Town of Clinton, CT
Middlesex County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Clinton effective 12-6-2012.[1] Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
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Editor’s Note: This Town Charter also superseded the Town Charter adopted effective 12-3-1998, as amended effective 12-4-2009.
CHAPTER I Incorporation and General Powers

§ 1-1 Incorporation.

§ 1-2 Rights and obligations.

§ 1-3 General grant of powers.

CHAPTER II Elections

§ 2-1 State elections.

§ 2-2 Town officers.

§ 2-3 Minority representation; elective, appointive officials.

§ 2-4 Eligibility for office.

§ 2-5 Breaking a tie.

CHAPTER III Elective Officers

§ 3-1 Powers and duties; terms of office.

§ 3-2 Vacancies.

§ 3-3 Board of Selectmen.

§ 3-4 Treasurers.

§ 3-5 Board of Education.

§ 3-6 Board of Finance.

§ 3-7 Board of Finance alternates.

§ 3-8 Board of Assessment Appeals.

§ 3-9 Board of Assessment Appeals alternates.

§ 3-10 Zoning Board of Appeals.

§ 3-11 Zoning Board of Appeals alternates.

§ 3-12 Planning and Zoning Commission.

§ 3-13 Planning and Zoning alternates.

§ 3-14 Board of Police Commissioners.

CHAPTER IV The Town Meeting

§ 4-1 Composition; legislative powers, Town Meeting and Board of Selectmen.

§ 4-2 Procedure; Moderator.

§ 4-3 Annual Town Meeting.

§ 4-4 Annual Budget Meeting.

§ 4-5 Special Town Meeting actions.

§ 4-6 Appropriations or other actions requiring referendum.

§ 4-7 Petition for overrule.

§ 4-8 Petition for Special Town Meeting; initiative.

CHAPTER V Board of Selectmen

§ 5-1 Composition.

§ 5-2 Meetings; conduct of meetings; special meetings.

§ 5-3 General powers; investigations.

§ 5-4 Duties and responsibilities.

§ 5-5 Power to enact ordinances.

§ 5-6 Power to enact emergency ordinances.

§ 5-7 Additional powers.

CHAPTER VI First Selectman

§ 6-1 General.

§ 6-2 Powers and duties.

§ 6-3 Delegation of duties.

CHAPTER VII Appointive Boards

§ 7-1 Appointments.

§ 7-2 Terms of office.

§ 7-3 General powers and duties.

§ 7-4 Minority representation.

§ 7-5 Two-year terms.

§ 7-6 Three-year terms.

§ 7-7 Four-year terms.

§ 7-8 Five-year terms.

CHAPTER VIII Administrative Officers and Departments

§ 8-1 Terms of office; qualifications; powers and duties.

§ 8-2 Assessor.

§ 8-3 Town Counsel.

§ 8-4 Architects, engineers, surveyors and other such consultants.

§ 8-5 Civil Preparedness Director.

§ 8-6 Department of Health; Sanitarian.

§ 8-7 Fire Marshal; Deputies.

§ 8-8 Town Clerk; salary; Assistant Town Clerk.

§ 8-9 Town Clerk certifications of records of Killingworth.

§ 8-10 Building Officials.

§ 8-11 Directors of Human Services.

§ 8-12 Directors of Park and Recreation.

§ 8-13 Zoning Enforcement Officer.

§ 8-14 Police Department; Police Commission; Police Chief.

§ 8-15 Medical out-patient transportation services.

§ 8-16 Inland-Wetlands Enforcement Officer.

§ 8-17 Department of Public Works and Public Works Commission.

§ 8-18 Director of Finance.

§ 8-19 Tax Collectors.

§ 8-20 Town Planners.

CHAPTER IX General

§ 9-1 Meeting procedure and records.

§ 9-2 Code of Ethics.

§ 9-3 Merit system.

§ 9-4 Removal from office.

CHAPTER X Finance and Taxation

§ 10-1 Fiscal year.

§ 10-2 Preparation of the budget.

§ 10-3 Laying of taxes.

§ 10-4 Special appropriations and transfers of appropriations.

§ 10-5 Emergency appropriations.

§ 10-6 Expenditures and accounting.

CHAPTER XI Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 11-1 Amendment.

§ 11-2 Savings clause.

§ 11-3 Referendum: effective date.

§ 11-4 Charter Study Commission.

§ 11-5 Existing laws and ordinances.