Town of Coventry, RI
Kent County
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[1]PREAMBLE: We, the people of the Town of Coventry, in order to secure the right of self government in all local matters, pursuant to the provisions of the constitution of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and of all other powers, do hereby adopt and establish this Charter for the Town of Coventry.
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Editor's Note: Printed herein is the Home Rule Charter of the Town of Coventry, Rhode Island, adopted by the Town at an election held on November 7, 1972; effective January 1, 1973. Amendments to the original charter are indicated by bracketed history notes following amended provisions. The absence of a history note indicates that the provision derives unchanged from the original Charter. A uniform system of punctuation and capitalization has been used. Obvious misspellings have been corrected without notation and material in brackets [ ] has been added for clarity. The punctuation, grammar and spelling were reviewed and changes were made throughout the Charter with the revisions adopted by the Town on November 2, 2010. The Special Act validating the Charter (P.L. 1973, Ch. 4) is set out in Part II, Art. 1 of this volume.
Article I Basic Provisions
Article II Elections
Article III Town Council
Article IV School Committee
Article V Town Manager
Article VI Probate Court
Article VII Town Solicitor
Article VIII Financial Provisions
Article IX Department of Records and Personnel
Article X Department of Finance
Article XI Department of Public Works
Article XII Department of Safety and Welfare
Article XIII Department of Planning and Development
Article XIV Other Offices and Commissions
Article XV General Provisions
Article XVI Succession in Government
Article XVII Transition
Article XVIII Municipal Court