In the event that this Charter shall be ratified by the electors of the Town, it shall become effective 60 days thereafter.
As of the effective date of this Charter, all general laws and special acts applying to the Town, all ordinances and bylaws of the Town, and all rules and regulations of commissions, boards, departments and agencies of the Town shall continue in force, except insofar as they are inconsistent with the provisions of this Charter or are repealed.
The Mayor, Manager, members of the Council, as well as all members of boards and commissions, and any other public official holding office as of the date of the adoption of this Charter, shall continue to hold such office until the expiration of their previously authorized term, and until their successors have been chosen and qualified, except insofar as the holding of such office is inconsistent with the provisions of this Charter.
All Town records, property and equipment of any commission, board, department, or office or part thereof, all powers and duties of which are assigned to any other commission, board, department or office by this Charter shall be transferred and delivered intact to the commission, board, department or office to which such powers and duties are so assigned. If part of the powers and duties of any commission, board, department or office or part thereof are by this Charter assigned to another commission, board, department or office, all Town records, property and equipment relating exclusively thereto shall be transferred and delivered intact to the commission, board, department or office to which such powers and duties are so assigned.
This Charter may be amended in the manner prescribed by the Connecticut General Statutes.
If any portion of this Charter shall be found inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Connecticut or the Connecticut General Statutes by a court of competent jurisdiction, such finding shall not affect the remainder of this Charter, and the remainder of this Charter shall remain in full force and effect until amended or repealed.