Charter Revision Commission


Purpose ​


      The Connecticut General Statutes, Paragraph 7-188, require each municipality in the State to review its Charter every five years. The Town of Bethel Charter, Paragraph C11-7, requires that the Board of Selectmen review the Town’s Charter at least once every five (5) years and appoint a Charter Revision Commission to assist in that process. The Connecticut General Statutes also specify the Board of Selectmen as the “Appointing Authority”. 

    A Charter Revision Commission was appointed on March 16, 2016 to review the entire Town Charter and prepare a draft of proposed revisions. The proposed amendments are to be completed and filed with the city clerk in time for submission to the voters at the next general or a special election. 

Connecticut State Statutes:

Sec. 7-191. Charters, charter amendments and home rule ordinance amendments.


Town of Clinton Legal Notice on Proposed Charter Revisions: 

Proposed TOWN CHARTER Redlined Final Copy For Harbor News Legal Notice

2017 Town of Clinton Charter Revisions: 

Proposed Town Charter Revision 2017 Final Copy
All Changes made to Charter 2016-2017 Final Report


Agenda's and Minutes: 

Agenda's and Minutes may be found here

Information on members of the committee can be found here 

Meeting Calendar: 


The link below contains information on the regularly scheduled monthly meetings for the current year. It does not contain Agendas or information on special meetings or emergency meetings. To receive notifications and Agendas for  all meetings, regular, special and emergency please go to the Notify Me center, locate the Board, Commission or Committee you are interested in and follow the instructions.

The regularly scheduled monthly meeting dates may be found here

Information on members of the committee can be found here