CHARTER OF WICOMICO COUNTY, MARYLAND
We, the people of Wicomico County in the State of Maryland, in accordance with the provisions of Article XI-A of the Constitution of Maryland and the general laws of Maryland, do adopt and establish as our Charter and form of government this Charter of Wicomico County, Maryland.
Editor's Note: The preamble to Res. No. 579, which amended the Charter of Wicomico County (originally adopted 12-3-1964 by Res. No. 1) to establish an elected executive form of government, adopted 8-3-2004, read as follows:
"WHEREAS, the County Council of Wicomico County, Maryland, having previously appointed a Charter Review Committee, on February 25, 2003 charged the committee with drafting a revised Charter to effectuate a change to a County Executive form of government; and
"WHEREAS, the Charter Review Committee held numerous public meetings from February 2003 thru December of 2003; heard presentations from experts on county government in Maryland; received testimony and comments from past and present members of the County Council and following extensive deliberations, submitted its final report dated January 16, 2004; and
"WHEREAS, the County Council, having reviewed the recommendations of the Charter Review Committee and having proposed further amendments to the Charter, now desires to submit proposed revisions of the Charter to the citizens of the County for consideration at the next general or congressional election in accordance with the provisions of the Charter and the recommendation of the Charter Review Committee.
"NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THIS 3rd day of August, 2004, pursuant to the authority granted the County Council of Wicomico County, Maryland by Article XI-A, Section 5 of the Constitution of Maryland and Article XI, Section 1102 of the Charter of Wicomico County, Maryland that the Charter of Wicomico County be amended to read as follows:"