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(A) There is hereby established a Commission on Disability Rights and Opportunities, consisting of nine members appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Legislative Council. Commission members shall serve without compensation and shall reside in the town. Commission members may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred. Membership on the Commission shall include:
(1) Three person with disabilities who are town residents.
(2) Two town residents who are either relatives of a person with disabilities or citizens active in the disabled community.
(3) Two representatives of disabled service agencies, who are town residents.
(4) Two additional representatives from the community at large.
(B) Of the nine members first appointed, three Commissioners shall be appointed for a term of three years, three Commissioners shall be appointed for a term of two years, three Commissioners shall be appointed for a term of one year, and thereafter, Commissioners shall serve three-year terms. However, in the event of a vacancy in the Commission's membership, the successor shall be appointed to serve the unexpired term of the vacating member.
(C) Upon the effective date of the amended ordinance, the current members of the Commission shall continue to serve the remainder of their unexpired terms. The new Commissioners shall thereafter be appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval of the Legislative Council, for terms commencing October 1, 2000.
(Ord. 323, passed 9-8-92; Am. Ord. 420, passed 10-2-00)