Town of Rocky Hill, CT
Hartford County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Rocky Hill 6-18-2015; approved at referendum 11-3-2015.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Civil Preparedness Agency — See Ch. 6.
Classified service — See Ch. 14.
Justices of the Peace — See Ch. 30.
Officers and employees — See Ch. 38.
Open Space and Conservation Commission — See Ch. 42.
Pensions — See Ch. 46.
Planning and Zoning Commission — See Ch. 50.
Voting districts — See Ch. 66.
Editor's Note: This Charter also superseded the former Charter, adopted 7-24-1989 and approved at referendum 11-7-1989.
Article I Incorporation and General Powers

§ C1-1 Incorporation.

§ C1-2 Rights and obligations.

§ C1-3 General grant of powers.

Article II Election

§ C2-1 Regular Town election.

§ C2-2 Elective officers.

§ C2-3 Terms of elective office.

§ C2-4 Nomination of candidates.

§ C2-5 Determination of sufficiency.

§ C2-6 Breaking a tie.

§ C2-7 Minority representation.

§ C2-8 Vacancies in elective offices.

§ C2-9 Qualifications.

§ C2-10 Voting districts.

Article III The Mayor

§ C3-1 Election and qualification.

§ C3-2 Duties.

§ C3-3 Appointments.

Article IV Council

§ C4-1 Composition.

§ C4-2 Powers.

§ C4-3 Organization.

§ C4-4 Procedure.

§ C4-5 Introduction of ordinances.

§ C4-6 Public hearings and passage of ordinances.

§ C4-7 Borrowing.

§ C4-8 Obligatory referendum.

§ C4-9 Emergency ordinance.

§ C4-10 Right of referendum on ordinances and certain resolutions.

§ C4-11 Initiative.

§ C4-12 Removals and suspensions.

§ C4-13 Investigation.

§ C4-14 Compensation.

§ C4-15 Concurrent offices.

§ C4-16 Sale, lease or purchase of real property.

Article V The Town Manager

§ C5-1 Appointment, qualification and tenure.

§ C5-2 Powers and duties.

§ C5-3 Appointments.

§ C5-4 Acting Town Manager.

§ C5-5 Compensation.

Article VI Officers and Boards Responsible to Council

§ C6-1 Town Clerk.

§ C6-2 Town Attorney.

§ C6-3 Director of Health.

§ C6-4 Director of Human Services.

§ C6-5 Open Space and Conservation Commission.

§ C6-6 Economic Development Commission.

§ C6-7 Planning and Zoning Commission.

§ C6-8 Public Buildings Commission.

§ C6-9 Personnel Review Board.

§ C6-10 Auditor.

§ C6-11 Vacancies in appointive offices.

Article VII Administrative Officers and Departments Responsible to the Town Manager

§ C7-1 Department of Finance.

§ C7-2 Town Treasurer, Tax Collector, Assessor and Purchasing Agent.

§ C7-3 Police Department.

§ C7-4 Fire Department.

§ C7-5 Director of Emergency Management.

§ C7-6 Community Development Department.

§ C7-7 Department of Public Works.

§ C7-8 Department of Parks and Recreation.

§ C7-9 Library Director.

§ C7-10 Other departments, offices and agencies.

Article VIII Financial Provisions and Taxation

§ C8-1 Fiscal year.

§ C8-2 Scope of annual budget.

§ C8-3 Departmental estimates.

§ C8-4 Duties of Town Manager on budget.

§ C8-5 Budget hearing.

§ C8-6 Duties of Council on budget.

§ C8-7 Effect of adoption of Town budget.

§ C8-8 Additional appropriation.

§ C8-9 Transfers of appropriations.

§ C8-10 Effect of appropriation.

§ C8-11 Lapse of appropriation.

§ C8-12 Borrowing to meet emergency appropriations.

§ C8-13 Borrowing in anticipation of taxes.

§ C8-14 Notes redeemable prior to maturity.

§ C8-15 Purchasing.

§ C8-16 Purchasing procedure.

§ C8-17 Contracts for public works.

§ C8-18 Payment of claims.

§ C8-19 Fees collected by Town officers and employees.

§ C8-20 Official bonds.

§ C8-21 Penalties for violation of the provisions of Charter.

§ C8-22 Annual audit.

Article IX Personnel

§ C9-1 Merit system.

§ C9-2 Classified service.

§ C9-3 Director of Human Resources.

§ C9-4 Discrimination prohibited.

§ C9-5 Retirement.

§ C9-6 Status of present employees.

§ C9-7 Conflict of interest.

Article X Board of Education

§ C10-1 Powers and duties.

Article XI Miscellaneous Provisions

§ C11-1 Amendment of Charter.

§ C11-2 Constitutionality.

§ C11-3 Definitions.

§ C11-4 Usage.

§ C11-5 Existing laws and ordinances.

§ C11-6 Transition.