City of Hagerstown, MD
Washington County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Hagerstown 2-15-1983 by Res. No. 1983-07. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Incorporation

§ 101 Corporate name.

§ 102 Definitions.

§ 103 Municipal status.

§ 104 Description of corporate boundaries.

Article II The Council

§ 201 City Council.

§ 202 Qualifications of Councilmembers.

§ 203 Salary of Councilmembers.

§ 204 Meetings of Council.

§ 205 Quorum; voting.

§ 206 Rules and order of business; journal.

§ 207 Passage of ordinances; publication; effective date.

§ 208 Veto.

§ 209 Referendum.

§ 210 File of ordinances.

Article III The Mayor

§ 301 Selection and term.

§ 302 Qualifications.

§ 303 Salary.

§ 304 Powers and duties.

Article IV Powers of the City

§ 401 Powers of council enumerated.

§ 402 Exercise of powers.

§ 403 Enforcement of ordinances.

Article V Elections

§ 501 Conduct of Elections.

§ 502 Qualifications of voters.

§ 503 Non-Partisan Primary Election.

§ 504 General Election.

§ 505 Special elections.

§ 506 Vacancies.

Article VI City Administrator

§ 601 Appointment; qualifications; compensation.

§ 602 Powers and duties of City Administrator.

§ 603 Council, Administrator and city employees.

Article VII Finance

§ 701 Responsibilities.

§ 702 Fiscal year.

§ 703 Budget.

§ 704 Same - adoption.

§ 705 Appropriations.

§ 706 Mid-year budget amendments.

§ 707 Overexpenditures forbidden.

§ 708 Appropriations lapse after one year.

§ 709 Checks.

§ 710 Taxable property.

§ 711 Tax exemptions.

§ 712 Budget authorizes levy.

§ 713 Notice of tax levy.

§ 714 When taxes are overdue.

§ 715 Sale of tax-delinquent property.

§ 716 Fees.

§ 717 Bond issues - borrowing.

§ 718 Tax anticipation borrowing.

§ 719 Payment of indebtedness.

§ 720 Previous issues.

§ 721 Purchasing of contracts.

§ 722 Audit.

Article VIII Personnel

§ 801 City Attorney.

§ 802 Authority to employ personnel.

§ 802A Collective bargaining and binding arbitration for non-management employees of the Police and Fire Departments.

§ 803 Merit system authorized.

§ 804 Unclassified and classified service.

§ 805 Prohibitions and penalties.

§ 806 Retirement system.

§ 807 Compensation of employees.

§ 808 Collective bargaining for non-management employees.

Article IX Special Assessments

§ 901 Power of city to levy special assessments.

§ 902 Procedure.

Article X City Property

§ 1001 Acquisition, possession and disposal.

§ 1002 Condemnation.

§ 1003 City buildings.

§ 1004 Protection of city property.

Article XI General Provisions

§ 1101 Oath of office.

§ 1102 Official bonds.

§ 1103 Injuries; notice to city required.

§ 1104 Prior rights and obligations.

§ 1105 Effect of Charter on existing ordinances.

§ 1106 Separability.

Article XII Transition

§ 1201 Rights and privileges preserved.

§ 1202 Departments.

§ 1203 Employees.

§ 1204 Boards, commissions and committees.