charter is a local constitution and can modify the structure of county or
town government and can also deal with specific issues. The county or town
charter prevails in the event of a conflict between a county and a municipal
ordinance. In noncharter counties, a municipality may void a county
ordinance within its boundaries simply by passing its own ordinance that
conflicts with the county ordinance.
A charter is like
a "mini-constitution" for a county or town. The Charter spells out the
powers, duties and structures of County or Town government.
Mashpee Charter - Cape Cod painting by Cybrary Man
I enjoyed the process of creating a home rule charter when I was elected
as a Charter Commissioner.
Home Rule Charter
A Charter for