Section 1. The Advisory Council on Aging for Sussex County is established by the Sussex County Council by County Council Motion No. M 130 88 dated March 29, 1988.
Section 2. The name of the Advisory Council was changed to the Advisory Committee on Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities to be consistent with the Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities.
Section 1. The Advisory Committee on Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities serves as a liaison to the Sussex County Council. The mission of the Advisory Committee is to promote and advocate for the benefit of the aging and adults with physical disabilities of Sussex County by increasing dialogue, identifying unmet needs, and guiding and directing constituents to available programs and services.
Section 1. Membership on the Advisory Committee is by appointment of the Sussex County Council. There shall be eleven (11) members, three (3) appointed by the President of the County Council, and two (2) from each of the other councilmanic districts. Voting members shall be compensated Fifty Dollars ($50.00) by the County Council for each Advisory Committee meeting they attend.
Section 2. Membership terms shall be for two (2) years, or until their successors are appointed. Each member shall be entitled to one (1) vote.
Section 3. The officers of the Advisory Committee shall be the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and the Secretary. These officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the voting membership.
Section 4. The officers of the Advisory Committee shall serve terms for two (2) years, or until their successors are elected. Should a vacancy occur in a position, it shall be filled by election of the voting membership at the next scheduled meeting.
Section 5. The officers of the Advisory Committee shall perform duties usually performed by such officers, and also such duties as specified by these bylaws.
Section 6. A designee of the Sussex County Council and a designee of the Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities shall serve as nonvoting members.
Section 1. Meetings shall be held every other month, or at the special call of the Chairperson. Notification of such meetings will be mailed to each member seventy-two (72) hours in advance and posted in accordance with the Sunshine Law.
Section 2. A simple majority of voting members shall constitute a quorum and shall be the basis of conducting all Advisory Committee business. The rules contained in Robert's Rules of Order Revised shall govern all meetings.
Section 3. Three (3) consecutive meeting absences may constitute a reason for replacement. After two (2) consecutive absences, the Committee member shall be contacted by the Chairperson to determine the reason(s) for the absences and/or continued interest in remaining a member of the Advisory Committee. The County Administrator shall be notified of the absences and whether the member in question wishes to remain on the Advisory Committee or if a vacancy will occur.
Section 4. The Chairperson shall appoint members to standing subcommittees; these are Nominating, Bylaws, and Public Information.
Section 5. The Chairperson may appoint special subcommittees which include, but are not limited to, Housing, Transportation, Senior Centers, and Healthcare.
Section 1. Amendments to these bylaws may be proposed by any voting member, in writing, to the Chairperson, who will then refer proposed changes to the Bylaws Subcommittee for its consideration and recommendation to the full Advisory Committee.
Section 2. Amendments that are approved by majority vote of all members of the Advisory Committee in accordance with Article IV, Section 2, of these bylaws will be sent, in writing, to the County Council for consideration and approval.