Section 9-1 -CONTINUATION OF EXISTING LAWS, ETC
Section 9-2 -CONTINUATION OF GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
Section 9-3 -TRANSFER OF RECORDS AND PROPERTY
Section 9-4 -EFFECT ON OBLIGATIONS, TAXES, ETC
Section 9-5 -TRANSITION
SECTION 9-1: CONTINUATION OF EXISTING LAWS, ETC.
All General Laws, special laws, Town ordinances, Town Council votes and rules, and rules and regulations of or pertaining to the Town that are in force when this Charter takes effect, and are not specifically or by implication repealed hereby, shall continue in full force and effect until amended or repealed, or rescinded by due course of law, or until they expire by their own limitation.
SECTION 9-2: CONTINUATION OF GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
Except as otherwise provided in this Charter, all Town agencies shall continue to perform the duties until reelected, or until successors to their respective positions are duly appointed or elected and qualified, or until their duties have been transferred and assumed by another agency.
SECTION 9-3: TRANSFER OF RECORDS AND PROPERTY
All records, property and equipment whatsoever of any Town agency, or part thereof, the powers and duties of which are assigned in whole or part to another Town agency, shall be transferred forthwith to such agency.
SECTION 9-4: EFFECT ON OBLIGATIONS, TAXES, ETC.
All official bonds, recognizance's, obligations, contracts and other instruments entered into or executed by or to the Town before the adoption of this Charter, and all taxes, assessments, fines, penalties, forfeitures, incurred or imposed, due or owing to the Town, shall be enforced and collected, and all writs, prosecutions, actions and causes of action, except as herein otherwise provided, shall continue without abatement and remain unaffected by the Charter; and no legal act done by or in favor of the Town shall be rendered invalid by reason of the adoption of this Charter.
SECTION 9-5: TRANSITION
- The first town election following the acceptable of this act by the voters will be held on the
first Tuesday after the first Monday in November on years ending in an odd number.
- Upon acceptance of this act by the voters, the terms of office of all elected officials holding
office on that date will expire on December 31, 2015.
- Transitional elections in 2015 shall provide for 1 mayor to be elected for a 4-year term; 2
town councilors at large and precinct councilors in precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4 for 4-year terms; 2 town councilors at large and precinct councilors in precincts 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 for 2-year terms; 3 school committee members to be elected for 4-year terms; 3 school committee members to be elected for 2-year terms; 1 assessor to be elected for a 4-year term; and 1 assessor to be elected for a 2-year term. Thereafter, elections shall provide for elected officials to hold terms of office as provided for in the charter.
Commission & Acknowledgment
Posted: Fri, Jan 17, 2020 01:08 PM
Updated Fri, Jan 17, 2020 12:00 AM