CHARTER OF

THE CITY OF

MOUNDSVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA
                                                 
         EDITOR'S NOTE:  The current City Charter was
      approved by the voters at an election held on June 4, 1985.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   Section 1.   Incorporation.
   Section 2.   Form of Government.
   Section 3.   Powers of the City.
   Section 4.   Number, Selection, Term.
   Section 5.   Qualifications.  (12-16-08)
   Section 6.   Salary.
   Section 7.   Presiding Officer:  Mayor and Vice Mayor. (8-19-08)
   Section 8.   Powers.
   Section 9.   Appointment of City Manager.
   Section 10.   Removal of City Manager.
   Section 11.      Council Not to Interfere in Appointments and Removals.
   Section 12.      Vacancies in Council.
   Section 13.         Creation of New Departments or Offices; Change of Duties.
   Section 14.         City Clerk.
   Section 15.         City Attorney.
   Section 16.         Meetings of Council. (1-20-04)
   Section 17.         Council to be Judge of Qualifications of its Members.
   Section 18.   Rules of Procedure:  Journal.
   Section 19.   Ordinances.
   Section 20.   Procedure for Passage of Ordinances.
   Section 21.   Annual Audit.
   Section 22.   Merit System.
   Section 23.   The City Manager; Qualifications.
   Section 24.   The City Manager; Powers and Duties.
   Section 25.   Absence of City Manager.
   Section 26.   Administrative Departments.
   Section 27.   Directors of Departments.
   Section 28.   Departmental Divisions.
   Section 29.   Fiscal Year.
   Section 30.   Preparation and Submission of Budget.
   Section 31.   Budget at Public Record
   Section 32.   Public Hearing on Budget.
   Section 33.   Vote Required for Adoption.
   Section 34.      Director of Finance; Appointment, Qualifications and Salary.
   Section 35.   Director of Finance; Powers and Duties.
   Section 36.   Transfers of Appropriations.
   Section 37.   Accounting Supervision and Control.
   Section 38.   When Contracts and Expenditures Prohibited.
   Section 39.   Appropriations Laps at End of Year.
   Section 40.   Fees Shall Be Paid to City Government.
   Section 41.   Competitive Bidding.
   Section 42.   Contracts for City Improvements. (6-6-06)
   Section 43.      Appointment of Police Judge; Qualifications; Salary.  (6-1-99)
   Section 44.      Police Court Judge; Jurisdiction; Duties and Powers.
   Section 45.      Temporary Judge.
   Section 46.   Municipal Elections. (1-20-04)
   Section 47.   Wards.
   Section 48.   Candidates Filing for Election.  (8-16-16)
   Section 49.   Council Ballots.
   Section 50.   Election Regulations.
   Section 51.   Canvass.
   Section 52.   Removal of Officers and Employees.
   Section 53.      Right of City Manager and Other Officers in Council.
   Section 54.   Investigations by Council or City Manager.
   Section 55.   Publicity of Records.
   Section 56.   Personal Interest.
   Section 57.   Official Bonds.
   Section 58.   Oath of Office
   Section 59.   Effect of This Charter on Existing Law.
   Section 60.   Amending the Charter.
   Section 61.   Separability Clause.
   Section 62.   Rights of Officers and Employees Preserved.
   Section 63.   Continuance of Present Officers.
   Section 64.   Transfer of Records and Property.
   Section 65.   Continuity of Offices, Departments, or Agencies.
   Section 66.   Continuance of Contracts and Public Improvements.
   Section 67.   Pending Actions and Proceedings.
   Section 68.   Termination of Offices of Elective Officials.
CHARTER OF
THE CITY OF
MOUNDSVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA