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Appointed Officers

Adopted:  By the Board of Selectmen, June 16, 2009

Published:  Hartford Courant, June 19, 2009

Effective Date:  July 5, 2009

 

Section 1 Officers

1.1  The Town of Bolton shall have the appointed officers enumerated in the Town of Bolton Charter and those officers as established by this ordinance.

1.2  The following Town officers shall be established by this ordinance: 

            Assessor

            Building Official

            Fire Marshal and Deputy Fire Marshal

            Municipal Agent for Assistance to the Elderly

            Town Counsel

            Zoning Enforcement Officer

            Town Clerk

            Town Treasurer

            Tax Collector

The Board of Selectmen, by resolution, shall have the authority to create additional appointed officers’ positions and appoint other Town officers as it deems necessary for the operation of the Town’s affairs.  The resolution must be approved by a majority vote and may authorize the First Selectmen or Administrative Officer to carry out the appointment.

1.3  All appointed officers shall have all the powers and duties, not inconsistent with and conferred or imposed therein by the General Statutes, Town of Bolton Charter, or by ordinance.

 

Section 2 Appointment of Officers

2.1 All appointive Town officers, except the Fire Marshal and Deputy Fire Marshal shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen by a majority vote of the board unless this power is transferred to the First Selectman or Administrative Officer by a resolution  approved by a majority vote of the board.

 

2.2 Fire Marshal and Deputy Fire Marshall(s) shall be appointed by the Fire Commission by a majority vote of the entire Commission.  These appointed officers shall be subject to approval of the Board of Selectmen by a majority vote of the board unless this power is transferred to the First Selectman or Administrative Officer by a resolution  approved by a majority vote of the board.

 

2.3 All appointments made to a Town office made by a Town commission, board, agency or officer, other than the Board of Selectmen, shall be subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen by a majority vote of the board unless this power is transferred to the First Selectman or Administrative Officer by resolution approved by a majority vote of the board.

 

Section 3 Qualifications

3.1 Assessor.  The Assessor shall be qualified by training and experience and shall devote such time as is necessary to perform the duties of the Assessor.

3.2 Building Official. The Building Official shall have such qualifications as are required for said office by the General Statutes.

3.3 Fire Marshal and Deputy Fire Marshal(s). The Fire Marshal and Deputy Fire Marshal shall have all the qualifications required by the General Statutes.  The Fire Marshall shall serve until his/her resignation or removal for cause as prescribed by the General Statutes.  The Deputy Fire Marshall shall perform the duties of Fire Marshal in the Fire Marshal’s absence or disability.

3.4 Municipal Agent for Assistance to the Elderly.  The Municipal Agent for Assistance to the Elderly shall serve as a member of the Senior Citizens Committee.

3.5 Town Counsel.  The Town Counsel shall be an attorney at law or a firm of attorneys at law admitted to practice in Connecticut.  Town Counsel shall have the power, with approval of the Board of Selectmen or its designee, to compromise or settle any claims by or against the Town.  The Board of Selectmen or its designee may, because of special circumstances, provide for the temporary employment of counsel other than or in addition to Town Counsel.

3.6 Zoning Enforcement Officer.

3.7 Town Clerk.

3.8 Town Treasurer.

3.9 Tax Collector.

 

Section 4 Service/Term

Section 4.1 All of the Town’s appointed officers shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Selectmen unless the terms and conditions of employment are otherwise prescribed by agreement and/or the General Statutes.  At its July or no later than August meeting, the Board of Selectmen shall on the odd numbered years reappoint for a two year term the part time positions of Assessor, Deputy Fire Marshal(s), Town Treasurer and any other part time officers as may be created by resolution unless this power is transferred to the First Selectman or Administrative Officer by a resolution  approved by a majority vote of the board.