Town of Abington, MA
Plymouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the April 2004 Town Meeting of the Town of Abington; accepted by the voters at referendum 4-10-2004; approved by the Legislature by c. 259, L. 2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I INCORPORATION

Section 1-1 Incorporation.

Section 1-2 Short Title.

Section 1-3 Form of Government.

Section 1-4 Powers of the Town.

Section 1-5 Interpretation of Powers.

Section 1-6 Intergovernmental Relations.

Article II LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

Section 2-1 Open Town Meeting.

Section 2-2 Presiding Officer.

Section 2-3 Committees.

Section 2-4 Annual Town Meeting.

Section 2-5 Special Town Meetings.

Section 2-6 Clerk of the Meeting.

Section 2-7 Warrant Articles.

Section 2-8 Warrants.

Section 2-9 Availability of Town Officials at Town Meetings.

Article III ELECTED OFFICIALS

Section 3-1 General Provisions.

Section 3-2 Board of Selectmen.

Section 3-3 Moderator.

Section 3-4 Town Clerk.

Section 3-5 School Committee.

Section 3-6 Board of Assessors.

Section 3-7 Board of Health.

Section 3-8 Board of Library Trustees.

Section 3-9 Board of Sewer Commissioners.

Section 3-10 Board of Water Commissioners.

Section 3-11 Housing Authority.

Section 3-12 Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners.

Section 3-13 Planning Board.

Section 3-14 Trustees of Veterans Memorials.

Section 3-16 Vacancy in Office.

Article IV TOWN MANAGER

Section 4-1 Appointment, Qualification, Term of Office.

Section 4-2 Powers of Appointment.

Section 4-3 Administrative Powers and Duties.

Section 4-4 Financial Powers and Duties.

Section 4-5 Temporary Absence.

Section 4-6 Vacancy in Office.

Section 4-7 Removal and Suspension.

Article V ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION

Section 5-1 Organization of Town Agencies.

Section 5-2 Publication of Administrative Code and Staffing Plan.

Section 5-3 Merit Principle.

Section 5-4 Treasurer-Collector.

Section 5-5 Police Department Organization.

Section 5-6 Fire Department Organization.

Section 5-7 Department of Public Works Organization.

Article VI FINANCE AND FISCAL PROCEDURES

Section 6-1 Fiscal Year.

Section 6-2 Submission of Budget and Budget Message.

Section 6-3 Budget Message.

Section 6-4 The Budget.

Section 6-5 Action on the Budget.

Section 6-6 Capital Improvement Program.

Section 6-7 Audits.

Section 6-8 Warrant.

Article VII GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 7-1 Charter Changes.

Section 7-2 Severability.

Section 7-3 Specific Provisions Shall Prevail.

Section 7-4 References to General Laws.

Section 7-5 Computations of Time.

Section 7-6 Number and Gender.

Section 7-7 Definitions.

Section 7-8 Rules and Regulations.

Section 7-9 Periodic Review, Charter and By-laws.

Section 7-10 Procedures.

Section 7-11 Committees; Appointing Authority, In General.

Section 7-12 Elections.

Section 7-13 Notice of Vacancies.

Section 7-14 Appointments and Removals.

Section 7-15 Removals and Suspensions.

Section 7-16 Loss of office, excessive absence.

Article VIII TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

Section 8-1 Continuation of Existing Laws.

Section 8-2 Continuation of Government.

Section 8-3 Continuation of Personnel.

Section 8-4 Time of Taking Effect.

Section 8-5 Transfer of Records and Property.

Section 8-6 Abolition of Town Administrator Position.