Town of Forest Heights, MD
Prince Georges County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Ratified, restated and approved by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Forest Heights 4-17-2013 by Res. No. 03-13. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL CORPORATE POWERS

Section 33-1 Incorporated; general powers.

Section 33-2 Boundaries; described.

Section 33-3 Number; selection; term.

Section 33-4 Qualifications.

Section 33-5 Salary.

Section 33-6 Meetings.

Section 33-7 Council to be judge of qualifications of its members.

Section 33-8 President.

Section 33-9 Quorum.

Section 33-10 Procedure.

Section 33-11 Vacancies.

Section 33-12 Ordinances.

Section 33-13 Referendum.

Section 33-14 Files of ordinances.

Section 33-15 Selection and term.

Section 33-16 Qualifications.

Section 33-17 Salary.

Section 33-18 Powers and duties.

Section 33-19 Vacancy.

Section 33-20 Listed.

Section 33-21 Exercise of powers.

Section 33-22 Enforcement of powers.

Section 33-23 Voters.

Section 33-23A Absentee Balloting.

Section 33-24 Board of Elections.

Section 33-25 Same; removal.

Section 33-26 Same; duties.

Section 33-27 Notices.

Section 33-28 Time and Place of Registration.

Section 33-29 Appeals.

Section 33-30 Election wards.

Section 33-31 Nominations.

Section 33-32 Election of Mayor.

Section 33-33 Election of Councilmen.

Section 33-34 Conduct of elections.

Section 33-35 Special elections.

Section 33-36 Vote count.

Section 33-37 Preservation of ballots.

Section 33-38 Regulation and control.

Section 33-39 Enforcement.

Section 33-40 Treasurer appointment compensation.

Section 33-41 Same; powers and duties.

Section 33-42 Same: bond.

Section 33-43 Fiscal year.

Section 33-44 Budget; preparation.

Section 33-45 Same; adoption.

Section 33-46 Appropriations.

Section 33-47 Transfer of funds.

Section 33-48 Over-expenditures forbidden.

Section 33-49 Appropriations lapse.

Section 33-50 Checks.

Section 33-51 Taxable property.

Section 33-52 Budget authorizes levy.

Section 33-53 Notice of tax levy.

Section 33-54 When taxes are overdue.

Section 33-55 Tax sales.

Section 33-56 Fees.

Section 33-57 Audits.

Section 33-58 Tax anticipation borrowing.

Section 33-59 General obligation borrowing power.

Section 33-60 Referendum on storm drainage improvements.

Section 33-61 Payment of indebtedness.

Section 33-62 Previous issues.

Section 33-63 Purchases and contracts.

Section 33-64 Town Clerk.

Section 33-65 Town Attorney.

Section 33-66 Town Administrator and other personnel.

Section 33-67 Merit system.

Section 33-68 Retirement system.

Section 33-69 Compensation of employees.

Section 33-70 Employees' benefit programs.

Section 33-71 Conflicts of interest.

Section 33-72 Public ways; definition.

Section 33-73 Same; control.

Section 33-74 Same; powers.

Section 33-75 Sidewalks.

Section 33-76 Petitions for public improvements.

Section 33-77 Storm water sewers.

Section 33-78 Powers.

Section 33-79 Procedures.

Section 33-80 Acquisition: possession: disposal.

Section 33-81 Condemnation.

Section 33-82 Town buildings.

Section 33-83 Protection.

Section 33-84 Oath of office.

Section 33-85 Surety bonds.

Section 33-86 Prior rights and obligations.

Section 33-87 Misdemeanors and infractions.

Section 33-88 Gender.

Section 33-89 Effect of charter on existing ordinances.

Section 33-90 Definitions.

Section 33-91 Separability provisions.

Section 33-92 (Reserved)

Section 33-93 Code of Conduct.

Section 33-94 Recall of Elected Officials.

Section 33-1 Incorporated; general powers.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 1]
The inhabitants of the Town of Forest Heights within the corporate limits legally established from time to time are hereby constituted and continued a body corporate by the name of "The Town of Forest Heights" with all the privileges of a body corporate, by that name to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded in any court of law or equity, to have and use a common seal and to have perpetual succession, unless the Charter and the corporate existence are legally abrogated.
CORPORATE LIMITS

Section 33-2 Boundaries; described.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 2]
(a) 
Filing. The courses and distances showing the exact corporate limits of the Town shall be filed at all times with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Prince George's County, the Commissioner of the Land Office, the Director of the Department of Legislative Reference, and the Secretary of State of Maryland.
A copy of the courses and distance describing the corporate boundaries shall be on file in the office of the Mayor or of the Town Clerk. All the officials named in this section are hereby directed to file or record all such descriptions of corporate boundaries so filed with them, each in a suitable book or place, properly indexed and reasonably available for public inspection during normal business hours.
The boundaries of the Town of Forest Heights shall be as follows:
(b) 
Original boundaries. The original corporate boundaries:
(1) 
Being all of those tracts of land comprising Sections Two (2), Three (3), Four (4), Five (5), Six (6), and Seven (7), of the subdivision known as Forest Heights, Prince George's County, Maryland, as per plat thereof duly recorded among the Plat Records of said county as follows:
Section 2, Forest Heights, B. B. No. 8, Folio 43.
Section 3, Forest Heights, B. B. No. 9, Folio 77.
Section 4, Forest Heights, B. B. No. 10, Folio 13.
Section 5, Forest Heights, B. B. No. 10, Folio 14.
Section 6, Forest Heights, B. B. No. 10, Folio 24.
Section 7, Forest Heights, B. B. No. 10, Folio 51.
(2) 
Also that parcel of land bounded on the East by the Indian Head Highway, on the south and southeast by the Parkway Drive and the intersection of Parkway Drive with the Indian Head Highway, on the west by the boundaries of the rear line of the lots of block (C), Section 2 on Parkway Drive, and on the north by the northern boundary, extended east, of the rear line of the lots of Block (C), Section 2 on Huron Drive.
(3) 
Also that parcel of land east of the Indian Head Highway, south of Livingston Road, and bounded on the east and south by Sections 5 and 6, as specified above. For the purposes of incorporation all the above tracts of land shall be regarded as contiguous, so that if gaps or islands should be found between them as a result of resurveys or surveyor's mistakes or inaccuracies, such gaps and islands shall be part of the incorporated area.
(c) 
First extension. The boundaries of the Town of Forest Heights are hereby extended to include the following three parcels of land.
(1) 
Beginning for the same at the intersection of the Westerly and Southerly outline of Section 7 in the Subdivision of Forest Heights as per plat thereof recorded among the Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland in Plat Book B. B. 10, Folio 51 and running thence (1) N. 87° 46' 30" W. 361.32 ft., thence with the Eastern line of the United States Government Hospital land to wit: (2) N. 11° 6' 20" E. 184 ft. (3) N. 1° 31' 20" E. 231. ft. (5) N. 39° 42' 40" W. 346.50 ft. (6) N. 49° 13' 40" W. 297.00 ft. (7) N. 5° 1' 20" E. 242.88 ft. (8) N. 25° 28' 40" W. 423.72 ft. thence leaving the said Hospital lands (9) N. 46° 08' 20" E. 413.27 ft. (10) S. 43° 51' 40" E. 865.31 ft. (11) S. 13° 10' 30" E. 1185.15 ft. (12) S. 6° 43' 30" W. 364.43 ft. to the place of beginning, containing 25,4142 acres more or less, as per plat and survey made by Charles W. Menard, Surveyor, December, 1952.
(2) 
Beginning for the same in the East line of the Prince George's County School holdings at the North line of Block C, Section 2 of the Subdivision of Forest Heights as incorporated under Chapter 142 of the Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland in the year 1949 and running thence (1) N. 15° 18' W. 80 ft. (2) N. 74° 42' E. 4.33 ft. (3) N. 15° 18' W. 371.47 ft. thence leaving the aforementioned East boundary of the School property (4) N. 75° 15' 15" E. 50 ft. (5) S. 15° 18' E. 241.02 ft. (6) N. 74° 42' E. 566.41 ft. (7) thence with the arc of a curve 29.19 ft. drawn to a radius of 390 ft. and having a delta angle of 18° 27' 20" and curving from Northerly to Easterly, thence (8) with the arc of a curve 29.83 ft. drawn to a radius of 22.54 ft. and curving from Northerly to Westerly, thence (9) N. 74° 42' E. 185.19 ft. (10) S. 6° 25' 40" 80.97 ft. thence (11). with the arc of a curve 28.32 ft. drawn to a radius of 20 ft. and curving from Northerly to Westerly, thence (12) S. 74° 42' W. 77.16 ft. (13) thence 109.48 ft. with the arc of a curve drawn to a radius of 340 ft., and having a delta angle of 18° 27' 20" and curving from Westerly to Southerly, thence (14) S. 6° 25' 40" E. 164.48 ft. to the North boundary line of Block C, Section 2 of Forest Heights Subdivision aforementioned and with said North boundary line (15)S. 74° 42' W. 611.18 ft. to the place of beginning and containing, _____ acres, more or less, as per plat and survey made by Charles W. Menard, Surveyor, December, 1952.
(3) 
Beginning for the same at a point on the East side of the Indian Head Naval Reservation Access Road, said point at being at the Southwest corner of Lot No. 3, Block V, Section 5 of Forest Heights, said Section 5 being recorded among the Plat Records of Prince George's County, Maryland in Plat Book B.B. No. 10, page 14, Section 5 being also cited in Section 2. House Bill No. 119, Chapter 142, an Act to incorporate The Town of Forest Heights, Maryland, said point of beginning being also at the Northwest corner of Lot No. 1, Block 3, Section 8 "Forest Heights" as recorded among said Plat Records in Plat Book W.N.W. 20, page 9A, thence leaving said road and running with the divisional line between Sections 5 and 8, which divisional line is also the present south boundary of Forest Heights, South 89 degrees 20 minutes 50 seconds East 453.67 feet to the Southeast corner of Lot 3, Block U, Section 5 of said Forest Heights, thence with the divisional line between said Sections 5 and 8, being the present east boundary line of Forest Heights, North 00 degrees 35 minutes West approximately 667 feet to a stone at the North corner of the lot now owned by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, said stone being the beginning point of the First Parcel described in a deed dated April 16, 1951 and recorded among the Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland, in Liber 1355 at folio 144 whereby the property was conveyed to William S. Banks and C.E. Banner by Oxon Hills, Inc., thence running with the 9th or last line of said conveyance reversed South 48 degrees 49 minutes East 829.60 feet to a gas pipe, thence continuing South 48 degrees 49 minutes East 26.40 feet to an old granite stone marked "B Cantor," said granite stone being the beginning point of the Second Parcel described in said conveyance and known as Lot No. 8, "Oxon Hill Manor," thence running with the lines of Lot No. 8 reversed the 8 following courses and distances (1) North 74 degrees East 57 1/12 perches (914.9 feet), (2) South 28 degrees 30 minutes East 8 perches (132 feet), (3) South 19 degrees 30 minutes East 26 perches (429 feet), (4) South 2 degrees 30 minutes East 29 1/2 perches (486.75 feet), (S) South 81 degrees 30 minutes West 18 perches (297 feet), (6) South 85 degrees West 13 14/25 perches (223.7 feet), (7) South 60 degrees 30 minutes West 27 18/25 perches (457.40 feet), and (8) North 46 degrees 45 minutes West 51 perches (841.5 feet) to intersect the 8th or North 34 degrees 10 minutes East 1952.05 foot line of the First Parcel, thence running with part of said 8th line reversed South 34 degrees 10 minutes West approximately 1194 feet to the said East side of the Indian Head Naval Reservation Access Road, thence running with the said side of said road approximately 1325 feet to the point of beginning. Including all of the subdivision known as Section 8, "Forest Heights," as per plats thereof recorded among the Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland, in Plat Book W. W. W. 21, Folio 32 and Plat Book W. W. W. 20, Folio 95, part of the First Parcel and all of the Second Parcel above referred to and such other land subdivided or not subdivided as comes within the above defined area.
(d) 
Second extension. The boundaries of the Town of Forest Heights are hereby extended to include the following parcels of land:
(1) 
Beginning at an iron pipe located North 74 degrees 42 minutes East 4.33 feet from the Southeast corner of Lot 26 in Block 200 in the subdivision known as Section 10, Forest Heights, as per plat recorded in Plat Book WWW No. 19, Plat No. 15 among the Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland and running thence South 74 degrees 42 minutes West 1286.76 feet and running thence North 12 degrees 50 minutes 50 seconds East 375.16 feet to an iron pipe, thence North 22 degrees 19 minutes 50 seconds East 99 feet to an iron pipe, thence North 71 degrees 05 minutes 30 seconds East 722.16 feet to an iron pipe, thence North 75 degrees 15 minutes 15 seconds East 328.60 feet to an iron pipe located in the Westerly line of Chester Street as shown on the recorded plat of Section 10, Forest Heights and running thence with the Westerly side of Chester Street projected and extended South 15 degrees 18 minutes East approximately 452 feet to the place of beginning; compromising all that portion of said Section 10, Forest Heights located West of the Westerly line of Chester Street, as projected and extended to the Southerly line of said subdivision; otherwise known as Forest Heights Elementary School.
(2) 
Beginning at a point in the eighth line of a deed from Rosa E. Wasney, widow, to John W. Miller, dated June 19th 1942, and being recorded among the Land Records of Prince George's County in Liber 652, Folio 394, said point of beginning being situated 150 feet measured radially from Station 879, 36.78 of the base line of Right of Way, as said base line of Right of Way is delineated on State Roads Commission's Plat No. 13600, said point of beginning being also the intersection of said eighth line with the northerly Right of Way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway, running thence and binding on a part of said northerly Right of Way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway by a curve to the left having a radius of 3014.79 feet for a distance of 615.88 feet, said curve being subtended by a chord S. 67 degrees, 37 minutes, 10 seconds West 614.81 feet to intersect a line established as the title line between the properties of the State of Maryland to the use of the State Roads Commission of Maryland and the Board of Education of Prince George's County, running thence and binding on the aforementioned title line between the State of Maryland to the use of the State Roads Commission of Maryland and the Board of Education of Prince George's County North 24 degrees, 18 minutes, 10 seconds, West 607.30 feet to intersect the sixth line of the aforementioned deed from Rosa E. Wasney, widow, to John W. Miller, running thence and binding on said sixth line North 34 decrees, 13 minutes, 50 seconds East 349.08 feet to the end thereof, thence leaving said sixth line and binding on a part of the seventh and eighth lines of the aforementioned deed from Rosa E. Wasney, widow, to John W. Miller South 50 degrees, 01 minutes, 23 seconds East 834.50 feet and South 13 degrees, 37 minutes and 30 seconds West 73.92 feet to the place of beginning, containing 8.20 acres; otherwise known as Flintstone Elementary School.
(e) 
Third extension. The boundaries of Forest Heights are hereby extended to include the following parcel of land:
Part or parcel of that certain tract of land shown in Plat recorded among the Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland in Plat Book 22 at Plat 32, lying immediately North of Block numbered Two Hundred Three (203) and extending North 74 degrees 42 minutes East 214 feet more or less to the line of a storm drain easement; thence North 69 degrees 30 minutes West 260 feet more or less to the eastward line of Chester Way:, thence South 15 degrees 18 minutes West 152 feet more or less to the northward line of Lot 1 in Block 203 at the point of beginning; containing 16,050 square feet of land, more or less.
(f) 
Fourth extension. The boundaries of Forest Heights are hereby extended to include the following parcels of land:
Parcel # 1. Beginning at an iron pipe on the south right-of-way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway (Highway Plat No. 13600 & 14599), said pipe being on the division line between Lots 6 and 7, Joseph S. Wasney's "Oxon Hill Manor," Oxon Hill District, Prince George's County, Maryland, and running with the West line of Lot 7, S 5 deg. 21 min. 30 sec. E, 771.22 feet to an iron pipe (P. CC.) on the North side of Oxon Hill Road (Highway Plat 3084), thence with said road on a curve whose Radius=289.79 feet, Delta= 4 deg. 18 min. 43 sec., Arc= 217.86 feet, S 75 deg. 36 min. 10 sec. W, Chord= 217.80 feet to a C. S., thence with a chord spiral, S 72 deg. 14 min. 40 sec. W, 151.03 feet to a S. T., thence S 72 deg. 01 min. 50 sec. W, 83.39 feet to an iron pipe; thence leaving Oxon Hill Road and running with the East line of the Oxon Hill Lutheran Church N 20 deg. 53 min. 30 sec. W, 202.91 feet to a stone; thence N 12 deg. 05 min. 30 sec. W, 422.07 feet to an iron pipe (P. CC.); thence with the South right-of-way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway on a curve whose Radius= 879.93 feet, Delta= 6 deg. 51 min. 35 sec., Arc= 105.35 feet. N 44 deg. 31 min. 00 sec. E, Chord= 105.31 feet to an iron pipe, thence with a curve whose Radius= 2714.79 feet, Delta= 10 deg. 32 min. 06 sec., Arc= 499.17 feet, N 64 deg. 16 min. 10 sec. E. Chord= 498.47 feet to the point of beginning.
This part of Lot 6. Joseph S. Wasney's "Oxon Hill Manor" contains 8.4823 acres. Present owner is Forest Heights Baptist Church, Liber 2221 at Folio 514.
Parcel #2. Being part of the land of the State Roads Commission of Maryland as shown on Highway Plat No. 14599 and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the South right-of-way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway, said point being the Northwest corner of the Forest Heights Baptist Church property as described in Liber 221 at Folio 514; thence N 06 deg. 21 min. 40 sec. E, 406.26 feet to the Southwest corner of the Flintstone Elementary School property, said point being located on the North right-of-way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway; thence along the North right-of-way line on a curve having a Radius= 3014.79 feet. Delta= 11 deg. 42 min. 17 sec. Arc= 615.88 feet, Tangent= 309.02 feet, Chord= 614.81 feet, and a Chord Bearing of N 67 deg. 36 min. 20 sec. E to a point, said point being a corner of the Flintstone Elementary School property: thence S 14 deg. 39 min. 00 sec. W, 358.12 feet to the Northeast corner of the Forest Heights Baptist Church property, said point being on the South right-of-way line of the aforesaid highway; thence along the South right-of-way line of said highway on a curve having a Radius= 2714.79 feet, Delta= 10 deg. 32 min. 06 sec., Arc. [=] 499.17 feet, Tangent= 250.29 feet, Chord= 498.47 feet and a Chord Bearing a S 64 deg. 16 min. 10 sec. W to a point; thence continuing along the South right-of-way line on a curve having a Radius= 879.93 feet, Delta= 06 deg. 51 min. 35 sec., Arc= 105.35 feet, Tangent= 52.74 feet, Chord= 105.31 feet and a Chord Bearing of S 44 deg. 31 min. 00 sec. W to the point of beginning, containing 4.1441 acres.
(g) 
Fifth Extension. The boundaries of Forest Heights are hereby extended to include the following two parcels of land:
[Added 10-20-2010 by Annexation Res. No. 01-2010]
(1) 
Parcel One. Beginning for the same at a point on the easterly side of Chester Street, a 50 foot wide right-of-way as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Blocks 200-201-202, Section 10, Forest Heights" recorded among said Land Records in Plat Book 19 at Plat No. 15, with the intersection of the southwesterly line of said 50 foot wide Storm Drain Easement, said point also being at the northwesterly end of the 2nd or South 69°50'00" East, 259.16 foot line of the property of Prince George's County, Maryland described as Parcel 49 in Liber 5174 at Folio 497 and as described by metes and bounds in Liber 2895 at Folio 163; thence with the westerly line of Chester Street,
(i) 
North 15°18'00" West, 90.66 feet to a point on the southerly line of Audrey Lane, a 70 foot right-of-way as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Resubdivision Plat, Bell Acres" recorded among said Land Records in Plat Book WWW 23, Plat No. 79; thence with part of said southerly right-of-way line of Audrey Lane,
(ii) 
North 75°15'15" East, 211.66 feet to a point at the northwesterly corner of the property of Joaquim F. Nazario and Matilde A. Nazario as described in a deed dated September 21, 2005 and recorded among said Land Records in Liber 24070 at Folio 001; thence with the outline of the Nazario property the following two (2) courses,
(iii) 
South 14°44'45" East, 207.26 feet to a point on the center line of the aforesaid 50 foot Storm Drain Easement, and continuing with the center line of the Storm Drain Easement and the Nazario property,
(iv) 
South 69°50'00" East, 54.69 feet to a point on the North 74°42'00" East, 80.00 foot rear property line of Lot 6 as shown on said Plat Book WWW 22, Plat No. 32, 51.82 feet southwesterly of the northeasterly end thereof; thence reversely with part of said rear property line of Lot 6 and part of Lot 5,
(v) 
South 74°42'00" West, 43.11 feet to the southwesterly line of said 50 foot Storm Drain Easement and the aforesaid 2nd line in Liber 2895 at Folio 163; thence with the southwesterly line of said easement and reversely with the 2nd line of said Liber 2895 at Folio 163, and
(vi) 
North 69°50'00" West, 259.16 feet to the place of beginning, containing 35,363 square feet or 0.8118 of an acre of land as shown on Exhibit ‘A' attached hereto and made a part hereof.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Exhibit A is on file in the Town offices.
(2) 
Parcel Two. Beginning for the same at a point at the southwest corner of Parcel B as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Parcel B, Talbert Tract" recorded among said Land Records in Plat Book NLP 108 at Plat No. 23, and following the outline of the property as described in the aforesaid Liber 24070 at Folio 001, the following eight (8) courses as now surveyed:
(i) 
South 74°42'00" West, 15.36 feet to a point;
(ii) 
South 29°28'00" East, 22.54 feet to a point;
(iii) 
South 58°23'00" West, 29.18 feet to a point;
(iv) 
South 74°42'00" West, 312.22 feet to a point on the center line of a 50 foot wide Storm Drain Easement as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Blocks 200-203, Forest Heights, Section 11" recorded among said Land Records in Plat Book WWW 22 at Plat No. 32, said point being South 74°42'00" West, 51.82 feet to the common rear corner of Lots 6 and 7, Block 203 of said Plat Book WWW 22 at Plat No. 32; thence with said storm drain center line;
(v) 
North 69°50'00" West, 54.69 feet to a point; thence leaving said storm drain center line;
(vi) 
North 14°44'45" West, 207.26 feet to a point on the southerly right-of-way line of Audrey Lane, a 70 foot wide right-of-way dedicated on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Resubdivision Plat, Bell Acres" recorded among said Land Records in Plat Book WWW 23 at Plat No. 79; thence with part of said southerly right-of-way line;
(vii) 
North 75°15'15" East, 408.15 feet to a point of curvature; thence leaving said right-of-way line;
(viii) 
205.58 feet along the arc of a non-tangent curve, deflecting to the right, having a radius of 5949.77 feet and a chord bearing South 10°58'03" East, 205.57 feet to the place of beginning, containing 93,888 square feet or 2.1554 acres of land as shown on Exhibit 'B' attached hereto and made a part hereof.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Exhibit B is on file in the Town offices.
(h) 
Sixth Extension. The boundaries of Forest Heights are hereby extended to include the following parcel of land:
[Added 1-21-2015 by Annexation Res. No. 01-2014]
(1) 
Beginning for the same at a point on the Northerly or South 71°05'30" West, 722.16 feet plat line of Section 10 as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Forest Heights" and recorded among the Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland in Plat Book WWW 19 at Plat Number 15, said point being at the Northerly end of the Common line between Oxon Run Drive and a parcel to be conveyed to MNCP&PC of the aforesaid Section 10, Forest Heights, said point also being on the Southerly or South 66°36'40" West, 722.16 feet plat line of a Resubdivision Plat entitled "Bell Acres" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 23 at Plat Number 79, said point being at the Southerly end of the Common line between the aforesaid Oxon Run Drive and Parcel B of the aforesaid Bell Acres, thence leaving the aforesaid Common line between Oxon Run Drive and a parcel to be conveyed to MNCP&PC of Section 10, Forest Heights, and also leaving the aforesaid Common line between Oxon Run Drive and Parcel B of Bell Acres, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Northerly plat line of Section 10, Forest Heights, and also running with and binding on the aforesaid Southerly plat line of Bell Acres, which line is also the present northerly boundary line of the Town of Forest Heights, the following course and distance:
(i) 
South 66°32'57" West, 87.58 feet to a point at the beginning of the Fourth or South 17°52'47" West, 99.00 feet line of Tract 3 as described in a Judgement (sic) by & between the United States of America, plaintiff, and Fred N. Maloof, et al, defendants, dated August 28, 1962 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 2723 at Folio 235, thence leaving the aforesaid Southerly plat line of Bell Acres, and running reversely with and binding on the outline of the aforesaid Section 10, Forest Heights, and also running with and binding on the aforesaid Fourth line of Tract 3 and the Fifth line of the aforesaid Tract 3 as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2723 at Folio 235 (Parcel 13), which line is also the present western boundary line of Forest Heights, the following two courses and distances,
(ii) 
South 17°47'17" West, 99.00 feet to a point, thence,
(iii) 
South 08°18'17" West, 375.16 feet to a point on the Northerly or South 74°42' West, 2,241.60 feet plat line of Section 2 as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Forest Heights" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book BB 8 at Plat Number 43, distant 37.57 feet easterly from the Westerly end thereof, thence leaving the outline of the aforesaid Section 10, Forest Heights, and running with and binding on the outline of the aforesaid Section 2, Forest Heights, and also running with and binding on the Sixth through Eighth lines of Tract 3 as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2723 at Folio 235, and also running with and binding on the outline of Section 3 as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Forest Heights" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book BB 9 at Plat Number 77, the following three courses and distances,
(iv) 
South 70°09'27" West, 37.57 feet to a point, thence,
(v) 
South 09°27'27" West, 660.00 feet to a point, thence,
(vi) 
South 36°57'27" West, 165.00 feet to a point at the beginning of the Fifth or South 48°18'43" East, 234.52 feet line as described in a Deed from O. Ellsworth Rue & Katherine W. Rue to the United States of America, dated January 31, 1962 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 2665 at Folio 420 (Parcel 14), thence running with and binding on the aforesaid Fifth line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2665 at Folio 420 (Parcel 14), and also continuing with the outline of Section 3, Forest Heights, the following course and distance,
(vii) 
South 48°24'13" East, 234.52 feet to a point at the Easterly end of the Northerly or South 46°08'20" West, 410.24 feet plat line of Section 17 as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Forest Heights" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 24 at Plat Number 25, thence leaving the outline of the aforesaid Section 3, Forest Heights, and running with and binding on the outline of the aforesaid Section 17, Forest Heights, and also running with and binding on the Sixth line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2665 at Folio 420 (Parcel 14), and an extension thereof, the following course and distance,
(viii) 
South 41°35'47" West, 436.58 feet to a point in Bald Eagle Drive, said point also being on the Ninth or North 26° West, 25.68 perches line as described in a Deed from Samuel Bieber & Johanna Bieber to the United States of America, dated November 21, 1891 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber JWB 20 at Folio 150 (Parcel 24), thence running with and binding on the aforesaid Bald Eagle Drive, and also running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Ninth line and the Eighth through Third lines as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber JWB 20 at Folio 150 (Parcel 24, the following eight courses and distances,
(ix) 
South 30°01'13" East, 359.36 feet to a point, thence,
(x) 
South 01°10'17" West, 253.90 feet to a point, thence,
(xi) 
South 53°46'13" East, 296.16 feet to a point of curvature, thence,
(xii) 
115.44 feet along the arc of a tangent curve, deflecting to the right, having a radius of 695.00 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 49°00'43" East, 115.30 feet to a point of tangency, thence,
(xiii) 
South 44°15'13" East, 174.05 feet to a point, thence,
(xiv) 
South 27°46'13" East, 495.18 feet to a point, thence,
(xv) 
South 03°01'13" East, 242.27 feet to a point, thence,
(xvi) 
South 06°33'47" West, 78.02 feet to a point on the westerly extension of the Southerly or North 87°46'30" West, 766.10 feet plat line of Section 16 as shown on an Amended Plat of Subdivision entitled "Forest Heights" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 28 at Plat Number 5, which line is also the present south boundary line of Forest Heights, thence leaving the aforesaid Bald Eagle Drive, and also leaving the aforesaid Third line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber JWB 20 at Folio 150, and running with and binding on the aforesaid westerly extension of the Southerly plat line of Section 16, Forest Heights the following course and distance,
(xvii) 
North 87°40'57" East, 15.18 feet to a point on the Easterly Right-of-Way line of Bald Eagle Road, thence leaving the aforesaid extension of the Southerly plat line of Section 16, Forest Heights, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Easterly Right-of-Way line of Bald Eagle Road, also further running for a new boundary line of Forest Heights, the following two courses and distances,
(xviii) 
South 06°33'47" West, 327.05 feet to a point, thence,
(xix) 
South 16°59'10" East, 1,102.02 feet to a point on the Northerly Right-of-Way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 17273, said point also being on the extension of the Fifth or North 72°39'04" East, 25.94 feet line of Tract 5 as described in a Deed from the United States of America to the Maryland State Roads Commission, dated July 8, 1959 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 2372 at Folio 613 (Parcel 24), thence leaving the aforesaid Easterly Right-of-Way line of Bald Eagle Road, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid extension of the Fifth line of Tract 5 and the Fourth through Second lines of Tract 5 as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2372 at Folio 613 (Parcel 24), and also running with and binding on the aforesaid Northerly Right-of-Way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway, the following four courses and distances,
(xx) 
South 72°38'57" West, 40.86 feet to a point, thence,
(xxi) 
South 10°05'02" East, 270.65 feet to a point, thence,
(xxii) 
South 56°26'02" West, 152.68 feet to a point, thence,
(xxiii) 
South 62°03'22" West, 95.64 feet to a point on the Twenty-Fifth or North 84°15' East, 30.00 perches line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber JWB 20 at Folio 150, said point also being at the beginning of the Second or South 61°47'57" West, 713.35 feet line of Tract 3-A as described in a Judgment by & between the United States of America, petitioner, and Smoot Sand and Gravel Corporation, et al, defendants, dated May 5, 1958 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 2207 at Folio 483 (Parcel 2), thence leaving the aforesaid Twenty-Fifth line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber JWB 20 at Folio 150, and also leaving the aforesaid Second line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2372 at Folio 613, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Second line of Tract 3-A and the Third & Fourth lines of the aforesaid Tract 3-A as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2207 at Folio 483 (Parcel 2), and also continuing with the aforesaid Northerly Right-of-Way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway as shown on the aforesaid State Roads Commission Plat Number 17273 and as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 16214, the following three courses and distances,
(xxiv) 
South 61°45'10" West, 707.87 feet to a point, thence,
(xxv) 
South 56°26'02" West, 300.00 feet to a point, thence,
(xxvi) 
South 50°22'43" West, 487.46 feet to a point at the end of the Fifth or North 74°06'38" East, 209.24 feet line of Tract 2-A as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2207 at Folio 483, thence leaving the aforesaid Fourth line of Tract 3-A as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2207 at Folio 483, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Fifth line of Tract 2-A and the Fourth through First lines of Tract 2-A as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2207 at Folio 483, and also continuing with the aforesaid Northerly Right-of-Way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway, the following five courses and distances,
(xxvii) 
South 74°06'03" West, 209.24 feet to a point, thence,
(xxviii) 
South 52°43'54" West, 286.20 feet to a point, thence,
(xxix) 
South 62°39'46" West, 254.74 feet to a point, thence,
(xxx) 
South 35°06'26" West, 154.89 feet to a point, thence,
(xxxi) 
South 88°29'10" West, 1,491.64 feet to a point at the Easterly Right-of-Way line of the Anacostia Freeway, said point also being at the end of the Fifth or South 55°09'23" East, 457.82 feet line of Tract 3 as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2207 at Folio 483, thence leaving the aforesaid First line of Tract 3 as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2207 at Folio 483, and also leaving the aforesaid Northerly Right-of-Way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Fifth line of Tract 3 and the Fourth line of Tract 3 as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2207 at Folio 483, and also running with and binding on the aforesaid Easterly Right-of-Way line of the Anacostia Freeway, the following two courses and distances,
(xxxii) 
North 55°09'23" West, 458.23 feet to a point, thence,
(xxxiii) 
North 37°46'07" West, 575.39 feet to a point on the First or South 01°26'03" East, 559.52 feet line of Tract 1B as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2207 at Folio 483, distant 370.00 feet from the beginning thereof, thence leaving the aforesaid Fourth line of Tract 3 as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2207 at Folio 483, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid First line of Tract 1B as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2207 at Folio 483, and also continuing with the Easterly Right-of-Way line of the Anacostia Freeway, the following course and distance,
(xxxiv) 
North 01°26'03" West, 370.00 feet to a point on the Fourteenth or South 87°59' East, 220-1/12th perches line of Parcel Number One as described in a Deed from John C. Heald & Emma B. Heald to the United States of America, dated July 31, 1891 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber JWB 21 at Folio 55 (Parcel 31), thence leaving the aforesaid First line of Tract 1B as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2207 at Folio 483, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Fourteenth line of Parcel Number One as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber JWB 21 at Folio 55 (Parcel 31), and also running reversely with and binding on the Sixth line of Tract 1B as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2207 at Folio 483, and further continuing with the aforesaid Easterly Right-of-Way line of the Anacostia Freeway, the following course and distance,
(xxxv) 
South 88°31'52" West, 383.06 feet to a point of curvature at the end of the Second or 1,697.27 feet arc line of Tract 5 as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2372 at Folio 613, thence leaving the aforesaid Fourteenth line of Parcel Number One as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber JWB 21 at Folio 55, and also leaving the aforesaid Sixth line of Tract 1B as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2207 at Folio 483, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Second line of Tract 5 as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2372 at Folio 613, and also continuing with the aforesaid Easterly Right-of-Way line of the Anacostia Freeway, the following course and distance,
(xxxvi) 
1,719.70 feet along the arc of a non-tangent curve, deflecting to the right, having a radius of 4,433.66 feet and a chord bearing and distance of North 16°31'35" West, 1,708.94 feet to a point on the Common line between the District of Columbia and Prince George's County, Maryland, said point also being on the Twelfth or South 49-1/4th ° West, 84-1/6th perches line of the aforesaid Parcel Number One as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber JWB 21 at Folio 55, thence leaving the aforesaid Second line of Tract 5 as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2372 at Folio 613, and also leaving the aforesaid Easterly Right-of-Way line of the Anacostia Freeway, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Common line between the District of Columbia and Prince George's County, Maryland, and also running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Twelfth line of Parcel Number One as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber JWB 21 at Folio 55, and further running reversely with and binding on the Sixteenth or South 49°15' West, 13-1/12th perches line of an Unnamed Parcel as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber JWB 21 at Folio 55 (Part of Parcel 31), the following course and distance,
(xxxvii) 
North 44°58'52" East, 473.44 feet to a point in Oxon Run, thence leaving the aforesaid Common line between the District of Columbia and Prince George's County, Maryland, and running with and binding on the First through Fourth lines of the aforesaid Unnamed Parcel as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber JWB 21 at Folio 55, and also with Oxon Run, the following four courses and distances,
(xxxviii) 
South 07°29'08" East, 190.64 feet to a point, thence,
(xxxix) 
South 68°44'08" East, 283.80 feet to a point, thence,
(xl) 
South 39°44'08" East, 165.00 feet to a point, thence,
(xli) 
South 51°14'08" East, 440.00 feet to a point at the end of the Sixteenth line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber JWB 20 at Folio 150 (Parcel 24), thence leaving the aforesaid Fourth line of the aforesaid Unnamed Parcel as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber JWB 21 at Folio 55, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Sixteenth line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber JWB 20 at Folio 150 (Parcel 24), and also continuing with Oxon Run, the following two courses and distances,
(xlii) 
North 47°50'23" East, 1,688.88 feet to a point, thence,
(xliii) 
North 04°29'55" East, 602.46 feet to a point at the beginning of the Ninth or North 81°57' West, 511.50 feet line as described in Deed from the Smoot Sand and Gravel corporation, a Delaware corporation, to the United States of America, dated July 23, 1962 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 2707 at Folio 19 (Parcel 12), thence leaving the aforesaid Sixteenth line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber JWB 20 at Folio 150, and also leaving Oxon Run, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Ninth line and the Tenth line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2707 at Folio 19 (Parcel 12), the following two courses and distances,
(xliv) 
North 82°01'05" West, 511.50 feet to a point, thence,
(xlv) 
North 20°49'05" West, 325.96 feet to a point on the aforesaid Common line between the District of Columbia and Prince George's County, Maryland, thence running with and binding on the aforesaid Common line between the District of Columbia and Prince George's County, Maryland, and also running with and binding on the Eleventh line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2707 at Folio 19, and also running with and binding on the First line of Tract 3 as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2723 at Folio 235, and further running with and binding on the Northerly or North 45°02'38" East, 786.80 feet line of the aforesaid Parcel B of Bell Acres, the following course and distance,
(xlvi) 
North 44°58'52" East, 4,572.83 feet to a point of curvature at the Northerly end of the aforesaid Common line between Oxon Run Drive and Parcel B of Bell Acres, thence leaving the aforesaid Common line between the District of Columbia and Prince George's County, Maryland, and running with and binding on the Common lines between the aforesaid Oxon Run Drive and Parcel B of Bell Acres the following four courses and distances,
(xlvii) 
342.51 feet along the arc of a non-tangent curve, deflecting to the left, having a radius of 560.00 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 27°27'36" West, 337.20 feet to a point of tangency, thence,
(xlviii) 
South 09°56'17" West, 381.76 feet to a point of curvature, thence,
(xlix) 
378.94 feet along the arc of a tangent curve, deflecting to the right, having a radius of 4,839.80 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 12°10'52" West, 378.85 feet to a point of compound curvature, thence,
(l) 
69.72 feet along the arc of a tangent curve, deflecting to the right, having a radius of 949.85 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 16°31'36" West, 69.70 feet to the point of beginning, containing 446.88 acres of land.
(i) 
Seventh Extension. The boundaries of Forest Heights are hereby extended to include the following two parcels of land:
[Added 1-21-2015 by Annexation Res. No. 02-2014]
(1) 
Parcel One. Beginning for the same at a point on the Southerly or North 87°46'30" West, 786.34 feet Plat line of Section 16 as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Forest Heights" and recorded among the Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland in Plat Book WWW 26 at Plat Number 38, said point also being on the First or North 04°15' East, 120.00 feet line of the Second Parcel as described in a Deed from Adrian P. Fisher to William S. Butler, dated October 4, 1951 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 1418 at Folio 125 (Parcel 26), thence leaving the aforesaid First line of the Second Parcel as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 1418 at Folio 125, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Southerly Plat line of Section 16 of Forest Heights, and also running with and binding on the Southerly Plat line of Section 15 as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Forest Heights" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 23 at Plat Number 39, and further running with and binding on the Southerly Plat line of Section 7 as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Forest Heights" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book BB 10 at Plat Number 51, and an extension thereof, which line is also the present southern boundary line of the Town of Forest Heights, the following course and distance
(i) 
North 87°40'57" East, 952.51 feet to a point at the intersection of Cree Drive as shown on the aforesaid Southerly Plat line of Section 7, Forest Heights and the Westerly Right-of-Way line of Ramp "H" of the Washington Circumferential Highway as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 17273, said point also being at the beginning of the Third or North 87°27'06" East, 148.28 feet line of Tract 5-B as described in a Deed from the United States of America, acting by and through the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Public Roads, to the Maryland State Roads Commission, dated July 8, 1959 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 2372 at Folio 613 (Parcel 45), thence leaving the aforesaid intersection of Cree Drive and Ramp "H" of the Washington Circumferential Highway, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Southerly Plat line of Section 7, Forest Heights, and an extension thereof, and also running with and binding on the aforesaid Third line of Tract 5-B as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2372 at Folio 613, and an extension thereof, and running in, through, over and across the aforesaid Ramp "H" of the Washington Circumferential Highway Right-of-Way, and also running in, through, over and across the Indian Head Highway Right-of-Way as shown on the aforesaid State Roads Commission Plat Number 17273, and further running in, through, over and across Arapahoe Terrace, and continuing with the southern boundary line of the Town of Forest Heights the following course and distance,
(ii) 
North 87°40'57" East, 395.81 feet to a point on the Easterly Right-of-Way line of the aforesaid Arapahoe Terrace, said point also being on the Westerly Plat line of Section 8 as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Forest Heights" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 21 at Plat Number 32, thence running with and binding on the aforesaid Easterly Right-of-Way line of Arapahoe Terrace, and also running with and binding on the aforesaid Westerly Plat line of Section 8, and continuing with the southern boundary line of the Town of Forest Heights, the following course and distance,
(iii) 
South 00°25'49" East, 421.90 feet to a point on the Seventh or North 34°13'00" East, 1,004.49 feet line as described in a Deed from the United States of America, acting by and through the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, to the State of Maryland, dated February 15, 1957 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 2094 at Folio 102, said point being the southerly tip of Section 8 and a corner of Outlot 'A', thence leaving the aforesaid Easterly Right-of-Way line of Arapahoe Terrace extended, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Seventh line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2094 at Folio 102, and also continuing with the outline of the aforesaid Section 8 of Forest Heights, the following course and distance,
(iv) 
North 34°20'21" East, 845.25 feet to a point at the end of the Second or North 24°18'10" West, 607.30 feet line as described in a Deed from John W. Miller & Frances Miller to the State of Maryland, dated August 15, 1955 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 1893 at Folio 293 (Parcel 135), said point also being at the Northerly end of the Westerly or North 24°19'30" West, 606.98 feet line of Parcel "A" as shown on a Record Plat entitled "Flintstone Elementary School" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book NLP 94 at Plat Number 8, thence leaving the aforesaid Seventh line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2094 at Folio 102, and also leaving the aforesaid Section 8 of Forest Heights, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Second line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 1893 at Folio 293 (Parcel 135), and also running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Westerly line of Parcel "A", and continuing with the southern boundary line of the Town of Forest Heights, the following course and distance,
(v) 
South 24°10'49" East, 613.47 feet to a point on the Northerly Right-of-Way line of the aforesaid Washington Circumferential Highway as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 13600, thence leaving the aforesaid Second line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 1893 at Folio 293, and also leaving the aforesaid Westerly line of Parcel "A", and running in, through, over and across the aforesaid Washington Circumferential Highway (also referred to as the Capitol Beltway), and continuing with the southern boundary line of the Town of Forest Heights, the following course and distance,
(vi) 
South 05°27'19" West, 402.06 feet to a point on the Southerly Right-of-Way line of the aforesaid Washington Circumferential Highway, said point also being at the end of the Sixth or North 12°05'30" West, 422.07 feet line as described in a Deed from the aforesaid John W. Miller & Frances L. Miller to the Forest Heights Baptist Church, Inc., a body corporate, dated June 13, 1958 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 2221 at Folio 514 (Parcel 327), said point further being on the First or South 12°02'20" East, 1,401.22 feet line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2094 at Folio 102 (SHA), thence leaving the aforesaid Southerly Right-of-Way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Sixth line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2221 at Folio 514 (Parcel 327), and also running with and binding on the aforesaid First line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2094 at Folio 102 (SHA), the following course and distance,
(vii) 
South 11°54'09" East, 421.59 feet to a point at the end of the Second or North 68°46'20" East, 215.00 feet line as described in a Deed from Coldwell Banker Real Estate Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation, to Stevens Companies, L.L.C., dated June 16, 2000 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 13936 at Folio 240 (Parcel 182), thence leaving the aforesaid Sixth line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2221 at Folio 514 (Parcel 327), and also leaving the present south boundary line of Forest Heights, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Second line and the First line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 13936 at Folio 240 (Parcel 182), and an extension of the First line thereof, and also running with and binding on the Second & Third lines as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2094 at Folio 102 (SHA), and an extension of the Third line thereof, said extensions of the aforesaid First line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 13936 at Folio 240 (Parcel 182), and the aforesaid Third line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2094 at Folio 102 (SHA), running in, through, over and across the Oxon Hill Road Right-of-Way as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Numbers 51054 and 55716, and further running for a new boundary line of the Town of Forest Heights, the following two courses and distances,
(viii) 
South 68°58'51" West, 210.73 feet to a point, thence,
(ix) 
South 17°58'12" East, 287.53 feet to a point on the Southerly or South 71°18'08" West, 136.30 feet Right-of-Way line of the aforesaid Oxon Hill Road as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 55716, thence running with and binding on the aforesaid Southerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road the following two courses and distances,
(x) 
South 71°21'05" West, 37.23 feet to a point, thence,
(xi) 
South 72°02'46" West, 143.09 feet to a point at the intersection of the aforesaid Oxon Hill Road and Ramp 'F' of the aforesaid Indian Head Highway as shown on the aforesaid State Roads Commission Plat Number 51054, said point also being on the Westerly or North 14°51'46" East, 485.36 feet line of Lot 1 as shown on a Record Plat entitled "Southwood" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book NLP 113 at Plat Number 75, thence leaving the aforesaid intersection of Oxon Hill Road and Ramp 'F' of Indian Head Highway, and running with and binding on the Easterly Right-of-Way line of the aforesaid Ramp 'F' of Indian Head Highway, and also running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Westerly line of Lot 1, Southwood, the following course and distance,
(xii) 
South 14°55'42" West, 474.91 feet to a point at the Northerly end of the Westerly or North 04°09'21" East, 205.70 feet line of Lot 8 as shown on a Plat of Resubdivision entitled "Potomac Business Park" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book MMB 233 at Plat Number 87, thence leaving the aforesaid Westerly line of Lot 1, Southwood, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Westerly line of Lot 8, Potomac Business Park, and also continuing with the aforesaid Easterly Right-of-Way line of Ramp 'F' of Indian Head Highway, the following two courses and distances,
(xiii) 
South 04°16'36" West, 209.00 feet to a point, thence,
(xiv) 
South 05°51'22" West, 397.82 feet to a point at the Westerly end of the Northerly or South 89°57'07" East, 127.00 feet line of Parcel A as shown on a Record Plat entitled "Potomac Business Park" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book NLP 152 at Plat Number 32, thence leaving the aforesaid Easterly Right-of-Way line of Ramp 'F' of Indian Head Highway, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Northerly line of Parcel A, Potomac Business Park, and also continuing with the outline of the aforesaid Lot 8, Potomac Business Park, the following course and distance,
(xv) 
South 89°49'57" East, 32.13 feet to a point at the Southerly end of the Common or North 05°48'37" East, 202.06 feet line between the aforesaid Lot 8, Potomac Business Park and Lot 7 as shown on the aforesaid Plat of Resubdivision recorded in Plat Book MMB 233 at Plat Number 87, thence leaving the aforesaid Northerly line of Parcel A, Potomac Business Park, and running with and binding on the Common lines between the aforesaid Lots 7 & 8, Potomac Business Park the following two courses and distances,
(xvi) 
North 05°52'33" East, 202.06 feet to a point, thence,
(xvii) 
North 53°40'03" East. 372.56 feet to a point on the Westerly or 675.52 feet arc Right-of-Way line of Felker Avenue as shown on a Street Dedication Plat entitled "Potomac Business Park" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book NLP 152 at Plat Number 31, thence leaving the aforesaid Common line between Lots 7 & 8, Potomac Business Park, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Westerly Right-of-Way line of Felker Avenue the following course and distance,
(xviii) 
466.16 feet along the arc of a non-tangent curve, deflecting to the left, having a radius of 435.00 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 43°34'34" East, 444.17 feet to a point at the Northerly end of the Easterly or South 23°21'05" West, 485.64 feet line of the aforesaid Parcel A, Potomac Business Park, said point also being at the Northerly end of the Westerly or North 23°24'15" East, 485.63 feet line of Lot 10 as shown on a Plat of Resubdivision entitled "Potomac Business Park" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book MMB 234 at Plat Number 21, thence leaving the aforesaid Westerly Right-of-Way line of Felker Avenue, and running with and binding on the Common lines between the aforesaid Easterly line of Parcel A & Lot 10, Potomac Business Park, the following two courses and distances,
(xix) 
South 23°25'01" West, 485.64 feet to a point, thence,
(xx) 
South 25°49'58" East, 152.00 feet to a point at the beginning of the Fifth or North 53°35' East, 407.04 feet line as described in a Deed from the aforesaid John W. Miller & Frances Miller to the Board of Education of Prince George's County, Maryland, a body corporate and politic, dated November 16, 1955 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 1934 at Folio 529 (Parcel 3), thence leaving the outline of the aforesaid Parcel A, Potomac Business Park, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Fifth line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 1934 at Folio 529, and also continuing with the outline of the aforesaid Plat of Resubdivision recorded in Plat Book MMB 234 at Plat Number 21, the following course and distance,
(xxi) 
North 53°42'36" East, 396.94 feet to a point of curvature at the end of the Second or 67.93 feet arc line of the Southerly Right-of-Way line of Felker Avenue as described in a Deed from the Board of Education of Prince George's County, Maryland to Prince George's County, Maryland, a body corporate and politic, dated August 30, 2011 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 32948 at Folio 343, thence leaving the aforesaid Fifth line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 1934 at Folio 529, and also leaving the outline of the aforesaid Plat of Resubdivision recorded in Plat Book MMB 234 at Plat Number 21, and running reversely with and binding on the Second line of the Southerly Right-of-Way line of Felker Avenue the following course and distance,
(xxii) 
70.02 feet along the arc of a non-tangent curve, deflecting to the left, having a radius of 70.00 feet and a chord bearing and distance of North 81°27'40" East, 67.14 feet to a point on the Sixth line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 1934 at Folio 529 (Parcel 3), said point also being on the outline of the aforesaid Plat of Resubdivision recorded in Plat Book MMB 234 at Plat Number 21, thence leaving the aforesaid Second line of the Southerly Right-of-Way line of Felker Avenue, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Sixth line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 1934 at Folio 529, and also running with the outline of the aforesaid Plat of Resubdivision recorded in Plat Book MMB 234 at Plat Number 21, and an extension thereof, the following course and distance,
(xxiii) 
North 87°16'01" East, 566.44 feet to a point at the beginning of the First or North 20°37'15" East, 152.52 feet line as described in a Deed from Warren E. Tydings, et al to the Board of Education of Prince George's County, Maryland, a body corporate and politic, dated May 19, 1971 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 3946 at Folio 162 (Parcel 10), said point also being at the end of the Seventh or South 20°38'20" West, 339.59 feet line of Parcel 1 as described in a Deed from Alice V. Miller, et al to the Board of Education of Prince George's County, Maryland, a body corporate and politic, dated November 16, 1955 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 1934 at Folio 526, said point further being on the Westerly or North 20°38'20" East, 300.00 feet line of Parcel A as shown on a Record Plat entitled "Portabello Property" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 55 at Plat Number 1, thence leaving the aforesaid Sixth line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 1934 at 529, and running with and binding on the aforesaid First line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 3946 at Folio 162 (Parcel 10), and also running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Seventh line of Parcel 1 as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 1934 at Folio 526, and further running with and binding on the aforesaid Westerly line of Parcel A, Portabello Property, the following course and distance,
(xxiv) 
North 20°42'11" East, 152.66 feet to a point, thence leaving the aforesaid Seventh line of Parcel 1 as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 1934 at Folio 526, and also leaving the aforesaid Westerly line of Parcel A, Portabello Property, and running with and binding on the Second line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 3946 at Folio 162 (Parcel 10) the following course and distance,
(xxv) 
North 86°43'27" East, 281.60 feet to a point at the Southerly end of the Easterly or South 06°21'40" West, 141.03 feet line of the aforesaid Parcel A, Portabello Property, thence running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Easterly line of Parcel A, Portabello Property, and also running with and binding on the Third line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 3946 at Folio 162, the following course and distance,
(xxvi) 
North 06°25'36" East, 21.03 feet to a point at the Westerly end of the Southerly or North 57°38'10" West, 556.21 feet plat line as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Blocks A-F, Livingston Heights" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 26 at Plat Number 90, thence leaving the aforesaid outline of Parcel A, Portabello Property, and running reversely with and binding on the outline of the aforesaid Livingston Heights Plat of Subdivision, and also running with and binding on the Fourth line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 3946 at Folio 162, and further running with and binding on the Ninth through Twelfth lines as described in a Deed from the aforesaid John W. Miller & Frances Miller to the Board of Education of Prince George's County, Maryland, a body corporate and politic, dated April 8, 1964 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 2963 at Folio 208 (Parcel 5), the following four courses and distances,
(xxvii) 
South 57°34'14" East, 556.21 feet to a point, thence,
(xxviii) 
South 35°19'46" West, 96.84 feet to a point, thence,
(xxix) 
South 51°08'04" East, 205.53 feet to a point, thence,
(xxx) 
South 01°43'39" East, 27.40 feet to a point at the Northerly end of the Westerly or North 01°51'50" West, 194.62 feet plat line as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Norris Pyles Addition to Livingston Heights" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 48 at Plat Number 96, thence leaving the outline of the aforesaid Livingston Heights Plat of Subdivision, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Westerly line of the Norris Pyles Addition to Livingston Heights Plat of Subdivision, and also continuing with the aforesaid Twelfth line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2963 at Folio 208 (Parcel 5), the following course and distance,
(xxxi) 
South 01°47'54" East, 194.62 feet to a point at the Easterly end of the Northerly or North 84°09'40" East, 546.83 feet plat line of Plat No. Seven as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "South-Lawn" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW25 at Plat Number 53, thence leaving the aforesaid Westerly plat line of the Norris Pyles Addition to Livingston Heights Plat of Subdivision, and running reversely with and binding on the outline of the aforesaid Plat No. Seven, South-Lawn, and also running with and binding on the First & Second lines as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2963 at Folio 208, the following two courses and distances,
(xxxii) 
South 84°13'36" West, 546.83 feet to a point, thence,
(xxxiii) 
South 05°27'44" East, 133.45 feet to a point at the Easterly end of the Northerly or North 78°15'20" East, 1,114.65 feet plat line of Plat No. Five as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "South-Lawn" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 23 at Plat Number 26, thence leaving the outline of the aforesaid Plat No. Seven of South-Lawn, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Northerly plat line of Plat No. Five, South-Lawn, and also running reversely with and binding on the Northerly Plat line of Plat No. Four as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "South-Lawn" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 23 at Plat Number 25, and further running with and binding on the Third line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2963 at Folio 208 and the Second line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 1934 at Folio 529, and also further running with and binding on the Southerly or South 78°15'20" West, 428.28 feet line of Parcel 'A' as shown on a Record Plat entitled "Southlawn Local Park" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 78 at Plat Number 41, the following course and distance,
(xxxiv) 
South 78°19'16" West, 2,034.60 feet to a point at the beginning of the Second or North 01°10'50" West, 55.00 feet line as described in a Deed from the aforesaid John W. Miller & Frances Miller to the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, a public corporation of the State of Maryland, dated August 12, 1960 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 2477 at Folio 245, thence leaving the aforesaid Northerly Plat line of Plat No. Four, South-Lawn, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Second line and the Third line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2477 at Folio 245, and also continuing with the outline of the aforesaid Parcel 'A', Southlawn Local Park, the following two courses and distances,
(xxxv) 
North 00°06'54" West, 55.00 feet to a point, thence,
(xxxvi) 
South 78°19'16" West, 239.87 feet to a point on the Easterly or 210.84 feet arc Right-of-Way line of the aforesaid Indian Head Highway as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 48566, thence leaving the outline of the aforesaid Parcel 'A', Southlawn Local Park, and also leaving the aforesaid Third line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2477 at Folio 245, and further leaving the aforesaid Easterly Right-of-Way line of Indian Head Highway, and running in, through, over and across the aforesaid Indian Head Highway Right-of-Way the following course and distance,
(xxxvii) 
North 25°41'49" West, 744.42 feet to a point at the Southerly end of the Westerly or North 01°15'18" East, 301.95 feet Right-of-Way line of the aforesaid Indian Head Highway, said point also being at the beginning of the Seventh or North 61°33'03" West, 181.47 feet line as described in a Deed from Vivian M. Densford, et al to Prince George's County, dated December 22, 1986 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 6519 at Folio 919 (Parcel 6), said point further being at the end of the Second or South 61°32'33" East, 182.42 feet line as described in a Deed from Salubria Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation, to Rosecliff Realty Funding, Inc., a Delaware corporation, dated October 19, 1995and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 10440 at Folio 12, thence leaving the aforesaid Westerly Right-of-Way line of Indian Head Highway, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Seventh line and the Eighth & Ninth lines as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 6519 at Folio 919 (Parcel 6), and also running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Second line and the First & Seventh lines as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 10440 at Folio 12, the following three courses and distances,
(xxxviii) 
North 61°33'03" West, 181.47 feet to a point, thence,
(xxxix) 
North 46°21'03" West, 404.80 feet to a point, thence,
(xl) 
North 78°37'02" West, 495.12 feet to a point at the Northerly end of the Easterly or South 18°19'46" West, 280.39 feet Right-of-Way line of the aforesaid Oxon Hill Road as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 48569, thence running with and binding on the aforesaid Easterly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, and also running reversely with and binding on the Sixth through Fourth lines as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 10440 at Folio 12, the following three courses and distances,
(xli) 
South 18°31'18" West, 280.07 feet to a point, thence,
(xlii) 
South 09°12'13" West, 106.18 feet to a point, thence,
(xliii) 
South 75°52'07" East, 47.03 feet to a point at the Northerly end of the Westerly or North 09°14'40" East, 155.57 feet line of Parcel "A" as shown on a Record Plat entitled "Salubria" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book REP 192 at Folio 63, thence leaving the aforesaid Fourth line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 10440 at Folio 12, and running reversely with and binding on the outline of the aforesaid Parcel "A", Salubria, and also continuing with the aforesaid Easterly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, the following four courses and distances,
(xliv) 
South 09°14'40" West, 155.56 feet to a point, thence,
(xlv) 
South 06°22'55" West, 220.53 feet to a point, thence,
(xlvi) 
South 09°23'12" West, 362.63 feet to a point, thence,
(xlvii) 
South 10°52'40" West, 38.97 feet to a point at the Northerly end of the Westerly or North 09°05'20" East, 209.82 feet line of Parcel 1 as shown on a Plat of Correction entitled "Plat 2, Salubria" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book MMB 237 at Plat Number 68, thence leaving the outline of the aforesaid Parcel "A", Salubria, and running reversely with and binding on the outline of the aforesaid Parcel 1, Salubria, and also continuing with the aforesaid Easterly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, the following course and distance,
(xlviii) 
South 09°05'20"West, 209.82 feet to a point at the Northerly end of the Easterly or South 15°23'24" West, 100.60 feet Right-of-Way line of the aforesaid Oxon Hill Road as shown on Prince George's County Right-of-Way Plat Number 1689, said point being 57.00 feet to the right of and perpendicular to Baseline Station 88+29.56, thence continuing with the outline of the aforesaid Parcel 1, Salubria, and also continuing with the aforesaid Easterly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, the following eight courses and distances,
(xlix) 
South 15°21'58" West, 100.60 feet to a point, thence,
(l) 
South 09°05'20" West, 151.40 feet to a point, thence,
(li) 
South 19°15'37" West, 62.29 feet to a point, thence,
(lii) 
South 09°05'20" West, 331.54 feet to a point, thence,
(liii) 
South 03°22'42" West, 10.05 feet to a point, thence,
(liv) 
South 09°05'20" West, 0.88 feet to a point of curvature, thence,
(lv) 
113.36 feet along the arc of a non-tangent curve, deflecting to the left, having a radius of 5,968.00 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 08°32'41" West, 113.36 feet to a point of tangency, thence,
(lvi) 
South 08°00'02" West, 24.95 feet to a point at the Southerly end of the Easterly or South 08°01'28" West, 24.87 feet line of the aforesaid Oxon Hill Road as shown on Prince George's County Right-of-Way Plat Number 1688, thence continuing with the aforesaid Easterly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, and also continuing with the outline of the aforesaid Parcel 1, Salubria, the following course and distance,
(lvii) 
South 85°29'57" East, 198.78 feet to a point, thence leaving the outline of the aforesaid Parcel 1, Salubria, and continuing with the aforesaid Easterly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road the following eight courses and distances,
(lviii) 
South 04°38'03" West, 296.96 feet to a point, thence,
(lix) 
South 74°46'52" West, 163.14 feet to a point, thence,
(lx) 
South 31°51'22" West, 73.20 feet to a point of curvature, thence,
(lxi) 
8.41 feet along the arc of a non-tangent curve, deflecting to the left, having a radius of 70.00 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 49°53'42" East, 8.41 feet to a point of reverse curvature, thence,
(lxii) 
40.78 feet along the arc of a tangent curve, deflecting to the right, having a radius of 163.00 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 46°10'15" East, 40.67 feet to a point, thence,
(lxiii) 
South 45°46'39" West, 56.54 feet to a point of curvature, thence,
(lxiv) 
42.70 feet along the arc of a non-tangent curve, deflecting to the left, having a radius of 30.00 feet and a chord bearing and distance of North 82°55'05" West, 39.18 feet to a point of compound curvature, thence,
(lxv) 
44.67 feet along the arc of a tangent curve, deflecting to the left, having a radius of 50.62 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 31°01'38" West, 43.24 feet to a point, thence leaving the aforesaid Easterly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, and running in, through, over and across the aforesaid Oxon Hill Road Right-of-Way the following course and distance,
(lxvi) 
North 62°45'33" West, 72.51 feet to a point at the beginning of the Westerly or 22.53 feet arc Right-of-Way line of the aforesaid Oxon Hill Road as shown on Prince George's County Right-of-Way Plat Number 1687, said point also being on the First or South 77°04'10" West, 717.30 feet line as described in a Deed from Financial Realty Company, a Delaware corporation, to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, a public body corporate, dated September 23, 1976 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 4677 at Folio 452 (Parcel 4), said point further being on the Northerly or North 76°46'08" East, 721.43 feet plat line as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Blocks A & B, North Potomac View" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 27 at Plat Number 93, thence leaving the aforesaid Westerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, and running with and binding on the aforesaid First line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 4677 at Folio 452 (Parcel 4), and also running reversely with and binding on the outline of the aforesaid North Potomac View Plat of Subdivision, the following course and distance,
(lxvii) 
South 76°47'41" West, 703.44 feet to a point, thence running with and binding on the Second line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 4677 at Folio 452, and also running with and binding on the First or South 86°53'35" West, 730.42 feet line as described in a Deed from James T. Lewis, Trustee to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, a public body corporate, dated November 26, 1986 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 6490 at Folio 948, and also continuing with the outline of the aforesaid North Potomac View Plat of Subdivision, the following course and distance,
(lxviii) 
South 86°51'02" West, 882.29 feet to a point at the Northerly end of the Easterly or South 31°13'08" East, 164.39 feet plat line as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Betty Blume Neighborhood Park" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book NLP 105 at Plat Number 95, thence leaving the aforesaid First line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 6490 at Folio 948, and running with and binding on the outline of the aforesaid Betty Blume Neighborhood Park Plat of Subdivision, and also continuing with the outline of the aforesaid North Potomac View Plat of Subdivision, the following two courses and distances,
(lxix) 
South 31°16'07" East, 165.23 feet to a point, thence,
(lxx) 
South 33°29'35" East, 30.59 feet to a point of curvature at the Easterly end of the Northerly or 43.01 feet arc Right-of-Way line of Balmoral Drive as shown on the aforesaid Betty Blume Neighborhood Park Record Plat, thence leaving the outline of the aforesaid North Potomac View Plat of Subdivision, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Northerly Right-of-Way line of Balmoral Drive, and a westerly extension thereof, and also running with and binding on the outline of the aforesaid Betty Blume Neighborhood Park Record Plat, and further running reversely with and binding on the Second or 155.05 feet arc line as described in a Deed from Blaine W. Menke, III & Patricia F. Menke to Ray W. King, Jr. & Yuliana Y. King, dated May 6, 2011 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 32674 at Folio 547, and also further running reversely with and binding on the Seventh or 14.10 feet arc line as described in a Deed from James H. Bouldin & Claudette Bouldin to James W. Williams, dated May 28, 2003 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 17723 at Folio 331, the following course and distance,
(lxxi) 
212.16 feet along the arc of a curve, deflecting to the left, having a radius of 630.00 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 63°40'44" West, 211.16 feet to a point of tangency, thence running reversely with and binding on the Sixth & Fifth lines, and an extension of said Fifth line, as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 17723 at Folio 331, and also continuing with the outline of the aforesaid Betty Blume Neighborhood Park Record Plat, the following two courses and distances,
(lxxii) 
South 54°01'53" West, 130.46 feet to a point of curvature, thence,
(lxxiii) 
141.86 feet along the arc of a tangent curve, deflecting to the left, having a radius of 440.00 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 44°47'42" West, 141.25 feet to a point at the Easterly end of the Northerly or South 53°37'10" East, 98.74 feet line of Lot 1, Block G as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "North Potomac Vista" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 34 at Plat Number 63, thence running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Northerly line of Lot 1, Block G, North Potomac Vista, and also running reversely with and binding on the Northerly or South 53°37'10" East, 200.00 feet plat line as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "North Potomac Vista" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 39 at Plat Number 87, and further running reversely with and binding on the Northerly or South 53°37'10" East, 20.44 feet plat line as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "North Potomac Vista" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 57 at Plat Number 76, and also continuing with the outline of the aforesaid Betty Blume Neighborhood Park Record Plat, the following course and distance,
(lxxiv) 
North 53°35'37" West, 319.18 feet to a point, thence continuing with the outline of the aforesaid North Potomac Vista Plat of Subdivision recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 57 at Plat Number 76, and also continuing with the outline of the aforesaid Betty Blume Neighborhood Park Record Plat, the following two courses and distances,
(lxxv) 
North 46°20'37" West, 298.27 feet to a point, thence,
(lxxvi) 
South 86°55'10" West, 13.34 feet to a point at the end of the Second or South 09°01'36" East, 858.81 feet line as described in a Deed by and between the United States of America and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, dated December 28, 1999 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 13598 at Folio 231, thence leaving the outline of the aforesaid North Potomac Vista Plat of Subdivision recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 57 at Plat Number 76, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Second line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 13598 at Folio 231, and also continuing with the outline of the aforesaid Betty Blume Neighborhood Park Record Plat, the following course and distance,
(lxxvii) 
North 09°57'21" West, 510.05 feet to a point at the Westerly end of the Southerly or South 70°18'52" West, 499.81 feet plat line of Plat Four as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Portamerica" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book NLP 153 at Plat Number 59, thence leaving the aforesaid Second line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 13598 at Folio 231, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Southerly plat line of Plat Four, Portamerica, and also running with and binding on the outline of the aforesaid Betty Blume Neighborhood Park Record Plat, the following two courses and distances,
(lxxviii) 
North 70°20'25" East, 499.81 feet to a point, thence,
(lxxix) 
South 80°53'47" East, 369.91 feet to a point at the beginning of the Third or North 86°53'35" East, 331.51 feet line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 6490 at Folio 948 (Parcel 44), thence leaving the outline of the aforesaid Betty Blume Neighborhood Park Record Plat, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Third line and the Fourth line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 6490 at Folio 948 (Parcel 44), and also continuing with the aforesaid Southerly plat line of Plat Four, Portamerica, the following two courses and distances,
(lxxx) 
North 86°55'08" East, 331.51 feet to a point, thence,
(lxxxi) 
North 00°19'45" East, 515.16 feet to a point at the Southerly end of the Common or North 00°18'12" East, 6.47 feet line between Outlot "G" and South Portamerica Grande Boulevard as shown on the aforesaid Plat Four, Portamerica, thence leaving the aforesaid Fourth line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 6490 at Folio 948, and running with and binding on the Common lines between the aforesaid Outlot "G and South Portamerica Grande Boulevard, and also running with the Common line between Outlot "F" and the aforesaid South Portamerica Grande Boulevard of Plat Three as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Portamerica" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book NLP 153 at Plat Number 58, and also running with and binding on the Common lines between Outlot "E" and the aforesaid South Portamerica Grande Boulevard of Plat One as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Portamerica" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book NLP 153 at Plat Number 56, the following two courses and distances,
(lxxxii) 
North 50°53'35" East, 1,447.40 feet to a point, thence,
(lxxxiii) 
North 56°36'13" East, 50.25 feet to a point on the outline of the aforesaid Plat One, Portamerica, thence leaving the aforesaid Common line between Outlot "E" and South Portamerica Grande Boulevard, and running reversely with and binding on the outline of the aforesaid Plat One, Portamerica, and also continuing with the Southerly Right-of-Way line of the aforesaid South Portamerica Grande Boulevard, the following course and distance,
(lxxxiv) 
North 50°53'35" East, 222.26 feet to a point of curvature, thence running reversely with and binding on a part of the aforesaid Southerly Right-of-Way line of South Portamerica Grande Boulevard, and an extension thereof, and also continuing with the outline of the aforesaid Plat One, Portamerica the following course and distance,
(lxxxv) 
190.64 feet along the arc of a tangent curve, deflecting to the right, having a radius of 100.00 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 74°29'35" East, 163.05 feet to a point of compound curvature, thence continuing with the outline of the aforesaid Plat One, Portamerica the following course and distance,
(lxxxvi) 
99.96 feet along the arc of a tangent curve, deflecting to the right, having a radius of 460.00 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 13°39'13" East, 99.77 feet to a point at the Southerly end of the Westerly or North 09°06'46" East, 94.83 feet Right-of-Way line of the aforesaid Oxon Hill Road as shown on Prince George's County Right-of-Way Plat Number 1690, thence leaving the outline of the aforesaid Plat One, Portamerica, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Westerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road the following course and distance,
(lxxxvii) 
North 09°06'46" East, 99.96 feet to a point on the Westerly or South 39°07'58" East, 70.30 feet Right-of-Way line of the aforesaid South Portamerica Grande Boulevard, thence leaving the aforesaid Westerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, and running in, through, over and across the aforesaid South Portamerica Grande Boulevard Right-of-Way the following course and distance,
(lxxxviii) 
North 08°14'05" East, 39.75 feet to a point at the beginning of the First or North 36°12'24" West, 39.40 feet line of Parcel 3 as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 56714, said point being at the intersection of the aforesaid Westerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road and the Southerly Right-of-Way line of South Road (now known as National Harbor Boulevard S.), thence leaving the aforesaid First line of Parcel 3 as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 56714, and also leaving both the aforesaid Westerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road and the aforesaid Southerly Right-of-Way line of South Road, and running in, through, over and across the aforesaid South Road Right-of-Way the following course and distance,
(lxxxix) 
North 07°01'23" East, 184.54 feet to a point at the beginning of the Ninety-Eighth or North 09°05'27" East, 60.17 feet line of the aforesaid Parcel 3 as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 56714, said point being at the intersection of the aforesaid Westerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road and the Northerly Right-of-Way line of the aforesaid South Road, thence leaving the aforesaid Northerly Right-of-Way line of South Road, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Ninety-Eighth line and the Ninety-Ninth line of Parcel 3 as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Numbers 56714 & 56483, and also running with and binding on the aforesaid Westerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, the following two courses and distances,
(xc) 
North 09°05'27" East, 60.17 feet to a point, thence,
(xci) 
North 11°42'29" East, 385.32 feet to a point, thence leaving the aforesaid Ninety-Ninth line of Parcel 3 as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 56483, and continuing with the aforesaid Westerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 56483 the following course and distance,
(xcii) 
North 08°10'58" East, 28.18 feet to a point at the beginning of the Fifty-First or North 34°07'31" West, 52.54 feet line of the aforesaid Parcel 3 as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 56483, said point being at the intersection between the aforesaid Westerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road and the Southerly Right-of-Way line of North Road (now known as National Harbor Boulevard N.) as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 56483, thence leaving the aforesaid Fifty-First line of Parcel 3 as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 56483, and also leaving both the aforesaid Westerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road and the aforesaid Southerly Right-of-Way line of North Road, and running in, through, over and across the aforesaid North Road Right-of-Way the following course and distance,
(xciii) 
North 12°51'02" East, 203.09 feet to a point of curvature at the beginning of the Forty-Fourth or 85.72 feet arc line of the aforesaid Parcel 3 as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 56483, said point also being at the intersection of the aforesaid Westerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road and the Northerly Right-of-Way line of the aforesaid North Road, thence leaving the aforesaid Northerly Right-of-Way line of North Road, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Forty-Fourth line and the Forty-Fifth line of the aforesaid Parcel 3 as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 56483, and also running with and binding on the aforesaid Westerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, the following two courses and distances,
(xciv) 
85.72 feet along the arc of a non-tangent curve, deflecting to the right, having a radius of 1,974.86 feet and a chord bearing and distance of North 16°46'22" East, 85.71 feet to a point of curvature, thence,
(xcv) 
215.16 feet along the arc of a non-tangent curve, deflecting to the right, having a radius of 1,473.71 feet and a chord bearing and distance of North 22°08'55" East, 214.96 feet to a point on the Southerly or North 60°49'35" West, 152.50 feet Right-of-Way line of the Interstate 95 Capital Beltway as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 48569, said point also being on the Northerly or South 60°49'38" East, 32.69 feet plat line of Plat Two as shown on a Plat of Subdivision entitled "Portamerica" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book NLP 153 at Plat Number 57, thence leaving the aforesaid Southerly Right-of-Way line of the Interstate 95 Capital Beltway as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 48569, and also leaving the aforesaid Northerly plat line of Plat Two, Portamerica, and running in, through, over and across the aforesaid Interstate 95 Capital Beltway (also known as the aforesaid Washington Circumferential Highway) the following course and distance,
(xcvi) 
North 12°14'21" West, 859.68 feet to a point on the Westerly or North 35°41'51" East, 1,797.73 feet Right-of-Way line of the aforesaid Washington Circumferential Highway as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 17273, said point also being on the First or North 04°15' East, 713.00 feet line as described in a Deed from Charles T. Butler, et al to Mary L. Butler, dated July 31, 1907 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 37 at Folio 360 (Parcel 37), thence leaving the aforesaid Westerly Right-of-Way line of the Washington Circumferential Highway, and running with and binding on the aforesaid First line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 37 at Folio 360 (Parcel 37), and also running with and binding on the First or North 04°15' East, 316.00 feet line as described in a Deed from the aforesaid Charles T. Butler, et al to Louisa C. Butler, dated July 31, 1907 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 37 at Folio 363 (Parcel 36), and further running with and binding on the First or North 04°15' East, 204.00 feet line as described in a Deed from the aforesaid Charles T. Butler, et al to Amelia A. Butler, dated July 31, 1907 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 37 at Folio 361 (Parcel 35), and also further running with and binding on the First or North 04°15' East, 120.00 feet line as described in a Deed from the aforesaid Charles T. Butler, et al to John D. Butler, dated July 31, 1907 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 37 at Folio 362 (Parcel 32), and further also running with and binding on the First or North 04°15' East, 120.00 feet line of the Third Parcel as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 1418 at Folio 125 (Parcel 27) and also running with and binding on the aforesaid First line of the Second Parcel as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 1418 at Folio 125 (Parcel 26), the following course and distance,
(xcvii) 
North 03°45'50" East, 1,419.20 feet to the point of beginning, containing 270.56 acres of land.
(2) 
Parcel Two. Beginning for the same at a point in the Right-of-Way of Oxon Hill Road as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 44238, said point also being at the end of the Fourth or South 72°01'50" West, 83.39 feet line as described in a Deed from John W. Miller and Frances L. Miller to the Forest Heights Baptist Church, Inc., a body corporate, dated June 13, 1958 and recorded among the Land Records of Prince George's County, Maryland in Liber 2221 at Folio 514 (Parcel 327), thence running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Fourth line and the Third through First lines as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 2221 at Folio 514, and also running in, through, over and across the aforesaid Oxon Hill Road Right-of-Way, which line is also the present south boundary line of Forest Heights, the following four courses and distances:
(i) 
North 72°13'10" East, 83.39 feet to a point of transition curvature, thence with a chord spiral,
(ii) 
North 72°26'00" East, 151.03 feet to a point of curvature, thence,
(iii) 
217.37 feet along a tangent curve, deflecting to the right, having a radius of 2,894.79 feet and a chord bearing and distance of North 75°47'13" East, 217.32 feet to a point, thence,
(iv) 
North 05°10'09" West, 38.02 feet to a point on the aforesaid Northerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, said point also being at the end of the Eighth or South 79°39'36" West, 10.62 feet line as described in a Confirmatory Deed by Kapirish Investments, LLC, dated April 25, 2014 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 35974 at Folio 57, thence leaving the aforesaid First line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 2221 at Folio 514, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Eighth line and the Seventh line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 35974 at Folio 57, and also continuing with the aforesaid Northerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, the following two courses and distances,
(v) 
North 74°48'39" East, 10.62 feet to a point, thence,
(vi) 
North 82°56'29" East, 145.92 feet to a point at the end of the Sixth or South 83°43'25" West, 143.01 feet line as described in a Deed from Doctors Community Healthcare Corporation, a Delaware corporation, to Oxon Hill Medical LLC, dated May 30, 2001 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 14684 at Folio 74, thence leaving the aforesaid Seventh line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 35974 at Folio 57, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Sixth line and the Fifth line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 14684 at Folio 74, and also continuing with the Northerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, the following two courses and distances,
(vii) 
North 83°41'07" East, 143.01 feet to a point, thence,
(viii) 
North 05°19'17" West, 3.74 feet to a point of curvature at the Westerly end of the Southerly or 118.97 feet arc line of Parcel D as shown on a Record Plat entitled "Carrigan's Addition to Oxon Hill Plaza" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 72 at Plat Number 70, thence leaving the aforesaid Fifth line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 14684 at Folio 74, and running reversely with and binding on the outline of the aforesaid Parcel D, Carrigan's Addition to Oxon Hill Plaza, and also continuing with the aforesaid Northerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, the following two courses and distances,
(ix) 
118.97 feet along the arc of a non-tangent curve, deflecting to the right, having a radius of 2,924.79 feet and a chord bearing and distance of North 85°15'08" East, 118.96 feet to a point of transition curvature, thence with a chord spiral,
(x) 
North 86°04'48" East, 41.73 feet to a point at the Westerly end of the Southerly transitional curve line of Parcel A as shown on a Record Plat entitled "Oxon Hill Plaza" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 57 at Plat Number 28, thence leaving the outline of the aforesaid Parcel D, Carrigan's Addition to Oxon Hill Plaza, and running reversely with and binding on the outline of the aforesaid Parcel A, Oxon Hill Plaza, and also running reversely with and binding on the Southerly or North 87°14'00" West, 48.71 feet line of Parcel "C" as shown on a Record Plat entitled "Oxon Hill Plaza" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 72 at Plat Number 71, and also continuing with the aforesaid Northerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, the following two courses and distances,
(xi) 
North 86°52'33" East, 108.81 feet with a chord spiral to a point, thence,
(xii) 
North 87°55'03" East, 187.94 feet to a point of curvature, thence continuing with the outline of the aforesaid Parcel "C", Oxon Hill Plaza, and also continuing with the aforesaid Northerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, the following course and distance,
(xiii) 
99.70 feet along the arc of a tangent curve, deflecting to the right, having a radius of 5,669.58 feet and a chord bearing and distance of North 87°24'50" East, 99.70 feet to a point, thence leaving the outline of the aforesaid Parcel "C", Oxon Hill Plaza, and continuing with the aforesaid Northerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road as shown on State Roads Commission Plat Number 44239 the following course and distance,
(xiv) 
South 00°48'13" West, 20.54 feet to a point, thence leaving the aforesaid Northerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, and running in, through, over and across the aforesaid Oxon Hill Road Right-of-Way the following course and distance,
(xv) 
South 34°45'34" East, 110.00 feet to a point on the Southerly Right-of-Way line of the aforesaid Oxon Hill Road, said point also being at the Easterly end of the Northerly or 38.44 feet arc line of Parcel One as shown on a Record Plat entitled "Oxon Hill Shopping Center" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 37 at Plat Number 59, said point further being at the Northerly end of the Westerly or North 02°50'50" West, 314.89 feet line of Parcel 8 as shown on a Record Plat entitled "Oxon Hill Shopping Center" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book REP 204 at Plat Number 29, thence leaving the aforesaid Westerly line of Parcel 8, Oxon Hill Shopping Center, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Southerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, and also running reversely with and binding on the outline of the aforesaid Parcel One, Oxon Hill Shopping Center, the following three courses and distances,
(xvi) 
38.44 feet along the arc of a non-tangent curve, deflecting to the left, having a radius of 3,028.58 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 86°41'37" West, 38.44 feet to a point of tangency, thence,
(xvii) 
South 87°03'26" West, 124.91 feet to a point, thence,
(xviii) 
South 87°22'26" West, 81.14 feet to a point on the First or South 02°31'40" East, 166.76 feet line as described in a Deed from Alice V. Miller, et al to the Board of Education of Prince George's County, Maryland, dated May 18, 1955 and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Liber 1861 at Folio 85 (Parcel 206), thence leaving the aforesaid Southerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, and running reversely with and binding on the outline of the aforesaid Parcel One, Oxon Hill Shopping Center, and also running with and binding on the aforesaid First line and the Second line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 1861 at Folio 85 (Parcel 206), the following two courses and distances,
(xix) 
South 02°27'44" East, 142.01 feet to a point, thence,
(xx) 
North 85°11'36" East, 100.25 feet to a point, thence leaving the aforesaid Second line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 1861 at Folio 85, and continuing with the outline of the aforesaid Parcel One, Oxon Hill Shopping Center the following course and distance,
(xxi) 
North 85°03'16" East, 145.72 feet to a point on the aforesaid Westerly line of Parcel 8, Oxon Hill Shopping Center, thence leaving the outline of the aforesaid Parcel One, Oxon Hill Shopping Center, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Westerly line of Parcel 8, Oxon Hill Shopping Center the following course and distance,
(xxii) 
South 03°04'28" East, 181.48 feet to a point at the Easterly end of the Northerly or North 80°35'00" East, 24.53 feet line of Parcel 6 as shown on a Plat of Resubdivision entitled "Oxon Hill Shopping Center" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book NLP 95 at Plat Number 93, thence leaving the aforesaid Westerly line of Parcel 8, Oxon Hill Shopping Center, and running reversely with and binding on the outline of the aforesaid Parcel 6, Oxon Hill Shopping Center the following three courses and distances,
(xxiii) 
South 80°38'56" West, 24.53 feet to a point, thence,
(xxiv) 
South 08°20'01" East, 312.83 feet to a point, thence,
(xxv) 
South 11°57'39" East, 137.31 feet to a point at the Northerly end of the Westerly or North 11°35'26" West, 95.71 feet line of Parcel "A" as shown on a Record Plat entitled "Oxon Hill Professional Center" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book NLP 109 at Plat Number 1, thence leaving the aforesaid outline of Parcel 6, Oxon Hill Shopping Center, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Westerly line of Parcel "A", Oxon Hill Professional Center the following course and distance,
(xxvi) 
South 11°56'20" East, 92.53 feet to a point at the Easterly end of the Northerly or North 82°53'40" East, 420.15 feet line of Parcel A as shown on a Record Plat entitled "Portabello Property" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book WWW 55 at Plat Number 1, said point also being at the beginning of the Second or South 82°53'40" West, 420.15 feet line of Parcel 2 as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 1934 at Folio 526 (Parcel 207), thence leaving the aforesaid Westerly line of Parcel "A", Oxon Hill Professional Center, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Northerly line of Parcel A, Portabello Property, and also running with the aforesaid Second line of Parcel 2 as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 1934 at Folio 526 (Parcel 207), the following course and distance,
(xxvii) 
South 82°57'36" West, 420.15 feet to a point at the end of the Fifth or South 08°53' East, 108.72 feet line of Parcel 1 as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 1934 at Folio 526, thence leaving the aforesaid Northerly line of Parcel A, Portabello Property, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Fifth line of Parcel 1 as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 1934 at Folio 526, and also running with and binding on the Third line of Parcel 2 as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 1934 at Folio 526, the following course and distance,
(xxviii) 
North 08°49'04" West, 108.72 feet to a point on the Eighth or South 87°00'00" West, 899.44 feet line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 1861 at Folio 85 (Parcel 206), thence leaving the aforesaid Third line of Parcel 2 as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 1934 at Folio 526, and running with and binding on the aforesaid Eighth line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 1861 at Folio 85 (Parcel 206), and also running reversely with and binding on the Fourth line of Parcel 1 as described in the aforesaid Deed record in Liber 1934 at Folio 526, and further running reversely with and binding on the Northerly or North 86°59'58" East, 462.57 feet line of Lot 9 as shown on a Plat of Resubdivision entitled "Potomac Business Park" and recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book MMB 234 at Plat Number 21, the following course and distance,
(xxix) 
South 87°01'26" West, 482.36 feet to a point on the Easterly or South 07°52'57" East, 811.43 feet line of Lot 6 as shown on the aforesaid Plat of Resubdivision recorded in Plat Book MMB 233 at Plat Number 87, thence leaving the outline of the aforesaid Plat of Resubdivision recorded in Plat Book MMB 234 at Plat Number 21, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Easterly line of Lot 6, Potomac Business Park, and also running with and binding on the Ninth line as described in the aforesaid Deed recorded in Liber 1861 at Folio 85 (Parcel 206), the following course and distance,
(xxx) 
North 07°49'00" West, 740.55 feet to a point of curvature at the Southerly Right-of-Way line of the aforesaid Oxon Hill Road, thence leaving the aforesaid Ninth line as described in the Deed recorded in Liber 1861 at Folio 85, and running reversely with and binding on the aforesaid Southerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, and also running reversely with and binding on the outline of the aforesaid Lot 6, Potomac Business Park, the following eight courses and distances,
(xxxi) 
53.59 feet along the arc of a non-tangent curve, deflecting to the left, having a radius of 2,231.83 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 75°17'44" West, 53.59 to a non-tangent point, thence,
(xxxii) 
South 67°34'29" West, 60.66 feet to a point of curvature, thence,
(xxxiii) 
59.12 feet along a non-tangent curve, deflecting to the right, having a radius of South 72°50'20" West, 59.12 feet to a non-tangent point, thence,
(xxxiv) 
South 72°04'38" West, 24.27 feet to a point, thence,
(xxxv) 
South 72°57'09" West, 131.12 feet to a point, thence,
(xxxvi) 
South 72°04'39" West, 12.00 feet to a point, thence,
(xxxvii) 
North 17°55'22" West, 5.09 feet to a point, thence,
(xxxviii) 
South 72°21'11" West, 69.96 feet to a point, thence leaving the aforesaid Southerly Right-of-Way line of Oxon Hill Road, and also leaving the outline of the aforesaid Lot 6, Potomac Business Park, and running in, through, over and across the aforesaid Oxon Hill Road Right-of-Way the following course and distance,
(xxxix) 
North 14°51'20" West, 89.97 feet to the point of beginning, containing 19.41 acres of land.
THE COUNCIL

Section 33-3 Number; selection; term.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 3; Ch. Res. No. 25, 3-9-2007; amended 1-22-2011 by Ch. Res. No. 01-11; 9-12-2012 by Ch. Res. No. 03-12; 3-4-2013 by Ch. Res. No. 01-13]
All legislative powers of the Town shall be vested in a Council consisting of the Mayor and six Councilmen who shall be elected as hereinafter provided and who, unless otherwise stated herein, shall hold office for a term of two years or until the succeeding Council takes office, but in no case shall a person elected to Council or any other elective office under this Charter serve more than twelve (12) consecutive years in elective office. The regular term of Councilmen shall expire on the first Wednesday following the election and qualification and installation of their successors. Except as otherwise stated herein, Councilmen holding office on March 22, 2012, shall continue to hold office for the term for which they were elected and until the succeeding Council takes office under the provisions of this Charter. Any Councilman serving a term of office that expires pursuant to this Charter nonconcurrently with the Mayor's term of office and who files a certificate of nomination with the Town Clerk pursuant to Section 33-31 of this Charter wishing to be elected to serve as Mayor after the next election, whether he be found qualified for said office or not, or otherwise is elected thereto, shall on the tenth (10) day after said filing, unless said certificate of nomination is otherwise expressly withdrawn in writing by said candidate delivered to the Town Clerk, by operation of law, irrevocably forfeit his remaining term of office as Councilman or otherwise shorten the term of his office to one (1) year to become effective immediately following the forthcoming election, and qualification and installation of his successor pursuant to this Charter. In such cases whereby two (2) Council seats in a given ward become open for election pursuant to this section the person with the most votes will take the 2-year seat and the runner-up will fill the vacancy with the 1 year remaining.

Section 33-4 Qualifications.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 4; amended 1-22-2011 by Ch. Res. No. 01-11]
Councilmen shall fulfill the following qualifications for office:
(1) 
They shall have resided in the Wards of the Town they represent for at least one year immediately preceding their election,
(2) 
They shall be qualified voters of the Town,
(3) 
They shall not have been convicted of a felony, or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any crime which is a felony; or, sentenced to probation before judgement arising from charges for the felonies of theft, embezzlement, forgery, fraud or misconduct in office or have been convicted of, or entered a plea leading to a conviction for a misdemeanor involving misconduct in office or a crime of moral turpitude involving the duties of any public office or employment,
(4) 
They shall not have been removed from office within the previous twelve years by an act of the legislative body having been adjudged to be guilty of inefficiency, malfeasance, misfeasance, nonfeasance, misconduct in office, or insubordination as authorized by this Charter after due notice and a hearing pursuant to Article 23A, Section 2(b)(25) of the Annotated Code of Maryland, or the Charter, and
(5) 
They shall maintain a permanent residence in the Town and the Ward they were elected to represent during their term of office.

Section 33-5 Salary.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 5]
Each Councilman shall receive an annual salary as specified from time to time by an ordinance passed by the Council in the regular course of its business. Provided, however, that the salary specified at the time any Councilman takes office shall not be changed during the term for which that Councilman was elected. The ordinance making any change in the salary paid to the several Councilmen, either by way of increase or decrease, shall take effect only as the terms of the members of the Council which enacted it expire.

Section 33-6 Meetings.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 6; Ch. Res. No. 19, 3-6-2006; Ch. Amend Res. No. FH001-07, 9-4-2007]
The Council shall meet at 8:00 P.M. on the third Wednesday in March of each year for the purpose of organization, after which the Council shall meet the third Wednesday of each month.
Special meetings shall be called by the Town Clerk upon the request of the Mayor or at least three of the members of the Council. The rules of the Council shall provide that residents of the Town shall have a reasonable opportunity to be heard at any meeting in regard to any municipal question. All meetings of the Council shall be open to the public, except that the Council may go into an executive session subject to the requirements of the Annotated Code of Maryland, Subtitle 5, "the Open Meetings Act" under the following conditions:
(a) 
Procedure for Closing a Meeting. Before the Town Council meets in closed session, at least four members of the Council must vote in favor of closing the meeting. The vote must be conducted and recorded in accordance with the State Open Meeting Act Laws, and a written statement of the reason for closing the meeting must be made in accordance with the State law. The Council shall limit discussion in closed session to the topic stated as the reason for closing the meeting.
(1) 
discuss:
(i) 
the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of appointees, employees, or officials over whom it has jurisdiction; or
(ii) 
any other personnel matter that affects 1 or more specific individuals;
(2) 
protect the privacy or reputation of individuals with respect to a matter that is not related to public business;
(3) 
consider the acquisition of real property for a public purpose and matters directly related thereto;
(4) 
consider the investment of public funds;
(5) 
consider the marketing of public securities;
(6) 
consult with counsel to obtain legal advice;
(7) 
consult with staff, consultants, or other individuals about pending or potential litigation;
(8) 
conduct collective bargaining negotiations or consider matters that relate to the negotiations;
(9) 
discuss public security, if the public body determines that public discussion would constitute a risk to the public or to public security, including:
(i) 
the deployment of fire and police services and staff; and
(ii) 
the development and implementation of emergency plans;
(10) 
prepare, administer, or grade a scholastic, licensing, or qualifying examination;
(11) 
(Reserved)
(12) 
conduct or discuss an investigative proceeding on actual or possible criminal conduct;
(13) 
comply with a specific constitutional, statutory, or judicially imposed requirement that prevents public disclosures about a particular proceeding or matter; or
(14) 
before a contract is awarded or bids are opened, discuss a matter directly related to a negotiating strategy or the contents of a bid or proposal, if public discussion or disclosure would adversely impact the ability of the public body to participate in the competitive bidding or proposal process.

Section 33-7 Council to be judge of qualifications of its members.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 7]
The Council shall be the judge of the qualifications, as contained in Sections 33-4 and 33-16, of its members.

Section 33-8 President.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 8]
The Mayor shall serve as Chairman of the Council. The Mayor may take part in all discussions, and shall have a vote on any question before the Council. The Council shall elect a President of the Council from among its members who shall act as Chairman of the Council in the absence of the Mayor.

Section 33-9 Quorum.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 9; amended 4-17-2013 by Res. No. 03-13]
A majority of the members of the Council shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but no ordinance or resolution, except procedural motions, shall be approved without the favorable votes of four members of the Council.

Section 33-10 Procedure.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 10]
The Council shall determine its own rules and order of business. It shall keep a journal of its proceedings and enter therein the yeas, nays, and abstentions upon final action on any question, resolution, or ordinance, or at any other time if required by any one member. The journal shall be open to public inspection.

Section 33-11 Vacancies.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 11; Ch. Amend. Res. No. FH002-07, 9-4-2007]
If a vacancy on the Council occurs less than fifteen (15) months prior to the next election, the council shall appoint a person qualified in accordance with Section 33-4 to fill such vacancy until the next regular election. Provided, that the person appointed shall reside in the same ward as his predecessor. The appointment shall require the favorable votes of a majority of the remaining Council members. If the vacancy occurs fifteen (15) months or more prior to the next regular election, the Council shall call a special election to be held not less than forty-five (45) days nor more than sixty (60) days following the occurrence of the vacancy. The person elected at the special election shall serve until the next Regular Election.

Section 33-12 Ordinances.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 12]
No ordinance shall be passed at the meeting at which it is introduced. At any regular or special meeting of the Council held not less than six nor more than sixty days after the meeting at which an ordinance was introduced, it shall be passed, or passed as amended, or rejected, or its consideration deferred to some specified future date. In cases of emergency the above requirement may be suspended by the affirmative votes of five members of the Council. Every ordinance, unless it be passed as an emergency ordinance, shall become effective at the expiration of thirty calendar days. An emergency ordinance shall become effective on the date specified in the ordinance. A summary of each ordinance shall be published at least twice in the "Forest Heights News," the town newsletter or in a newspaper or newspapers having general circulation in the municipality.

Section 33-13 Referendum.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 13; amended 10-21-2015 by Ch. Res. No. 01-2015]
Any budget ordinance or ordinance amending the budget shall not be subject to referendum pursuant to this section. If, before the expiration of thirty calendar days following passage of any ordinance, except as stated herein, a petition is filed with the Town Clerk containing the signatures of not less than twenty per centum (20%) of the qualified voters of the Town and requesting that the ordinance, or any part thereof, be submitted to a vote of the qualified voters of the Town for their approval or disapproval, the Council shall have the ordinance, or the part thereof requested for referendum, submitted to a vote of the qualified voters of the Town at the next regular Town election or, in the Council's discretion, at a special election occurring before the next regular election. No ordinance, or the part thereof requested for referendum, shall become effective following the receipt of such petition until and unless approved at the election by a majority of the qualified voters voting on the question. An emergency ordinance, or the part thereof requested for referendum, shall continue in effect for sixty days following receipt of such petition. If the question of approval or disapproval of any emergency ordinance, or any part thereof, has not been submitted to the qualified voters within sixty days following receipt of the petition, then the operation of the ordinance, or the part thereof requested for referendum shall be suspended until approved by a majority of the qualified voters voting on the question at any election. Any ordinance, or part thereof, disapproved by the voters, shall stand repealed.
The provisions of this section shall be self-executing, but the Council may adopt ordinances in furtherance of these provisions and not in conflict with them. The Council may, at its discretion, require a referendum on an ordinance, without a petition being presented.

Section 33-14 Files of ordinances.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 14]
Ordinances shall be permanently filed by the Town Clerk and shall be kept available for public inspection.
THE MAYOR

Section 33-15 Selection and term.

[Ch. Res. No. 3, 11-16-2005; Ch. Res. No. 21, 3-9-2007; amended 1-22-2011 by Ch. Res. No. 01-11]
The Mayor shall be elected as hereinafter provided and shall hold office for a term of two years or until his successor is elected and qualified, but in no case shall a person elected to the office of Mayor or any other elective office under this Charter serve more than twelve (12) consecutive years in elective office. The newly elected Mayor shall take office on the first Wednesday following his election.

Section 33-16 Qualifications.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 16; amended 1-22-2011 by Ch. Res. No. 01-11]
The Mayor shall fulfill the following qualifications for office:
(1) 
He or she shall have resided in the Town for at least one year immediately preceding his election,
(2) 
He or she shall be a qualified voter of the Town,
(3) 
He or she shall not have been convicted of a felony, or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any crime which is a felony; or, sentenced to probation before judgement arising from charges for the felonies of theft, embezzlement, forgery, fraud or misconduct in office or have been convicted of, or entered a plea leading to a conviction for a misdemeanor involving misconduct in office or a crime of moral turpitude involving the duties of any public office or employment,
(4) 
He or she shall not have been removed from office within the previous twelve years by an act of the legislative body having been adjudged to be guilty of inefficiency, malfeasance, misfeasance, nonfeasance, misconduct in office, or insubordination as authorized by this Charter after due notice and a hearing pursuant to Article 23A, Section 2(b)(25) of the Annotated Code of Maryland or the Charter, and
(5) 
He or she shall maintain a permanent residence in the Town during his or her term of office.

Section 33-17 Salary.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 17]
The Mayor shall receive an annual salary as set from time to time by an ordinance passed by the Council in the regular course of business. Provided, however, that no change shall be made in the salary for any Mayor during the term for which he was elected. The ordinance making any change in the salary paid to the Mayor, either by way of increase or decrease, shall be finally ordained prior to the municipal election to elect the next succeeding Mayor, and shall take effect only as to the next succeeding Mayor.

Section 33-18 Powers and duties.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 18]
(a) 
Chief Executive. The Mayor shall see that the ordinances of the Town are faithfully executed and shall be the Chief Executive Officer, and the head of the administrative branch of the Town government.
(b) 
Appointments. The Mayor, with the approval of the Council, shall appoint the heads of all offices, departments, and agencies of the Town government as established by this Charter or by ordinance. All office, department, and agency heads shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor and Council. Temporary, seasonal and part-time subordinate officers and employees may be hired by the Mayor on an as-needed basis without Council consent, except that notice of said employment shall be provided to Council. All full-time subordinate officers and employees of the offices, departments, and agencies of the Town government shall be appointed and removed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council, in accordance with rules and regulations of any merit system which may be adopted by the Council. For the purposes of this subsection, a temporary or seasonal subordinate officer or employee is one whose employment is for a specific period of six months or less during any given fiscal year; and, a part-time subordinate officer or employee is one whose employment is for a term longer than six months, and is scheduled for less than 30 hours per week, provided that any part-time subordinate officer’s or employee’s total compensable hours shall not exceed 1,500 in any given fiscal year unless approved by Council. Full-time employment shall be defined by ordinance. Notwithstanding anything in this subsection to the contrary, the Council reserves the right to limit or eliminate any temporary, seasonal or part-time position or employment for budgetary reasons.
[Ch. Res. No. 4, 11-16-2005; Ch. Res. No. 21, 3-9-2007; amended 11-1-2010 by Ch. Res. No. 04-10; 12-3-2012 by Ch. Res. No. 04-12]
(c) 
Reports. The Mayor each year shall report to the Council the condition of municipal affairs and make such recommendations as he deems proper for the public good and the welfare of the Town.
(d) 
Finances; budget. The Mayor shall have complete supervision over the financial administration of the Town government. He shall prepare or have prepared annually a budget and submit it to the Council. He shall supervise the disbursement of all monies and have control over all expenditures to assure that budget appropriations are not exceeded.
[Ch. Res. No. 5, 11-16-2005]
(e) 
Other. The Mayor shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by this Charter or as may be required of him by the Council, not inconsistent with this Charter.

Section 33-19 Vacancy.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 19; Res. No. 6, 10-7-1982; Ch. Res. No. 28, 3-9-2007; Ch. Amend Res. FH005-07, 9-4-2007]
If a vacancy in the office of Mayor occurs less than fifteen (15) months prior to the next election, the President of the Council shall become Mayor until the next regular election, and the Council vacancy thus created shall be filled as provided in this Charter. If the Mayoral vacancy occurs fifteen (15) months or more prior to the next regular election, the Council shall call a special election to be held not less than forty-five (45) days nor more than sixty (60) days following the occurrence of the vacancy. The President of the Council shall act as Mayor until the special election. The person elected at the special election shall serve until the next Regular Election.
GENERAL POWERS

Section 33-20 Listed.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 20; Res. No. 6, 9-15-1982]
(a) 
General. The Council shall have the power to pass all such ordinances not contrary to the Constitution and laws of the State of Maryland or this Charter as it may deem necessary for the good government of the Town; for the protection and preservation of the Town's property, rights, and privileges; for the preservation of peace and good order; for securing persons and property from violence, danger, or destruction; and for the protection and promotion of the health, safety, comfort, convenience, welfare, and happiness of the residents of the Town and visitors thereto and sojourners therein.
(b) 
Specific. The Council shall have, in addition, the power to pass ordinances not contrary to the laws and Constitution of this State, for the following specific purposes:
(1) 
Advertising. To provide for advertising for the purposes of the Town, for printing and publishing statements as to the business of the Town.
(2) 
Aisles. To regulate and prevent the obstruction of aisles in public halls, churches and places of amusement, and to regulate the construction and operation of the doors and means of egress therefrom.
(3) 
Amusements. To provide in the interest of the public welfare for licensing, regulating, or restraining theatrical or other public amusements.
(4) 
Appropriations. To appropriate municipal monies for any purpose within the powers of the Council.
(5) 
Auctioneers. To regulate the sale of all kinds of property at auction within the Town and to license auctioneers.
(6) 
Billboards. To license and regulate, restrain or prohibit the erection or maintenance of billboards within the Town, the placing of signs, bills and posters of every kind and description on any building, fence, post, billboard, pole, or other place within the Town.
(7) 
Bridges. To erect and maintain bridges.
(8) 
Buildings. To make reasonable regulations in regard to buildings and signs to be erected, constructed, or reconstructed in the Town, and to grant building permits for the same; to formulate a building code and a plumbing code and to appoint a building inspector and a plumbing inspector, and to require reasonable charges for permits and inspections; to authorize and require the inspection of all buildings and structures and to authorize the condemnation thereof in whole or in part when dangerous or insecure, and to require that such buildings and structures be made safe or be taken down.
(9) 
Codification. To provide for the codification of all ordinances which have been or may hereafter be passed.
(10) 
Community Services. To provide, maintain, and operate community and social services for the preservation and promotion of the health, recreation, welfare, and enlightenment, of the inhabitants of the Town.
(11) 
Cooperative activities. To make agreements with other municipalities, counties, districts, bureaus, commissions, and governmental authorities for the joint performance of or for cooperation in the performance of any governmental functions.
(12) 
Curfew. To prohibit the youth of the Town from being in the streets, lanes, alleys, or public places at unreasonable hours of the night.
(13) 
Dangerous conditions. To compel persons about to undertake dangerous improvements to execute bonds with sufficient sureties conditioned that the owner or contractor will pay all damages resulting from such work which may be sustained by any persons or property.
(14) 
Departments. To create, change, and abolish offices, departments, or agencies, other than the offices, departments and agencies established by this Charter; to assign additional functions or duties to offices, departments, or agencies established by this charter, but not including the power to discontinue or assign to any other office, department or agency any function or duty assigned by this Charter to a particular office department, or agency.
(15) 
Disorderly houses. To suppress bawdy houses, disorderly houses and houses of ill fame.
(16) 
Dogs. To regulate the keeping of dogs in the Town.
(17) 
Explosives. To regulate or prevent the storage of gunpowder, oil, or any other explosive or combustible matter; to regulate or prevent the use of firearms, fireworks, bonfires, explosives, or any other similar things which may endanger persons or property.
(18) 
Filth. To compel the occupant of any premises, building or outhouse situated in the Town, when the same has become filthy or unwholesome, to abate or cleanse the condition; and after reasonable notice to the owners or occupants to authorize such work to be done by the proper officers and to assess the expense thereof against such property, making it collectible by taxes or against the occupant or occupants.
(19) 
Finances. To levy, assess, and collect ad valorem property taxes; to expend municipal funds for any public purpose; to have general management and control of the finances of the Town.
(20) 
Fire. To suppress fires and prevent the dangers thereof and to establish and maintain a fire department; to contribute funds to volunteer fire companies serving the Town; to inspect buildings for the purpose of reducing fire hazards, to issue regulations concerning fire hazards, and to forbid and prohibit the use of fire-hazardous buildings and structures permanently or until the conditions of Town fire-hazard regulations are met; to install and maintain fire plugs where and as necessary, and to regulate their use; and to take all other measures to control and prevent fires in the Town.
(21) 
Food. To inspect and to require the condemnation of, if unwholesome, and to regulate the sale of, any food products.
(22) 
Franchises. To grant and regulate franchises to electric light companies, gas companies, telegraph and telephone companies, transit companies, taxicab companies, and any others which may be deemed advantageous and beneficial to the Town, subject, however, to the limitations and provisions of Article 23A of the Annotated Code of Maryland. No franchise shall be granted for a longer period than fifty years.
(23) 
Gambling. To restrain and prohibit gambling.
(24) 
Garbage. To prevent the deposit of any unwholesome substance either on private or public property, and to compel its removal to designated points; to require slops, garbage, ashes and other waste or other unwholesome materials to be removed to designated points, or to require the occupants of the premises to place them conveniently for removal.
(25) 
Grants-in-Aid. To accept gifts and grants of Federal or of State funds from the Federal or State governments or any agency thereof, and to expend the same for any lawful public purpose, agreeably to the conditions under which the gifts or grants were made.
(26) 
Hawkers. To license, regulate, suppress and prohibit hawkers and itinerant dealers, peddlers, pawnbrokers and all other persons selling any articles on the streets of the Town, and to revoke such licenses for cause.
(27) 
Health. To protect and preserve the health of the Town and its inhabitants; to appoint a public health officer, and to define and regulate his powers and duties; to prevent the introduction of contagious diseases into the Town; to establish quarantine regulations and to authorize the removal and confinement of persons having contagious or infectious diseases; to prevent and remove all nuisances; to inspect, regulate, and abate any buildings, structures, or places which cause or may cause unsanitary conditions or conditions detrimental to health; provided, that nothing herein shall be construed to affect in any manner any of the powers and duties of the State Board of Health, the County Board of Health, or any public general or local law relating to the subject of health.
(28) 
Jail. To establish and regulate a station house or lock-up for temporary confinement of violators of the laws and ordinances of the Town or to use the County Jail for such purpose.
(29) 
Licenses. Subject to any restriction imposed by the public general laws of the State, to license and regulate all persons beginning or conducting transient or permanent business in the Town for the sale of any goods, wares, merchandise, or services, to license and regulate any business, occupation, trade, calling, or place of amusement or business; to establish and collect fees and charges for all licenses and permits issued under the authority of this Charter.
(30) 
Liens. To provide that any valid charges, taxes or assessments made against any real property within the Town shall be liens upon such property, to be collected as municipal taxes are collected.
(31) 
Lights. To provide for the lighting of the Town.
(32) 
Livestock. To regulate and prohibit the running at large of cattle, horses, swine, fowl, sheep, goats, dogs or other animals; to authorize the impounding, keeping, sale and redemption of such animals when found in violation of the ordinance in such cases provided.
(33) 
Minor privileges. To regulate or prevent the use of public ways, sidewalks, and public places for signs, awnings, posts, steps, railings, entrances, racks, posting handbills and advertisements, and display of goods, wares and merchandise.
(34) 
Noise. To regulate or prohibit unreasonable ringing of bells, crying of goods or sounding of whistles and horns.
(35) 
Nuisances. To prevent or abate by appropriate ordinance all nuisances in the Town which are so defined at common law, by this Charter, or by the laws of the State of Maryland, whether the same be herein specifically named or not; to regulate, to prohibit, to control the location of, or to require the removal from the Town of all trading in, handling of, or manufacture of any commodity which is or may become offensive, obnoxious, or injurious to the public comfort or health. In this connection the Town may regulate, prohibit, control the location of, or require the removal from the Town of such things as stockyards, slaughterhouses, cattle or hog pens, tanneries, and renderies. This listing is by way of enumeration, not limitations.
(36) 
Obstructions. To remove all nuisances and obstructions from the streets, lanes and alleys and from any lots adjoining thereto, or any other places within the limits of the Town.
(37) 
Parking facilities. To license and regulate and to establish, obtain by purchase, by lease or by rent, own, construct, operate, and maintain parking lots and other facilities for off street parking.
(38) 
Parks and recreation. To establish and maintain public parks, gardens, playgrounds, and other recreational facilities and programs to promote the health, welfare, and enjoyment of the inhabitants of the Town.
(39) 
Police force. To establish, operate, and maintain a police force. All Town policemen shall, within the municipality, have the powers and authority of constables in this State.
(40) 
Police powers.
(a) 
To prohibit, suppress, and punish within the Town all vice, gambling, and games of chance; prostitution and solicitation therefore and the keeping of bawdy houses and houses of ill fame; all tramps and vagrants; all disorder, disturbances, annoyances, disorderly conduct, obscenity, public profanity, and drunkenness.
(b) 
To enforce all ordinances relating to disorderly conduct and the suppression of nuisances equally within the limits of the Town and beyond those limits for one half mile, or for so much of this distance as does not conflict with the powers if [of] another municipal corporation or the District of Columbia.
(41) 
Property. To acquire by conveyance, purchase, or gift, real or leasable property for any public purposes; to erect buildings and structures thereon for the benefit of the Town and its inhabitants; and to convey any real or lease hold property when no longer needed for the public use, after having given at least twenty days' public notice of the proposed conveyance; to control, protect and maintain public buildings, grounds and property of the Town.
(42) 
Quarantine. To establish quarantine regulations in the interests of the public health.
(43) 
Regulations. To adopt by ordinance and enforce within the corporate limits police, health, sanitary, fire, building, plumbing, traffic, speed, parking, and other similar regulations not in conflict with the laws of the State of Maryland or with this Charter.
(44) 
Sidewalks. To regulate the use of sidewalks and all structures in, under or above the same; to require the owner or occupant of premises to keep the sidewalks in front thereof free from snow or other obstructions; to prescribe hours for cleaning sidewalks.
(45) 
Sweepings. To regulate or prevent the throwing or depositing of sweepings, dust, ashes, offal, garbage, paper, handbills, dirty liquids, or other unwholesome materials into any public way or onto any public or private property in the Town.
(46) 
Taxicabs. To license, tax, and regulate public hackmen, taxicab men, draymen, drivers, cabmen, porters and expressmen, and all other persons pursuing like occupations.
(47) 
Vehicles. To regulate and license wagons and other vehicles not subject to the licensing powers of the State of Maryland.
(48) 
Voting machines. To purchase, lease, borrow, install, and maintain voting machines for use in Town elections.
(49) 
Weed control. To protect the public health and safety by ordering the elimination of the accumulation of refuse, the growth of weeds, the presence of stagnant water or of combustible material from any unimproved lot or vacant premises within the Town. If after written notice, the owner or person in charge of any unimproved lot or vacant premises, fails to comply with such notice, the Town through its officers and agents shall have the power to enter upon the premises and cause such menace to public health and safety to be abated. Notice of the reasonable costs incurred by the Town shall be delivered or mailed to the person in charge of the property and to the person in whose name the property is assessed for taxation. If the costs shall not be paid within sixty days from the giving of such notice the Town of Forest Heights may recover the costs by civil action, or may fix a date from a hearing to determine whether the costs should be assessed against the property as a special tax. Notice of such hearing shall be posted on the property and sent by registered mail to the last known address of the person in whose name the property is assessed for taxation. If the name of the owner of the property be unknown, or the owner be a non-resident of Prince George's County, notice of the proposed assessment and of the date and place of the hearing shall be published once a week for three consecutive weeks in some newspaper having General circulation in the County. At the hearing, unless good cause to the contrary be shown, the Mayor and Council shall have authority to levy the reasonable costs incurred by the Town, together with the expense of advertising, as a special tax against the property. The assessment shall be certified by the Town Clerk to the treasurer, to be added to the annual tax bill against the property to be collected in the same manner as ordinary taxes are collected and subject to the same interest and penalty for non-payment as provided by law for the non-payment of town taxes. Such special tax shall constitute a lien against the property from the date of the assessment until paid.
(50) 
Saving clause. The enumeration of powers in this section is not to be construed as limiting the powers of the Town to the several subjects mentioned.

Section 33-21 Exercise of powers.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 21]
For the purpose of carrying out the powers granted in this subtitle or elsewhere in this Charter, the Council may pass all necessary ordinances. All the powers of the Town shall be exercised in the manner prescribed by this Charter, or, if the manner be not prescribed, then in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance.

Section 33-22 Enforcement of powers.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 22; Res. No. 6, 10-7-1982]
(a) 
To ensure the observance of the ordinances of the Town, the Council shall have the power to provide that violation thereof shall be a misdemeanor and shall have the power to affix thereto penalties of a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisonment for not exceeding 6 months, or both such fine and imprisonment.
[Res. No. 20, 3-6-2006]
(b) 
To further ensure the observance of the ordinances of the Town, the Council shall have the power to provide that violation thereof be a municipal infraction enforceable as provided under the general laws of the State and shall have the power to affix thereto a penalty of a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for each municipal infraction.
[Amended 3-16-2010 by Ch. Res. No. 01-10]
REGISTRATION, NOMINATIONS, AND ELECTIONS

Section 33-23 Voters.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 23; Res. No. 4, 4-8-1982; Res. No. 1, 5-19-1989; amended 1-22-2011 by Ch. Res. No. 01-11]
Every person who at the time of a Town election resides for thirty (30) days preceding said election within the corporate limits of the Town, is qualified to vote in Prince George's County, Maryland, and is registered to vote with the Board of Election Supervisors for Prince George's County, Maryland, (hereinafter the County Board of Elections or County Board) shall be deemed registered and qualified to vote in that Town election.

Section 33-23A Absentee Balloting.

[Res. No. 1, 4-8-1982; amended 4-2-2012 by Ch. Res. No. 02-12]
A. 
Any qualified voter registered to vote in the elections of the Town of Forest Heights is entitled to vote in the municipal election by absentee ballot. The following persons may vote as an absentee voter under this Section:
(1) 
Any qualified voter registered to vote who may be absent from the Town of Forest Heights on any election day.
(2) 
Any qualified voter registered to vote, whose physical disability or confinement in or restriction to an institution prevents or will prevent him from being present and personally voting at the polls on any election day.
(3) 
Absentee ballots must be received no later than the close of the polls on election day.
B. 
A qualified voter desiring to vote in any election by absentee ballot shall make an application in writing to the Board for an absentee ballot. The application must be received no later than seven (7) days before the election. The application shall set forth the information required under this Section, to be supplied by the applicant under penalty of perjury. The application shall contain the following information:
(1) 
The voter's name and residence address;
(2) 
That the person is a qualified voter at the residence given;
(3) 
If the person voted at the preceding election, the residence address from which he voted; and
(4) 
That the voter expects in good faith to be unable to vote in person for the reasons set forth above in A(1) or A(2).

Section 33-24 Board of Elections.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 24; Res. No. 7, 1982; Res. No. 1, 5-19-1989; amended 4-2-2012 by Ch. Res. No. 02-12]
There shall be a Board of Elections (hereinafter, the Town Board of Elections, Town Board, or Board where appropriate), consisting of three members and one (1) substitute member who shall act as a member of such Board in the absence of any one of the regular members and while so acting shall exercise the same authority and fulfill the same duties as a regular member. Said members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Council on or before the first Monday in March in every odd-numbered year. The terms of members of the Town Board of Elections shall begin on the first Monday in March in the year in which they are appointed and shall run for two years. Members of the Town Board of Elections shall be qualified voters of the Town. A person is eligible to serve as a member of the Board if the person:
a. 
Is a qualified voter of the Town.
b. 
Does not hold and is not a candidate for elective office in the Town during his term of office.
c. 
Is not the spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, son or daughter of a person who holds or is a candidate for elective office in the Town during his term of office.
d. 
Is able to read and interpret all pertinent election laws.
The Board shall appoint one of its members as Chairman. Vacancies on the Board shall be filled by the Mayor with the approval of the Council for the remainder of the unexpired term. The compensation shall be determined by the Council.

Section 33-25 Same; removal.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 25; Res. No. 1, 5-19-1989]
Any member of the Town Board of Elections may be removed for good cause by the Council. Before removal, the member of the Town Board of Elections to be removed shall be given a written copy of the charges against him and shall have a public hearing on them before the Council if he so requests within ten days after receiving the written copy of the charges against him.

Section 33-26 Same; duties.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 26; Res. No. 1, 5-19-1989; Res. No. 1, 5-9-1991; amended 4-2-2012 by Ch. Res. No. 02-12]
The Town Board of Elections shall, before each town election, obtain from the County Board of Elections a list of registered voters of Prince George's County, Maryland, who reside in the Town and check the accuracy of that list with respect to Town residency and ward residency of voters. The Town Board of Elections shall recommend any corrections required to the County Board of Elections. The Town Board shall be in charge of all of the procedures required for nomination and shall conduct all Town elections. The Board may appoint election clerks or employees to assist it in any of its duties. The Town Board of Elections shall utilize the provisions of the election laws contained in the Election Law Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland (as amended) concerning the casting and counting of ballots and the general election procedures in so far as these provisions are applicable to elections in the Town of Forest Heights and are consistent with the provisions of this Charter or any ordinance passed pursuant thereto.

Section 33-27 Notices.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 27; Res. No. 1, 5-19-1989; amended 10-1-2012 by Ch. Res. No. 03-12; 3-4-2013 by Ch. Res. No. 01-13]
The Town Board of Elections shall give at least two weeks' notice of every election by an advertisement published in the "Forest Heights News," the Town newsletter, or in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the Town and by posting a notice thereof in some public place or places in the Town. Notice of election shall contain the purpose of the election including a description of any questions for referendum. Provided, however, that notice for runoff elections authorized in Section 33-36 need only be within one week of the election date. If applicable, on or before the third Wednesday in January, the Town Board of Elections shall give notice in substantially the same manner as required herein for general elections of any additional Council seats that shall become vacant by virtue of any seated Councilman serving a nonconcurrent term with the Mayor who files and does not submit a timely withdrawal pursuant to Section 33-3 of this Charter of a certificate of nomination wishing to be elected as Mayor at the next general election.

Section 33-28 Time and Place of Registration.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 28; Res. No. 5, 4-8-1982; Res. No. 1, 5-19-1989]
(a) 
The time and place of registration of persons who qualify for voting in a town election in accordance with Section 33-23 herein shall be as set forth in Section 3-1 et. seq. Article 33 of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1957 Edition, as amended).
(b) 
No person shall be entitled to vote in a Town election unless he is registered in accordance with the provisions of Section 33-23 herein. Provided, however, in the Town election to be held in May, 1989, residents of the Town who have registered to vote only with the Town Board of Elections shall also be entitled to vote in accord with Town registration and voting requirements in force at the date of this Charter Amendment Resolution.
(c) 
All other qualifications and procedures with respect to registration of voters of the Town shall be as set forth in Sections 3-1 et. seq. of Article 33 of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1957 Edition as amended).
(d) 
Ward registration. It shall be the duty of the Town Board of Elections to furnish the County Board of Elections with all information necessary to designate registered voters of the Town as to the respective wards in the Town in which they reside.
(e) 
Council powers. The Mayor and Town Council shall adopt, by ordinance, provisions concerning the eligibility of residents of the Town to vote in Town elections which are consistent with the authority provided by Article 33 of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1957 Edition as amended) including Section 3-2(d) thereof concerning universal registration.

Section 33-29 Appeals.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 29; Res. No. 1, 5-19-1989]
If any person shall feel aggrieved by any action of the Town Board of Elections, such person may appeal to the Council by giving notice in writing to the Town Clerk within fifteen (15) days of the action taken by the Town Board of Elections. Any decision or action of the Council upon such appeals may be appealed to the Circuit Court for Prince George's County within thirty days of the decision or action of the Council.

Section 33-30 Election wards.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 30]
For the purpose of the elections, the Town of Forest Heights shall be divided into three wards. The limits and boundaries of each ward shall be as follows:
(1) 
First Ward — The First Ward shall comprise that part of the Town east of the Indian Head Highway (Maryland State Route 210) and north of Quade Street, including those residences on the north side of Quade Street.
(2) 
Second Ward — The Second Ward shall comprise that part of the Town east of the Indian Head Highway (Maryland State Route 210) and south of Quade Street, including those residences on the south side of Quade Street; and that part of the Town west of the Indian Head Highway (Maryland State Route 210); east of Black Hawk Drive including those residences on the east side of Black Hawk Drive and including those residences on Cree Drive that are east of Black Hawk Drive if that Drive were extended to the southern limits of the Town; east of Woodland Drive between Black Hawk Drive and Mohican Drive including those residences on the east side of Woodland Drive; and north of Mohican Drive including those residences on the north side of Mohican Drive and including those residences on Huron Drive that are north of Mohican Drive if that Drive were extended to the western limits of the Town.
(3) 
Third Ward — The third Ward shall comprise that part of the Town southwest of the boundary of the Second Ward, that is the part of the Town west of Black Hawk Drive including those residences on the west side of Black Hawk Drive and those residences on Cree Drive that are west of Black Hawk Drive if that Drive were extended to the southern limits of the Town: west of Woodland Drive between Black Hawk Drive and Mohican Drive including those residences of the west side of Woodland Drive; and south of Mohican Drive including those residences on the south side of Mohican Drive and including those residences on Huron Drive that are south of Mohican Drive it [if] that Drive were extended to the western limits of the Town.

Section 33-31 Nominations.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 31; Res. No. 1, 5-19-1989; Res. No. 28, 1-19-2007; Ch. Res. No. 26, 3-9-2007; amended 10-1-2012 by Ch. Res. No. 03-12; 3-4-2013 by Ch. Res. No. 01-13]
Except as otherwise stated herein, persons may be nominated for elective office in the Town by filing a certificate of nomination with the Town Clerk on or before the first Wednesday in February preceding the Town election. A candidate, who is a seated Councilman serving a term of office that expires nonconcurrently with the Mayor, and who wishes to file a certificate of nomination for Mayor, as stated in Section 33-3 of this Charter, shall file a certificate of nomination with the Town Clerk on or before the first Wednesday in January preceding the Town election. Such certificate shall state (1) the office for which the person is seeking, (2) the name and signature of the candidate, (3) the ward in which the person resides, and (4) a statement that he meets the qualifications for the office as contained in this Charter. No person shall file for nomination to more than one elective Town public office or hold more than one elective Town public office at any one time. The Town Board of Elections shall review each certificate of nomination and shall certify that the candidate meets the qualifications and requirements contained in this Charter. Any certificate of a candidate, that in the Board's judgment does not meet the stated qualifications and requirements, shall be returned to the candidate with the reasons for the return stated thereon. In the case of special elections and other elections not held on the second Wednesday of March, the Town Board of Elections may require the filing of a certificate of nomination including a statement of qualification prior to the election provided that the requirement of the need to file such information with the Town Clerk is announced in the Town newsletter, a newspaper of general circulation or a conspicuous public place within the Town at least five business days prior to the cutoff for filing and such filing must be scheduled at least five business days prior to the election in question. Certificates for nomination are not required in the case of a run-off election held as a result of a tie vote in an election.

Section 33-32 Election of Mayor.

[Ch. Res. No. 8, 11-16-2005; Ch. Res. No. 23, 3-9-2007]
On the second Wednesday of May in 2007, and on the second Wednesday of March 2009 and every two years thereafter, one person shall be elected at large to serve as Mayor for a two year term.

Section 33-33 Election of Councilmen.

[Ch. Res. No. 9, 11-16-2005; Ch. Res. No. 24, 3-9-2007; amended 10-1-2012 by Ch. Res. No. 03-12]
A. 
Except as otherwise stated in Subsection C., on the second Wednesday of March in 2007 and every two years thereafter, one person from each Ward shall be elected by the qualified voters of his Ward to serve as Councilman for a two year term.
B. 
Except as otherwise stated in Subsection C, on the second Wednesday of March in 2008 and every two years thereafter, one person from each Ward shall be elected by the qualified voters of his Ward to serve as Councilman for a two year term.
C. 
In cases where any particular Ward is to have two (2) Council seats open and available for election due to a seated Councilman filing to become a candidate for Mayor while in mid-term as further described in Section 33-3 of this Charter, the candidate receiving the highest number of votes in a particular Ward shall be elected to a two-year term pursuant to said Section 33-3 and the candidate receiving the second highest number of votes in the same Ward shall be elected to a one-year term or otherwise shall fill the vacancy caused by his predecessor's candidacy for Mayor.

Section 33-34 Conduct of elections.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 34; Res. No. 1, 5-19-1989]
(a) 
Non-partisan. All municipal elections shall be conducted on a non-partisan basis, and no ballot shall carry any party affiliation.
(b) 
Voting places and ballots. It shall be the duty of the Town Board of Elections to provide for each special and general election a suitable place or places for voting and suitable ballot boxes and ballots and/or voting machines. The ballots and/or voting machines shall show the name of each candidate nominated for elective office in accordance with the provisions of this Charter, arranged in alphabetical order by office or by Wards for Councilmen. If ballots are used, the Board shall prepare a separate ballot for each Ward containing the names of the candidates for Mayor and for Councilman from that particular Ward. Write-in votes shall be permitted.
(c) 
Hours. The Town Board of Elections shall keep the polls opened from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on election days, or for longer hours if the Mayor and Council require it.

Section 33-35 Special elections.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 35;Res. No. 1, 5-19-1989; Ch. Res. No. 27, 3-9-2007]
All special Town elections shall be conducted by the Town Board of Elections in the same manner and with the same personnel, as far as practicable, as regular Town elections.
In the case of a vacancy in the office of Mayor or Councilman which has not been filled by the Council within 60 days of the seat becoming vacant by any reason, or at any time at the request of a majority of the Council members holding office, the Town Board of Elections shall conduct a special election to fill the vacant seat. The special election shall be held as soon as practical after the expiration of the sixty day period, but at least five business days shall pass subsequent to the announcement of the election and the cut-off for the submission of nominations, and nominations must be announced at least five business days prior to the election. The Town Clerk shall assist the election Board in organizing the election. The Town Council shall amend the Town budget to cover any expenses not otherwise appropriated for the conduct of the special election.

Section 33-36 Vote count.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 36]
Immediately after the closing of the polls, the Board of Registrations and Elections shall determine the vote cast for each candidate or question and shall certify the results of the election to the Town Clerk who shall record the results in the minutes of the Council. The candidate for Mayor with the highest number of votes in the general election shall be declared elected as Mayor. The candidate for Councilman in each ward with the highest number of votes in the general election shall be declared elected as Councilman. In case of a tie vote, the Mayor and Council shall order and provide for a run-off election between the tied candidates within 21 days thereafter.

Section 33-37 Preservation of ballots.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 37]
All ballots and records used in any Town election shall be preserved for at least six months from the date of the election.

Section 33-38 Regulation and control.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 38]
The Council shall have the power to provide by ordinance in every respect not covered by the provisions of this Charter for the conduct of registration, nomination, and Town elections and for the prevention of fraud in connection therewith, and for a recount of ballots in case of doubt or fraud.

Section 33-39 Enforcement.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 39; amended 4-2-2012 by Ch. Res. No. 02-12]
A. 
In addition to the power granted to the Council in Section 33-38 of this Charter, the Council shall further have the power to provide by ordinance that any person who engages in the following behavior shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor:
(1) 
Willfully or corruptly fails to perform any duty required of him under the provisions of this subtitle or any ordinances passed thereunder,
(2) 
In any manner willfully or corruptly violates any of the provisions of this subtitle or any ordinances passed thereunder, or
(3) 
Willfully or corruptly does anything which has or may be deemed to affect fraudulently any registration, nomination, or Town election, regardless of the outcome of the election.
B. 
Any officer or employee of the Town government who is convicted of a misdemeanor under the provisions of this section shall immediately upon conviction thereof cease to be entitled to hold such office or employment.
FINANCE

Section 33-40 Treasurer appointment compensation.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 40; Ch. Res. No. 10, 11-16-2005]
There shall be a Treasurer appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Council. He shall serve at the pleasure of the Council. His compensation shall be determined by the Council. The Treasurer shall be the financial officer of the Town. The financial powers of the Town, except as otherwise provided by this Charter, shall be exercised by the Treasurer under the direct supervision of the Mayor.

Section 33-41 Same; powers and duties.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 41]
Under the supervision of the Mayor, the Treasurer shall have authority and shall be required to:
(1) 
Prepare at the request of the Mayor an annual budget to be submitted by the Mayor to the Council.
(2) 
Supervise and be responsible for the disbursement of all moneys as directed by the Mayor and Council and establish controls over all expenditures to assure that budget appropriations are not exceeded.
(3) 
Maintain a general accounting system for the Town in such form as the Council may require, not contrary to State law.
(4) 
Submit at the end of each fiscal year, and at such other times as the Council may require, a complete financial report to the Council through the Mayor.
(5) 
Ascertain that all taxable property within the Town is assessed for taxation.
(6) 
Collect all taxes, special assessments, license fees, liens, and all other revenues of the Town, and all other revenues for whose collection the Town is responsible, and receive any funds receivable by the Town.
(7) 
Have custody of all public moneys, belonging to or under the control of the Town, except as to funds in the control of any set of trustees, and have custody of all bonds and notes of the Town.
(8) 
Do such other things in relation to the fiscal or financial affairs of the Town as the Mayor or the Council may require or as may be required elsewhere in this Charter.

Section 33-42 Same: bond.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 42]
The Treasurer shall provide a bond with such corporate surety and in such amount as the Mayor and Council by ordinance may require.

Section 33-43 Fiscal year.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 43]
The Town shall operate on an annual budget. The fiscal year of the Town shall begin on the first day of January and shall end on the last day of December in each year. Such fiscal year shall constitute the tax year, the budget year, and the accounting year. Provided, however, that by July 1, 1966, the fiscal year, tax year, budget year, and accounting year shall begin on the first day of July and shall end on the last day of June so as to comply with the requirements of Chapter 825, Laws of Maryland, 1963.

Section 33-44 Budget; preparation.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 44]
The Mayor, on such date as the Council shall determine, but at least thirty-two days before the beginning of any fiscal year, shall submit a budget to the Council. The budget shall provide a complete financial plan for the budget year and shall contain estimates of anticipated revenues and proposed expenditures for the coming year. The total of the anticipated revenues shall equal or exceed the total of the proposed expenditures. The budget shall be a public record in the office of the Treasurer, open to public inspection by anyone during normal business hours.

Section 33-45 Same; adoption.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 45; amended 10-21-2015 by Ch. Res. No. 01-2015]
Before adopting the budget the Council shall hold a public hearing thereon after two weeks' notice thereof in the "Forest Heights News," the Town newsletter, or in some newspaper or newspapers having general circulation within the municipality. The Council may insert new items or may increase or decrease the items of the budget. Where the Council shall increase the total proposed expenditures it shall also increase the total anticipated revenues in an amount at least equal to such total proposed expenditures. The budget shall be prepared and adopted in the form of an ordinance. If the Council fails to adopt a budget proposed by the Mayor by the next fiscal year, the previous year's budget shall go into effect subject to amendments by the Council.

Section 33-46 Appropriations.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 46]
No public money may be expended without having been appropriated by the Council. From the effective date of the budget, the several amounts stated therein as proposed expenditures shall be and become appropriated to the several objects and purposes named therein.

Section 33-47 Transfer of funds.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 47]
Any transfer of funds between major appropriations for different purposes by the Mayor must be approved by the Council before becoming effective.

Section 33-48 Over-expenditures forbidden.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 48]
No officer or employees shall during any budget year expend or contract to expend any money or incur any liability or enter into any contract which by its terms involves the expenditure of money for any purpose, in excess of the amounts appropriated for or transferred to that general classification of expenditure pursuant to this Charter. Any contract, verbal or written, made in violation of this Charter shall be null and void. Nothing in this section contained, however, shall prevent the making of contracts or the spending of money for capital improvements to be financed in whole or in part by the issuance of bonds, nor the making of contracts of lease or for services for a period exceeding the budget year in which such contract is made, when such contract is permitted by law.

Section 33-49 Appropriations lapse.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 49]
All appropriations shall lapse at the end of the budget year to the extent that they shall not have been expended or lawfully encumbered. Any unexpended and unencumbered funds shall be considered a surplus at the end of the budget year and shall be included among the anticipated revenues for the next succeeding budget year.

Section 33-50 Checks.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 50; Ch. Res. No. 4, 11-16-2005; amended 7-11-2011 by Ch. Res. No. 01-12]
All checks issued in payment of Town obligations shall be signed by two persons who shall be designated from time to time by resolution of the Council, provided that if they shall fail to designate such persons, all checks shall be signed by the Mayor and counter-signed by the Town Administrator or Town Clerk. In either person's absence or incapacity, the President of the Council, or in his absence, a Council member with the approval of a majority of Council members, may sign or counter-sign a check. The Council by resolution may establish an alternate system whereby electronic payments of authorized purchases may be accomplished through banking institutions, provided documentation shall be maintained.

Section 33-51 Taxable property.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 51]
All real property and all tangible personal property within the corporate limits of the Town, or personal property which may have a situs there by reason of the residence of the owner therein, shall be subject to taxation for municipal purposes, and the assessment used shall be the same as that for State and County taxes. Provided, however, that household furniture and effects held for household use of the owners or members of his family, and not held or employed for the purposes of profit or in connection with any business, profession, or occupation shall not be subject to taxation for municipal purposes. No authority is given by this section to impose taxes on any property which is exempt from taxation by any Act of the General Assembly.

Section 33-52 Budget authorizes levy.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 52; Ch. Res. No. 2, 1-19-1966; Res. 5-8-1969; Res. No. 2, 9-15-1982]
From the effective date of the budget, the amount stated therein as the amount to be raised by the property tax shall constitute a determination of the amount of the tax levy in the corresponding tax year.

Section 33-53 Notice of tax levy.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 53]
Immediately after the levy is made by the Council in each year, the Treasurer shall give notice of the making of the levy by posting a notice thereof in some public place or places in the Town. He shall make out and mail or deliver in person to each taxpayer or his agent at his last known address a bill or account of the taxes due from him. This bill or account shall contain a statement of the amount of real and personal property with which the taxpayer is assessed, the rate of taxation, the amount of taxes due, and the date on which the taxes will bear interest. Failure to give or receive any notice required by this section shall not relieve any taxpayer of the responsibility to pay on the dates established by this Charter all taxes levied on his property.

Section 33-54 When taxes are overdue.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 54; Res. No. 1, 8-3-1983]
The taxes provided for in Section 33-52 of this Charter shall be due and payable on the dates specified, and with interest as specified in Article 81, Section 48, of the Annotated Code of Maryland, as the provisions of that Article and Section may be amended from time to time.

Section 33-55 Tax sales.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 55]
A list of all property on which the Town taxes have not been paid and which are in arrears as provided by Section 33-54 of this Charter shall be turned over by the Treasurer to the official of the County responsible for the sale of tax delinquent property as provided in State law. All property listed thereon shall if necessary be sold for taxes by this County official, in the manner prescribed by State law.

Section 33-56 Fees.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 56]
All fees received by an officer or employee of the Town government in his official capacity shall belong to the Town government and be accounted for to the Town.

Section 33-57 Audits.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 57]
The financial books and accounts of the Town shall be audited annually by a certified public accountant selected by the Mayor and Council.

Section 33-58 Tax anticipation borrowing.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 58]
During the first six months of any fiscal year, the Town shall have the power to borrow in anticipation of the collection of the property tax levied for that fiscal year, and to issue tax anticipation notes or other evidences of indebtedness as evidence of such borrowing. Such tax anticipation notes or other evidences of indebtedness shall be a first lien upon the proceeds of such tax and shall mature and be paid not later than six months after the beginning of the fiscal year in which they are issued. No tax anticipation notes or other evidences of indebtedness shall be issued which will cause the total tax anticipation indebtedness of the Town to exceed 50% of the property tax levy for the fiscal year in which such notes or other evidences of indebtedness are issued. All tax anticipation notes or other evidences of indebtedness shall be authorized by resolution before being issued. The Council shall have the power to regulate; all matters concerning the issuance and sale of tax anticipation notes.

Section 33-59 General obligation borrowing power.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 59; Res. 10-9-1969; amended 4-1-2013 by Ch. Res. No. 02-13; 8-5-2013 by Ch. Res. No. 04-13]
(a) 
The Town shall have the power to borrow money for any proper public purpose and to evidence such borrowing by the issue and sale of its general obligation bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness in the manner prescribed in this sections.
(b) 
All general obligation bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued under the provisions of this section shall be authorized by an ordinance that shall contain: (1) a statement of the maximum aggregate principal amount of such obligations to be issued; (2) a statement of the purpose or purposes for which the proceeds of such obligations are to be expended; (3) a pledge of the security for such obligations and, if applicable, a statement that such obligations shall be payable in the first instance from a specified source of revenue or provisions for the making of such statement by resolution; and (4) a requirement that, subject to the provisions of Subsection (d) below, prior to the issuance of any such obligations, the Council shall adopt a resolution in accordance with the provisions of Subsection (c) below.
(c) 
Prior to issuing any such obligations identified in Subsection (b) above, the Council shall adopt a resolution containing, determining or providing for the determination of, or approving or providing for the approval of: (1) the designation, date of issue, denomination or denominations, form or forms and tenor of such obligations; (2) the rate or rates of interest payable on such obligations (which may be fixed or variable or may be determined by a method approved or provided for); (3) the date or dates and amount or amounts of maturity, which may be in any denomination and which may be in serial and/or term maturities or otherwise payable in installment, and which need not be payable annually; (4) the manner of selling such obligations, which may be either by solicitation of competitive bids at public sale after publication or dissemination of the notice of sale or a summary thereof or by private (negotiated) sale without advertisement or solicitation of competitive bids; (5) the price or prices of such obligations, which may be at, above or below par value; (6) any desired provisions relating to the redemption or put of such obligations prior to maturity (which may be at, above or below par value), and the manner of publishing or otherwise giving notice of such redemption or put; (7) the manner of executing and sealing such obligations, which may be by facsimile; (8) any documents pursuant to which such obligations are to be issued or secured, including, without limitation, agreements with banks, fiduciaries, insurers or others for the purpose of enhancing the marketability of or as security for such obligations and for securing any tender option granted to the holders thereof; and (9) such other provisions regarding the terms, conditions, issuance, sale, delivery and security of and for such obligations as the Council may determine necessary or desirable, including, without limitation, whether such obligations shall be sold for cash or other valuable consideration or further specifying the purposes for which such obligations are to be expended (within the limitations set forth in the applicable ordinance). By resolution the Council may delegate to a specified official or officials the authority to approve any matters or make any determinations contemplated by this Subsection (c). A resolution adopted pursuant to this Subsection (c) may be introduced and adopted at a single session of the Council and shall become effective immediately upon adoption or upon the date specified in such resolution.
(d) 
The Council may, at its option, determine or provide for the determination of, or approve or provide for the approval of, any of the matters referenced in Subsection (c) above by ordinance instead of by resolution.
(e) 
In connection with any sale of general obligation bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness by the solicitation of competitive bids at public sale, any such competitive bids may be delivered by electronic and/or facsimile means and/or by any other then-commercially reasonable manner for the public sale of municipal obligations by competitive bid; and any notice of sale may be published solely in summary form in a newspaper of general circulation in the Town and/or in a generally recognized financial journal such as the Bond Buyer, or any notice of sale, rather than being published in full or summary form, may be made available solely via the internet or by other electronic means and/or by any other then-commercially reasonable manner for the sale of municipal obligations, all as determined by the Council by resolution or ordinance in accordance with the provisions of Subsection (c) or Subsection (d) above, as applicable. To the extent the Council determines to publish the notice of sale in full or summary form, any such publication need only be made once at least seven (7) days before the initial date fixed for sale.
(f) 
The power conferred on the Town under this section shall be deemed to be additional and supplemental to any other general obligation borrowing authority granted to the Town by Maryland, Town or federal law, and the Town may authorize, issue and secure any such general obligation debt in conformity with this section and/or any other applicable law.
(g) 
The principal amount of Town general obligation bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued under this section or other applicable law and outstanding at the time of any such newly issued obligations shall not exceed four per centum (4%) of the assessed valuation of all real property in the Town.

Section 33-60 Referendum on storm drainage improvements.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 60; amended 4-1-2013 by Ch. Res. No. 02-13; 8-5-2013 by Ch. Res. No. 04-13]
In any one fiscal year the Town shall not issue general obligation bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness for storm water or surface drainage improvements in principal amount in excess of two per centum (2%) of the assessed valuation of all real property in the Town unless submitted to a referendum of the qualified voters of the Town and approved by a majority of those persons voting on the question. The referendum may be held at a regular municipal election or at a special election called for that purpose. If the majority of the qualified voters voting on the question vote in favor of the bond issue, then the bonds may be issued. If the majority of the qualified voters voting on the question vote against the bond issue, the Mayor and Council shall abandon the same, and no similar proposition shall again be submitted to referendum until at least one year shall have elapsed from the date of election at which said proposition was disapproved.

Section 33-61 Payment of indebtedness.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 61]
The power and obligation of the Town to pay any and all bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness issued by it under the authority of this Charter shall be unlimited and the Town may levy either ad valorem taxes or special assessments upon all taxable property of the Town or portion thereof for the payment of such bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness and interest thereon, without limitation of amount. The faith and credit of the Town is hereby pledged for the payment of the principal of and the interest on all bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness, hereafter issued under the authority of this Charter, whether of [or] not such pledge be stated in the bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness, or in the ordinance or resolution authorizing their issuance.

Section 33-62 Previous issues.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 62]
All bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness validly issued by the Town previous to October 10, 1963, and all ordinances or resolutions passed concerning them are hereby declared to be valid, legal, and binding and of full force and effect as if herein fully set forth.

Section 33-63 Purchases and contracts.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 63; Res. 10-9-1969]
(a) 
Competitive bids. All purchases and contracts for the Town government shall be made by the Mayor and Council. The Council may provide by ordinance for rules and regulations regarding the use of competitive bidding and contracts for all Town purchases and contracts.
(b) 
Over $10,000. All expenditures for supplies, materials, equipment, construction of improvements, or contractual service involving more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) shall be made on written contract. The Mayor and Council shall be required to advertise for sealed bids for all such written contracts.
[Amended 11-2-2009 by Ch. Res. No. 34]
(c) 
Award of bids. Such written contracts shall be awarded to the bidder who offers the lowest or best bid, quality of goods and work, time of delivery or completion, and responsibility of bidders being considered. All such written contracts shall be approved by the Council before becoming effective. The Mayor and Council shall have the right to reject all bids and readvertise. The Town at any time in its discretion may employ its own forces for the construction or reconstruction of public improvements without advertising for (or readvertising for) or receiving bids.
(d) 
Surety bonds. All written contracts may be protected by such bonds, penalties, and conditions as the Town may require.
(e) 
Exceptions. All contracts involving professional services such as accounting, architecture, auditing, engineering, law, planning, and surveying, shall not be on a bid basis, but shall be negotiated by the Council.
(f) 
Cooperative purchasing. In the event the State of Maryland, Prince George’s County, or any other local government of the State of Maryland, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, or one (1) of its member governments, or the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance, or any association of Maryland local governments, provided that such local government or association has adopted procurement regulations that are comparable to those enacted by the Town, has conducted a bid and awarded a contract authorizing local governments to purchase a bid item at the bid price, the Mayor and Council may, without soliciting bids, purchase the item in question at the bid price from the successful bidder, if the Mayor and Council determines that the bid price is competitive. The Mayor shall, at least seven days prior to purchasing a service or goods pursuant to this subsection, receive affirmative approval of at least 4 Councilpersons prior to making purchase. No single cooperative purchase shall exceed $25,000 without a waiver by the Council of the bidding process required by this section for good cause shown.
[Added 11-2-2009 by Ch. Res. No. 34]
(g) 
Waivers. The Mayor and Council by a two-thirds vote may waive the competitive bidding requirements of this section for good cause shown for sole source procurements of unique products and services. Written findings as to the basis of such waiver shall be placed in the journal of the Council’s proceedings.
[Added 11-2-2009 by Ch. Res. No. 34]
PERSONNEL

Section 33-64 Town Clerk.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 64; Ch. Res. No. 7, 11-16-2005]
The Mayor, with the approval of the Council, shall appoint a Town Clerk. The Town Clerk shall attend the meetings of the Council and shall keep a full and accurate record of the proceedings of the Council. He shall be custodian of the official records (other than the records of the Treasurer and the Board of Registrations and Elections) of the Town and shall perform such other duties as may be required by the Mayor and Council. The Town Clerk may be the same person as the Treasurer.

Section 33-65 Town Attorney.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 65]
The Mayor with the approval of the Council shall appoint a Town Attorney. The Town Attorney shall be a member of the bar of the Maryland Court of Appeals. The Town Attorney shall be the legal adviser of the Town and shall perform such duties in this connection as may be required by the Council or the Mayor. His compensation shall be determined by the Council. The Town shall have the power to employ such legal consultants as it deems necessary from time to time.

Section 33-66 Town Administrator and other personnel.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 66; amended 11-1-2010 by Ch. Res. No. 03-10]
(a) 
The Council shall appoint an officer of the Town who shall hold the title of Town Administrator and shall have the powers and perform the duties as may be provided by this Charter and any applicable ordinances of the Town. Neither the Mayor nor any member of the Council shall receive such appointment during the term for which he or she shall have been elected, nor within one year after expiration of said term.
(b) 
The Town Administrator shall hold a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited institution, and have a minimum of four years experience unless said educational requirement is waived by a unanimous vote of the Council, and he or she shall be chosen on the basis of his or her executive ability and administrative qualifications with special consideration being made for his or her actual education relating to, experience in, or knowledge of municipal government and personnel matters, grants and finances.
(c) 
Notwithstanding any ordinance to the contrary, the Council shall appoint the Town Administrator to an indefinite term by a majority vote its members, and thereafter may suspend or remove him or her with or without cause by a majority vote of its members.
(d) 
The Town Administrator shall be considered subordinate to the Council, and an at-will employee serving at the pleasure of the Council. The Town Administrator shall receive such compensation as the Council shall determine appropriate from time to time. The position will have a 1-year probationary period with 2 evaluations during that period to be performed by the Mayor and approved by the Council.
(e) 
The duties and powers of the Town Administrator shall be as follows:
(1) 
Serve as the personnel officer of the Town and, in this capacity, formulate personnel rules and regulations to be approved by the Mayor and Council. The personnel rules and regulations shall include a pay schedule for each position in the Town service, designation of a classification service to be included in any merit system established by the Council, and position descriptions for all employees. Department heads shall be recommended by the Town Administrator for appointment by the Mayor with approval of the Council. Subordinate officers and employees shall be recommended for employment or removal by the Town Administrator to the Mayor. The Town Administrator shall inform the Council of any change in the status of career service employees and may make recommendations as he or she feels necessary to implement the personnel system and assist the Mayor with administering the budget.
(2) 
Attend all meetings of the Town Council unless excused; take part in the discussion of all matters before the Council; and report verbally or in writing to the Council at its regular meeting the condition of the Town, all major administrative actions, and any recommendations for Council action that would improve or maintain the good health, safety, welfare, or administration of the Town. The Town Administrator may report such matters to the Council more frequently than at each regular Council meeting.
(3) 
Investigate the affairs of the Town or any Town department and report to the Council any deficiencies. Investigate all complaints in relation to the administration of Town government and in relation to services provided by the officers and employees of the Town. Assist the Mayor in insuring the faithful observance of all permits, franchises and privileges granted by the Town.
(4) 
Assist the Mayor in the enforcement of all terms and conditions imposed in favor of the Town in any contract or franchise, and upon knowledge of any violation thereof, report the same to the Council for such action and proceedings as may be necessary to enforce the same.
(5) 
Perform such other duties and functions as may be directed by resolution or ordinance.
(f) 
Any vacancy in the office of Town Administrator shall be filled within 90 days after the effective date of such vacancy or this resolution.
(g) 
Except for purposes of inquiry only, in cases regarding emergency procurements governed by ordinance, or where specifically authorized in writing by the Mayor or by resolution of the Council, individual members of Council other than the Mayor, shall interact or conduct business with all officers and employees of the Town that are subordinate to the Mayor solely through the Mayor and no member of Council apart from the Mayor shall give orders or issue commands to any subordinate of the Mayor either publically or privately.
(h) 
The Town shall have the power to employ such officers and employees as it deems necessary to execute the powers and duties provided by this Charter or other state law and to operate the Town government.

Section 33-67 Merit system.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 67; amended 11-1-2010 by Ch. Res. No. 04-10]
The Mayor and Council may provide by ordinance for a merit system for Town employees. To carry out this purpose, the Council shall have the power to adopt such rules and regulations governing the operation of a merit system as it deems desirable or necessary. Among other things, these rules and regulations may provide for competitive examinations, the use of eligible lists, a classification plan, a compensation plan, a probation period, an unclassified service, appeals by employees included within the classified service from dismissal or other disciplinary action, and vacation and sick leave regulations.

Section 33-68 Retirement system.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 68]
The Town shall have the power to do all things necessary to include its officers and employees, or any of them, within any retirement system or pension system under the terms of which they are admissible, and to pay the employer's share of the cost of any such retirement or pension system out of the general funds of the Town.

Section 33-69 Compensation of employees.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 69]
The compensation of all officers (except the Mayor and Councilmen) and employees of the Town shall be set from time to time by a resolution passed by the Council.

Section 33-70 Employees' benefit programs.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 70]
The Town is authorized and empowered, by ordinance, to provide for or participate in hospitalization or other forms of benefit or welfare programs for its officers and employees, and to expend public monies of the Town for such programs.

Section 33-71 Conflicts of interest.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 71]
(a) 
Restriction. No person shall hold more than one Town office or position at any one time (excepting the Treasurer may be appointed as Town Clerk) nor shall any person holding any Town office or position have outside business interests in commercial or other enterprises doing business with the Town. For the purposes of this Section, Town office or position shall mean all elective, or appointive positions in the Town with no distinction made between paid or unpaid offices or positions.
(b) 
Penalty provisions. Any person who by himself or with others wilfully or corruptly violates any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars (100.00), or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding thirty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Any person who is convicted under this section shall for a period of five years be ineligible for appointment to or employment in a position in the Town service, and shall, if he be an officer or employee of the Town, immediately forfeit the office or position he holds.
PUBLIC WAYS AND SIDEWALKS

Section 33-72 Public ways; definition.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 72]
The term "public ways" as used in this Charter shall include all streets, avenues, roads, highways, public thoroughfares, lanes, and alleys.

Section 33-73 Same; control.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 73]
The Town shall have control of all public ways in the Town except such as may be under the jurisdiction of the State Roads Commission of Maryland or Prince George's County. Subject to the laws of the State of Maryland and this Charter, the Town may do whatever it deems necessary to establish, operate, and maintain in good condition the public ways of the Town.

Section 33-74 Same; powers.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 74]
The Town shall have the power:
(1) 
To establish, regulate, and change from time to time the grade lines, width, and construction materials of any Town public way or part thereof, bridges, curbs, and gutters.
(2) 
To grade, lay out, construct, open, extend, and make new Town public ways.
(3) 
To grade, straighten, widen, alter, improve, or close up any existing Town public way or part thereof.
(4) 
To pave, surface, repave, or resurface any Town public way or part thereof.
(5) 
To install, construct, reconstruct, repair, and maintain curbs and/or gutters along any Town public way or part thereof.
(6) 
To construct, reconstruct, maintain, and repair bridges.
(7) 
To have surveys, plans, specifications, and estimates made for any of the above activities or projects or parts thereof.

Section 33-75 Sidewalks.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 75]
The Town shall have the power:
(1) 
To establish, regulate, and change from time to time the grade lines, width, and construction materials of any sidewalk or part thereof on Town property along any public way or part thereof.
(2) 
To grade, lay out, construct, reconstruct, pave, repave, repair, extend, or otherwise alter sidewalks on Town property alone any public way or party [part] thereof.
(3) 
To require that the owners of any property abutting on a sidewalk keep the sidewalk clear of all ice, snow, and other obstructions.

Section 33-76 Petitions for public improvements.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 76]
(a) 
Authorized. The Council, in its discretion or upon petition of at least twenty-five per centum (25%) but in no case less than two of the abutting property owners, shall have the power to authorize improvements to the public ways, curbs, gutters, or sidewalks, the cost of which is chargeable to the abutting property owners, subject to the provisions hereinafter outlined in Section 33-76(b). If the Council receives a petition signed by at least fifty-one per centum (51%) of the abutting property owners requesting an improvement to the public ways, curbs, gutters, or sidewalks, the cost of which is chargeable to the abutting property owners, the Council need not comply with the provisions of subsection (b) of Section 33-76 but must comply with the provisions of Section 33-79. For the purpose of such petitions only one person may sign for each parcel of property. For the purpose of this section "improvements" shall be construed to mean "construction," or "reconstruction."
(b) 
Procedure. The procedure to be followed by the Council in authorizing such an improvement shall be as follows;
(1) 
A public hearing shall be held on the proposed improvement. The Town Clerk shall cause notice of the hearing to be given by sending a copy thereof by mail to the owner of record and by publication of a copy of the notice at least once in the "Forest Heights News," the town newsletter, or in a newspaper of general circulation in the Town. Such notice shall contain the date and time of the hearing, the nature of the proposed improvement, the limits of the area of the improvement, and the estimated cost of the improvement.
(2) 
At the hearing the property owners or their agents or attorneys may appear before the Council and be heard concerning the proposed improvement.
(3) 
Following the public hearing, the Council shall make a determination concerning authorization of the proposed improvement. The Town Clerk shall cause notice of the Council's action to be given by sending a copy thereof by mail to the owner of record and by publication of a copy of the notice at least once in the "Forest Heights News," the town newsletter, or in a newspaper of general circulation in the Town. Such notice shall contain the action taken by the Council, and if the Council authorized the improvement, the notice shall contain the nature of the improvement, the limits of the area of the improvement, and the cost of the improvement presented in such a manner that a property owner concerned could determine his share of the cost of the project.
(4) 
If the Council authorized the proposed improvement, the property owners abutting the proposed improvement and chargeable with the costs thereof may initiate a petition to prevent the authorized improvement from being accomplished. For the purpose of this petition, only one person may sign for each parcel of property.
(5) 
If such a petition, signed by at least fifty-one per centum (51%) of the property owners concerned, is presented to the Council within thirty (30) days from the date of notice of the Council's authorization of the proposed improvement, the Council shall not accomplish the improvement for at least twelve (12) months. After this twelve (12) month period, the Council or the property owners may propose that the same improvement be authorized, provided that the provisions of this section are complied with.
STORM WATER SEWERS

Section 33-77 Storm water sewers.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 77]
The Town shall have the power to enter into agreements with other governmental agencies concerning the construction, operation, and maintenance of a storm water drainage system and storm water sewers.
SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS

Section 33-78 Powers.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 78]
The Town shall have the power to levy and collect taxes in the form of special assessments upon property in a limited and determinable area for special benefits conferred upon such property by the installation or construction of storm water sewers, flood controls, curbs, and gutters and by the construction, and paving of public ways and sidewalks or parts thereof, and to provide for the payment of all or any part of the above projects out of the proceeds of such special assessment. The cost of any project to be paid in whole or in part by special assessments may include the direct cost thereof, the cost of any land acquired for the project, the interest on bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness issued in anticipation of the collection of special assessments, a reasonable charge for the services of the administrative staff of the Town, and any other item of cost which may reasonably be attributed to the project.

Section 33-79 Procedures.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 79]
The procedure for special assessments, whenever authorized in this Charter, shall be as follows: The procedures outlined in Section 33-76 shall be considered as part of the procedures outlined in this section.
(1) 
The cost of the project being charged for shall be assessed according to the front foot rule of apportionment or some other equitable basis determined by the Council.
(2) 
The amount assessed against any property for any project or improvement shall not exceed the value of the benefits accruing to the property therefrom, nor shall any special assessment be levied which shall cause the total amount of special assessments levied by the Town and outstanding against any property at any time, exclusive of delinquent installments, to exceed twenty-five per centum (25%) of the assessed value of the property after giving effect to the benefit accruing thereto from the project or improvement for which assessed.
(3) 
When desirable, the affected property may be divided into different classes to be charged different rates, but, except for this, any rate shall be uniform.
(4) 
All special assessment charges shall be levied by the Council by resolution. Before levying any special assessment charges, the Council shall hold a public hearing. The Town Clerk shall cause notice to be given stating the nature and extent of the proposed project, the kind of materials to be used, the estimated cost of the project, the portion of the cost to be assessed, the number of installments in which the assessment may be paid, the method to be used in apportioning the cost, and the limits of the proposed area of assessment. The notice shall also state the time and place at which all persons interested, or their agents or attorneys, may appear before the Council and be heard concerning the proposed project and special assessment. Such notice shall be given by sending a copy thereof by mail to the owner of record of each parcel of property proposed to be assessed and to the person in whose name the property is assessed for taxation and by publication of a copy of the notice at least once in the "Forest Heights News," the town newsletter or in a newspaper of general circulation in the Town. The Town Clerk shall present at the hearing a certificate of publication and mailing of copies of the notice, which certificate shall be deemed proof of notice, but failure of any owner to receive the mailed copy shall not invalidate the proceedings. The date of hearing shall be set at least ten and not more than thirty days after the Town Clerk shall have completed publication and service of notice as provided in this section. Following the hearing the Council way vote to proceed with the project and may levy the special assessment, subject to the restrictions on projects involving public ways, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks as contained in Section 33-76(b)(4).
(5) 
Any interested person feeling aggrieved by the levying of any special assessment under the provisions of this section shall have the right to appeal to the Circuit Court of Prince George's County within ten days after the levying of any assessment by the Council.
(6) 
Special assessments may be made payable in annual or more frequent installments over such period of time, not to exceed ten years, and in such manner as the Council may determine. The Council shall determine on what date installments shall be due and payable. Interest may be charged on installments at the rate to be determined by the Council.
(7) 
All special assessment installments shall be overdue six months after the date on which they became due and payable. All special assessments shall be liens on the property and all overdue special assessments shall be collected in the same manner as Town taxes or by suit at law.
(8) 
All special assessments shall be billed and collected by the Town Treasurer.
TOWN PROPERTY

Section 33-80 Acquisition: possession: disposal.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 80]
The Town may acquire real, personal, or mixed property for any public purpose by purchase, gift bequest, devise, lease, condemnation, or otherwise and may sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of any property belonging to the Town. All municipal property, funds, and franchises of every kind belonging to or in the possession of the Town (by whatever prior name known) on October 10, 1963, are vested in the Town, subject to the terms and conditions thereof.

Section 33-81 Condemnation.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 81]
The Town shall have the power to condemn property of any kind, or interest therein or franchise connected therewith, in fee or as an easement, within the corporate limits of the Town, for any public purpose. Any activity, project, or improvement authorized by the provisions of this Charter or any other State law applicable to the Town shall be deemed to be a public purpose. The manner of procedure in case of any condemnation proceeding shall be that established in the Real Property Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, Title 12 (Eminent Domain).

Section 33-82 Town buildings.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 82]
The Town shall have the power to acquire, to obtain by lease or rent, to purchase, construct, operate, and maintain all buildings and structures it deems necessary for the operation of the Town government.

Section 33-83 Protection.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 83]
The Town shall have the power to do whatever may be necessary to protect town property and to keep all Town property in good condition.
GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 33-84 Oath of office.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 84]
(a) 
Required; text. Before entering upon the duties of their offices, the Mayor, the Councilmen, the Treasurer, the Town Clerk, the members of the Board of Registrations and Election, and all other persons elected or appointed to any office of profit or trust in the Town government shall take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation: "I,____________________, do swear (or affirm, as the case may be), that I will support the Constitution of the United States; and that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the State of Maryland, and support the Constitution and Laws thereof; and that I will, to the best of my skill and judgment, diligently and faithfully, without partiality or prejudice, execute the office of, ____________________, according to the Constitution and Laws of this State."
(b) 
Procedure. The Mayor shall take and subscribe this oath or affirmation before the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Prince George's County or before one of the sworn deputies of the Clerk. All other persons taking and subscribing the oath shall do so before the Mayor.

Section 33-85 Surety bonds.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 85]
The Treasurer and such other officers or employees of the Town as the Mayor and Council or this Charter may require, shall give bond in such amount and with such surety as may be required by the Council. The premiums on such bonds shall be paid by the Town.

Section 33-86 Prior rights and obligations.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 86]
All right, title, and interest held by the Town, or any other person or corporation on October 10, 1963, in and to any lien acquired under any prior Charter of the Town, are hereby preserved for the holder in all respects as if this Charter had not been adopted, together with all rights and remedies in relation thereto. This Charter shall not discharge, impair, or release any contract, obligation, duty, liability, or penalty whatever existing on October 10, 1963. All suits and actions, both civil and criminal, pending, or which may hereafter be instituted for causes of action now existing or offenses already committed against any law or ordinance repealed by this Charter, shall be instituted, proceeded with, and prosecuted to final determination and judgment as if this Charter had not become effective.

Section 33-87 Misdemeanors and infractions.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 87; Res. No. 6, 10-7-1982; amended 3-16-2010 by Ch. Res. No. 01-10]
(a) 
Every act or omission which by ordinance is made a misdemeanor under the authority of this Charter, unless otherwise provided shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisonment for six months in the County jail, or both. The party aggrieved shall have the right to appeal as is provided under the general laws of the State. Where the act or omission is of a continuing nature and is persisted in, a conviction for one offense shall not be a bar to conviction for a continuation of the offense subsequent to the first or any succeeding conviction.
(b) 
Every act or omission which by ordinance is made a municipal infraction under the authority of this Charter, unless otherwise provided shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for each municipal infraction. Enforcement of an ordinance the violation of which is classified as a municipal infraction shall be in accordance with the general laws of the State.

Section 33-88 Gender.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 88]
Whenever the masculine gender has been used for any reason in this Charter, it shall be construed to include the feminine gender.

Section 33-89 Effect of charter on existing ordinances.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 89]
(a) 
Not in conflict. All ordinances, resolutions, rules, and regulations in effect in the Town on October 10, 1963, which are not in conflict with the provisions of this Charter shall remain in effect until changed or repealed according to the provisions of this Charter.
(b) 
In conflict. All ordinances, resolutions, rules, and regulations in effect in the Town on October 10, 1963, which are in conflict with the provisions of this Charter be and the same hereby are repealed to the extent of such conflict.

Section 33-90 Definitions.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 90; amended 10-21-2015 by Ch. Res. No. 01-2015]
An ordinance is defined as a legislative act of the Mayor and Council or as a regulation of a general permanent nature. A resolution is defined as an act of the Mayor and Council typically of a temporary nature. Ordinances will ordinarily be enacted only for permanent legislative items. Except as prescribed by statute, ordinance or this Charter, resolutions will be ordinarily enacted for important, but non-permanent items such as tax rates, bond issues, compensation of employees, special assessments, and executive and administrative matters.

Section 33-91 Separability provisions.

[Ch. Res. No. 1, 8-21-1963, sec. 91]
If any section or part of section of this Charter shall be held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not affect the remainder of this Charter nor the context in which such section or part of section so held invalid shall appear, except to the extent that an entire section or part of section may be inseparably connected in meaning and effect with the section or part of section to which such holding shall directly apply.

Section 33-92 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former Section 33-92, Terms, was repealed 3-14-2007 by Ballot Question No. 9.

Section 33-93 Code of Conduct.

[Ch. Res. No. 13, 11-16-2005; Ch. Amend Res. FH003-07, 9-4-2007]
Public officials, appointed or elected, are expected to display a high level of professionalism and integrity in their service to the Town of Forest Heights. Accordingly, any public official in the Town of Forest Heights, appointed or elected, shall be subject to the following provisions:
(a) 
Charter Violations. Any violations of the Charter of the Town of Forest Heights, as determined by a favorable vote of the 4 members of the Council vote, shall be grounds for immediate suspension from office for a period of not more than 180 days. Suspension from office shall only be effected with a favorable vote of the 4 members of the Council vote. In the case of the Mayor being suspended, the President of the Council shall carry out the duties of the Mayor until said suspension expires.
(b) 
Pending Criminal Charges. Any Town Official facing pending criminal charges may be subject to suspension of duties pending the outcome of the criminal charges against him. Suspension from office shall only be effected with a favorable vote of the 4 members of the Council vote. In the case of the Mayor being suspended, the President of the Council shall carry out the duties of the Mayor until said suspension expires.
(c) 
Conviction of a Crime. Any Town Official convicted of a crime may be subject to expulsion from office. Expulsion from office shall only be effected with a 2/3 majority Council vote. The terms of the expulsion shall be clearly delineated by resolution. Any public office made vacant through expulsion shall be filled in accordance with the applicable provisions of this Charter.

Section 33-94 Recall of Elected Officials.

At any time that twenty per centum (20%) of the qualified registered voters submit a petition for a recall vote on the Mayor, and twenty per centum (20%) of qualified voters of the Ward submit a petition to recall the elected official of that Ward, to the legislative body or via certified mail, return receipt requested, the Mayor, and Council shall, within thirty (30) days of the date the petitions are submitted, validate in open session that the signors are qualified registered voters living in the Town of Forest Heights and shall, at that or the next legislative meeting of the elected body, schedule by Resolution, a special election on the recall petition, all pursuant to Article 23A of the Annotated Code of Maryland.