Town of Glocester, RI
Providence County
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The inhabitants of the Town within the corporate limits as now established or as hereafter established in the manner provided by law shall continue to be a municipal body politic and corporate in perpetuity under the name of the "Town of Glocester."
[Amended 11/4/2014]
The form of Town government provided by this Charter shall be the Town Council form of government. Pursuant to its provisions and subject only to the limitations imposed by the State Constitution and by this Charter, all powers of the Town, except those vested in and exercised by the Financial Town Referendum, shall be vested in an elected Town Council which shall enact local legislation and be responsible for the execution of the laws and the administration of the Town Government.
The Town shall have all powers of local self-government and home rule and all powers possible for a Town to have under the Constitution of this State, together with all the implied powers necessary to carry into execution all the powers granted. The Town shall have such additional powers as now or hereafter may be granted to the Town by the Constitution and laws of the State. All powers of the Town shall be exercised in the manner prescribed by this Charter and by State Law or if not so prescribed, then in such manner as shall be provided by Ordinance or Resolution of the Council.
The Town shall have and may exercise all local and municipal powers, functions, rights, privileges and immunities of every name and nature whatsoever unless otherwise prohibited by the Constitution and General Laws of the State or by this Charter. The enumeration of particular powers by this Charter shall not be deemed to be exclusive, and in addition to the powers enumerated therein or implied thereby, or appropriate to the exercise of such powers, it is intended that the Town shall have and may exercise all powers which, under the Constitution of the State, it would be competent for this Charter specifically to enumerate.
The laws of the State not inconsistent with this Charter, except those superseded by or declared inoperative by Ordinance or Resolution of the Council, shall have the force and effect of Ordinances of the Town.
In the event of conflict between any Town Ordinance or Resolution and any law of the State, other than a law enacted in conformity with the powers reserved to the General Assembly by the Constitution and except in regard to questions of health, education and police power, the provisions of the Town Ordinance or Resolution shall prevail and control.
Without limitation of the foregoing, the Town may acquire property within or without its corporate limits for any municipal purpose, in fee simple or any lesser interest or estate, by purchase, gift, device, lease or condemnation, and may sell, mortgage, hold, manage and control such property as its interest may require.
[Amended 11/4/2014]
The Town shall have the power to adopt and amend local laws and Ordinances relating to its property, affairs and government. The legislative powers of the Town shall be vested in the Council, except such powers as are vested in the Financial Town Referendum.
The Town may enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with the Federal Government, with the State, or with any political subdivision thereof for the performance of any services and the use of any facilities.