The Town of Pelham

Chapter 16 - Council on Aging

[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Pelham 4-6-1974, Art. 31. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 16-1. Establishment; membership; Chairman.

Pursuant to the provisions of the MGL c. 40, § 8B, there is hereby established a Council of Aging consisting of five citizens of the town to be appointed by the Board of Selectmen, two members for two years and one member for one year. The Council shall annually elect its Chairman and the other officers as it deems appropriate.

§ 16-2. Duties.

A. Duties of the Council shall be to identify the total needs of the community's elderly population; educate the community and enlist support and participation of all citizens concerning these needs; design, promote and support any other programs which are designed to assist elderly programs in the community.

B. Said Council on Aging shall cooperate with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and shall be cognizant of all state and federal legislation concerning funding, information exchange and program planning which exists for better community programming for the elderly.

C. Said Council on Aging shall give an annual report to the Board of Selectmen with a copy to that report directed to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

§ 16-3. Nonvoting associate members; terms.

The Board of Selectmen is authorized to appoint two nonvoting associate members to the Council on Aging to assist the Council in the performance of its functions, the initial term of one such nonvoting associate member to be for a term of one year, the initial term of the second nonvoting member for a term of two years. Thereafter the term for each such nonvoting associate member shall be for a term of two years.