City of Biddeford, ME
York County
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The inhabitants of the City of Biddeford, in the County of York, shall continue to be a body politic and corporate by the name of the City of Biddeford, and shall have, exercise and enjoy, all the rights, immunities, powers, privileges and franchise, and shall be subject to all the duties, liabilities and obligations provided for herein, or otherwise, pertaining to, or incumbent upon the City of Biddeford as a municipal corporation or to the inhabitants or municipal authorities thereof; and may enact reasonable bylaws, regulations, and ordinances for municipal purposes, not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the State of Maine; and impose penalties for the breach thereof, to the maximum allowed by Maine state law to be recovered for such uses as said bylaws, regulations, or ordinances shall provide.
[Amended 11-8-2016]
The administration of all fiscal, prudential, and municipal affairs of the City, with the government thereof, except the general management, care, conduct, and control of the Schools, which shall be vested in the School Committee as hereinafter provided, and also except as otherwise provided by this Charter, shall be and is vested in the Mayor and one body of members, which shall constitute and be called the City Council, all of whom shall be inhabitants of the City, and shall be elected and sworn in the manner hereinafter prescribed.
The Mayor and the members of the City Council shall be and constitute the municipal officers of the City of Biddeford for all purposes required by statute, and, except as otherwise herein specifically provided, shall have all powers and authority given to, and perform all duties required of, municipal officers and mayors of cities under the laws of the State of Maine.
All other powers now or hereafter vested in the inhabitants of the City, and all powers granted by this Charter, except as herein otherwise provided, shall be vested in the Mayor and City Council.