Every 10 years, the Town of Dartmouth appoints members of the community to review the Town’s Charter and make recommendations for amendments to Town Meeting for consideration. Any amendments approved by Town Meeting are then placed on the ballot for Dartmouth voters to consider.
The Charter of the Town of Dartmouth operates as the "constitution" for the Town. It sets out the limits of authority for all of the officers of the Town, including elected boards and committees, and establishes many of the Town’s procedures of government.
2020 is a Charter Review year for the Town of Dartmouth. If you are interested in being on the Charter Review Committee please send a letter of interest and qualifications to [email protected] ,or mail to Selectboard Office, 400 Slocum Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747 by July 31, 2020.
Please be aware that the Charter Review process is lengthy, taking up to 18 months to complete. Please consider this commitment when volunteering to participate. If you have any questions, please contact the Selectboard office at 508-910-1813