaison.
The committee meets the second Tuesday of each month, except January, July and August at 7:00 pm.
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Enfield High School Building Committee
The Enfield High School Building Committee works with the Town and School Staff, architects and selected contractors to prepare the design plans for the expansion and renovation of Enfield High School.
The Building Committee also works with the selected contractors to complete the project, be expected to attend weekly/monthly meetings throughout the project time frame, and make important decisions related to the overall progress of the project.
The Building Committee will consist of eleven (11) regular members and two (2) alternates to serve at the pleasure of the Town Council. The Building Committee shall designate its Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary. The Building Committee shall act as a "school building committee" for the project pursuant to CT Gen. Statute 10-291 and the applicable regulations of the State Department of Education. There shall be four (4) non-voting liaisons to the Building Committee as follows: two (2) members of the Town Council and two (2) members of the Board of Education.
Enfield Housing Partnership
This committee was created to develop ways to increase the supply and availability of affordable housing in the Town of Enfield. This committee is comprised of the Mayor, representatives of the Planning & Zoning Commission, Conservation Commission, Human Relations Commission, Housing Authority, Loan Review Committee, Development/Redevelopment Agency, Fair Rent Commission, Board of Education and representatives of the local business community, public interest groups, as well as Town staff. Appointments are made by the Mayor. Term of office is indefinite.
This committee is currently inactive.
Enfield Revitalization Strategy Committee
This committee was established by the Town Council as the Thompsonville Revitalization Strategy Committee to develop a strategy to create a sense of identity of place for Thompsonville. The ERSC works closely with Town staff to develop action plans and strategies to recommend to the Town Council for the implementation of various goals and objectives. There are 21 persons appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council. The committee is also staffed by the Community Development Office, two town council liaisons---one from each party, one planning and zoning commission member, one economic development commission member and one beautification committee member. The committee meets the fourth Thursday of the month.
The Ethics Commission was established in accordance with the provisions of Section 7-148h of the CT General Statutes. The commission is empowered to investigate allegations of unethical conduct, corrupting influence, illegal activities or other behavior that would reflect adversely against the Town of Enfield, levied against any municipal official, officer or employee. The term of office of each commissioner is two (2) years. The Ethics Commission meets on the fourth Monday of alternating months.
Fair Rent Commission
The Fair Rent Commission was established in May of 1970 (Article VII, Town Code). The Fair Rent Commission shall have all the authority, powers, responsibilities and duties vested in such commissions under the provision #274 of the State of Connecticut Public Acts of 1969, as it may from time to time be amended. The commission is comprised of seven (7) members. It receives and hears complaints and conducts studies in order to control and eliminate excessive rental charges. The commission designates investigators to research complaints. The commission consists of two (2) tenants, two (2) landlords and three (3) individuals who are neither landlord nor tenants (i.e., homeowners). The appointments to this commission are made by the Town Manager for a term of two (2) years. Three (3) persons shall be appointed by the Town Manager as Complaint Investigators. The commission meets as needed.
Hazardville Water Advisory Committee
The Hazardville Water Advisory Council was established by Resolution #230 adopted by the Town Council at a regular meeting held on October 21, 1991. This resolution was drafted in accordance with Senate Bill 809 (also covered by Section 16-262a of the CT General Statutes), which allows the formation of the Water Advisory Council in conjunction with other municipalities which receive water service from the same company. Resolution #230 specified that the makeup of the committee would consist of three (3) voting members from Enfield and one (1) voting member from Somers. Each community would have one (1) non-voting alternate member. Members to be appointed by the represented town's chief elected body. Additionally, the Hazardville Water Company shall appoint an officer of the company to serve as a voting member of the Advisory Council and honor reasonable requests for documentation. Terms of office are for two (2) years. The Advisory Council meets on alternate months on the last Tuesday of the month.
Historic District Commission
The Historic District Commission was established by ordinance adopted by the Enfield Town Council on July 17, 1972 and revised on June 6, 1983 (Section 4B-3 through 4B-14 of the Town Code). The powers and duties of the commission are as provided for in the CT General Statutes. In its deliberations, the commission shall not consider interior arrangement or use and shall take no action except for the purpose of preventing the erection, reconstruction, restoration, alteration or razing of buildings in the historic district obviously incongruous with the historic aspects of the district. The commission is comprised of five (5) regular members, not less than three (3) of these shall be residents within the historic district. In addition, the ordinance provides for the appointment of three (3) alternate members. The term of office is for five (5) years. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
The Housing Authority of the Town of Enfield was established in accordance with Section 8-40 of the CT General Statutes. The Housing Authority is comprised of five (5) members, one (1) of which shall be a tenant who lives in the housing owned or managed by the authority. The Executive Director of the Housing Authority is also a member, as well as two (2) liaisons of the Town Council. No commissioner of a housing authority may hold any public office in the municipality for which the authority was created. The authority is responsible for overseeing the operation and management of low and moderate-income properties owned by the authority. Term of office for members of the authority is five (5) years. Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month.
Housing Code Appeals Board
The Housing Code Appeals Board was created by ordinance (Section 5A-7 of the Enfield Town Code) in accordance with the provisions of the CT General Statutes as they relate to the taking of appeals from municipal administrative bodies. This board is comprised of five (5) regular members and two (2) alternate members who are appointed by the Town Manager with approval of the Town Council. Each member shall serve until his successor is appointed and has qualified, and any vacancy shall be filled in like manner for the unexpired term. The Board consists of a fire chief or fire marshal from one of the Town's fire districts; a licensed architect or a licensed civil engineer; a building, plumbing or electrical contractor; a licensed physician or a registered nurse; a professional psychologist, psychiatrist or social worker. The two (2) alternates may be chosen from any of the above categories of persons and shall serve for five (5) years. The purpose of this board is to hear the appeal of a property owner who has been issued a notice by the Housing Code Enforcement Officer that the property in question is unfit for habitation and, therefore, is condemned, or that the property does not comply with the minimum standards or requirements to which all housing must comply. This board meets as needed.
Human Services Advisory Commission
The Human Services Advisory Commission was established by Resolution #2520 adopted by the Town Council on April 15, 1996. The purpose of this ad hoc committee is to review and monitor non-profit human service agencies and programs which are supported financially by the Town, or provided directly by the Town and advise the council of strategies for improved service. The commission is comprised of seven (7) members appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Town Council. Two (2) members of the commission shall be members of the Town Council, not from the same political party. The original appointment was for one year expiring July 1, 1997. The term of office was extended to June 1, 1998 by Resolution #3052, at a regular meeting of the Town Council held June 2, 1997. At their regular meeting of July 6, 1998, by Resolution #3536, the Enfield Town Council authorized the Human Services Advisory Commission to remain intact, and to meet as warranted in order to advise the Town Council and staff on human service needs and authorized the commission to continue to function in this manner until determined otherwise by the Town Council.