MA City Charters available online

Council – Manager Charters

Barnstable town.barnstable.ma.us/TownClerk/Charter/charter_current.pdf HRC
Chelsea www.chelseama.gov/Public_Documents/ChelseaMA_Code/I0008F3A9 see also: “About the Charter SPC
Franklin franklinma.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/FranklinMA_TownCharter/index see also: Charter Review Committee Final Report HRC
Randolph www.randolph-ma.gov/Public_Documents/RandolphMA_BBoard/finalcharter.pdf see also: Session Laws 2009 – Chapter 2 SPC
Southbridge ww.ci.southbridge.ma.us/MSWDocs/Southbridge%20Charter%202.doc HRC
Watertown www.ci.watertown.ma.us/DocumentView.aspx?DID=214 HRC
Winthrop www.town.winthrop.ma.us/Pages/ WinthropMA_Bylaws/towncharter HRC

Mayor – Council Charters

Amesbury www.amesburyma.gov/staff/home.nfs?a=amesbury&document=7693&group_id=247 HRC
Braintree www.mass.gov/legis/laws/seslaw05/sl050189.htm Session Laws 2005 – Chapter 189 SPC
Easthampton http://www.easthamptonweb.com/

charter/index.html

HRC
Greenfield use search box on Greenfield home page (key word: charter) HRC
Melrose Session Laws 2005 – Chapter 105 SPC
Newton www.ci.newton.ma.us/legal/ordinance/Charter.pdf HRC
West Springfield www.west-springfield.ma.us/Public_Documents/WSpringfieldMA_Clerk/Charter2 HRC
Weymouth www.weymouth.ma.us/council/charter.pdf see also: Charter Review Committee: www.weymouth.ma.us/charter/index.asp HRC

HRC: adopted via home rule amendment and home rule procedures act (MGL, c. 43B)

SPC: adopted via the “home rule petition”/special act procedures as authorized by the home rule amendment

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