The inhabitants of the Town of Abington, within the corporate limits as now established, or as hereafter may be established in the manner provided by law, shall continue to be a body corporate and politic with perpetual succession under the name "Town of Abington."
This instrument may be cited and shall be known as the Abington Home Rule Charter.
The administration of all the fiscal, prudential, and municipal affairs of the town, with the government thereof, shall be vested in a legislative branch, to consist of a town meeting open to all registered voters of the town, and an executive branch, to be headed by a Board of Selectmen and Town Manager.
The form of government provided by this charter shall be known as the Abington Home Rule Charter Plan. Pursuant to this charter, and subject to only limitations as may be imposed by the constitution and statutes of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, it is the intent and the purpose of this charter to confer on the Town of Abington all of the powers it is possible to confer under the constitution and statutes of said Commonwealth, as fully and as completely as though each such power was specifically and individually enumerated herein.
The powers of the Town of Abington under this charter shall be construed liberally in favor of the Town, and the specific mention of particular powers is not intended, nor is it to be construed, as limiting in any way the general powers of the town as stated in Section 1-4.
Subject to the applicable requirements of any provision of the constitution or statutes of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Town of Abington may exercise any of its powers or perform any of its functions and may participate in the financing thereof, jointly or in cooperation by contract or otherwise, with any one or more states or civil divisions or agencies thereof, or the United States Government or any agency thereof.