Town of Georgetown, DE
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted as Chapter 276, Volume 65, of the Laws of Delaware, as amended by 66 Del. Laws, c. 292; 66 Del. Laws, c. 325; 67 Del. Laws, c. 66; 67 Del. Laws, c. 73; 67 Del. Laws, c. 74; 68 Del. Laws, c. 11; 68 Del. Laws, c. 411; 68 Del. Laws, c. 413; 69 Del. Laws, c. 5; 69 Del. Laws, c. 267; 70 Del. Laws, c. 442; 71 Del. Laws, c. 277; 75 Del. Laws, c. 58; 75 Del. Laws, c. 262; 78 Del. Laws, c. 145; 79 Del. Laws, c. 14. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
We the people of the Town of Georgetown, under the constitution and laws of the State of Delaware, in order to secure the benefits of local self-government and to provide for an open, honest and accountable council-manager government do hereby adopt this charter and confer upon the Town the following powers, subject to the following restrictions, and prescribed by the following procedures and governmental structure. By this action, we secure the benefits of home rule and affirm the values of representative democracy, professional management, strong political leadership, citizen participation, and regional cooperation.