West Virginia Code Chapter 8. Municipal Corporations

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  • Article 1. Purpose and Short Title;  Definitions;  General Provisions;  Construction
  • Article 2. Creation of Municipalities
  • Article 3. Framing and Adopting an Original Charter Following Incorporation of a City;  Revising or Amending a Charter;  Expenses of Incorporation
  • Article 3A. Government of Class IV Towns or Villages
  • Article 4. Framing and Adopting a Charter Other Than Immediately Following Incorporation;  Revising or Amending a Charter;  Elections and Expenses
  • Article 5. Election, Appointment, Qualification and Compensation of Officers;  General Provisions Relating to Officers and Employees;  Elections and Petitions Generally;  Conflict of Interest
  • Article 6. Annexation
  • Article 7. Decrease of Corporate Limits
  • Article 9. Proceedings of Governing Bodies
  • Article 10. Powers and Duties of Certain Officers
  • Article 11. Powers and Duties with Respect to Ordinances and Ordinance Procedures
  • Article 12. General and Specific Powers, Duties and Allied Relations of Municipalities, Governing Bodies and Municipal Officers and Employees;  Suits Against Municipalities
  • Article 13. Taxation and Finance
  • Article 13A. Business Improvement Districts
  • Article 13C. Municipal Tax in Lieu of Business and Occupation Tax;  and Municipal Taxes Applicable to Pension Funds;  Additional Authorities Relating to Pensions and Bond Issuance
  • Article 14. Law and Order;  Police Force or Departments;  Powers, Authority and Duties of Law-Enforcement Officials and Policemen;  Police Matrons;  Special School Zone and Parking Lot or Parking Building Police Officers;  Civil Service for Certain Police Departments
  • Article 14A. Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters;  Procedure for Investigation
  • Article 15. Fire Fighting;  Fire Companies and Departments;  Civil Service for Paid Fire Departments
  • Article 15A. Standards for Professional Firefighters Training; Registered Apprenticeship and Certification
  • Article 16. Municipal Public Works;  Revenue Bond Financing
  • Article 17. Low Cost Improvements
  • Article 18. Assessments to Improve Streets, Sidewalks and Sewers;  Sewer Connections and Board of Health;  Enforcement of Duty to Pay for Service
  • Article 19. Municipal and County Waterworks and Electric Power Systems
  • Article 20. Combined Systems
  • Article 20A. Neighborhood Rehabilitation
  • Article 21. Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners
  • Article 22. Retirement Benefits Generally;  Policemen's Pension and Relief Fund;  Firemen's Pension and Relief Fund;  Pension Plans for Employees of Waterworks System, Sewerage System or Combined Waterworks and Sewerage System
  • Article 22A. West Virginia Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System
  • Article 23. Intergovernmental Relations--Contracting and Joint Enterprises
  • Article 25. Intergovernmental Relations--Regional Planning and Development
  • Article 26. Intergovernmental Relations--Interstate Regional Planning Commissions
  • Article 26A. Municipal and County Historic Landmarks Commissions
  • Article 27. Intergovernmental Relations--Urban Mass Transportation Systems
  • Article 27A. Intergovernmental Relations--Alternative Fuel Vehicles
  • Article 28. Intergovernmental Relations--Airports and Avigation
  • Article 29. Intergovernmental Relations--Regional Airports
  • Article 29A. County Airport Authorities
  • Article 29B. Airport Security
  • Article 30. Intergovernmental Relations--Flood Control Projects
  • Article 31. Intergovernmental Relations--Franchise Obligations
  • Article 32. Intergovernmental Relations--Contributions to or Involvement with Nonstock, Nonprofit Corporations or Health Institutions for Public Purposes
  • Article 33. Intergovernmental Relations--Building Commissions
  • Article 34. Judicial Review
  • Article 35. Dissolution of Municipalities
  • Article 36. Constitutionality and Severability
  • Article 37. Municipal Financial Stabilization Fund Act
  • Article 38. Municipal Economic Opportunity Development Districts

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