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.
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.