Chapter 1-City Charter

2-1-1 PURPOSE
2-1-2 CHARTER
2-1-3 FORM OF GOVERNMENT
2-1-4 POWERS AND DUTIES
2-1-5 NUMBER AND TERM OF COUNCIL
2-1-6 TERM OF MAYOR
2-1-7 COPIES ON FILE
2-1-8 WHEN EFFECTIVE

2-1-1 PURPOSE. The purpose of this ordinance is to provide for a charter embodying the form of government existing on August 6, 1973.

2-1-2 CHARTER. This ordinance may be cited as the Charter of the City of Maquoketa, Iowa.

2-1-3 FORM OF GOVERNMENT. The form of government of the City of Maquoketa, Iowa, is the Mayor-Council with appointed manager form of government.

2-1-4 POWERS AND DUTIES. The Council and Mayor and Manager and other City officers have such powers and shall perform such duties as are authorized or required by state law and by the ordinances, resolutions, rules, and regulations of the City of Maquoketa, Iowa.

2-1-5 NUMBER AND TERM OF COUNCIL. The Council consists of 2 Council Members elected at large and one Council Member from each of 5 wards as established by ordinance, elected for terms of 4 years.

2-1-6 TERM OF MAYOR. The Mayor is elected for a term of 2 years.

2-1-7 COPIES ON FILE. The City Clerk shall keep an official copy of this Charter on file with the official records of the City Clerk, shall immediately file a copy with the Secretary of the State of Iowa, and shall keep copies of this Charter available at the City Clerk’s office for public inspection.

2-1-8 WHEN EFFECTIVE. This ordinance is in effect after its final passage, approval, and publication as required by law.

Passed this 6th day of August, 1973, and approved this 6th day of August 1973.