Clinton Democratic Town Committee

Boards & Commissions

Serving on a Board, Commission or Committee is a rewarding and informative experience. Contact us today if you are interested in serving on any of the following:

Historic District Commission (Alternate)
Purpose. To promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare and to preserve the historic and architectural character of certain areas of the Town through the preservation and protection of buildings and places of historic interest, by the maintenance of such as landmarks in the history of architecture and of the Town, the state, and the nation, and through the development of appropriate settings for such buildings, there is hereby established an historic district in the Town, to be known as “Liberty Green Historic District.” The boundaries of the historic district are shown on a map incorporated herein by reference and titled “Liberty Green Historic District.”

Inland Wetlands Commission (Alternate)
The Commission shall be vested with all powers authorized by the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act of the State of Connecticut, as amended, and in particular shall promulgate such regulations, in conformity with the regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection of the State of Connecticut, as are necessary to protect the inland wetlands and watercourses within the territorial limits of the Town of Clinton

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Listing of all Boards, Commissions, and Committees


Accounting Policy+Procedures Committee – (Appointed )

The APPC is committed to maintaining an effective system for developing,
disseminating and reviewing policies and procedures that conform to the Town Charter.
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Aquifer Protection Agency – (Appointed )
The Clinton Aquifer Protection Agency protects major public water supply wells in sand and gravel aquifers to ensure a plentiful supply of public drinking water for present and future generations.
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Bike and Pedestrian Alliance Committee – (Appointed )
Recognizing the integral role of functional exercise in public health and environmental sustainability, BPAC is committed to promoting safe active transportation options through the five E’s, as defined by the League of American Bicyclists
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Bd of Assesment Appeals – (Appointed )
The Board of Assessment Appeals for the Town of Clinton meets in March to hear appeals on Real Estate, Personal Property and Supplemental Motor Vehicles, and in September to hear Motor Vehicle appeals only. Any persons claiming to be aggrieved by the doings of the Assessor in the Town of Clinton wishing such a hearing MUST MAKE A WRITTEN APPLICATION to the Board of Assessment Appeals in February for the March hearing, and call the Assessor’s office in August in regards to the September hearings.
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Bd of Cable TV Advisory – (Appointed )
represents the subscribers to Cable Television in the towns of Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Durham, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Old Saybrook and Westbrook.
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Bd Of Clinton Human Services – (Appointed )
The Social Service Department provides services to all town residents in need of assistance for a variety of reasons – single men and women, families, elderly, disabled, veterans, homeless, students.
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Bd of Ct River Area Health District – (Appointed )
If you live in Old Saybrook, Clinton, or Deep River, the CRAHD is your local health department. CRAHD provides essential public health services to the three communities.
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Bd of Design Review – (Appointed )
Provide an advisory group that will evaluate applications that are required to go before the Planning and Zoning Commission or Zoning Board of Appeals from an architectural and aesthetic perspective, which involve site, building and sign development or redevelopment and construction, with the goal of preserving the quality of our heritage and environment;
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Board of Estuary Transit District – (Appointed )
Estuary Transit District, doing business as 9 Town Transit, is the public transit provider for Connecticut River Estuary region. ETD provides public transit bus service through its 9 Town Transit service to the towns of Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, East Haddam, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook, Connecticut. Services are provided to the general public, with no age or disability restrictions.
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Board of Education – (Elected)
The mission of the Clinton Public Schools is to educate our students. A learning environment will be provided which will support and encourage students to acquire knowledge and develop the skills necessary to become productive, contributing, and respectful members of a diverse society. Participation in the Clinton Public Schools will enable students to become lifelong learners with an understanding that their futures can hold opportunities which are infinite.
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Board of Ethics – (Appointed )
Public office is a public trust. The trust of the public is essential for government to function effectively. In recognition of these principles, herewith is established a Code of Ethics for all Town officials, officers and employees. The purpose of this code is to establish suitable ethical standards for all such officials, officers and employees by prohibiting acts not in the best interests of the Town of Clinton.
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Board of Finance – (Elected)
Annually, at such time and in such manner as the Board of Selectmen and the Board of Finance shall require, every department, office, board, commission, agency or authority supported wholly or in part by Town revenues, or for which a specific appropriation is or may be made, shall present to the Board of Selectmen an itemized estimate of the expenditures to be made, and all revenues, other than Town appropriation to be received during the ensuing fiscal year. The estimates shall be accompanied by such other reports and information as the Board of Selectmen shall require. The Board of Selectmen shall examine the estimates and information and prepare such comments and recommendations as it deems advisable with respect to the estimates. It shall also provide the Board of Finance with a report on the proposed capital improvements to be undertaken for the ensuing year and the following four fiscal years.
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Board of Henry Carter Hull Library – (Appointed )
The Henry Carter Hull Library Board of Trustees is comprised of a dedicated and hard-working group of Clinton residents. They are the body that is officially responsible for the operation of the library, and making library policy
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Board of Human Services Advisory – (Appointed )
The Clinton Human Services Advisory Board (consisting of Youth and Family Services and Social Services) shall consist of seven bona fide resident elector members and one non-voting youth member, all appointed to serve overlapping terms. The composition of the Board shall meet the requirements set forth in the Connecticut General Statutes
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Board of Human Services Advisory – (Appointed )
The Board of Selectmen is hereby appointed the Municipal Flood and Erosion Control Board for the Town of Clinton, Connecticut, pursuant to C.G.S. § 25-84 and is hereby authorized to exercise in that capacity the powers granted under C.G.S. §§ 25-84 through 25-94, and the Town of Clinton hereby expressly adopts the provisions of said statutes.
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Board of Police Commissioners– (Elected)
Appointments shall be made by the Board of Selectmen or the First Selectman, as may be required by the General Statutes, as amended. Administrative Officers shall possess, upon appointment; such qualifications as may be required by law or by the Board of Selectmen. The Board shall organize, maintain and have the general management and control of the Police Department, its apparatus, equipment and buildings. Said Board, upon the recommendation of the Chief, shall: requisition all equipment; annually prepare a budget; make all rules and regulations governing the Department which it deems necessary; appoint, remove, suspend, or discipline, and prescribe the duties of police officers, except that the Chief shall have the power to suspend a police officer up to 30 days with or without pay, provided such suspension shall be reviewed by the Board. The Police Chief shall hold a preliminary hearing within a twenty-four-hour period of time of the suspension or removal from duty.
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Board of Selectmen– (Elected)
The Board of Selectmen shall direct and supervise the affairs of the Town and shall be responsible for coordinating the activities of the officers, departments, boards, commissions and agents of the Town. The Board shall adopt such rules and regulations as are necessary for the conduct of the affairs of the officers, departments, boards, commissions, and agencies of the Town. The Board shall hold at least one joint meeting, one of which shall be held during the month of January of each year, with all officers, departments, boards, commissions, agencies and authorities to coordinate the planning and activities of Town functions and responsibilities.
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Bonding Committee – (Appointed )
It shall be the duty of the Bonding Committee to consider all matters providing for the giving, loaning or pledging of the credit of the Tpwn
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Capital Expenditure Committee – (Appointed )
Capital expenditures are for items and projects that are expected to last more than one year, and have significant monetary value. The Capital Expenditure Committee shall annually establish the level for the minimum appropriation and the life expectancy that are considered capital expenditures after consultation with knowledgeable officials of the Town.
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Charter Revision – (Appointed )
A better charter is a tool for a better government.When the language of a charter is archaic, and when a charter is written in minute detail, citizen participation interest and participation in government is discouraged.The charter for a local government must accurately reflect the local conditions.There are alternative approaches to revising a city charter. Direct initiatives by voters and legislators are ways to do this. It is much more difficult to revise a county charter.
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Clinton Human Services – (Appointed )
The Social Service Department provides services to all town residents in need of assistance for a variety of reasons – single men and women, families, elderly, disabled, veterans, homeless, students. Clients are assessed to determine the appropriate action, i.e., completion of applications for Medicaid (Title 19), food stamps, Saga (State General Assistance), Husky (healthcare) for children, ConnPace (prescription drug assistance for seniors), Head Start, campership programs for children provided by the Salvation Army, Girl Scouts and Red-Cross, veterans benefits through the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Fund, and special needs of seniors over age 70 through the Muir Account, a trust established through a bequest by a Clinton resident.
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Clinton Social Services – (Appointed )
The Social Service Department provides services to all town residents in need of assistance for a variety of reasons – single men and women, families, elderly, disabled, veterans, homeless, students. Clients are assessed to determine the appropriate action, i.e., completion of applications for Medicaid (Title 19), food stamps, Saga (State General Assistance), Husky (healthcare) for children, ConnPace (prescription drug assistance for seniors), Head Start, campership programs for children provided by the Salvation Army, Girl Scouts and Red-Cross, veterans benefits through the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Fund, and special needs of seniors over age 70 through the Muir Account, a trust established through a bequest by a Clinton resident.
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Communications Committee  – (Appointed )
The objective of the Communications Committee is to develop and implement programs and projects that raise awareness of drinking water issues and that help water utility members build trust, confidence, and a credible image among the publics they serve.
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Ct River Estuary Metro Planning Org. – (Appointed )
CRVCEO comprises a group of the chief executives of the towns of Chester, Clinton,
Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam,
Killingworth, Lyme, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland and
Westbrook. Two state regional planning agencies, the Connecticut River Estuary
Regional Planning Agency (CRERPA) and Midstate Regional Planning Agency
(MRPA), currently serve these towns. CRVCEO facilitates collaborative agreements
on such matters as cooperative purchasing, mutual aid, joint grant applications, and
information sharing.
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Ct River Gateway Commission – (Appointed )
The mission of the Gateway Commission is to preserve the aesthetic and ecological natural beauty of the lower Connecticut River valley for present and future generations. Specifically, Section 25-102a of the Connecticut General Statutes reports the significant finding of the Connecticut General Assembly
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Ct River Valley Council of Elected Officials – (Appointed )
A Council of Governments (COG) incorporates the functions of the regional
planning agencies and the councils of elected officials. A COG gives the chief
elected officials of the member towns greater input on regional issues and a
powerful voice at the state and federal level. Federal and state funding will flow
through the COG. The COG will perform regional planning and facilitate regional
collaboration.
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Conservation Commission – (Appointed )
The Commission shall be vested with all powers authorized by the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act of the State of Connecticut, as amended, and in particular shall promulgate such regulations, in conformity with the regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection of the State of Connecticut, as are necessary to protect the inland wetlands and watercourses within the territorial limits of the Town of Clinton. The Commission shall provide through regulation the manner in which the boundaries of inland wetland areas and watercourses in the Town of Clinton shall be established, amended, or changed and shall follow the procedures as set forth in the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act of the State of Connecticut. Such regulations shall specifically provide for an enforcement officer and shall require coordination with other Town commissions regulating conservation and planning.

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Constables – (Appointed )
There are four Constables associated with the Treasurer; Special Shellfish Constables may be appointed in conjunction with the work of the Shellfish Commission; Special Constables may be appointed by the Board of Selectmen.
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Downtown Revitalization Committee – (Appointed )
Still in existence; no openings but haven’t met since last year. Basically charged with maintaining historic properties and improving appearance of downtown area.
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Economic Development Committee – (Appointed )
serve as an advocate for local businesses and work to preserve an adequate balance between business and residential properties.
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Elderly Housing Committee – (Appointed )
The Elderly Housing Committee is responsible for overseeing the management and operation of the
Clinton Energy Committee Helping the residents, business and Town be more efficient with their energy consumption
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Fair Rent Commission – (Appointed )
Fair Rent Commission handles landlord/tenant disputes over rent prices and other related issues
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Fish and Game Constables – (Appointed )
There are four Constables associated with the Treasurer; Special Shellfish Constables may be appointed in conjunction with the work of the Shellfish Commission; Special Constables may be appointed by the Board of Selectmen.
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Harbor Management Commission – (Appointed )
The Town of Clinton wishes to protect its marine historic resources and sensitive natural resource areas found along its harbor and in near-shore coastal waters; to provide greater opportunities for water-based recreational activities; to maintain and enhance navigational facilities for the benefit of all harbor users; and to allocate land and water resources in an economically and environmentally sound manner.
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Historic District Commission – (Appointed )
Purpose. To promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare and to preserve the historic and architectural character of certain areas of the Town through the preservation and protection of buildings and places of historic interest, by the maintenance of such as landmarks in the history of architecture and of the Town, the state, and the nation, and through the development of appropriate settings for such buildings, there is hereby established an historic district in the Town, to be known as “Liberty Green Historic District.” The boundaries of the historic district are shown on a map incorporated herein by reference and titled “Liberty Green Historic District.”
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Housing Authority – (Appointed )
This is the local entity charged with finding and supporting affordable housing within Clinton.
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Inland Wetlands Committee
The Commission shall be vested with all powers authorized by the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act of the State of Connecticut, as amended, and in particular shall promulgate such regulations, in conformity with the regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection of the State of Connecticut, as are necessary to protect the inland wetlands and watercourses within the territorial limits of the Town of Clinton
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Labor Management – (Appointed )
This committee is responsible for advising on pending or ongoing contract negotiations with the various bargaining units. Planning Steering This committee is responsible for sort of the “grand plan” for the town, beyond development, changes to existing structures, etc. What should the town look like in 20 years?
This committee is responsible for advising on pending or ongoing contract negotiations with the various bargaining units.
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Local Veterans Advisory Board The Local Veteran’s Advisory Committee shall consist of three members and one alternate member, each of whom shall serve a two-year term. All members shall be veterans.
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Municipal Building Committee  – (Appointed )
The Municipal Building Committee is responsible for developing planning reports, oversight of design plans and specifications, construction management and originally equipping all municipal and school building projects requiring structural alteration or new building construction.
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Municipal Operations Committee – (Appointed )
To provide clean, safe, and responsive utility and infrastructure maintenance services to the community
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Park and Recreation – (Appointed )
This busy town department, located in the Indian River Recreation Complex on Route 81, runs the many sports and fitness programs for kids and adults in town. Director and staff manage the activities and operation of the town beach and run an annual and popular Family Day at the beach every July. The department boasts many well-tended sports fields for baseball, soccer and other sports. Look to its website for seasonal activities including many sports such as basketball, tennis, martial arts and other activities.
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Planning and Zoning Committee– (Elected)
The role of the Planning and Zoning Commission is to ensure that changes in the Town of Clinton are in harmony with the heritage of our town and the outlook for the future. We do this by coordinating the long term planning for the town and then developing regulations that support these decisions. Most importantly, we depend on input from the community, both individuals and groups, to develop the plans and regulations for the town
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Planning Steering Committee – (Appointed )
This committee is responsible for sort of the “grand plan” for the town, beyond development, changes to existing structures, etc. What should the town look like in 20 years?
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Police Command Staff Committee – (Appointed )
This committee is responsible for oversight of the management of the police department: strategic planning, staffing/training needs, etc.
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Police Pension Committee – (Appointed )
This committee is responsible for overseeing the police pension system, such as issues of possible underfunding (!) of the system in light of current obligations.
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Public Works Commission – (Appointed )
The Department of Public Works provides a number of services to the Town. It is the mission of the Department to provide these services to help maintain and enhance the quality of life for are residents. These include roads, sidewalks Schools and Municipal buildings
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Regional Area Mental Health Health Council – (Appointed )
The Regional Mental Health Boards were established in 1975 by the state legislature. There are five mental health regions in Connecticut each of which is represented by a local Regional Mental Health Board . Each region is comprised of Catchment Area Councils that represent towns in their geographic area.There are twenty-three catchment areas in Connecticut. Each Catchment Area Council elects four of its members to the Regional Mental Health Board, and they in turn elect members to the State Mental Health Advisory Board. Membership in the Regional Mental Health Boards and the Catchment Area Councils is made up of volunteers from the community including consumers, mental health professionals, family members, concerned citizens, community leaders, and representatives appointed by the towns. They hold regular meetings which are open to the public
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Safety Committee – (Appointed )
The Town Safety Committee is responsible for recommending to the First Selectman input and recommendations for Safety Conditions and Rules
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Shellfish Commission – (Appointed )
The Shellfish Commission shall be charged with the duty and purpose of managing and being in charge of all of the shellfisheries and shellfish grounds lying within the Town of Clinton not granted to others and not under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Agriculture, including all rivers, inland waters and flats adjacent to all beaches and waters within the limits and bounds of the municipality of the Town of Clinton.
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Tax Relief Program Committee – (Appointed )
Property tax relief may include Elderly programs, Motor Vehicle exemptions, Farm and Forest land, Tax Exempt organizations, and Veteran’s exemptions. Please refer to the web page for more information on these programs.
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Town Tree Committee – (Appointed )
There shall be a Tree Committee which shall be composed of no fewer than two nor more than eight members appointed for a term of two years by the Board of Selectmen. The requirements and duties of these members shall be:
To have working knowledge of the habitat, planting, growth, care and placing of trees. To develop and maintain a working relationship with the Town Tree Warden. To assist the Tree Warden in assuring appropriate trees are planted in properly designated locations. To help develop and maintain a Town tree inventory. To work to educate the residents of Clinton on the importance of the urban forest. To raise funds for tree planting as deemed necessary. To coordinate and direct the work of any volunteers who wish to contribute their time.
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Water Pollution Control Commission – (Appointed )
The Commission shall prepare and periodically update a water pollution control plan for the Town of Clinton in the manner provided by C.G.S. § 7-246. Such periodic updating shall be accomplished not less frequently than every five years after the completion of the initial plan, and in addition to the filing requirements of said statute the Commission shall file a copy of said plan and any periodic update with the Town Clerk.

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Web/Technology Committee – (Appointed )
Whereas many Town departments provide their services directly to the citizens, businesses or other external agencies, the Information Technology Department’s primary customers are other Town departments. The fundamental role of the IT Department is to support Town departments, offices and bureaus, in the implementation of their plans to deliver services to citizens, staff, students and other customers. These systems and technologies provide department personnel with information relative to their operations, support strategic planning, promote effective resource management, enhance customer service and promote internal and external communications. The Information Technology Department and the technologies it can implement are major resources for increasing Town productivity and effectiveness.
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William Andrew Stanton Memorial Committee – (Appointed )
This is the committee charged with making decisions about the town hall facility, such as the work on the auditorium.
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Zoning Board of Appeals– (Elected)
Provide an advisory group that will evaluate applications that are required to go before the Planning and Zoning Commission or Zoning Board of Appeals from an architectural and aesthetic perspective, which involve site, building and sign development or redevelopment and construction, with the goal of preserving the quality of our heritage and environment. Work with owners, builders and developers to foster the improvement
of the Town’s appearance seeking to avoid both excessive uniformity and excessive variety in architectural styles and, instead, strive to promote harmony between the various elements and surroundings in order to preserve and enhance property values;
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