CHARTER OF THE CITY OF MEDFORD
CHAPTER 1
   SECTION 1.  From and after the first Tuesday of April, A.D. 1889, the district or county in the County of Taylor contained within the limits and boundaries hereinafter described shall be a city by the name of the "the City of Medford," and the people now inhabiting and those who hereafter inhabits the district or county hereinafter described shall be a municipal corporation by the name of the "the City of Medford," and shall have the general powers possessed by municipal corporations at common law and under the constitution and statutes of the State of Wisconsin.  And in addition thereto such as are hereinafter specially granted, and shall have perpetual succession, shall be capable of contracting and being contracted with, or suing and being sued, pleading, and being impleaded in all courts of law and equity, and shall have a common seal, and may change and alter the same at pleasure.
   SECTION 2.  All that district of country commencing at the northeast corner of section twenty-seven, township thirty-one, range one east, thence west on section lines to the northwest corner of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section twenty-eight, thence south to the southwest corner of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section thirty-three, thence east to the southeast corner of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section thirty-four, thence north to the place of beginning, being all of section twenty-seven, the west half of the northeast quarter and the west half of the southeast quarter of section twenty-eight, and the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section thirty-three, and the north half of the northwest quarter and the north half of the northeast quarter of section thirty-four.  All in township thirty-one of range one east, in Taylor County, Wisconsin.
   SECTION 3.  The city shall be divided into three wards, as follows:
   The First ward shall comprise all that portion of the territory of said city lying east of the center line of the Wisconsin Central Railroad and south of the north line of the street known as Broadway, and the highway continuing from said Broadway easterly to the quarter-post between sections twenty-six and twenty-seven of town thirty-one north, of range one east.
   The Second ward shall comprise all that portion of the territory of said city lying east of the center line of the Wisconsin Central Railroad and north of the north line of the street known as Broadway, and the highway continuing from said Broadway easterly to the quarter-post between sections twenty-six and twenty-seven of town thirty-one north, of range one east.
   The Third ward shall comprise all that portion of the territory of said city lying west of the center line of the Wisconsin Central Railroad.
Cross-reference:
   Wards, see § 3.1.02
   SECTION 4.  The corporate authority of said city shall be vested in one principal officer styled the mayor, one board of aldermen, consisting of two members from each ward, who with the mayor shall be denominated the common council, and in such other officers as are hereinafter provided for, or may be created under this act.