All Special Acts of the State of Connecticut applicable to the town and all ordinances and regulations of the town shall continue in full force and effect, except insofar as they are inconsistent with the provisions of this charter.
Except as otherwise specifically provided by this charter the Town of East Hampton shall have such other town officers, departments, boards, commissions and agencies as now exist and as are provided by the General Statutes. Special Acts or as provided by any ordinance adopted pursuant to law. All such officers, departments, boards, commissions and agencies, including the Board of Finance, shall be elected or appointed in the manner provided by General Statutes or by Special Act or by this charter or as provided by ordinances adopted pursuant to law, and shall continue to have such powers, duties, privileges and functions as are or may in the future be conferred on them by the General Statutes, Special Acts, this charter, ordinances or regulations adopted pursuant to law, or amendments thereto.
Whenever a vacancy in an elective office occurs, the council or other appointing authority so designated by law, shall fill the vacancy by appointment for the unexpired portion of the term.
If any section or part of any section of this charter shall be held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not affect the remainder of this charter nor the context in which said section or part thereof so held invalid may appear, except to the extent that an entire section or part of a section may be inseparably connected in meaning and effect with the section or part of a section to which such holding shall directly apply.
This charter may be amended in the manner prescribed by law.
This charter shall become effective, provided it is approved by the electors of the town at the election on November 8, 2016. If the charter is so approved, all provisions of this charter shall be effective on the day after the election of November 8, 2016.