Fair Hearing Committee

The Fair Hearing Committee is composed of 3 Town Council members.  Members are appointed by the Mayor for 1 year terms at the beginning of each year.

Duties of the Fair Hearing Committee:

1. Review decisions of the general assistance administrator when requested by any claimant or the claimant's authorized representative.

2. The Fair Hearing Authority is charged with the responsibility of assuring that general assistance is administered in accordance with State Law and local Ordinances.

3. Persons serving as the Fair Hearing Authority must

      a) not have participated in the decision which is the subject of the appeal;

      b) be impartial;

      c) be sufficiently skilled in interviewing techniques to be able to obtain evidence and the facts necessary to make a fair determination.

For additional information, see Chapter 2B. General Assistance Ordinance.