CHARTER AMENDMENT RESOLUTION
A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LANDOVER
HILLS, MARYLAND, adopted pursuant to the authority of Article 11E of the
Constitution of Maryland and Section 13 of Article 23A, of the Annotated
Code of Maryland (1957 Edition, as amended) to amend the Charter of the
said town, by amending Section 204 of the Charter of the Town of Landover
Hills, Maryland, so that the ward boundaries conform to the 2000 census
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Town Council are cognizant of their duty to
ensure that the current election wards comply with the decisions of the
United States Supreme Court regarding one person one vote; and
WHEREAS, it was and remains the intention of the Mayor and Town Council
to ensure that the ward boundaries conform to the 2000 statistics of the
United States Census Bureau regarding the actual population of the Town;
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Town Council are mindful of the numerous Federal
and State Constitutional, Statutory, and Case Law requirements for the
process of redistricting and the conduct of elections; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Town Council charged the Town Manager with the
duty to compare the official 2000 statistics with the ward populations
and adjust the ward boundaries to conform to all legal requirements; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Town Council, after several public hearings
on this matter, have determined that there should be adjustments to the
ward boundaries to ensure parity in population among wards.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL OF THE
TOWN OF LANDOVER HILLS, MARYLAND:
Section 1: That Section 204 of the Charter of said municipal
corporation be amended by repealing it and re-enacting it to read as follows:
Section 204. Ward Boundary Descriptions.
The Town of Landover Hills shall be divided into three (3) wards for
election purposes as follows:
(A) First Ward: The first ward shall embrace all of that
part of the Town lying south [and west] of the center line of Taylor Street
(AS EXTENDED WEST-SOUTHWEST TO THE TOWN’S WESTERN BOUNDARY) FROM THE WESTERN
BOUNDARY TO THE CENTER LINE OF 72ND AVENUE AND ENCOMPASSING THE EVEN NUMBERED
ADDRESSES ON 72ND AVENUE SOUTH OF TAYLOR STREET.
(B). Second Ward: The second ward shall embrace all of
that part of the Town lying between the center line of Varnum Street (AS
EXTENDED EAST TO THE TOWN’S EASTERN BOUNDARY) and the center line of Taylor
Street AS WELL AS THE AREA EAST OF THAT PART OF THE CENTER LINE OF 72ND
AVENUE (THE ODD NUMBERED ADDRESSES) RUNNING SOUTH OF TAYLOR STREET.
(C). Third Ward: The third ward shall embrace all of that
part of the Town lying [between] NORTH AND EAST OF the center line of Varnum
Street [and the southerly line of Defense Highway, which is sometimes called
“Annapolis Road”, plus all of that part of the Town annexed by Resolution
and Ordinance which were enacted and ordained on June 25, 1958, and finalized
on October 5, 1958] (AS EXTENDED EAST-NORTHEAST TO THE TOWN’S EASTERN BOUNDARY).
Section 2: That the date of the adoption of this Resolution is
November 28, 2002, and that the amendment to the Charter of the Town of
Landover Hills hereby proposed by this enactment, shall be and become effective
on january 7, 2003, unless a proper petition for a referendum hereon shall
be filed by December 28, 2002, and a fair summary of the Amendment shall
be published in a newspaper having general circulation in the Town not
less than four (4) times at weekly intervals by December 28, 2002.
Section 3: That as soon as the Charter Amendment hereby enacted
becomes effective, either as herein provided or following a referendum,
the Clerk of the Town of Landover Hills shall send separately, by regular
mail, to the Department of Legislative Reference, the following information
concerning the Charter Amendment: (1) the complete text of this Resolution;
(2) the date of referendum election, if any, held with respect thereto;
(3) the number of votes cast for and against this Resolution by the Mayor
and Town Council of the Town of Landover Hills or in a referendum; and
(4) the effective date of the Charter Amendment.
Section 4: That the Clerk be, and he/she is specifically enjoined
and instructed to carry out the provisions of Sections 2 and 3, and as
evidence of compliance herewith the said Clerk shall cause to be affixed
to the Minutes of this meeting (1) an appropriate certificate of publication
of the newspaper in which the fair summary of the Amendment shall have
been published; and (2) return receipts of mailing referred to in Section
3, and shall further complete and execute a Certificate of Compliance.
INTRODUCED by the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Landover Hills,
Maryland, at a Regular Meeting on October 21, 2002.
ADOPTED by the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Landover Hills,
Maryland, at a Regular Meeting on November 18, 2002.
Attest: Kathleen A. Tavel Lee P. Walker
Terry Wilson Jeannette Ripley
William Kley Michael J. Thompson
Richard A. Shipp Roderick Kennedy
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