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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

THE TOWN OF UPPER MARLBORO
CHARTER AMENDMENT RESOLUTION NO 02-2021
 
Saturday, August 7, 2021
at 11:00 o’clock A.M.
In Person Outside Upper Marlboro Town Hall,
14211 School Lane,
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
 &
 Tuesday, August 10, 2021
at 6:00 o’clock P.M.
Virtual, Prior To Town Meeting
 All interested persons are invited to attend said public hearing and present their views
 
            NOTICE is hereby given by the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Upper Marlboro, Maryland propose Charter Amendment Resolution 02-2021: Amending the Charter of the Town of Upper Marlboro by increasing the membership of the board of commissioners from three to five; by changing the general election from the first Monday in January in even numbered years to the first Tuesday in November in odd numbered years; by authorizing up to five supervisors of elections to be appointed in September prior to a general election; by removing language mandating the purging of voters who have failed to vote in three successive general elections from the list of qualified voters; by clarifying the requirement to file both a statement of candidacy and a nominating petition to run for municipal office;  by striking as antiquated or surplusage a provision regarding women’s suffrage; and making certain stylistic, grammatical and non-substantive changes thereto.
 
A Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Upper Marlboro, Maryland adopted pursuant to the authority of Article XI-E, § 4 of the Constitution of the State of Maryland and Title 4, Subtitle 3 of the Local Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, to amend the Charter of the Town of Upper Marlboro, to amend Sections 82-3 (Number, Selection, Term), 82-6 (Meetings of the Board), 82-20 (Board of Supervisors of Elections), 82-24 (Registration), 82-26 (Candidates), 82-27 (Election of Board of Commissioners), 82-28 (Conduct of Elections), 82-30 (Vote Count), 82-33 (Women), and to make other stylistic, grammatical and non-substantive changes thereto.
 
Charter Amendment Resolution 02-2021 shall take effect and shall become and be considered the Charter of the Town of Upper Marlboro, upon the fiftieth day after being so ordained or passed unless on or before the fortieth day after being so adopted and passed a referendum petition meeting the requirements of State law shall be presented to the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Upper Marlboro, Maryland or mailed to it by certified mail, return receipt requested, bearing a postmark from the United States Postal Service.
 
Charter Amendment Resolution 02-2021 is available for inspection by contacting the Town Clerk at clerk@uppermarlboromd.gov
 
 
By Authority of:
The Town of Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Linda Pennoyer, Mayor/President