Bylaw Review Committee

Not later than 30 days following the election at which this charter is adopted, the board of selectmen shall appoint 7 persons to be a committee to begin a review of the town by-laws for the purpose of preparing such revisions and amendments as may be necessary to bring them into conformity with the provisions of this charter and to fully implement the provisions of this charter. At least 2 of the persons appointed to the committee shall have been members of the Charter Commission elected in 2016.

The committee shall submit a report, with recommendations, to the mayor-elect and council-elect forthwith following the election held in November of the year in which this charter is adopted. The review shall be conducted under the supervision of the city solicitor, or, by special counsel appointed for that express purpose.

Responsibilities

Upon the assumption of the office, the mayor shall be responsible for the continuation of the review of town bylaws, and shall appoint seven persons to be a committee to review the town by-laws for the purpose of preparing such revisions and amendments as may be necessary to bring them into conformity with the provisions of this charter and to fully implement the provisions of this charter. 

Upon the appointment of such committee the committee established under the paragraph above shall be terminated. The mayor may appoint to such committee any of the persons who served on the committee established under the paragraph above. The mayor may retain any members of the prior committee, or appoint new members, provided however, that at least 2 of the persons appointed to the committee shall have been members of the Charter Commission elected in 2016. 

The committee shall submit a report, with recommendations, within one year following its creation and may submit interim reports with recommendations at any time. The review shall be conducted under the supervision of the city solicitor, or by special counsel appointed for that express purpose.

Members of the Bylaw Review Committee

Name
Seat
Term Expiration
George King
Chair
2018
Michael Gatlin
Vice Chair
2018
Joel Winett
Clerk
2018
Robert Berman
Member
2018
Adam Blumer
Member
2018
Andrew Limeri
Member
2018
Nicole Singleton
Member
2018


Amended Bylaws

Bylaw Review Committee Final Report (PDF)