Frostburg Charter Amendment Resolution No. 53

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CITY OF FROSTBURG, MARYLAND

CHARTER AMENDMENT RESOLUTION NO. 53

On September 16, 2021, the City Council of the City of Frostburg adopted pursuant to the authority of Section 4-304 of the Local Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, “A RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF FROSTBURG”.

 Section 4-304 of the Annotated Code of Maryland requires that a complete and exact copy of this Resolution be continuously posted at the entrance to City Hall, Frostburg Maryland for forty days and that a fair summary of the proposed amendment be published in newspaper of general circulation not less than four times, at weekly intervals within a period of at least forty days.  That fair summary is provided by a complete copy of the program elements as included in the Resolution and as appears in this Legal Advertisement.  A complete and exact copy will be posted on the City web page and copies will be available at City Hall located at 37 Broadway, Frostburg, MD.

 The Mayor and the City Council is hereby specifically directed to carry out the provisions of Section 4-304 hereof, regarding the giving of notice by posting and publication of this Resolution, approving the same, and as evidence of said compliance, the City Administrator shall cause to be affixed hereto a Certificate of Publication of the newspaper in which the summary of this Resolution shall have been published, and the Mayor, if there is no Petition for a Referendum, shall declare the Charter Amendment made to be effective on the effective date herein provided for, which is November 5, 2021, by affixing his signature hereto in the space provided below the effective date hereof.

 This Resolution passed this 16th day of September, 2021.  

Frostburg Mayor and Council

W. Robert Flanigan, Mayor

Elizabeth Stahlman, City Administrator

 A RESOLUTION ENTITLED “A RESOLUTION TO REPEAL AND REENACT SECTIONS 605 AND 606 OF THE CITY CHARTER, RELATIVE TO THE PROCEDURES FOR ELECTIONS AND VOTE COUNTS AND CERTIFICATIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELIMINATING ABSENTEE BALLOTS AND PROVIDING FOR UNIVERSAL VOTING BY MAIL AND PROVIDING NEW PROTOCOLS RELATIVE TO THE CASTING AND COUNTING OF BALLOTS.” 

The amendment repeals and reenacts Sections 605 and 606 of the Charter to read as follows: 

 Sec. 605. Procedure of Elections. In order to be counted, all election ballots shall be (i) placed in a secure delivery box at the Frostburg Municipal Center, 37 Broadway, Frostburg, MD 21532 from 8:00 am 14 days prior to the election to 7:00 p.m. on the date of the election or (ii) mailed to the City at P.O. Box 440, Frostburg, MD 21532 provided they are postmarked no later than the date of the election and received no later than 10:00 a.m. on the tenth (10th) day following the date of the election.

 Sec. 606. Vote Count and Certification.The Board shall determine the number of votes cast for each candidate or question and shall certify the results of the election to the City Administrator on the 10th day following the date of an election no sooner than 11:00 a.m. and no later than 11:59 p.m. Thereafter, the City Administrator shall notify the candidates who have been elected and record the results in the minutes of the Council at the next regular meeting.

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