Town of Manchester, CT
Hartford County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: The Charter of the Town of Manchester consists of Special Act, Jan. Sess., 1947, Sp. No. 193, as from time to time amended either by special legislation or by home rule procedure. Amendments have been worked into their proper places and amended or repealed provisions deleted. The amendments to each section are cited in the text, where applicable. The absence of such a citation indicates that the section has not been amended and is as originally enacted by the 1947 Charter Act. The 1947 Act was approved at referendum 6-30-1947. A uniform system of punctuation and capitalization has been used.]
STATUTORY REFERENCES
Duties of Treasurer — See C.G.S. § 7-80 et seq.
Municipal charters and special acts — See C.G.S. § 7-187 et seq.
Police departments — See C.G.S. § 7-274 et seq.
Municipal reserve funds — See C.G.S. § 7-359 et seq.
Municipal bond issues — See C.G.S. § 7-369 et seq.
Municipal audits — See C.G.S. § 7-391 et seq.
Merit system — See C.G.S. § 7-407 et seq.
Admission of electors — See C.G.S. § 9-12 et seq.
Registrars of voters — See C.G.S. § 9-190.
Deputy registrars of voters — See C.G.S. § 9-192.
Nominations — See C.G.S. § 9-372 et seq.
Boards of education — See C.G.S. § 10-218 et seq.
Property tax assessment — See C.G.S. § 12-40 et seq.
Board of Assessment Appeals — See C.G.S. § 12-110 et seq.
Collector of Revenue — See C.G.S. § 12-130.
Tree Warden — See C.G.S. § 23-58 et seq.
CHAPTER I INCORPORATION AND GENERAL POWERS

Sec. 1-1 Incorporation.

Sec. 1-2 Rights and obligations.

Sec. 1-3 Corporate powers.

CHAPTER II TOWN OFFICIALS GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec. 2-1 Elective officers.

Sec. 2-2 Officers appointed by the Board of Directors.

Sec. 2-3 Restrictions on holding office.

Sec. 2-4 Definitions; Ethics Commission; standards of official conduct.

Sec. 2-4(a) (Reserved)

Sec. 2-5 Salaries.

Sec. 2-6 Additional compensation not to be paid.

Sec. 2-7(a) Official bonds.

Sec. 2-7(b) Blanket bonds.

Sec. 2-8 Removal from office by Board of Directors.

Sec. 2-9 Removal from office by General Manager.

Sec. 2-10 Resignations.

Sec. 2-11 Vacancies.

Sec. 2-12 Town Clerk.

Sec. 2-13(a) Merit system established.

Sec. 2-13(b) Classified service.

Sec. 2-14 Justices of the Peace.

CHAPTER III BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sec. 3-1 Board of Directors; general powers.

Sec. 3-2 Number; election; term.

Sec. 3-3 Compensation.

Sec. 3-4 Organization.

Sec. 3-5 Chairman and Vice Chairman.

Sec. 3-6 Secretary.

Sec. 3-7 Meetings; procedure.

Sec. 3-8 Public hearings on ordinances.

Sec. 3-9 Petition for overrule.

Sec. 3-10 Petition for enactment.

Sec. 3-11 Revision of existing ordinances.

Sec. 3-12 Joint annual meeting of Board of Directors and Board of Education.

Sec. 3-13 Petition for budget referendum.

CHAPTER IV GENERAL MANAGER

Sec. 4-1 Appointment.

Sec. 4-2 Tenure and removal.

Sec. 4-3 Salary.

Sec. 4-4 Absence or disability of General Manager.

Sec. 4-5 General Manager, powers and duties.

Sec. 4-6 Delegation of authority during vacancy of office.

CHAPTER V BUDGET AND FINANCE

Sec. 5-1 Fiscal year.

Sec. 5-2(a) Preparation.

Sec. 5-2(b) Submission to Board of Directors.

Sec. 5-2(c) Contents.

Sec. 5-2(d) Definition.

Sec. 5-3 Publication.

Sec. 5-4 Public hearings.

Sec. 5-5 Consideration by the Board.

Sec. 5-6 Adoption.

Sec. 5-7 Certification.

Sec. 5-8 Additions.

Sec. 5-9 Board of Assessment Appeals.

Sec. 5-10 Tax rate.

Sec. 5-11 Expenditure prohibited.

Sec. 5-11(a) Appropriation of gifts or other aid.

Sec. 5-12 Lapse of appropriation.

Sec. 5-13 Director of Finance to assume former powers and duties of Town Treasurer.

Sec. 5-14 (Reserved)

Sec. 5-15 Disbursements.

Sec. 5-16 Director of Finance.

Sec. 5-17 Purchases and contracts.

Sec. 5-18 (Reserved)

Sec. 5-19 (Reserved)

Sec. 5-20 Forms.

Sec. 5-21 (Reserved)

Sec. 5-22 Competitive bidding.

Sec. 5-23 Assessment for collection of taxes.

Sec. 5-24 Borrowing in anticipation of taxes.

Sec. 5-25 Borrowing for capital improvements.

Sec. 5-26 Independent auditor.

Sec. 5-27 Partial budget.

Sec. 5-28 Special taxing district.

Sec. 5-29 Assessor.

CHAPTER VI COLLECTION OF REVENUE

Sec. 6-1 Collector of Revenue.

CHAPTER VII NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

Sec. 7-1 Biennial elections.

Sec. 7-2 Voting districts.

Sec. 7-3 Deputy Registrars.

Sec. 7-4 Admission of electors.

CHAPTER VIII SELECTMEN

Sec. 8-1 Powers and duties.

CHAPTER IX EDUCATION

Sec. 9-1 Election to Board of Education.

Sec. 9-2 Powers and duties of Board of Education.

Sec. 9-3 Superintendent of Schools.

CHAPTER X PUBLIC SAFETY

Sec. 10-1 Chief of Police.

Sec. 10-2 Qualifications of policemen.

Sec. 10-3 Removal of policemen.

Sec. 10-4 Powers and duties of policemen.

Sec. 10-5 Political activity prohibited.

Sec. 10-6 Animal Control Officer.

Sec. 10-7 (Reserved)

Sec. 10-8 Fire districts and fire departments.

Sec. 10-9 Areas outside fire districts.

Sec. 10-10 Provisions for consolidation.

Sec. 10-11 Other functions of the Eighth Utilities District of Manchester.

Sec. 10-12 Town Fire Department.

Sec. 10-13 Chief of Town Fire Department.

CHAPTER XI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Sec. 11-1 Establishment of Department.

Sec. 11-2 Duties of Department.

Sec. 11-3 Director of Public Works; powers and duties.

Sec. 11-4 Building Inspector Officer; Zoning Enforcement Officer; powers and duties.

CHAPTER XII WATER AND SEWER

Sec. 12-1 Water and sewer utilities.

Sec. 12-2 Rates.

Sec. 12-3 Bills.

Sec. 12-4 Superintendent of Water and Sewer Department.

Sec. 12-5 Budget and finances.

Sec. 12-6 (Reserved)

Sec. 12-7 (Reserved)

Sec. 12-8 (Reserved)

Sec. 12-9 (Reserved)

Sec. 12-10 (Reserved)

Sec. 12-11 Damage.

Sec. 12-12 (Reserved)

Sec. 12-13 (Reserved)

Sec. 12-14 Increased charges or rates for Town of Glastonbury.

CHAPTER XIII DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

Sec. 13-1 Director and employees.

Sec. 13-2 Director; Duties.

CHAPTER XIV RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION

Sec. 14-1 Recreation and Park Commission.

Sec. 14-2 Organization and duties.

Sec. 14-3 Management of parks and recreation.

Sec. 14-4 Superintendent.

Sec. 14-5 Tree Warden.

Sec. 14-6 (Reserved)

Sec. 14-7 Gifts.

Sec. 14-8 Exemption from taxation.

CHAPTER XV HEALTH

Sec. 15-1 Board of Health.

Sec. 15-2 Director of Health.

Sec. 15-3 Absence or inability of Director of Health.

Sec. 15-4 Powers and duties.

Sec. 15-5 Orders of Director of Health.

Sec. 15-6 Sewer connections.

CHAPTER XVI LIBRARIES

Sec. 16-1 Library Board.

Sec. 16-2 Powers and duties of Library Board.

Sec. 16-3 Management of libraries.

CHAPTER XVII PLANNING AND ZONING

Sec. 17-1 Planning and Zoning Commission.

Sec. 17-2 Plan of conservation and development.

Sec. 17-3 Subdivision of land.

Sec. 17-4 Building lines.

Sec. 17-5 Public hearings on building lines.

Sec. 17-6 Benefit and damages.

Sec. 17-7 Appeal.

Sec. 17-8 Committees.

Sec. 17-9 Parties.

Sec. 17-10 Files.

Sec. 17-11 Liens.

Sec. 17-12 Foreclosure; liens.

Sec. 17-13 Payment of assessments.

Sec. 17-14 Penalties.

Sec. 17-15 Zoning Board of Appeals.

Sec. 17-16 Planning Director.

CHAPTER XVIII DEPARTMENT OF LAW

Sec. 18-1 Town Attorney; powers and duties.

Sec. 18-2 Opinions.

Sec. 18-3 Assistants.

CHAPTER XIX BOND ISSUES, NOTES AND CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS

Sec. 19-1 General power of Town to issue bonds, notes and certificates of indebtedness.

Sec. 19-2 Purposes for which bonds, notes and certificates may be issued.

Sec. 19-3 Approval by Board of Directors.

Sec. 19-4 Formalities in execution.

Sec. 19-5 Duty of Board of Directors regarding bonds.

Sec. 19-6 Board of Directors; duty to lay special tax.

CHAPTER XX MISCELLANEOUS

Sec. 20-1 Records to be evidence in all courts.

Sec. 20-2 Definitions and construction.

Sec. 20-3 Injunctions.

Sec. 20-4 Savings clause.

Sec. 20-5 Constitutionality.

Sec. 20-6 Filing copies of regulations.

Sec. 20-7 Notice of special election.

Sec. 20-8 Existing laws and ordinances.

Sec. 20-9 Conflict of authority.

Sec. 20-10 Gender.