In 1906 a Charter was granted by Montgomery County to the early Somersetters creating the Town of Somerset which than received all the powers & privileges of a body politic & corporate. That Charter, the resulting Code of Ordinances, & the resolutions passed by the Mayor & Town Council collectively not only serve as the founding documents, governing documents, & code of laws of our Town but also displays the priorities & culture of the community.
The Charter is divided into eleven articles:
General Corporate Powers & Corporate Limits
The Powers of the Town
Registrations, Nominations, & Elections
Public Ways & Utilities
Special Benefits Assessment
The Code of Ordinances is divided into four parts:
The Town also has passed many resolutions on a variety of topics such as the environment & diversity, equity, & inclusion.
Below you can find the link to the online version of the Charter & Code of Ordinances as well as many of the resolutions passed by the Town grouped by the issue they touch on.
An online version of the Town Charter & Town Code of Ordinances can be found here. This online version is hosted on ecode360, a serviced operated by General Code. A physical version can be examined at Town Hall.
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Documents sorted by SEQ in Ascending Order within category