NEW CARROLLTON 2335
Jordan L. Harding
Date: December 7, 1972
CITY OF NEW CARROLLTON
As amended through January 25, 1973
SECTION 1. INCORPORATED: GENERAL POWERS.
The citizens residing and/or owning real property within the area as herein
defined, in Prince George's County, are hereby made a body corporate, by the
name and style of the "City of New Carrollton," and by that name shall have
perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, have and use a common seal, execute
contracts, purchase and hold real, personal and mixed property for municipal
purposes, sell and dispose of the same for the benefit of said City, and be vested
with the power of eminent domain to condemn and convert property of the City
for the purpose of widening or constructing streets, widening or constructing
sidewalks, for the establishment of public parks and playgrounds, for the
establishment of public parking grounds, for the construction of drainage projects,
and for the construction of any public street, alley or way, in the manner and
procedure as is, or shall be provided by the laws of this State for State and County
SECTION 2. BOUNDARIES.
(The legal description of the corporate boundaries is not reproduced in this draft
because of its length. This description is available at the City Hall.)
SECTION 3. GOVERNMENT OF THE CITY.
A. ELECTION AND TERMS OF OFFICE. The government of the City shall
be vested in a Mayor and a Council of five members, elected at large. On the first
Monday in May of each even-numbered year, there shall be a general election as
herein provided, at which a Mayor and two Councilmen shall be elected to
two-year terms. On the first Monday in May of each odd-numbered year, there
shall be a general election as herein provided at which three Councilmen shall be
elected for two-year terms.
B. (1.) TENURE OF ELECTED OFFICIALS. All elective officials provided
for in this Charter shall assume the duties of their respective offices as soon after