Incorporation; Powers; Boundaries and Annexation.
Section 1. Body Corporate; name; general powers; continued existence.
The citizens of the Town of Easton, in Talbot County, Maryland, are hereby constituted a body corporate by the name of the "Town of Easton," with all privileges, rights and powers of a municipal body corporate and by that name shall have perpetual succession, sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any court of law or equity and have and use a corporate seal. The enactment of this Section shall not be construed as terminating the existence of the corporation known as the "Mayor and Council of Easton," and creating a new corporation by the name of the "Town of Easton," but shall be construed as continuing the existence of the corporation known as the "Mayor and Council of Easton," and changing its name to that of the "Town of Easton." (P.L.L., 1888, Art. 21, sec. 41. 1860, Art. 20, sec. 30. 1906, ch. 458, sec. 41. 1927, ch. 19. Res. No. 16, June 19, 1956.)
Section 2. Boundaries
The courses and distances showing the exact corporate limits of the Town shall be filed at all times with the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Talbot County and the Director of the Department of Legislative Reference. In addition, a copy of the courses and distances describing the corporate boundaries shall be on file in the office of the Town Clerk. All the officials named in this Section are hereby directed to file or record all such descriptions of corporate boundaries so filed with them each in a suitable book or place, properly indexed and reasonably available for public inspection during normal business hours. (1951, ch. 172, sec. 1, Resolution No. 6005, November 20, 2012.)
Section 3. Ward Boundaries
The Town of Easton shall be divided into four wards. It shall be the duty of the Council by ordinance to divide the Town in such manner as to reflect population equality. A map showing the existing boundaries of each ward shall be on file in the Town Clerk's office and shall be available for public inspection during normal business hours. (1951, ch. 173, sec. 2, Resolution No. 6005, November 20, 2012.)
Section 4. Annexation - Applicable law.
Section 5. Same - Jurisdiction over inhabitants and territory.
All of the inhabitants of the territory annexed to the Town of Easton shall in all respects and to all intents and purposes be subject to the powers, jurisdiction and authority vested or to be vested by law in the Town of Easton, and to all the ordinances and resolutions now in force, so far as the same may be consistent with the provisions of this Charter, and the territory so annexed shall in all respects be taken and considered as part of the Town of Easton. (1951, ch. 173, sec. 1.)