CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF
CHARLES TOWN
WEST VIRGINIA
   EDITOR'S NOTE: The Charles Town Charter was enacted by the West Virginia Legislature in 1915.  Dates in parentheses indicate amendments to the Charter.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Sec. 1.   Corporate limits. (5-26-05)
Sec. 2.   Municipal authorities.
Sec. 3.   Town incorporate.
Sec. 4.   Corporate powers.
Sec. 5.   Election of Mayor and Councilmen.
Sec. 6.   Wards; elections therein.  (5-26-05)
Sec. 7.   Qualifications of Mayor, etc.
Sec. 8.   Terms of office.
Sec. 9.   Certificates of election.  (5-26-05)
Sec. 10.   Who may vote.  (5-26-05)
Sec. 11.   Vacancies in office.
Sec. 12.   Mode of voting.
Sec. 13.   Tie votes.  (5-26-05)
Sec. 14.   Contested elections.  (5-26-05)
Sec. 15.   Quorum.
Sec. 16.   Number, terms, duties and compensation of appointive officers.
Sec. 17.   Oath of Mayor and Councilmen.
Sec. 18.   Failure to qualify.
Sec. 19.   Presiding officer.
Sec. 20.   Journal of Council.
Sec. 21.   Powers of Council.
Sec. 22.   Power to repair sidewalks, etc.
Sec. 23.   General powers.
Sec. 24.   Annual estimate.
Sec. 25.   Annual levy.
Sec. 26.   Licenses.
Sec. 27.   Assessor.
Sec. 28.   Sergeant
Sec. 29.   Lien on real estate for taxes.
Sec. 30.   Prohibition of shows.
Sec. 31.   Bonds of Sergeant and Treasurer.
Sec. 32.   Mayor; powers, duties, etc.
Sec. 33.   Clerk; his duties and compensation.
Sec. 34   Sergeant; his duties, liabilities and compensation.
Sec. 35.   Treasurer.
Sec. 36.   Motion against Treasurer.
Sec. 37.   Motion against Sergeant.
Sec. 38.   Commissioner of Streets.
Sec. 39.   Exemption from road and poor tax.
Sec. 40.   Hitching yard.  (5-26-05)
Sec. 41.   Former toll roads within the corporate limits.
Sec. 42.   Other provisions of law applicable.
Sec. 43.   Rights reserved.
Sec. 44.   Duties of the Council.
Sec. 45.   Prisoners; how employed.
Sec. 46.   Opening streets.
CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF
CHARLES TOWN
WEST VIRGINIA