Town of Westerly, RI
Washington County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Approved 11-5-1968; effective 7-1-1969; as amended 12-16-1975; 11-17-1978; 6-2-1992; 11-5-2002; 6-17-2003; 11-2-2004; 3-1-2005; 11-7-2006; 11-4-2008; 11-6-2012; 11-2-2015; 11-8-2016. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
PREAMBLE
We, the free inhabitants of the Town of Westerly, in order to secure and preserve 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 ordain, adopt and establish this Charter.
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*NOTE: Words used in this Charter which import one gender shall be applied to any gender where appropriate, and a reference to the singular shall include the plural, and vice versa, unless the context indicates that such a reading would be inappropriate.
ARTICLE I BASIC PROVISIONS
ARTICLE II TOWN COUNCIL
ARTICLE III FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
ARTICLE IV TOWN MANAGER
ARTICLE V ELECTIONS
ARTICLE VI Town Clerk
ARTICLE VII FINANCE DEPARTMENT
ARTICLE VIII ASSESSMENT
ARTICLE IX PUBLIC SAFETY
ARTICLE X DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
ARTICLE XI SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
ARTICLE XII PLANNING AND ZONING
ARTICLE XIII OTHER DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS AND OFFICIALS
ARTICLE XIV LICENSES
ARTICLE XV GENERAL PROVISIONS