MUNICIPAL CHARTER

CITY OF TAKOMA PARK

ARTICLE I
GENERAL CORPORATE POWERS

Section 101    City Incorporated

Section 102    City Successor of the Town

ARTICLE II
CORPORATE LIMITS

Section 201    Records of Corporate Boundaries

Section 202    Description of Corporate Boundaries

ARTICLE III
THE COUNCIL

Section 301    Number, Selection, Term, Wards

Section 302    Qualifications and Salary of the Mayor

Section 303    Powers and Duties of the Mayor

Section 304    Qualifications and Salary of Councilmembers

Section 305    Meeting of the Council

Section 306    Quorum

Section 307    Procedure of the Council

Section 308    Vacancies on the Council

Section 309    Ordinances

Section 310    Appointments

Section 311    Files of Ordinances

ARTICLE IV
GENERAL POWERS OF THE COUNCIL

Section 401    General Powers

ARTICLE V
AMENDMENT PROCEDURES

Section 501    Initiation

Section 502    Initiation by the Council

Section 503    Initiation by Petition

Section 504    Posting and Publication

Section 505    Referendum

Section 506    Form and Registration of Amendment

Section 507    Codification of Amendments

ARTICLE VI
REGISTRATION, NOMINATIONS, AND ELECTIONS

Section 601    Qualifications of Voters

Section 602    Lists of Registered Voters Certification by Montgomery County Board of Elections

Section 603    Voter Registration

Section 604    Nominations

Section 605    Write-in Candidates

Section 606    Election of Mayor and Councilmembers

Section 607    Conduct of Elections Generally

Section 608    Absentee Voting

Section 609    Early Voting

Section 610    Provisional Voting

Section 611    Special Elections

Section 612    Advisory Referendums

Section 613    Vote Count

Section 614    Recall Elections

Section 615    Regulation and Control by Council

Section 616    Penalties

ARTICLE VII
THE CITY MANAGER

Section 701    Powers and Duties

Section 702    Council not to Interfere with Appointments or Removals

Section 703    Emergencies

Section 704    Compensation

Section 705    Absence of the City Manager

ARTICLE VIII
FINANCE

Section 801    Fiscal Year

Section 802    Budget

Section 803    Contingency Provisions

Section 804    Reserve Provisions

Section 805    Budget Inspection

Section 806    Budget Adoption

Section 807    Budget Implementation

Section 808    Appropriation - Approval

Section 809    Over-Expenditure Forbidden

Section 810    Appropriations Lapse After One Year

Section 811    Signatures on Checks

Section 812    Real Property Tax

Section 813    Budget Authorized Levy

Section 814    Notice of Tax Levy

Section 815    One-quarter, One-half, and Three-quarter Year Levies

Section 816    When Taxes are Overdue

Section 817    Sale of Tax Delinquent Property

Section 818    Personal Property Tax

Section 819    Annual Personal Property Tax Payments

Section 820    Fees

Section 821    Audit

Section 822    Tax Anticipation Borrowing

Section 823    Authorization to Borrow Money

Section 824    Payment of Indebtedness

Section 825    Previous Issues

Section 826    Purchasing and Contracts

ARTICLE IX
PERSONNEL

Section 901    City Clerk and Treasurer

Section 902    City Attorney

Section 903    Authority to Employ Personnel

Section 904    Merit System

Section 905    Unclassified and Classified Service

Section 906    Prohibitions and Penalties

Section 907    Retirement System

Section 908    Compensation of Employees

Section 909    Employee Benefits Program

Section 910    Personnel Appeals

ARTICLE X
PUBLIC WAYS AND SIDEWALKS

Section 1001    Control of Public Ways

Section 1002    Powers as to Public Ways

Section 1003    Powers as to Sidewalks

ARTICLE XI
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

Section 1101    The Council designated Storm-water Management Board Power to Construct Facilities, etc.

Section 1102    Powers relating to Stormwater Management

Section 1103    Additional Powers

Section 1104    Title to Property; Purchase and Condemnation of Property

Section 1105    Stormwater Management Bonds

Section 1106    Annual Levy for Maintenance; Service Charges

Section 1107    Adjustment: Removal of Private Facilities; Enforcement; Penalties

Section 1108    Placing Public Service Structures

Section 1109    Compelling Connections, etc.

Section 1110    Charges

Section 1111    Extensions Beyond Boundaries

Section 1112    Right of Entry

Section 1113    Pollution of Water Supply

Section 1114    Contracts

Section 1115    Special Assessments

ARTICLE XII
SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS

Section 1201    Power: Special Assessments

Section 1202    Special Assessment Procedures

ARTICLE XIII
CITY PROPERTY

Section 1301    Acquisition, Possession, and Disposal

Section 1302    Condemnation

Section 1303    City Buildings

Section 1304    Protection of City Property

ARTICLE XIV
REDEVELOPMENT - URBAN RENEWAL

See Appendix I.

ARTICLE XV
GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 1501    Oath of Office

Section 1502    Official Bonds Prior

Section 1503    Prior Rights and Obligations

Section 1504    Violations of Law

Section 1505    Effect of Charter on Existing Ordinances

Section 1506    Effect of Other Laws

Section 1507    Separability

Section 1508    Nonforfeiture Provision

APPENDIX I
URBAN RENEWAL AUTHORITY FOR SLUM CLEARANCE

Section A1-101    Definitions

Section A1-102    Powers

Section A1-103    Establishment of Urban Renewal Agency

Section A1-104    Initiation of Project

Section A1-105    Preparation and Approval of Plan for Urban Renewal Project

Section A1-106    Disposal of Property in Urban Renewal Area

Section A1-107    Eminent Domain

Section A1-108    Encouragement of Private Enterprise

Section A1-109    General Obligation Bonds

Section A1-110    Parking

Section A1-111    Revenue Bonds

Section A1-112    Severability

Section A1-113    Short Title

Section A1-114    Authority to Amend or Repeal