Section 4.  Oath of Office.
   (a)   Oath required – Before entering upon the duties of their offices, the Mayor, the Councilmembers, the Town Manager, the members of the Board of Supervisors of Elections, and all other persons elected or appointed to any office of profit or trust in the town government shall take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation "I,____________, do swear (or affirm, as the case may be), that I will support the Constitution of the United State [States]; and that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the State of Maryland, and support the Constitution and laws thereof; and that I will support and comply with the charter, laws, and ordinances of the Town of Chestertown; and that I will, to the best of my skill and judgement diligently and faithfully, without partiality or prejudice, execute the office of______________, according to the Constitution of [and] the laws of this State."
   (b)   Before whom taken and subscribed – The Mayor shall take and subscribe this oath or affirmation before the Clerk of the Circuit Court for the County or before one of the sworn deputies of the Clerk. All other persons taking and subscribing the oath shall do so before the Mayor.
   (c)   Councilmembers elected hereunder shall, on the first meeting in January next ensuing after the date of their election, appear before the Mayor and make the appropriate oath as required by the Charter.