Revised Code of Washington - RCW Title 35 Cities And Towns - Section 35.22.110 Authentication of charter
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§ 35.22.110. Authentication of charter
The authentication of the charter shall be by certificate of the mayor in substance as follows: Clerk of the city of . . . . . . (Corporate Seal)."
"I . . . . . ., mayor of the city of . . . . . . do hereby certify that in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and statutes of the State of Washington, the city of . . . . . . caused fifteen freeholders to be elected on the . . . . day of . . . . . . 19. . . to prepare a charter for the city; that due notice of that election was given in the manner provided by law and that the following persons were declared elected to prepare and propose a charter for the city, to wit: . . . . . . . . .
That thereafter on the . . . . day of . . . . . . 19. . . the board of freeholders returned a proposed charter for the city of . . . . . . signed by the following members thereof: . . . . . . . . .
That thereafter the proposed charter was published in (Indicate name of newspaper in which published) for at least once each week for four weeks next preceding the day of submitting the same to the electors for their approval. (Indicate dates of publication)
That thereafter on the . . . . day of . . . . . . 19. . ., at an election duly called and held, the proposed charter was submitted to the qualified electors thereof, and the returns canvassed resulting as follows: For the proposed charter, . . . . votes; against the proposed charter, . . . . votes; majority for the proposed charter, . . . . votes; whereupon the charter was declared adopted by a majority of the qualified electors voting at the election.
I further certify that the foregoing is a full, true and complete copy of the proposed charter so voted upon and adopted as aforesaid.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and affix the corporate seal of said city at my office this . . . . day of . . . . . . 19. . .
Immediately after authentication, the authenticated charter shall be recorded by the city clerk in a book provided for that purpose known as the charter book of the city of . . . . . . and when so recorded shall be attested by the clerk and mayor under the corporate seal of the city. All amendments shall be in like manner recorded and attested.
All courts shall take judicial notice of a charter and all amendments thereto when recorded and attested as required in this section.
[1965 ex.s. c 47 § 10; 1965 c 7 § 35.22.110. Prior: 1890 p 217 § 4, part; RRS § 8954, part.]
Sections: 35.22.050 35.22.055 35.22.060 35.22.070 35.22.080 35.22.090 35.22.100 35.22.110 35.22.120 35.22.130 35.22.140 35.22.150 35.22.160 35.22.170 35.22.180
Last modified: April 7, 2009