Charter, Code of Ordinances, & Resolutions

Entrance Picture for Charter Page - Copy
In 1906 a Charter was granted by Montgomery County to the early Somerset residents 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 Council
  • The Mayor
  • The Powers of the Town
  • Registrations, Nominations, & Elections
  • Finance
  • Personnel
  • Public Ways & Utilities
  • Special Benefits Assessment
  • Town Property
  • General Provisions
The Code of Ordinances is divided into four parts:
  • Administrative Legislation
  • General Legislation
  • Derivation Table
  • Disposition List
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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Resolutions on the Environment2 documents

  • Resolution 4-21-1 (Climate Emergency)
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  • Resolution 7-20-1 (Pesticide Ban)
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Resolutions on Elections7 documents

  • Resolution 3-22 (Updating Definition of Reside)
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  • Resolution 4-22 (Updating Registration)
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  • Resolution 5-22 (Updating Nomination Dates)
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  • Resolution 6-22 (Updating Non-Contested Elections)
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  • Resolution 7-22 (Updating Manner of Elections)
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  • Resolution 8-22 (Amending Election Rules & Regulations)
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  • Resolution 1-23 (Lowering the Voter Age)
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Resolutions on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion2 documents

  • Resolution 4-21-1 (Anti-AAPI Hate)
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  • Resolution 12-6-21 (Black Lives Matter)
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Resolutions on County, State, or Federal Matters1 document

  • Revolution 21-1 (Removal of 45th President)
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