With the revised Charter language that went into effect on December 4, 2017, the prior economic development commission was dissolved and the Board of Selectmen was tasked with creating a new economic development commission. Section 609 of the Charter states that “the Board of Selectmen shall create, by ordinance, an Economic Development Commission which shall have the membership, terms, duties and responsibilities, not inconsistent with this Charter or state law, as determined by such ordinance.”
At their March 26, 2018 meeting, the Board of Selectmen created an Economic Development Work Group to develop a draft ordinance regarding an economic development commission. The ordinance was adopted on August 13, 2018, and the Economic Development Work Group is now in the process of recruiting potential members for the commission.
Visit the following link to view the meeting documents for the Economic Development Work Group : https://www.simsbury-ct.gov/board-of-selectmen/board-of-selectmen-subcommittees