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City Charter

COLLEGE STATION CITY CHARTER

    Article I: INCORPORATION: FORM OF GOVERNMENT: TERRITORY

    1. Incorporation
    2. Form of Government
    3. Boundaries
    4. Creation of Precinct Boundaries

    Article II: CORPORATE AND GENERAL FORMS

    5. Powers of the City
    6. Extension of City Limits Upon Petition
    7. Extension of City Limits by the City Council
    8. Eminent Domain
    9. Establishment and Control of Streets
    10. Street Improvements
    11. Garbage Disposal
    12. Municipal Court
    13. Sanitary Sewer System
    14. Public Utilities; Powers of the City
    15. Signs and Bill Boards
    16. Nuisances; Control and Policing

    Article III: THE CITY COUNCIL

    17. Number, Selection, Term
    18. Qualifications
    19. Compensation of Members
    20. Presiding Officer; Mayor
    21. Vacancies
    22. Powers
    23. Appointment and Removal of City Manager
    24. Council Not to Interfere in Appointments or Removals
    25. Rights of the City Manager and Other Officers in Council
    26. Administrative Departments
    27. City Secretary
    28. Municipal Court Judge
    29. City Attorney
    30. City Internal Auditor
    31. Induction Into Office; Meetings
    32. City Council to be Judge of Qualification of its Members
    33. Rules of Procedure; Journal
    34. Ordinances
    35. Procedure for Passage of Ordinances
    36. Investigation by City Council
    37. Independent Annual Audit
    38. Housing Authority
    39. Disable Employees; Pensions and Insurance

    Article IV: THE CITY MANAGER

    40. Qualifications
    41. Power and Duties
    42. Absence of City Manager
    43. Director of Departments
    44. Departmental Divisions

    Article V: THE BUDGET

    45. Fiscal Year
    46. Preparation and Submission of Budget
    47. Proposed Expenditures Compared with Other Years
    48. Budget a Public Record
    49. Notice of Public Hearing on Budget
    50. Public Hearing on Budget
    51. Proceedings on Budget After Public Hearing Amending or Supplementing Budget
    52. Proceedings on Adoption of Budget
    53. Vote Required for Adoption
    54. Date of Final Adoption; Failure to Adopt
    55. Effective Date of Budget; Certification; Copies Made Available
    56. Budget Establishes Appropriations
    57. Budget Establishes Amount to be Raised by Property Tax
    58. Contingent Appropriation
    59. Estimated Expenditures Shall Not Exceed Estimated Resources
    60. Lapse of Appropriation

    Article VI: CITY BONDS AND TIME WARRANTS

    61. General Obligation Bonds
    62. Revenue Bonds
    63. Incontestability of Bonds
    64. Time Warrants
    65. Investments

    Article VII: FINANCE ADMINISTRATION

    66. Financial Department; Appointment
    67. Fees Shall be Paid to City
    68. Contracts for Improvements
    69. Disbursement of Funds
    70. Borrowing Anticipation of Property Taxes
    71. Borrowing in Anticipation of Other Revenues

    Article VIII: TAX ADMINISTRATION

    72. Power to Tax
    73. Property Subject to Tax; Method of Assessment
    74. Taxes; When Due and Payable
    75. Seizure and Sale of Personal Property
    76. Tax Liens

    Article IX: NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

    77. Municipal Elections
    78. Regulation of Elections
    79. How to Get Name on Ballot
    80. Council Ballots
    81. Law Governing City Elections
    82. Canvassing Election
    83. Oath of Office

    Article X: INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL

    84. Power of Initiative
    85. Power of Referendum
    86. Form of Petitions; Committee of Petitioners
    87. Filing; Examination and Certification of Petitions
    88. Amendment of Petitions
    89. Effect of Certification of Referendum Petition
    90. Consideration by City Council
    91. Submission to Electors
    92. Form of Ballot for Initiated and Referred Ordinances
    93. Results of Election
    94. Repealing Ordinances; Publication
    95. Recall; General
    96. Recall Procedure
    97. Recall Petitions
    98. Recall Election
    99. Ballots in Recall Election
    100. Results of Recall Election
    101. Limitations on Recalls
    102. District Judge May Order Election

    Article XI: FRANCHISES AND PUBLIC UTILITIES

    103. Control Over and Powers With Reference to City Property
    104. Limitations
    105. Procedure
    106. Term and Conditions
    107. Utility Rates and Charges
    108. Applicable to Streets and Highways
    109. Public Service Corporation to File Annual Reports
    110. Option to Purchase
    111. Consent of Property Owners
    112. Extensions
    113. Other Conditions
    114. Franchise Records

    Article XII: GENERAL PROVISIONS

    115. Publicity of Records
    116. Personal Interest
    117. No Officer or Employee to Accept Gifts
    118. Relatives of Officers Shall Not be Appointed or Employed
    119. Oath of Office
    120. Notice of Injury or Damage
    121. Power to Settle Claims
    122. Service of Process Against the City
    123. City Not Required to Give Security or Execute Bond
    124. Liens Against City Property
    125. Provisions Relating to Assignment, Execution and Garnishment
    126. Power to Remit Penalties
    127. Church and School Property Not Exempt From Special Assessments
    128. Sale or Lease of Property Other Than Public Utilities or Acquired by Tax Sale
    129. Effect of This Charter on Existing Law
    130. Continuance of Contracts and Succession of Rights
    131. Gender Neutrality
    132. Construction and Separability Clause
    133. Amending the Charter
    134. Submission of the Charter to Electors
    135. Rearrangement and Renumbering

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