Connecticut Laws - Title 4 Management Of State Agencies
CHAPTER 50* OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT: GENERAL PROVISIONS; BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS; STATE PLANNING
Sec. 4-124l. Certification of establishment of council. Transitional period. Reversion to regional council of elected officials.

Sec. 4-124l. Certification of establishment of council. Transitional period. Reversion to regional council of elected officials. (938)(1-click HTML)

(a) Upon the adoption of sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive, or upon the ratification of a resolution adopting said sections, as provided in section 4-124j, by any town, city or borough entitled to membership on a regional council of governments, the clerk of such town, city or borough shall immediately prepare and file with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or his designee a certified copy of the adopting or ratifying ordinance, and, upon receipt of such certified ordinances from not less than sixty per cent of all such towns, cities and boroughs within a planning region, said secretary or his designee shall certify to such towns, cities and boroughs and all other eligible towns, cities and boroughs within the planning region, that a regional council of governments has been duly established within such planning region. Any subsequent ordinances adopting the provisions of said sections, or effecting the withdrawal from the council of a member shall be similarly filed. Except as hereinafter provided in this section, upon the establishment of a regional council of governments within a planning region in accordance with said sections, no regional council of elected officials nor regional planning agency shall be subsequently established within such planning region. (939)

(b) If at the time of the adoption or ratification of the provisions of said sections by the requisite sixty per cent majority of all eligible towns, cities and boroughs within a planning region there exists within such planning region a regional council of elected officials, or regional planning agency, or both, the existence and activities of any such regional council of elected officials or regional planning agency shall continue uninterrupted for the duration of a transitional period commencing with the certification of the establishment of the council by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or his designee pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. The chief elected officials of each town, city or borough subsequently adopting said sections, or in the absence of a chief elected official, an elected official appointed by the legislative body of any such member, shall constitute a transitional executive committee of the regional council of governments during such transitional period. Any such transitional executive committee acting under this subsection shall have the following authority and responsibilities: (1) To draft and propose bylaws for adoption by the council; (2) to select and propose for election by the council, candidates for offices of the council which may include any one or more members of the transitional committee; (3) to propose staffing arrangements, for adoption by the council; (4) to prepare and propose, for adoption by the council, a program of planning and implementation activities, which shall provide for the assumption of such active programs of any such existing regional council of elected officials or regional planning agency, as such executive committee may deem appropriate and a budget for a period not to exceed one year following such transitional period; (5) to propose, for adoption by the council, the date upon which such transitional period shall terminate, which date shall not be later than one year from the date of certification by the secretary of the office of policy and management, or his designee of the establishment of the council. (940)

(c) Upon the expiration of the transitional period provided for under subsection (b) of this section, the regional council of governments shall succeed to and be responsible for all of the rights, privileges and obligations, whether statutory or contractual, of any regional council of elected officials, or regional planning agency, or both, within the planning region, and no regional council of elected officials nor regional planning agency shall be subsequently created within such planning region, except as provided in subsection (d) of this section. (941)

(d) If at any time after the establishment within a planning region of a regional council of governments the members of the council shall constitute less than forty per cent of all eligible towns, cities and boroughs within such planning region, the council shall thereafter be deemed a regional council of elected officials without the rights and duties of a regional planning agency for as long as and until the membership of the council shall again constitute not less than sixty per cent of all such eligible cities, towns and boroughs within the planning region. Whenever the members of the council shall constitute less than forty per cent of all such eligible towns, cities and boroughs within the planning region, a regional council of elected officials and a regional planning agency may be established within such region under the general statutes, as amended. (942)

  

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