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(a) The towns of East Lyme and Waterford may by ordinance establish a Niantic River Gateway Commission. The ordinance shall set forth the number of members of the commission, their method of selection, terms of office and procedure for filling any vacancy. The commission may employ expert and such other assistants as it judges necessary and may accept funds from any source. Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes, funds appropriated to the commission, or received by the commission from any other source, shall be held in the custody of the commission and expended by the commission for the purposes set forth in sections 25-109c to 25-109k, inclusive.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes, the commission may: (1) Acquire or convey by purchase, gift, lease, devise, exchange or otherwise, any land or interest therein including, but not limited to, conservation easements, located wholly or partly in the conservation zone, provided such acquisition does not utilize funds furnished by the state; (2) transfer, with the approval of the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, any land or interest therein to the state with or without consideration, provided any funds received therefor shall not be deemed funds furnished by the state for the purposes of this section; and (3) contribute or transfer funds to, and enter into agreements with, land trusts or other conservation organizations, to carry out the purposes of sections 25-109c to 25-109k, inclusive. The commission shall report to the General Assembly, on or before February fifteenth, annually, on its activities of the preceding year and on its finances. The existence of the commission shall terminate at such time as each of its member towns has withdrawn or it is abolished by the General Assembly.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Connecticut General Statutes Title 25. Water Resources. Flood and Erosion Control § 25-109e. Niantic River Gateway Commission established - last updated June 28, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ct/title-25-water-resources-flood-and-erosion-control/ct-gen-st-sect-25-109e/
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