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

Chapter I Incorporation (§ C-1-1-1 – § C-1-1-1)

Chapter II Form of Government (§ C-1-2-1 – § C-1-2-2)

Chapter III Powers of the Town (§ C-1-3-1 – § C-1-3-5)

ARTICLE II TOWN COUNCIL

Chapter I   (§ C-2-1-1 – § C-2-1-13)

ARTICLE III FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

Chapter I   (§ C-3-1-1 – § C-3-1-15)

ARTICLE IV TOWN MANAGER

Chapter I   (§ C-4-1-1 – § C-4-1-4)

ARTICLE V ELECTIONS

Chapter I Election Laws and Conditions of Elections (§ C-5-1-1 – § C-5-1-2)

Chapter II Board of Canvassers (§ C-5-2-1 – § C-5-2-2)

Chapter III Recall Elections (§ C-5-3-1 – § C-5-3-5)

Chapter IV Voter Initiative and Referendum (§ C-5-4-1 – § C-5-4-5)

ARTICLE VI Town Clerk

Chapter I   (§ C-6-1-1 – § C-6-1-5)

ARTICLE VII FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Chapter I   (§ C-7-1-1 – § C-7-1-4)

ARTICLE VIII ASSESSMENT

Chapter I   (§ C-8-1-1 – § C-8-1-7)

ARTICLE IX PUBLIC SAFETY

Chapter I   (§ C-9-1-1 – § C-9-1-10)

ARTICLE X DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Chapter I   (§ C-10-1-1 – § C-10-1-6)

ARTICLE XI SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

Chapter I   (§ C-11-1-1 – § C-11-1-7)

ARTICLE XII PLANNING AND ZONING

Chapter I Planning Board (§ C-12-1-1 – § C-12-1-3)

Chapter II Subdivision of Land (§ C-12-2-1 – § C-12-2-2)

Chapter III Zoning Board of Review (§ C-12-3-1 – § C-12-3-2)

Chapter IV Department of Development Services (§ C-12-4-1 – § C-12-4-5)

ARTICLE XIII OTHER DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS AND OFFICIALS

Chapter I Town Solicitor (§ C-13-1-1 – § C-13-1-5)

Chapter II Probate Court (§ C-13-2-1 – § C-13-2-5)

Chapter III Other Officials (§ C-13-3-1 – § C-13-3-5)

Chapter IV Municipal Court (§ C-13-4-1 – § C-13-4-4)

Chapter V Architectural Review Board (§ C-13-5-1 – § C-13-5-1)

ARTICLE XIV LICENSES

Chapter I   (§ C-14-1-1 – § C-14-1-6)

Chapter II Licensing Board (§ C-14-2-1 – § C-14-2-2)

ARTICLE XV GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter I   (§ C-15-1-1 – § C-15-1-9)

Chapter II Ordinances (§ C-15-2-1 – § C-15-2-5)