WATERTOWN HOME RULE CHARTER
ARTICLE 1:  INCORPORATION; SHORT TITLE; POWERS; DEFINITIONS
   Section 1-1.   Incorporation
   Section 1-2.   Short Title
   Section 1-3.   Distribution of Power
   Section 1-4.   Powers of the Town
   Section 1-5.   Construction
   Section 1-6.   Intergovernmental Relations
   Section 1-7.   Definitions
ARTICLE 2:  LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
   Section 2-1.   Composition, Term of Office
   Section 2-2.   Council President
   Section 2-3.   Compensation
   Section 2-4.   General Powers
   Section 2-5.   Exercise of Powers; Quorum; Rules
   Section 2-6.   Access to Information
   Section 2-7.   Officers Appointed by the Council or Council President
   Section 2-8.   Ordinances and Other Measures
   Section 2-9.   Filling of Vacancies
ARTICLE 3:  TOWN MANAGER
   Section 3-1.   Appointment; Term of Office; Qualifications
   Section 3-2.   Powers and Duties
   Section 3-3.   Compensation
   Section 3-4.   Removal
   Section 3-5.   Acting Town Manager
   Section 3-6.   Evaluation of Town Manager
ARTICLE 4:  OTHER ELECTED OFFICERS
   Section 4-1.   School Committee
   Section 4-2.   Library Trustees
ARTICLE 5:  FINANCIAL PROCEDURES
   Section 5-1.   Budget Hearing and Goal Setting
   Section 5-2.   Submission of Budget; Message
   Section 5-3.   Action on the Budget
   Section 5-4.   Independent Audit
   Section 5-5.   Capital Outlay Program
ARTICLE 6:  ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION
   Section 6-1.   Reorganization Plans by Ordinance
   Section 6-2.   Reorganization Plans by Administrative Code
   Section 6-3.   Publication of Reorganization Plans
ARTICLE 7:  NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS, INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
   Section 7-1.   Board of Election Commissioners
   Section 7-2.   Town Elections: General; Preliminary
   Section 7-3.   Partisan Elections
   Section 7-4.   Preliminary Elections
   Section 7-5.   Ballot Position, Regular Town Election
   Section 7-6.   Districts
   Section 7-7.   Application of State General Laws
   Section 7-8.   Citizen Petitions to Council or School Committee
   Section 7-9.   Citizen Initiative Measures
   Section 7-10.   Citizen Referendum Procedures
   Section 7-11.   Ineligible Measures
   Section 7-12.   Submission of Other Matters to Voters
   Section 7-13.   Conflicting Provisions
ARTICLE 8:  GENERAL PROVISIONS
   Section 8-1.   Charter Changes
   Section 8-2.   Severability
   Section 8-3.   Specific Provisions to Prevail
   Section 8-4.   Rules and regulations
   Section 8-5.   Codification of Ordinances
   Section 8-6.   Uniform Procedures Applicable to Multiple Member Bodies
   Section 8-7.   Number
   Section 8-8.   References to General Laws
   Section 8-9.   Certificate of Election or Appointment
   Section 8-10.   Notice of Vacancies
   Section 8-11.   Penalties for Elected Officials Convicted of a Felony
ARTICLE 9:  TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
   Section 9-1.   Continuation of Existing Laws, Etc.
   Section 9-2.   Continuation of Government and Administration
   Section 9-3.   Transfer of Records and Property
   Section 9-4.   Continuation of Personnel
   Section 9-5.   Effect on Obligations, Taxes, Etc.
   Section 9-6.   Temporary Administrative Code
Editor’s note:
   
This Home Rule Charter is as Amended through Chapter 98 of the Acts of 2001 and Acceptance by the voters, November 6, 2001; Further Amended by Town Council Proposal and accepted by the voters on November 8, 2011.