Town of Weymouth, MA
Norfolk County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Article 1 INCORPORATION; SHORT TITLE; DEFINITIONS

SECTION 1-1 INCORPORATION

SECTION 1-2 SHORT TITLE

SECTION 1-3 DIVISION OF POWERS

SECTION 1-4 POWERS OF THE TOWN

SECTION 1-5 CONSTRUCTION

SECTION 1-6 INTER-GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

SECTION 1-7 DEFINITIONS

Article 2 LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

SECTION 2-1 COMPOSITION, TERM OF OFFICE

SECTION 2-2 COUNCIL PRESIDENT

SECTION 2-3 PROHIBITIONS

SECTION 2-4 COMPENSATION, EXPENSES

SECTION 2-5 GENERAL POWERS

SECTION 2-6 EXERCISE OF POWERS; QUORUM; RULES

SECTION 2-7 ACCESS TO INFORMATION

SECTION 2-8 OFFICERS ELECTED BY TOWN COUNCIL

SECTION 2-9 ORDINANCES AND OTHER MEASURES

SECTION 2-10 COUNCIL REVIEW OF CERTAIN APPOINTMENTS

SECTION 2-11 FILLING OF VACANCIES

Article 3 EXECUTIVE BRANCH

SECTION 3-1 MAYOR: QUALIFICATIONS; TERM OF OFFICE; COMPENSATION

SECTION 3-2 EXECUTIVE POWERS; ENFORCEMENT OF ORDINANCES

SECTION 3-3 APPOINTMENTS BY THE MAYOR

SECTION 3-4 REMOVAL OR SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN OFFICIALS

SECTION 3-5 TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS TO TOWN OFFICES

SECTION 3-6 COMMUNICATIONS; SPECIAL MEETINGS

SECTION 3-7 APPROVAL OF MAYOR, EXCEPTION (VETO)

SECTION 3-8 TEMPORARY ABSENCE OF THE MAYOR

SECTION 3-9 DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY BY MAYOR

SECTION 3-10 VACANCY IN OFFICE OF MAYOR

Article 4 SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

SECTION 4-1 SCHOOL COMMITTEE

SECTION 4-2 SCHOOL COMMITTEE CHAIR

SECTION 4-3 PROHIBITIONS

SECTION 4-4 COMPENSATION, EXPENSES

SECTION 4-5 SCHOOL COMMITTEE POWERS AND DUTIES

SECTION 4-6 FILLING OF VACANCIES

Article 5 ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION

SECTION 5-1 ORGANIZATION OF TOWN AGENCIES

SECTION 5-2 MERIT PRINCIPLE

SECTION 5-3 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

SECTION 5-4 DEPARTMENT OF MUNICIPAL FINANCE

SECTION 5-5 DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

SECTION 5-6 DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

SECTION 5-7 DEPARTMENT OF MUNICIPAL LICENSES AND INSPECTIONS

Article 6 FINANCE AND FISCAL PROCEDURES

SECTION 6-1 FISCAL YEAR

SECTION 6-2 SCHOOL COMMITTEE BUDGET

SECTION 6-3 SUBMISSION OF BUDGET AND BUDGET MESSAGE

SECTION 6-4 BUDGET MESSAGE

SECTION 6-5 THE BUDGET

SECTION 6-6 ACTION ON THE BUDGET

SECTION 6-7 SUPPLEMENTARY BUDGETS, OTHER APPROPRIATIONS

SECTION 6-8 ALLOTMENTS

SECTION 6-9 PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR EXPENDITURES IN EXCESS OF APPROPRIATIONS

SECTION 6-10 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

SECTION 6-11 INDEPENDENT AUDIT

Article 7 ELECTIONS AND ELECTION RELATED MATTERS

SECTION 7-1 TOWN ELECTIONS: GENERAL, PRELIMINARY

SECTION 7-2 NON-PARTISAN ELECTIONS

SECTION 7-3 PRELIMINARY ELECTION

SECTION 7-4 BALLOT POSITION, REGULAR TOWN ELECTION

SECTION 7-5 DISTRICTS

SECTION 7-6 APPLICATION OF STATE GENERAL LAWS

SECTION 7-7 CITIZEN INITIATIVE MEASURES

SECTION 7-8 CITIZEN REFERENDUM PROCEDURES

SECTION 7-9 INELIGIBLE MEASURES

SECTION 7-10 SUBMISSION OF OTHER MATTERS TO VOTERS

SECTION 7-11 CONFLICTING PROVISIONS

SECTION 7-12 RECALL ELECTIONS

Article 8 GENERAL PROVISIONS

SECTION 8-1 CHARTER CHANGES

SECTION 8-2 SEVERABILITY

SECTION 8-3 SPECIFIC PROVISION TO PREVAIL

SECTION 8-4 RULES AND REGULATIONS

SECTION 8-5 PERIODIC REVIEW OF CHARTER AND ORDINANCES

SECTION 8-6 UNIFORM PROCEDURES GOVERNING MULTIPLE MEMBER BODIES

SECTION 8-7 NUMBER AND GENDER

SECTION 8-8 REFERENCES TO GENERAL LAWS

SECTION 8-9 COMPUTATION OF TIME

SECTION 8-10 OATH OF OFFICE OF MAYOR, COUNCILORS, AND SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEMBERS

SECTION 8-11 CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT

SECTION 8-12 LIMITATION ON OFFICE HOLDING

SECTION 8-13 ENFORCEMENT OF CHARTER PROVISIONS

SECTION 8-14 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TOWN

SECTION 8-15 NOTICE OF VACANCIES

Article 9 TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

SECTION 9-1 CONTINUATION OF EXISTING LAWS

SECTION 9-2 CONTINUATION OF GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

SECTION 9-3 TRANSFER OF RECORDS AND PROPERTY

SECTION 9-4 EFFECT ON OBLIGATIONS, TAXES, ETC.

SECTION 9-5 DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN SPECIAL LAWS

SECTION 9-6 TIME OF TAKING EFFECT