WVC 8 - 1 - 7
§8-1-7. Construction of powers and authority granted.
(a) The enumeration of powers and authority granted in this
chapter shall not operate to exclude the exercise of other powers
and authority fairly incidental thereto or reasonably implied and
within the purposes of this chapter or in accordance with the
provisions of the Municipal Home Rule Amendment to the constitution
of this state, the powers and authority granted by such
constitution, other provisions of this code and any existing
charter. The provisions of this chapter shall be given full effect
without regard to the common-law rule of strict construction and
particularly when the powers and authority are exercised by charter
provisions framed and adopted or adopted by revision of a charter
as a whole or adopted by charter amendment under the provisions of
(b) Any charter provision framed and adopted or adopted by
revision of a charter as a whole or adopted by charter amendment
under the provisions of former chapter eight-a of this code or
under the provisions of this chapter which is beyond the power and
authority of a municipality and any ordinance provision which is
beyond the power and authority of a municipality shall be of no
force and effect.
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