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1-10 Establish a Recreation Commission

Section 1:  There is hereby established a Town Recreation Commission for the Town of Stafford as provided in Chapter 98 of the General Statutes, Revision of 1958, as amended. The Commission shall consist of nine members who shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen and serve without compensation. The term of office for each member shall be for five years or until their successors are duly appointed and qualified, except that he members of the commission first appointed shall be appointed, two for five years; two for four years; two for three years; two for two years; and one for one year term. Their term of office shall commence October 15, 1963. Vacancies in the Recreation Commission shall be filled by the Board of Selectmen for the unexpired term.


Immediately after their appointment, the members of the Recreation Commission shall meet and elect one of their members chairman and any other officers they deem necessary. The member from the Board of Selectmen with membership on the Commission shall forfeit such membership upon termination of his office on the Board of Selectmen.


Section 2: The Recreation Commission shall conduct and supervise public playgrounds,

play fields, indoor recreation areas owned or controlled by the Town or on

properties leased by the Town for such purposes and on private properties

with the consent of the owners thereof. It shall have the power to conduct any

form of recreation or cultural activities that will improve the leisure time of

the people of the Town of Stafford in a constructive or wholesome manner.


Section 3.   Said Recreation Committee shall submit a recommended budget each year to

the Board of Selectmen and said Board of Selectmen shall incorporate it into the annual

town budget as modified by said Board of Selectmen for which purposes the Town of

Stafford is hereby authorized to make appropriations.


Date Adopted: September 25, 1963

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