CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF MORGANTOWN
   EDITOR’S NOTE: The Morgantown Charter was approved by the voters on April 29, 1977.  Dates appearing in parentheses following section headings indicate those sections were subsequently amended, added or repealed on the dates given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Art. I.     POWERS OF THE CITY
Sec. 1.01.   Incorporation.
Sec. 1.02.   Powers of the City.
Sec. 1.03.   Construction.
Sec. 1.04.   Intergovernmental Relations.
Art. II.     CITY COUNCIL
Sec. 2.01.   Composition, Eligibility, Election and Terms.
Sec. 2.02.   Compensation; Expenses.
Sec. 2.03.   Mayor.
Sec. 2.04.   General Powers and Duties.
Sec. 2.05.   Prohibitions.
Sec. 2.06.   Vacancies, Forfeiture of Office, Filling of Vacancies.
Sec. 2.07.   Judge of Qualifications.
Sec. 2.08.   City Clerk.  (9-21-04)
Sec. 2.09.   Inquiries or Investigations.  (4-24-79)
Sec. 2.10.   Independent Audit.
Sec. 2.11.   Procedure. (4-24-79)
Sec. 2.12.   Action Requiring an Ordinance. (5-19-15)
Sec. 2.13.   Ordinances in General.  (11-15-05)
Sec. 2.14.   Emergency Ordinances.
Sec. 2.15.   Codes of Technical Regulations.
Sec. 2.16.   Codification; Printing.
Sec. 2.17.  Resolutions for Intergovernmental Agreements.  (5-19-15)
Art. III.     CITY MANAGER
Sec. 3.01.   Appointment; Qualifications; Compensation.
Sec. 3.02.   Removal.
Sec. 3.03.   Acting City Manager.
Sec. 3.04.   Powers and Duties of the City Manager.
Art. IV.     ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
Sec. 4.01.   General Provisions.
Sec. 4.02.   Boards, Authorities, and Commissions.
Sec. 4.03.   Judge of the Police Court.
Sec. 4.04.   City Attorney.
Sec. 4.05.   Personnel System.
Art. V.     FINANCIAL PROCEDURES
Sec. 5.01.   Fiscal Year.
Sec. 5.02.   Submission of Budget and Budget Message.
Sec. 5.03.   Budget Message.
Sec. 5.04.   Budget.
Sec. 5.05.   Capital Program.
Sec. 5.06.   Council Action on Budget.
Sec. 5.07.   Council Action on Capital Program.
Sec. 5.08.   Public Records.
Sec. 5.09.   Amendments After Adoption.
Sec. 5.10.   Lapse of Appropriations.
Sec. 5.11.   Administration of Budget.
Art. VI.     PLANNING AND ZONING
Sec. 6.01.   Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.
Sec. 6.02.   Planning Commission.
Sec. 6.03.   Comprehensive Plan.
Sec. 6.04.   Vacancies in Office.
Art. VII.     NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Sec. 7.01.   City Elections.
Sec. 7.02.   Nominations.  (4-26-83; 7-6-93)
Sec. 7.03.   Council Ballots.  (7-6-93)
Sec. 7.04.   Determination of Election Results.
Sec. 7.05.   Wards, Adjustments of Boundaries.  (7-18-17)
Art. VIII.     INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
Sec. 8.01.   General Authority.
Sec. 8.02.   Commencement of Proceedings; Petitioner’s Committee; Affidavit.
Sec. 8.03.   Petitions.
Sec. 8.04.   Procedure After Filing.
Sec. 8.05.   Referendum Petitions; Suspension of Effect of Ordinance.
Sec. 8.06.   Action on Petitions.
Sec. 8.07.   Power of Recall.
Sec. 8.08.   Election Under Recall Petition.
Sec. 8.09.   Filling Council Vacancy Caused by Recall.
Sec. 8.10.   Results of Election.
Art. IX.     GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 9.01.    Personal Financial Interest.
Sec. 9.02.    Prohibitions.
Sec. 9.03.    Charter Amendments.
Sec. 9.04.    Separability.
Sec. 9.05.    Oaths.
Art. X.       TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 10.01.   Officers and Employees.
Sec. 10.02.   Departments, Offices and Agencies.
Sec. 10.03.   Pending Matters.
Sec. 10.04.   Effect of Existing Ordinances, Etc.
Sec. 10.05.   Wards.
Sec. 10.06.   Schedule.
CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF MORGANTOWN