[HISTORY: Adopted by the electorate of the Town of Wakefield 11-3-1998. Amendments noted where applicable.]
WAKEFIELD HOME RULE CHARTER
We, the people of Wakefield, in order to re-establish our individual sovereignty with respect to the conduct of our local government and to take the fullest advantages inherent in the Home Rule Amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth, do hereby adopt the following Home Rule Charter for the Town of Wakefield.
Editor’s Note: Article 5 of the Regular Town Meeting of 11-6-2017 provided for the replacement of the words "Board of Selectmen” and “Selectmen” with the words “Town Council”; the replacement of the word “Chairman” with the word “Chairperson”; and the replacement of the words “full Boardl” with the words “full Council” throughout the Charter.
Part I INCORPORATION; SHORT TITLE; POWERS
Part II LEGISLATIVE BRANCH/OPEN TOWN MEETING
Part III ELECTED TOWN OFFICERS
Part IV TOWN ADMINISTRATOR
Part V ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION
Part VI FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
Part VII GENERAL PROVISIONS
Part VIII TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS