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Town of Rock Hall, MD
Kent County
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[Adopted 3-8-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-01]
The Charter, the ordinances and certain resolutions of the Town of Rock Hall, of a general and permanent nature, adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Rock Hall 8-10-1979 by Ord. No. 79-6, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code Publishers Corp. as set forth below, and as now renumbered to consist of the Charter and Chapters 1 through 225, together with an Appendix, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Town of Rock Hall," hereinafter known and referred to as the "Code."
DISTRIBUTION TABLE
Chapter in 1978 Code
Chapter in 2001 Code
PART I, THE CHARTER
Charter
ARTICLE I
The Municipal Corporation
ARTICLE II
Corporate Limits
ARTICLE III
The Council
ARTICLE IV
The Office of Mayor
ARTICLE V
Powers of the Council
ARTICLE VI
Municipal Elections
ARTICLE VII
Finance
ARTICLE VIII
Municipal Employees
ARTICLE IX
Municipal Holdings
ARTICLE X
Water and Sewers
ARTICLE XI
Special Assessments
ARTICLE XII
Town Property
ARTICLE XIII
General Provisions
Chapter in 1978 Code
Chapter in 2001 Code
PART II, ADMINISTRATIVE LEGISLATION
PART I
1.
General Provisions
Ch. 1
Article I
Adoption of Code
Article II
Ordinances Adopted During Codification
Article III
Municipal Infraction
3.
Administrator
Ch. 59
5.
Drug-Free Workplace Policy
Ch. 9
6.
Ethics
Ch. 15
7.
Expenses
Ch. 17
8.
Investment Policy
Ch. 20
9.
Mayor
Ch. 24
Article I
Voting Rules
10.
Parks and Recreation, Board of
Ch. 28
14.
Planning Commission
Ch. 36
16.
Plumbing Board
Ch. 40
17.
Personnel Policy
Ch. 32
18.
Police Department
Ch. 44
21.
Retirement Plan
Ch. 49
22.
Salaries and Compensation
Ch. 53
Article I
Mayor and Council
23.
Smoking
Ch. 57
25.
Utilities Board
Ch. 61
Chapter in 1978 Code
Chapter in 2001 Code
PART III, GENERAL LEGISLATION
PART II
28.
Alcoholic Beverages
Ch. 65
30.
Bicycles
Ch. 69
31.
Boating
Ch. 73
Article I
User Fees of Docking and Storage
32.
Brush, Weeds and Vegetation
Ch. 77
34.
Building Construction
Ch. 81
36.
Buildings and Structures, Unsafe
Ch. 85
39.
Curfew
Ch. 89
42.
Dogs and Other Animals
Ch. 94
Article I
Dog Control Regulations
Article II
Animals at Large
45.
Drug-Free School Zones
Ch. 98
50.
Fees
Ch. 102
Article I
Code Provision Fees
Article II
Occupational License Fees
Article III
Fees for Provision of Adequate Public Utilities
Article IV
Copies of Town Records and Ordinances
52.
Fences
Ch. 106
53.
Fire Prevention
Ch. 110
56.
Flag
Ch. 113
57.
Floodplain Management
Ch. 117
58.
Forest Conservation
Ch. 121
60.
Garbage, Rubbish and Waste
Ch. 125
65.
Housing Standards and Property Maintenance
Ch. 133
68.
Hunting and Firearms
Ch. 137
71.
Refrigerators, Abandoned
Ch. 176
76.
Licensing
Ch. 142
77.
Littering
Ch. 147
78.
Loitering
Ch. 151
80.
Noise
Ch. 155
84.
Peace and Good Order
Ch. 159
87.
Peddling and Soliciting
Ch. 163
90.
Plumbing
Ch. 167
92.
Ponds
Ch. 171
98.
Sediment Control
Ch. 180
100.
Sewers
Ch. 184
102.
Skateboards
Ch. 188
104.
Stormwater Management
Ch. 192
105.
Streets and Sidewalks
Ch. 196
106.
Grass, Leaves and Yard Waste
Ch. 129
108.
Subdivision of Land
Ch. 200
109.
Taxation
Ch. 204
Article I
Admissions and Amusement Tax
110.
Trailers
Ch. 208
111.
Vehicles, Abandoned
Ch. 212
112.
Vehicles and Traffic
Ch. 215
Article I
General Regulations
Article II
Snow and Ice Emergencies
Article III
Removing and Impounding Illegally Parked Vehicles
115.
Water
Ch. 220
118.
Zoning
Ch. 225
The following changes are hereby adopted as part of the process of republication:
A. 
References to the Maryland Statutes are revised to cite the current provisions.
B. 
In Chapter 15, Ethics, §§ 15-1K and 15-4B(11) are added to read "Town Manager."
C. 
In Chapter 20, Investment Policy, § 20-5A is amended to change the words "county's cash balances" to "town's cash balances" in the first sentence thereof.
D. 
In Chapter 49, Retirement Plan, § 49-2A is amended to add the words "or a comparable plan or plans" to the first sentence thereof.
E. 
Chapter 59, Town Manager, is amended in its entirety to change the term "Town Administrator" to "Town Manager," wherever it appeared therein.
F. 
In Chapter 94, Dogs and Other Animals, Article II, Animals at Large, § 94-13B(2) is added to read as follows:
(2) Regardless of the proper removal of waste pursuant to § 94-13B(1) above, the Mayor and Council are authorized to declare certain public areas (i.e., beach) off limits to dogs and other animals, if said declaration is so designated and so posted. Violators of this subsection shall be subject to the penalties in § 94-14.
In addition to those ordinances or parts of ordinances expressly saved from repeal in Article I, § 1-13, above, the following ordinances, rights and obligations are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
A. 
The Floodplain Management Ordinance of the Town of Rock Hall, adopted 5-21-1992 by Ord. No. 92-5, and any amendments thereto.
B. 
The Forest Conservation Act, adopted 2-4-1993 by Ord. No. 93-1, effective February 24, 1993, and any amendments thereto. (The Kent County Office of Planning has agreed to enforce the ordinance for the town.)