Town of Canton, CT
Hartford County
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The Town shall, after the effective date of this Charter, continue as a body politic and corporate with perpetual succession within the Town's territorial limits as lawfully defined.
The Town shall have all of the powers and privileges conferred upon the Town by this Charter and all powers proper, incidental, or convenient to the exercise of such powers, including the full power to implement this Charter and carry out the purposes and policies thereof by resolution and/or ordinance and/or administrative action. Except to the extent otherwise lawfully provided by this Charter, the Town shall have all of the powers and privileges heretofore or hereafter conferred upon the Town by the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, the General Statutes and by the special acts that are applicable to the Town. The Town shall have all of the powers incident to the management of the Town's property, government and affairs, including but not limited to the capacity and power to enter into contracts with the United States and any federal agency, and the State of Connecticut, and any political instrumentality thereof and any other person for any purposes that are not prohibited by law.
The legislative body of the Town shall be a combination of the Town Meeting and the Board of Selectmen, as authorized by General Statutes § 7-193(a)(1), as that section may from time to time be revised, as each of such bodies has heretofore been constituted. The Town Meeting and the Board of Selectmen, respectively, shall have such legislative powers as are expressly conferred by this Charter and as are allowed by the General Statutes. The legislative powers of the Town Meeting shall include, but not limited to, those powers set forth in Article III of this Charter. The legislative powers of the Board of Selectmen shall include the power to enact, amend, or repeal ordinances as provided in Article IV of this Charter, the power to accept gifts to the Town as provided in Article VI of this Charter, and the power to act upon grants which require the action of the legislative body of the Town and to issue tax anticipation notes as provided in Article IX of this Charter.
Resolutions and ordinances that have been enacted by the Town prior to the effective date of this Charter shall remain in full force and effect except to the extent that any such resolution or ordinance is inconsistent with or in conflict with the provisions of the Charter. In such a case, any such inconsistent or conflicting resolution or ordinance is hereby rescinded. The rescission of any such inconsistent or conflicting resolution(s) or ordinance(s) shall be deemed to have taken place as of the effective date of this Charter and shall be duly noted in the Town's records regarding the resolutions and the ordinances that have been adopted by the Town.