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CHAPTER I   INCORPORATION AND GENERAL POWERS
CHAPTER II   ELECTIONS   
CHAPTER III   THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN
CHAPTER IV   APPOINTIVE BOARDS
CHAPTER V   ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER VI   FINANCE AND TAXATION
CHAPTER VII   THE TOWN MEETING
CHAPTER VIII   MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS    
 
CHAPTER I   INCORPORATION AND GENERAL POWERS

SECTION 1.1  INCORPORATION
SECTION 1.2  RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
SECTION 1.3  GENERAL GRANT OF POWERS
SECTION 1.4  EFFECT OF CHARTER

CHAPTER II   ELECTIONS

SECTION 2.1  STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICERS

2.1.1  REGISTRARS OF VOTERS
2.1.2  LISTS OF ELECTORS

SECTION 2.2  TOWN OFFICERS GENERAL ELECTIONS

2.2.1  ELECTION
2.2.2  POWERS AND DUTIES
2.2.3  TERMS OF OFFICE
2.2.4  BOARD OF SELECTMEN
2.2.5  BOARD OF EDUCATION
2.2.6  BOARD OF FINANCE   
2.2.7  BOARD OF TAX REVIEW
2.2.8  TOWN CLERK
2.2.9  COLLECTOR OF TAXES
2.2.10  REGISTRARS OF VOTERS
2.2.11  TOWN TREASURER
2.2.12  PLANNING COMMISSION
2.2.13  ZONING COMMISSION
2.2.14  ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
2.2.15  REGIONAL DISTRICT #8 BOARD OF EDUCATION

SECTION 2.3  MINORITY REPRESENTATION
SECTION 2.4  ELIGIBILITY
SECTION 2.5  BREAKING A TIE
SECTION 2.6  VACANCIES

2.6.1  VACANCY TERM EXCEPTION

SECTION 2.7  VOTING DISTRICTS 

CHAPTER III   THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN

SECTION 3.1  ORGANIZATION

3.1.1  NUMBER OF MEMBERS
3.1.2  HOLDING OTHER OFFICE

 SECTION 3.2  MEETINGS

3.2.1  PRESIDING OVER MEETINGS
3.2.2  FIRST MEETING AFTER TAKING OFFICE

3.2.2.1  ACTING FIRST SELECTMAN
3.2.2.2  ACTING OFFICIAL IN TOWN EMERGENCY
3.2.2.3  SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS
3.2.2.4  SCHEDULE OF JOINT MEETINGS WITH OTHER TOWN AGENCIES

3.2.3  MEETING PROCEDURE
3.2.4  QUORUM
3.2.5  MINUTES OF MEETINGS

SECTION 3.3  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

3.3.1  AFFAIRS OF THE TOWN
3.3.2  TOWN REPORT
3.3.3  JOINT MEETINGS WITH OTHER TOWN AGENCIES
3.3.4  APPLICATION FOR GRANTS AND AID
3.3.5  TOWN BUDGET
3.3.6  FINANCIAL PLANNING

SECTION 3.4  GENERAL AND SPECIFIC POWERS

3.4.1  FILLING OF VACANCIES
3.4.2  PERSONNEL POLICIES
3.4.3  ACCEPTANCE OF ROADS & OTHER MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENTS
3.4.4  MAINTENANCE BOND PROTECTION FOR EXISTING ROADS
3.4.5  AGREEMENT WITH STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
3.4.6  PURCHASE OR EXCHANGE OF REAL ESTATE

3.4.6.1  EASEMENTS

3.4.7  ACCEPTANCE OF REAL ESTATE
3.4.8  DISPOSITION OF TOWN PROPERTY
3.4.9  TEMPORARY COMMISSIONS   
3.4.10  LEGAL ACTION
3.4.11  PURCHASE OF SUPPLIES
3.4.12  MAINTENANCE OF TOWN PROPERTIES
3.4.13  CONTRACTING OF SERVICES
3.4.14  DELEGATION OF POWERS
3.4.15  PUBLIC BID

3.4.15.1  BIDDING EXCEPTION

3.4.16  EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS
3.4.17  ENFORCEMENT

SECTION 3.5  POWER TO ENACT ORDINANCES  

3.5.1  PUBLIC HEARING
3.5.2  REQUIRED ACTION
3.5.3  RECORDING WITH TOWN CLERK
3.5.4  EFFECTIVE DATE

SECTION 3.6  POWER TO ENACT EMERGENCY ORDINANCES 

  3.6.1  AUTOMATIC TERMINATIONS

SECTION 3.7  PETITION FOR OVERRULE OF ORDINANCES
SECTION 3.8  THE FIRST SELECTMAN

3.8.1  DUTIES OF THE FIRST SELECTMAN

3.8.1.1  EMPLOYMENT OF STAFF
3.8.1.2  DELEGATION OF DUTIES

CHAPTER IV   APPOINTIVE BOARD

SECTION 4.1  GENERAL

 4.1.1  QUALIFICATION OF MEMBERS
4.1.2  OATH OF OFFICE
4.1.3  TERMS OF OFFICE
4.1.4  MINORITY REPRESENTATION
4.1.5  GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES

SECTION 4.2  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
SECTION 4.3  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
SECTION 4.4  CONSERVATION COMMISSION
SECTION 4.5  INLAND WETLANDS AGENCY
SECTION 4.6  CIVIL PREPAREDNESS ADVISORY COUNCIL
SECTION 4.7  MUNICIPAL HEALTH SERVICE COMMITTEE
SECTION 4.8  JURY COMMISSION
SECTION 4.9  FIRE COMMISSIONERS
SECTION 4.10  PUBLIC BUILDING COMMISSION
SECTION 4.11  BUILDING APPEALS BOARD
SECTION 4.12  PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION
SECTION 4.13  PARK & RECREATION COMMISSION
SECTION 4.14  CREATION OF FUTURE APPOINTIVE BOARDS

CHAPTER V   ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

SECTION 5.1  GENERAL
SECTION 5.2  OFFICERS COVERED BY GENERAL STATUTES
SECTION 5.3  POLICE
SECTION 5.4  CONSTABLES
SECTION 5.5  TOWN ENGINEER
SECTION 5.6  TOWN COUNSEL
SECTION 5.7  ADDITIONAL OFFICERS
SECTION 5.8  EFFECTIVE DATE OF APPOINTMENTS
SECTION 5.9  FILLING OF VACANCIES
SECTION 5.10  CONTINUE IN OFFICE

CHAPTER VI   FINANCE AND TAXATION  

SECTION 6.1  FISCAL YEAR
SECTION 6.2  BOARD OF FINANCE

6.2.1  ORGANIZATION
6.2.2  POWERS AND DUTIES
6.2.3  COMPENSATION
6.2.4  HOLDING OTHER OFFICE

SECTION 6.3  ANNUAL AUDIT
SECTION 6.4  TREASURER
SECTION 6.5  PREPARATION OF THE BUDGET

6.5.1  PRELIMINARY BUDGET ESTIMATES
6.5.2  DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN ON BUDGET
6.5.3  DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION ON BUDGET
6.5.4  DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF FINANCE ON BUDGET
6.5.5  PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED ANNUAL BUDGET
6.5.6  ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING

6.5.6.1  REJECTION OF THE PROPOSED ANNUAL BUDGET

SECTION 6.6  SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS

6.6.1  GENERAL REQUESTS
6.6.2  APPROPRIATION LIMIT
6.6.3  REQUEST ABOVE APPROPRIATION LIMIT

SECTION 6.7  TRANSFER OF UNEXPENDED FUNDS

6.7.1  TRANSFER LIMITS

SECTION 6.8  RESERVE FOR CAPITAL AND NON‑RECURRING EXPENDITURE FUND

6.8.1  RESERVE FUND
6.8.2  QUALIFICATION AS FUND
6.8.3  TERMINATION OF FUNDS
6.8.4  CONTROL OF FUND

SECTION 6.9  EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS
SECTION 6.10  SETTING MILL RATE

6.10.1  COLLECTION OF TAXES

SECTION 6.11  ACCOUNTING AND EXPENDITURES

6.11.1  ACCOUNTING OF FUNDS
6.11.2  EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS

SECTION 6.12  BORROWING
SECTION 6.13  CONTRIBUTIONS

6.13.1  PRINCIPAL LIBRARY

CHAPTER VII   THE TOWN MEETING

SECTION 7.1  COMPOSITION

7.1.1  LEGISLATIVE POWERS
7.1.2  PERSONS QUALIFIED TO VOTE

SECTION 7.2  ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
SECTION 7.3  SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
SECTION 7.4  TOWN MEETING PROCEDURE
SECTION 7.5  TOWN MEETING TO AUTHORIZE REFERENDUMS

7.5.1  SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS
7.5.2  PETITION FOR REFERENDUM

SECTION 7.6  PETITION FOR OVERRULE OF ORDINANCES

7.6.1  TIME LIMIT
7.6.2  TOWN MEETING
7.6.3  EFFECTIVE DATE

SECTION 7.7  PETITION FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

7.7.1  PETITION
7.7.2  REVIEW OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE
7.7.3  TIME LIMIT
7.7.4  CONTENT OF CALL
7.7.5  EFFECTIVE DATE
7.7.6  FAILURE TO ACT

CHAPTER VIII   MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

SECTION 8.1  TRANSFER OF POWERS
SECTION 8.2  TRANSFER OF RECORDS AND PROPERTY
SECTION 8.3  LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
SECTION 8.4  AMENDMENT OF CHARTER
SECTION 8.5  SAVING CLAUSE
SECTION 8.6  EFFECTIVE DATE
SECTION 8.7  LAND USE
SECTION 8.8  CODIFICATION AND RECODIFICATION OF ORDINANCES
SECTION 8.9  OFFICIAL BONDS
SECTION 8.10  TERMINOLOGY