Municipality of Kingston, PA
Luzerne County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted 11-5-1974; effective 1-5-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Applicability and Powers of the Municipality

Section 101 Applicability.

Section 102 Grant of Powers.

Section 103 Construction.

Section 104 Inter-Governmental Relations.

Article II The Municipal Council

Section 201 Status and Title.

Section 202 Composition.

Section 203 Staggered Term.

Section 204 Qualifications.

Section 205 Powers and Duties.

Section 206 Salaries.

Section 207 Prohibitions.

Section 208 Vacancies.

Section 209 Filling of Vacancies.

Section 210 Organization.

Section 211 Meetings.

Section 212 Forms of Action by the Council.

Section 213 Publication and Effective Date of Ordinances.

Section 214 Emergency Ordinances.

Section 215 Recording.

Section 216 Inquiries and Investigations.

Section 217 Citizens' Right To Be Heard.

Article III The Mayor

Section 301 Executive Power.

Section 302 Election, Term and Qualifications of the Mayor.

Section 303 Duties and Powers of the Mayor.

Section 304 Prohibitions.

Section 305 Acting Mayor.

Section 306 Vacancies.

Section 307 Filling a Vacancy.

Section 308 Compensation of the Mayor.

Section 309 Executive Appointments.

Article IV Municipal Administrator

Section 401 Appointment.

Section 402 Qualifications.

Section 403 Prohibitions.

Section 404 Powers and Duties.

Article V Legal Advisor

Section 501 Appointment and Qualifications.

Section 502 Powers and Duties.

Section 503 Prohibitions.

Article VI Financial Procedures

Section 601 Fiscal Year.

Section 602 Municipal Budget.

Section 603 Budget Message.

Section 604 Public Record.

Section 605 Budget Hearing.

Section 606 Adoption of Budget.

Section 607 Failure to Adopt.

Section 608 Item Veto or Changes in the Budget.

Section 609 Balanced Budget.

Section 610 Budget Modifications.

Section 611 Emergency Appropriations.

Section 612 Operational and Capital Plan.

Section 613 Payment of Funds.

Section 614 Lapse of Appropriations.

Section 615 Independent Audit.

Article VII Initiative, Referendum and Recall

Section 701 General Powers.

Section 702 Initiative.

Section 703 Referendum.

Section 704 Recall.

Section 705 General Procedures, Form, and Sufficiency.

Section 706 Limitations.

Section 707 Repeal and Amendment of Ordinances.

Section 708 Conflicts.

Article VIII Administrative Code

Section 801 Procedure for Adoption.

Section 802 Provisions.

Section 803 Purchasing Procedures.

Section 804 Personnel.

Section 805 Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics.

Section 806 Bonding.

Article IX General Provisions

Section 901 Rights and Liabilities of the Municipality.

Section 902 Amendment.

Section 903 Definitions and Rules of Construction.

Section 904 Guarantees of Non-Discrimination.

Section 905 Authorities, Boards, and Commissions.

Section 906 Severability.

Article X Transition

Section 1001 Nature of Article.

Section 1002 Election to Adopt Charter.

Section 1003 Effective Date of the Charter.

Section 1004 Continuity.

Section 1005 Authority of Existing Elected Officials.

Section 1006 Officers and Employees.

Section 1007 Temporary Ordinances.

Section 1008 Administrative Organizations.

Section 1009 Personnel Actions.