All Town Ordinances, Resolutions, Orders, and Regulations which are in force when this Charter becomes effective are repealed to the extent that they are inconsistent with or interfere with the effective operation of this Charter, or of Ordinances, Resolutions, Orders and Regulations adopted pursuant thereto. To the extent that the Constitution and laws of the State permit, all general laws or special acts relating to or affecting the Town or its agencies, officers, or employees which are in effect when this Charter becomes effective, are superseded to the extent they are inconsistent with or interfere with the effective operation of this Charter, or of Ordinances, Resolutions, Orders, and Regulations adopted pursuant thereto. The Council shall proceed to enact or adopt as promptly as possible any Ordinances, Rules, Resolutions and Orders which are necessary to implement the provisions of this Charter.
All taxes which have been levied or assessed but not collected at the time this Charter becomes effective shall be collected, with any penalties thereon, by the Town government hereby established in accordance with law.
All Committees, Commissions, Boards, Departments and Offices of the Town shall continue to perform the duties until reappointed or reelected or until successors to the respective positions are appointed or elected in the manner provided by this Charter.
All persons holding an office or position in the administrative table of organization of the Town or any person serving as a member of any Board, Commission, or Committee at the time this Charter takes effect shall retain such office or position and continue in the performance of duties for the term originally designated at the time of the appointment or election, or until provision shall have been made, in accordance with this Charter, for the performance of such duties by a person or body thereunto authorized or the discontinuance of such office, unless as otherwise established in this Charter.
All records, property and equipment whatsoever of any Office, Department or Agency or any part thereof, the powers and duties of which are assigned in whole or in part thereof to another Office, Department or Agency by this Charter, shall be transferred and delivered forthwith to the Office, Department or Agency to which such powers and duties are so assigned.
All leases, contracts, franchises and obligations entered into by the Town or for its benefit prior to this Charter taking effect, shall continue in full force and effect.
No action or proceeding, civil or criminal, in law or in equity pending at the time when this Charter shall take effect, brought by or against the Town or any Office, Department or Agency or Officer thereof, shall be affected or abated by the adoption of this Charter or by anything contained in said Charter.
The Council shall have the authority to restructure the accounts and redistribute the appropriations for the fiscal year in which the Charter shall take effect for the operation of the Town government under the provisions of this Charter.
The Town Council shall proceed to enact, adopt, or amend as promptly as possible all Ordinances, Resolutions, and Rules which may be necessary to implement the provisions of this Charter.
This Charter shall become effective on January 1, 1991; amended July 1, 1997; amended November 7, 2000; amended November 2, 2004; amended November 4, 2008; amended November 4, 2014.