Township of Whitemarsh, PA
Montgomery County
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[Approved by referendum on the ballot of the Primary Election held 5-18-1982 by vote of the electorate.]
PREAMBLE
The citizens of Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, do adopt the following Home Rule Charter in accordance with the Constitution and the Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The purpose of the Charter is:
a. To establish a form of government to provide for the health, safety and welfare of its citizens;
b. To provide a government responsive to the needs of the citizens;
c. To provide municipal services and facilities with the highest possible degree of efficiency and economy; and
d. To bring to the citizens of Whitemarsh Township the greatest grant of local self-government that a municipality can have in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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Editor's Note: In editing the Charter set forth herein, a uniform system of capitalization, spelling and number clarification has been employed. In other respects, the Charter as herein set out remains unchanged from the original enactment. A Scheme setting forth the section numbers and titles has been added preceding the text of the Charter for the convenience of the user.
Article I Name and Powers of Government

§ 101 Name and boundaries.

§ 102 Powers.

§ 103 Continuation.

§ 104 Intergovernmental cooperation.

Article II The Board of Supervisors

§ 201 Composition.

§ 202 Powers and duties.

§ 203 Qualifications.

§ 204 Election.

§ 205 Term of office.

§ 206 Forfeiture of Office.

§ 207 Vacancies.

§ 208 Filling of vacancies.

§ 209 Compensation.

§ 210 Change of compensation.

§ 211 Organization of the Board.

§ 212 Officers of the Board.

§ 213 Board meetings.

§ 214 Meeting procedures and agenda.

§ 215 Quorum and majority action.

§ 216 Official action.

§ 217 Record of official action.

Article III Township Manager

§ 301 Appointment and compensation.

§ 302 Qualifications.

§ 303 Removal from office.

§ 304 Powers and duties.

§ 305 Acting Manager.

Article IV Ordinances

§ 401 Actions requiring ordinances.

§ 402 Form of ordinances.

§ 403 Standard code of technical regulations.

§ 404 Procedure for adoption.

§ 405 Effective date.

§ 406 Recording.

§ 407 Codification.

§ 408 Emergency ordinances.

§ 409 Referendum on proposed ordinances.

Article V Township Administration

§ 501 General provisions.

§ 502 Administrative Code.

§ 503 Department heads.

§ 504 Boards and Commissions.

§ 505 Township Solicitor.

§ 506 Finance Director.

Article VI Financial Procedures

§ 601 Fiscal year.

§ 602 Classification of accounts.

§ 603 Receipts.

§ 604 Contracts.

§ 605 Disbursements.

§ 606 Records and reports.

§ 607 Independent audit.

§ 608 Bonding of officers and employees.

§ 609 Limitations on debt.

Article VII Financial Planning

§ 701 Financial planning and budgets.

§ 702 Budget content.

§ 703 Budget review, advertisement and presentation.

§ 704 Budget adoption.

§ 705 Budget modification.

§ 706 Budget amendment.

Article VIII Taxation

§ 801 Subjects and rates of taxation.

Article IX Prohibitions and Conflicts of Interest

§ 901 Prohibited activities.

§ 902 Violation.

Article X Citizen Participation

§ 1001 General provisions.

§ 1002 Participation encouraged.

§ 1003 Initiative and referendum.

§ 1004 Initiative and referendum, first-step procedures.

§ 1005 Initiative and referendum, second-step procedures.

§ 1006 Initiative and referendum -- limitations.

Article XI General Provisions

§ 1101 Effective date.

§ 1102 Gender.

§ 1103 Amendment.

§ 1104 Severability.

Article XII Transitional Powers

§ 1201 Supervisors.

§ 1202 Auditors and Tax Collector.

§ 1203 Rights and privileges preserved.

§ 1204 Boards, commissions, authorities and other agencies.

§ 1205 Pending matters.

§ 1206 Transition Committee.

§ 1207 Budgets for Calendar Year 1983.