Town of Glocester, RI
Providence County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester effective 1-1-1991. Amendments noted where applicable.][1]
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We, the people of the Town of Glocester, in order to secure the right of self-government in all local matters, pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, do adopt and establish this Charter.
Article I BASIC PROVISIONS

§ C1-1 Municipal body.

§ C1-2 Form of government.

§ C1-3 Powers of the Town.

§ C1-4 State law.

§ C1-5 Ordinance.

§ C1-6 Property.

§ C1-7 Legislative powers.

§ C1-8 Contracts with other bodies.

Article II ELECTIONS

§ C2-1 District.

§ C2-2 Conduct of elections.

§ C2-3 Canvassers, composition.

Article III FINANCIAL TOWN REFERENDUM

§ C3-1 Time and purpose.

§ C3-2 Powers of electors.

§ C3-3 Notice.

§ C3-4 Subjects requiring special notice.

§ C3-5 Special Financial Town Referendum.

§ C3-6 Financial Town Referendum procedures.

§ C3-7 Financial Town Referendum may authorize bond issues.

Article IV TOWN COUNCIL

§ C4-1 Number, selection, terms.

§ C4-2 Qualifications.

§ C4-3 Vacancies, forfeiture of office, filling of vacancies.

§ C4-4 Presiding officers.

§ C4-5 Compensation.

§ C4-6 Quorum.

§ C4-7 Judge of qualifications.

§ C4-8 Meetings.

§ C4-9 Powers and duties.

§ C4-10 Procedures.

§ C4-11 Probate Court.

Article V TOWN SOLICITOR

§ C5-1 Appointment.

§ C5-2 Qualifications.

§ C5-3 Compensation.

§ C5-4 Duties.

§ C5-5 Opinion a public record.

§ C5-6 Special powers.

Article VI SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

§ C6-1 Number, selection, terms.

§ C6-2 Qualifications.

§ C6-3 Vacancies, forfeiture of office, filling of vacancies.

§ C6-4 Compensation.

§ C6-5 Powers and duties.

§ C6-6 Building Committee.

§ C6-7 Regionalization.

§ C6-8 Maintenance of school buildings and grounds.

§ C6-9 Financial accounting.

§ C6-10 Overspending of School Department appropriations prohibited.

Article VII DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

§ C7-1 Organization.

§ C7-2 Director of Finance.

§ C7-3 Work programs: allotments.

§ C7-4 Budget control.

§ C7-5 Competitive bidding.

§ C7-6 Deputy Town Treasurer.

§ C7-7 Vacancy.

§ C7-8 Tax Assessor.

§ C7-9 Board of Assessment Review.

§ C7-10 Tax Collector.

§ C7-11 Director of Human Resources.

Article VIII FINANCIAL PROCEDURES

§ C8-1 Fiscal year.

§ C8-2 Budget Board.

§ C8-3 Budget schedule and procedures.

§ C8-4 Annual audit.

§ C8-5 Borrowing in anticipation of taxes.

§ C8-6 Failure to approve a budget.

§ C8-7 Capital program.

§ C8-8 Capital reserve fund.

§ C8-9 Land Trust.

§ C8-10 Emergency appropriation.

§ C8-11 Lapse of appropriation.

§ C8-12 Fees shall be paid to the Town.

§ C8-13 Minimum cash reserve.

§ C8-14 Transfer of Funds.

§ C8-15 Outstanding encumbrances.

Article IX TOWN CLERK

§ C9-1 Selection, term.

§ C9-2 Deputy Town Clerk.

§ C9-3 Powers and duties.

§ C9-4 Compensation.

Article X PUBLIC WORKS

§ C10-1 Appointment.

§ C10-2 Compensation.

§ C10-3 Powers and duties.

Article XI PUBLIC SAFETY

§ C11-1 Police Department.

§ C11-2 Animal Control Officer and Appraiser of Dog Damage.

§ C11-3 Fire Department and/or Emergency Medical Services.

§ C11-4 Emergency management.

Article XII PLANNING AND ZONING

§ C12-1 Planning Board.

§ C12-2 Zoning Board of Review.

Article XIII OTHER OFFICES AND COMMISSIONS

§ C13-1 Director of Human Services.

§ C13-2 Sealer of Weights and Measures.

§ C13-3 Building and Zoning Inspector.

§ C13-4 Town Sergeant.

§ C13-5 Conservation Commission.

§ C13-6 Housing Authority.

§ C13-7 Tree Warden.

§ C13-8 Recreation Commission.

§ C13-9 Land Trust.

§ C13-10 Additional offices and commissions.

§ C13-11 Qualifications.

Article XIV GENERAL PROVISIONS

§ C14-1 Definitions.

§ C14-2 Term of office.

§ C14-3 Open meetings.

§ C14-4 Public records.

§ C14-5 Minority membership.

§ C14-6 Compensation of officers and employees.

§ C14-7 Disclosure of financial interest.

§ C14-8 Prohibitions.

§ C14-9 Non-interference by Council.

§ C14-10 Separability.

§ C14-11 Amending of the Charter.

§ C14-12 Town employees.

§ C14-13 Personnel system and policies.

§ C14-14 Vacancies.

§ C14-15 Initiative and referendum.

§ C14-16 Recall.

Article XV SUCCESSION IN GOVERNMENT

§ C15-1 Continuation of laws and ordinances.

§ C15-2 Continuation of the tax obligation.

§ C15-3 Continuation of government.

§ C15-4 Continuation of administrative personnel.

§ C15-5 Transfer of records and property.

§ C15-6 Continuation of contracts and obligations.

§ C15-7 Pending actions and proceedings.

§ C15-8 Transfer of accounts and appropriations.

§ C15-9 Ordinance to implement Charter.

§ C15-10 Effective date.