§8-3-7. Same -- Approval; effective date; certification; judicial
If the proposed charter shall be approved by a majority of the
legal votes cast at the election thereon, the charter shall take
effect on July first next after the date of the election, if the
interim exceeds sixty days; otherwise on July first of the second
fiscal year after its approval. If approved as aforesaid, one of
the signed copies of the charter on file with the clerk of the
county court, together with a certified copy of the declaration of
the results of the election showing the total legal votes cast for
and against approval, shall be certified forthwith by the clerk of
the county court to the clerk of the House of Delegates, in his
capacity as keeper of the rolls. The same shall be preserved by
said clerk of the House of Delegates as an authentic public record.
After the effective date of a charter so filed, all courts shall
take judicial notice of its provisions.
The clerk of the county court shall certify to the county
court the other signed copy of the charter previously filed with
him, which copy so certified shall be spread upon the records of
said court for public examination.