Town of Mansfield, CT
Tolland County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Approved by the Town Council of the Town of Mansfield 11-3-1970 as revised 11-2-1993, 4-4-1996 and 8-6-2007. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
PREAMBLE
We the people of the Town of Mansfield, under the Constitution and laws of the State of Connecticut, in order to secure the benefits of local self-government and to provide for an accessible and accountable government, do hereby adopt this Charter and confer upon the Town the following powers, subject to the following restrictions, and as prescribed by the following procedures and government structure. By this action, we wish to secure the benefits of home rule and provide for local government that is responsive to the will and values of the residents of our Town, and strongly affirms resident participation, representative democracy, and professional management.
Article I Incorporation and General Powers

§ C101 Incorporation.

§ C102 Rights and obligations.

§ C103 General grant of powers.

§ C104 Freedom of information.

Article II Elections

§ C201 Regular Town elections.

§ C202 Elective officers.

§ C203 Minority representation.

§ C204 Voting districts.

§ C205 Breaking a tie.

§ C206 Vacancies.

§ C207 Qualifications.

§ C208 Nomination of candidates.

§ C209 Board for Admission of Electors.

§ C210 Justices of the Peace.

Article III The Town Council

§ C301 The Council.

§ C302 Organization and procedure.

§ C303 Powers.

§ C304 Ethical standards.

§ C305 Town Attorney.

§ C306 Committees, commissions and boards.

§ C307 Introduction of ordinances.

§ C308 Public hearing on and publication of ordinance.

§ C309 Referral of ordinance to Town Meeting or to voters.

§ C310 Initiative.

§ C311 Form of petition for referendum or initiative.

§ C312 Form of affidavit of circulators to accompany all petitions.

§ C313 Annual audit.

§ C314 Removals and suspensions.

Article IV Town Appropriations and Bond Issues

§ C401 Fiscal year.

§ C402 Budget development.

§ C403 Manager's budget.

§ C404 Council budget action.

§ C405 Budget Town Meeting.

§ C406 Appropriations not in budget and budget transfers.

§ C407 Issuance of bonds.

§ C408 Determination of tax rate by Council.

§ C409 Emergency appropriations.

Article V The Town Manager and Administrative Departments

§ C501 Appointment and removal of Town Manager.

§ C502 Duties of the Town Manager.

§ C503 Appointments by the Manager.

§ C504 Administrative departments.

§ C505 Office of Town Clerk.

§ C506 Department of Finance.

§ C507 Official bonds.

§ C508 Salaries.

Article VI The Merit System

§ C601 Merit principle.

§ C602 Personnel provisions.

§ C603 Personnel Appeals Board.

Article VII Miscellaneous Provisions

§ C701 Review and amendment of Charter.

§ C702 Saving clause.

§ C703 Effective date.