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Connecticut Laws | Title 4 Management Of State Agencies
CHAPTER 50* OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT: GENERAL PROVISIONS; BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS; STATE PLANNING
Sec. 4-124o. Regional planning commissions.

Sec. 4-124o. Regional planning commissions. (947)(Text)

The planning duties and responsibilities of a regional council of governments, including the making of a plan of development pursuant to section 8-35a, may be carried out by the council or a regional planning commission, acting on behalf of and as a subdivision of the council. Each member shall be entitled to a representative on the regional planning commission who shall be an elector of such member and on its planning commission. Such representative shall be appointed by such planning commission, with the concurrence of the appointing authority of such member. Each member may also appoint an alternate representative who shall be an elector of such member and who shall be appointed by its planning commission, with the concurrence of the appointing authority of such member. Such alternate representative shall, when the representative of the member from which he or she was appointed is absent, have all the powers and duties of such representative. Each regional planning commission representative shall be entitled to one vote in the affairs of such commission but shall not otherwise be entitled to vote in the affairs of the council. All matters referred to the council which by statute or otherwise are required to be referred to and considered by a regional planning agency shall be considered and commented upon by the council or regional planning commission in accordance with procedures recommended by such commission and adopted by the council with the concurrence of such commission. The council shall have the authority, at the request of a party having referred any such matter to the council's attention, to review and revise, in whole or in part, the comments and recommendations of the regional planning commission as to such matter. If at any time the council is deemed a regional council of elected officials under subsection (d) of section 4-124l, the existence of such regional planning commission shall terminate forthwith. (948)

Sec. 4-124p. Receipt of funds. Dues. Contracts. Audits. Annual report. (949)(Text)

Each regional council of governments established under the provisions of sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive, is authorized to receive for its own use and purposes any funds from any source including the state and federal governments and including bequests, gifts and contributions made by any individual, corporation or association. Any town, city or borough participating in a regional council of governments shall annually appropriate funds for the expenses of such council in the performance of its purposes. Such funds shall be appropriated and paid in accordance with a dues formula established by the regional council of governments. Such council may withhold any services it deems advisable from any town, city or borough which has failed to pay such dues. Within the amount so received, a council may engage employees, and contract with professional consultants, municipalities, the state and the federal governments, other regional councils of governments, regional councils of elected officials, regional planning agencies and other intertown, regional or metropolitan agencies, or with any one or more of them, and may enter into contracts from time to time to carry out its purposes. Any such contract shall be approved by action of the regional council of governments in a manner prescribed by the council. Any regional council of governments may enter into a contract to carry out its purpose with any other regional council of governments, any regional council of elected officials, established under sections 4-124c to 4-124h, inclusive, or any regional planning agency formed under section 8-31a. The accounts of any regional council of governments shall be subject to an annual audit under the provisions of chapter 111 and such council shall file an annual report with the clerks of its member towns, cities or boroughs, with planning commissions, if any, of members, and with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or his designee. (950)

Sec. 4-124q. Grants-in-aid to regional agencies. (951)(Text)

There shall annually be paid to each regional planning agency organized under the provisions of chapter 127, each regional council of governments organized under the provisions of this chapter, and each regional council of elected officials organized under the provisions of this chapter in any planning region without a regional planning agency, from any appropriation for such purpose, a grant-in-aid equal to (1) five and three-tenths per cent of any such appropriation plus (2) for each agency or council which raises local dues in excess of five and three-tenths per cent of any such appropriation, an additional grant in an amount equal to the product obtained by multiplying any appropriation available for the purpose of this subdivision by the following fraction: The amount of dues raised by such agency or council pursuant to section 8-34a, section 4-124f or section 4-124p in excess of five and three-tenths of any such appropriation shall be the numerator. The amount of such dues raised by each such agency or council in excess of five and three-tenths per cent of any such appropriation shall be added together and the sum shall be the denominator. (952)

Sec. 4-124r. Purchase of real property. (953)(Text)

Any regional council of governments established under the provisions of sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive, may purchase real property for the purposes of providing administrative office space for such council. (954)

Sec. 4-124s. Regional performance incentive program. (955)(Text)

(a) For purposes of this section: (956)

(1) "Regional council of governments" means any such council organized under the provisions of sections 4-124i to 4-124p, inclusive; (957)

(2) "Regional council of elected officials" means any such council organized under the provisions of sections 4-124c to 4-124h, inclusive; (958)

(3) "Regional planning agency" means an agency defined in chapter 127; (959)

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