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CHAPTER X - GENERAL

Section 10-1. Savings Clause

A.      If any Section of this Charter shall be held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not affect the remainder of the Charter nor the context in which such Section so held invalid may appear, except to the extent that an entire Section or part of a Section may be inseparably connected in meaning and effect with the Section or part of Section to which holding shall directly apply.

B.      All the General Laws and Special Acts of the State of Connecticut applicable to the Town and all Town Ordinances shall continue in full force and effect except insofar as they are inconsistent with the provisions of this Charter.

This Charter shall be liberally construed to effectuate its objectives and purposes.

Section 10-2. Usage.

When the context so requires, the masculine gender shall include the feminine and the singular shall include the plural, and the plural the singular.

Section 10-3. Effective Date

This Charter shall be come effective upon the approval of a majority voting therein at a Regular Election to be held on November 7, 1989, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 99 of the General Statutes. The amendments to this Charter shall become effective upon the approval of a majority of the voters voting therein at a regular election to be held on November 3, 1998, in accordance with the provision of Section 7-191 of the General Statutes.