There shall be established a Council on Aging in accordance with Chapter 40, Section 8B of the Massachusetts General Laws consisting of 11 citizens of this Town appointed by the Board of Selectmen for terms not to exceed four (4) years for any member. Said terms shall be staggered so that no more than three (3) appointments shall be made in any calendar year. Members can be reappointed for concurrent terms. The duties of said Council shall be to:
. Identify the total needs of the community's elderly population.
2. Educate the community and enlist support for participation of all citizens concerning these needs.
3. Design, promote and implement services to fill these needs and coordinate present existing services in the community.
4. Promote and support all other programs which are designed to assist the elderly in the community.
Said Council on Aging shall cooperate with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and shall be cognizant of all state and federal legislation concerning funding, information exchange, and program planning which exist for better community servicing for the elderly.
Said Council on Aging shall submit an annual report to the Board of Selectmen and a copy of said report to the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. (Article 24 of October 19, 1998 Town Meeting, reconvening October 20, 1998 and reconvened and voted on October 26, 1998; Approved by the Attorney General on January 4, 1999).