Town of Coventry, RI
Kent County
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Section 16.01 Repeal of ordinances, etc.

All town ordinances, resolutions, orders, and regulations which are in force when this Charter becomes effective are repealed to the extent that they are inconsistent with or interfere with the effective operation of this Charter, or of ordinances, resolutions, orders, and regulations adopted pursuant thereto. To the extent that the constitution and laws of the state permit, all general laws or special acts relating to or affecting the town or its agencies, officers, or employees which are in effect when this Charter becomes effective are superseded to the extent they are inconsistent or interfere with the effective operation of this Charter, or of ordinances, resolutions, orders, and regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

Section 16.02 Continuation of ordinances, etc.

All ordinances, resolutions, orders, and regulations of the town in effect at the time this Charter becomes effective, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Charter, shall continue in force until amended or repealed.

Section 16.03 Continuation of existing offices, etc.

All committees, commissions, boards, departments, and offices of the town in existence at the time this Charter becomes effective shall continue until abolished, reorganized, or superseded by this Charter, or by action taken under this Charter, in accordance with law.

Section 16.04 Continuation of certain officers.

Any person holding an office or position in the government of the town at the time this Charter becomes effective shall retain such office or position and shall continue in office, and in the performance of the person's duties, until provision shall have been made in accordance with this Charter for the performance of such duties by a person or body thereunto authorized, or the discontinuance of such office, unless as otherwise provided by this Charter or by law.

Section 16.05 Continuation of licenses.

All licenses and permits issued by the town, or any agency thereof, prior to the effective date of this Charter, shall continue in full force and effect until the termination date thereof, unless suspended or revoked for cause.

Section 16.06 Unpaid taxes.

All taxes levied or assessed by the town prior to the effective date of this Charter, which have not been collected by the town, shall be collected, with any interest and penalties due thereon, by the town government established by this Charter.

Section 16.07 Existing contracts.

All contracts, leases, franchises and other obligations, entered into by the town or for its benefit, prior to the effective date of this Charter, shall continue in force and effect.

Section 16.08 Pending actions.

No action or proceeding, civil or criminal, in law or equity, pending on the effective date of this Charter, brought by or against the town, or any office, department, or agency or officer thereof, shall be affected or abated by the adoption of this Charter or by anything in this Charter continued.

Section 16.09 Transfer of records, equipment, etc.

All records, property and equipment whatsoever, of any office, department, or agency, or part thereof, the powers and duties of which are assigned, in whole or in part, to another office, department, or agency by this Charter, shall be transferred and delivered forthwith to the office, department, or agency to which such powers and duties are assigned.