The Board of Selectmen is a three-member elected board (first selectman and two selectmen) authorized to initiate…More policies and decisions for the town. Each member of the Board of Selectmen serves a four-year term before he or she faces re-election.
The three selectmen vote on town projects and legal agreements; budget and spending requests; bonding; legal claims; appointments to boards and commissions; use of town facilities; and other areas defined by the Town Charter, town ordinances and state statutes.
The first selectman is the full-time chief executive officer and chief elected official of the town. The first selectman is responsible for compiling the annual town budget and initiating funding requests. Town departments report directly or indirectly to the first selectman.
The office of the first selectman handles constituent inquiries on a daily basis, coordinates interdepartmental activities, and provides advice on policies and programs that enhance the quality of life in Fairfield.
The Board of Selectmen's budget in 2009-10 is $538,514. The first selectman is paid $125,730, one selectman is paid $9,900 and the other selectman is paid $10,000. The two selectmen are part-time positions.
The first selectman's/Board of Selectmen's office is located on the second floor of the Honorable John J. Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road.
The Water Pollution Control Authority is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the town's wastewater…More treatment plant, compost facility, eight pump stations and more than 205 miles of sewer lines. The wastewater treatment plant discharges 10 million gallons of treated effluent per day to Long Island Sound. More than 95 percent of pollutants are removed and 5,000 tons of sludge are generated per year, which is mixed with discarded leaves and brush and composted into an organic soil amendment.
The 2009-10 budget for the Water Pollution Control Authority is $4.8 million, and the Water Pollution Control Authority is designed to be self-supporting through the collection of sewer use fees. Revenue in 2008-09 was estimated at $4.8 million.
The Water Pollution Control Authority consists of seven volunteers - a member of the Board of Selectmen and six members appointed by the Board of Selectmen.
The Water Pollution Control Authority meets in the Honorable John J. Sullivan Independence Hall and its office, the Sewer Department, is on the first floor of that municipal building.