As a Town Councilor, I frequently hear the concern, Scarborough is a town, why are we allowing it to grow and change? Occasionally I am asked, Why do we have a Town Manager and not a mayor running the town? Or, Why are voters allowed to recall elected officials of the town? The answer to these and other questions can be found in the Town Charter, Chapter 201 of the Town Ordinances.

The Charter is essentially the “Constitution” of Scarborough. It defines our nature of governance and the establishment of the legislative bodies of the town – the Town Council and Board of Education.