Charter Review Committee

Section 8-5. Periodic review of Charter and ordinances

Not later than the first day of July, at 5-year intervals, in each year ending in a 5 or in a zero, the mayor and town council shall provide for a review to be made of the ordinances of the town for the purpose of preparing a proposed revision or recodification of them, without substantive change. This review shall be made by a special committee to consist of 9 members, 4 of these members shall be appointed by the town council president and 5 of the members shall be appointed by the mayor. At least 2 of the persons appointed by the town council president shall be members of the town council and the remaining members shall be voters of the town. The special committee shall file its report with the clerk of the council, not later than the first day of May in the year following the year in which the committee is appointed. The recommendations of the special committee shall appear on the town council agenda for action before the fifteenth day of June in that year and, if not so scheduled by the clerk of the council, the matter shall come before the town council for action at its next meeting held following the said fifteenth day of June, and no other business shall be in order until the report has been acted upon, by roll call vote.

The review of town ordinances shall be under the supervision of the town solicitor. A revision, recodification or republication of the ordinances shall be made at 5-year intervals. Copies of the revision, recodification or republication shall be made available to the public at a cost not to exceed the actual cost of such reproduction. In each year between such reenactments, an annual supplement shall be published which shall contain all ordinances and amendments to ordinances adopted in the preceding year.

Not later than the first day of July, at 10-year intervals, in each year ending in a 9, the mayor and town council shall provide for a review to be made of the charter. This review shall be made by a special committee to consist of 9 members, 4 of these members shall be appointed by the town council president and 5 of the members shall be appointed by the mayor. At least 2 of the persons appointed by the town council president shall be members of the town council, and the remaining members shall be voters of the town. The special committee shall file its report with the clerk of the council, not later than the first day of May in the year following the year in which the committee is appointed. The recommendations of the special committee shall appear on the town council agenda for action before the fifteenth day of June in that year and, if not so scheduled by the clerk of the council, the matter shall come before the town council for action at its next meeting held after the said fifteenth day of June, and no other business shall be in order until the report has been acted upon, by roll call vote.

Agendas and Minutes

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Group Members

Name Appointed by:
Al Varraso Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan
Erin Joyce Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan
Jeff Kunz Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan
Jen Dolan Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan
Peter Morin Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan
Jean Giangrande Town Council
Patricia Needham Town Council
Shannon Hume Town Council
Tim Carey Town Council

Contact

For more information, please contact the Mayor's Office at mayorsoffice@braintreema.gov or 781-794-8100