Town of Cromwell, CT
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Cromwell as approved at referendum 11-8-2011. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I POWERS OF THE TOWN

Section 1.01 Incorporation.

Section 1.02 Rights and Obligations.

Section 1.03 General Grant of Powers.

Article II TOWN COUNCIL AND MAYOR

Section 2.01 General Powers and Duties.

Section 2.02 Composition, Eligibility, Election and Terms.

Section 2.03 Mayor.

Section 2.04 Compensation; Expenses.

Section 2.05 Prohibitions.

Section 2.06 Deputy Mayor.

Section 2.07 Vacancies; Forfeiture of Office; Filling of Vacancies.

Section 2.08 Investigations.

Section 2.09 Independent Audit.

Section 2.10 Procedure.

Section 2.11 Ordinances.

Section 2.12 Emergency Ordinances.

Article III TOWN MANAGER

Section 3.01 Appointment; Qualifications; Term; Compensation.

Section 3.02 Removal.

Section 3.03 Acting Town Manager.

Section 3.04 Powers and Duties of the Town Manager.

Article IV DEPARTMENTS, OFFICES AND AGENCIES

Section 4.01 General Provisions.

Section 4.02 Personnel System.

Section 4.03 Officers and Departments.

Section 4.04 Appointment and Eligibility.

Section 4.05 Vacancies — Administrative Offices.

Section 4.06 Assessor.

Section 4.07 Finance Director/Town Treasurer.

Section 4.08 Director of Civil Preparedness.

Section 4.09 Director of Health.

Section 4.10 Director of Recreation and Youth Services.

Section 4.11 Department of Public Works.

Section 4.12 Library Director.

Section 4.13 Town Attorney(s).

Section 4.14 Police Department.

Section 4.15 Senior Center and Human Services Director.

Section 4.16 Director of Economic and Community Development.

Section 4.17 Appointed Boards and Commissions.

Article V ELECTED OFFICIALS

Section 5.01 General Powers and Duties.

Section 5.02 Election and Terms of Office: Town Elections.

Section 5.03 Election and Terms of Office: State Elections.

Section 5.04 Town Clerk.

Section 5.05 Town Tax Collector.

Section 5.06 Incompatible Offices.

Section 5.07 Commencement of Term.

Section 5.08 Board of Finance.

Section 5.09 The Board of Education.

Section 5.10 Board of Assessment Appeals.

Section 5.11 Zoning Board of Appeals.

Article VI ELECTIONS

Section 6.01 Town Elections.

Section 6.02 Minority Representation.

Section 6.03 Breaking a Tie.

Section 6.04 Vacancies — Elective Offices.

Section 6.05 Board of Admission of Electors.

Section 6.06 Power of Initiative — Ordinances Proposed to the Town Council.

Section 6.07 Power of Overrule — Ordinances Adopted by Town Council.

Article VII TOWN EMPLOYEES

Section 7.01 Merit System.

Section 7.02 Position Descriptions.

Section 7.03 Classified Service.

Section 7.04 Salaries.

Section 7.05 Official Bonds.

Section 7.06 Retirement of Town Employees.

Section 7.07 Appointment and removal of Town employees.

Article VIII ANNUAL BUDGET AND FINANCIAL PROCEDURES

Section 8.01 Fiscal Year.

Section 8.02 Submission of Preliminary Estimates to the Town Manager.

Section 8.03 Proposed Budget.

Section 8.04 Board of Finance Action on Budget.

Section 8.05 Annual Budget Referendum.

Section 8.06 Appropriation.

Section 8.07 Tax Rate.

Section 8.08 Tax Bills.

Section 8.09 Amendments after Adoption.

Section 8.10 Lapse of Appropriations.

Section 8.11 Administration of the Budget.

Section 8.12 Expenditures and Accounting.

Section 8.13 Capital Improvement Program.

Section 8.14 Town Council Action on Capital Improvement Program.

Section 8.15 Public Records.

Section 8.16 Borrowing.

Article IX CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Section 9.01 Conflicts of Interest.

Article X CHARTER AMENDMENT

Section 10.01 Review and Amendment of Charter.

Section 10.02 Effective Date.

Article XI TRANSITION

Section 11.01 Transition.

Section 11.02 Pending Matters, Bonds, Debts, and Contracts.

Section 11.03 Present Employees to Retain Positions.

Section 11.04 State and Municipal Laws.

Section 11.05 Temporary Ordinances.

Section 11.06 Savings Clause.

Section 11.07 Usage.