[HISTORY: Adopted 4-11-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The people of the Town of Barnstable, desiring to manage their affairs in an honest, forthright, and efficient manner, and wishing to participate most fully in exercising the rights and responsibilities of local government, and praying for the minimum of interference from the yet larger state, do adhere to this charter.
We assert our willingness to assume all responsibility for the conduct of matters pertaining to the town, and do by this document earnestly affirm our right as inhabitants of Barnstable, to live and grow in freedom, dignity, and tranquillity.
PART I Incorporation, Short Title, Powers
PART II Legislative Branch
PART III Elected Town Offices
PART IV Town Manager
PART V Administrative Organization
PART VI Financial Procedures
PART VII Nominations and Elections
PART VIII Citizen Relief Mechanisms
Article IX General Provisions
Article X Transitional Provisions