Town of Agawam, MA
Hampden County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Adopted November 16, 1971]
Article 1 INCORPORATION; SHORT TITLE; POWERS

Section 1-1 Incorporation

Section 1-2 Short Title

Section 1-3 Powers

Section 1-4 Construction

Article 2 LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

Section 2-1 Composition; Eligibility; Election and Term

Section 2-2 President and Vice-President of the Town Council

Section 2-3 Compensation; Expenses

Section 2-4 General Powers and Duties

Section 2-5 Prohibitions

Section 2-6 Filling of Vacancies

Section 2-7 Exercise of Powers; Quorum; Rules of Procedure

Section 2-8 Town Accountant: Clerk of the Council

Section 2-9 Measures; Emergency Measures; Charter Objection

Section 2-10 Delegation of Powers

Section 2-11 Inquiries and Investigations

Article 3 EXECUTIVE BRANCH

Section 3-1 Mayor -- Qualifications; Term of Office; Compensation

Section 3-2 Executive Powers Enforcement of Ordinances

Section 3-3 Appointments by the Mayor

Section 3-4 Temporary Appointments to Town Offices

Section 3-5 Communications; Special Meetings

Section 3-6 Approval of Mayor, Exception (Veto)

Section 3-7 Temporary Absence of the Mayor

Section 3-8 Vacancy In Office of Mayor

Article 4 SCHOOL COMMITTEE

Section 4-1 Composition, Eligibility; Election; Term

Section 4-2 Organization

Section 4-3 General Powers and Duties

Section 4-4 Location and Erection of Schools; Approvals Required

Section 4-5 Prohibitions

Section 4-6 Filling of Vacancies

Article 5 FINANCIAL PROCEDURES

Section 5-1 Submission of Budget; Budget Message

Section 5-2 Action on the Budget

Section 5-3 Capital Improvement Program

Article 6 ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS

Section 6-1 Reorganization Plans by Town Council

Section 6-2 Reorganization Plans by Mayor

Section 6-3 Publication of Reorganization Plan

Article 7 NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

Section 7-1 Town Elections: General and Preliminary

Section 7-2 Preliminary Elections: Special Elections

Section 7-3 Regular Election

Section 7-4 Precincts

Section 7-5 Application of State Laws

Article 8 FREE PETITION; INITIATIVE; REFERENDUM

Section 8-1 Free Petition

Section 8-2 Citizen Initiative Measures

Section 8-3 Citizen Referendum Procedures

Section 8-4 Submission of Proposed Measure to Voters

Section 8-5 Measures with Conflicting Provisions

Article 9 GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 9-1 Certificate of Election and Appointment

Section 9-2 Rules and Regulations

Section 9-3 Re-enactment and Publication of Ordinances

Section 9-4 Liability of Town Officers and Agencies

Section 9-5 Prohibition

Section 9-6 Meetings of Qualified Voters

Section 9-7 Severability

Section 9-8 Specific Provisions Shall Prevail

Section 9-9 References to General Laws

Section 9-10 Computation of Time

Section 9-11 Procedures

Section 9-12 Definitions

Section 9-13 Removals and Suspensions

Article 10 TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

Section 10-1 Continuation

Section 10-2 Continuation of Government

Section 10-3 Continuation of Administrative Personnel

Section 10-4 Transfer of Records and Property

Section 10-5 Effect on Obligations, Taxes and other Legal Acts

Section 10-6 Council Salary

Section 10-7 Time of Taking Effect

Section 10-8 Disposition of Special Acts