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Chapter 8     Entire Code
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Chapter 8  |  Article 8 - 9  |  Section 1

1 - PURPOSE AND SHORT TITLE; DEFINI

2 - CREATION OF MUNICIPALITIES

3 - FRAMING AND ADOPTING AN ORIGINA

3A - GOVERNMENT OF CLASS IV TOWNS O

4 - FRAMING AND ADOPTING A CHARTER

5 - ELECTION, APPOINTMENT, QUALIFIC

6 - ANNEXATION

7 - DECREASE OF CORPORATE LIMITS

8 - CONSOLIDATION OF MUNICIPALITIES

9 - PROCEEDINGS OF GOVERNING BODIES
    8 - 9 - 1
    8 - 9 - 2
    8 - 9 - 3

10 - POWERS AND DUTIES OF CERTAIN

11 - POWERS AND DUTIES WITH RESPEC

12 - GENERAL AND SPECIFIC POWERS,

13 - TAXATION AND FINANCE

13A - BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRIC

13B - DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT DISTR

13C - MUNICIPAL TAX IN LIEU OF BUS

14 - LAW AND ORDER; POLICE FORCE O

14A - MUNICIPAL POLICE OFFICERS AN

15 - FIRE FIGHTING; FIRE COMPANIES

15A - STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL F

16 - MUNICIPAL PUBLIC WORKS; REVEN

17 - LOW COST IMPROVEMENTS

18 - ASSESSMENTS TO IMPROVE STREET

19 - MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY WATERWOR

20 - COMBINED SYSTEMS

20A - NEIGHBORHOOD REHABILITATION

21 - BOARD OF PARK AND RECREATION

22 - RETIREMENT BENEFITS GENERALLY

22 A - WEST VIRGINIA MUNICIPAL POL

23 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

24 - PLANNING AND ZONING

25 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

26 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

26A - MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY HISTORI

27 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

27A - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

28 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

29 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

29A - COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITIES

29B - AIRPORT SECURITY

30 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

31 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

32 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

33 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS -

34 - JUDICIAL REVIEW

35 - DISSOLUTION OF MUNICIPALITIES

36 - CONSTITUTIONALITY AND SEVERAB

37 - MUNICIPAL FINANCIAL STABILIZA

38 - MUNICIPAL ECONOMIC OPPORTUNIT

WVC 8- CHAPTER 8. MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS.
WVC -9- ARTICLE 9. PROCEEDINGS OF GOVERNING BODIES.

WVC 8-9-1 §8-9-1. Who to preside at meetings of governing body; quorum; interested member of governing body not to vote.
Unless otherwise provided by charter provision, the governing body of every municipality shall be presided over at its meetings by the mayor, or, in his absence, by the recorder, or, in the absence of both the mayor and the recorder, by one of its members selected by a majority of the members of the governing body present. A majority of the members of the governing body shall be necessary to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. No member of the governing body of any municipality shall vote upon any ordinance, order, measure, resolution or proposition, in which he may be interested other than as a citizen of such municipality.

WVC 8-9-2 §8-9-2. Mayor and recorder may vote; tie vote.
The mayor and recorder shall, unless otherwise provided by charter provision, have votes as members of the governing body, and, in case of a tie, the presiding officer at the time shall cast the tie-breaking vote, unless he has previously voted.

WVC 8 - 9 - 3 §8-9-3. Governing body to keep records; minutes of proceedings;   voting.
  The governing body of a municipality shall keep an accurate record of all of its proceedings, ordinances, orders, bylaws, acts, resolutions and rules which shall be indexed and open to inspection.

  At each meeting of the governing body, a journal of the proceedings of the last meeting shall be read, and corrected, if erroneous, and signed by the presiding officer: Provided, That the reading of the journal of the proceedings of the last meeting may be dispensed with by majority vote of the governing body if the members have received and examined a copy or synopsis of the journal prior to the meeting at which the journal is signed. Any member may request the yeas and nays be taken on any question and recorded in the journal.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.


Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§ 8 - 13 - 22 A - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 415
PASSED - Regular Session

SB415 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/10/2016)
Lengthening maximum term of negotiable certificates of deposit municipal funds can hold
§ 8 - 12 - 5 G - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 686
PASSED - Regular Session

SB686 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/23/2016)
Authorizing local governing authorities hold sanctioned motor vehicle races on roads, streets or airports under their jurisdiction
§ 8 - 12 - 16 D - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2801
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2801 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/09/2016)
Permitting county commissions and municipalities to designate areas of special interest which will not affect the use of property in those areas
§ 8 - 13 - 24 - (New Code)
§ 8 - 13 - 25 - (New Code)
§ 8 - 13 - 26 - (New Code)
§ 8 - 13 - 27 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4163
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4163 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/02/2016)
Providing the authority and procedure for municipalities to give notice to, and publish the names of, entities delinquent in paying business and occupation taxes
§ 8 - 16 - 17 - (Amended Code)
§ 8 - 27 - 16 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4265
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4265 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/11/2016)
Relating to payment by the West Virginia Municipal Bond Commission or state sinking fund commission or the governing body issuing the bonds
§ 8 - 22 A- 2 - (Amended Code)
§ 8 - 22 A- 6 - (Amended Code)
§ 8 - 22 A- 32 - (Amended Code)
§ 8 - 22 A- 33 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4519
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4519 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/11/2016)
Allowing certain municipalities to elect to participate in the West Virginia Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System
§ 8 - 38 - 5 - (Amended Code)
§ 8 - 38 - 7 - (Amended Code)
§ 8 - 38 - 8 - (Amended Code)
§ 8 - 38 - 12 - (Amended Code)
§ 8 - 38 - 14 - (Amended Code)
§ 8 - 38 - 23 - (New Code)
§ 8 - 38 - 24 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4612
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4612 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/11/2016)
Relating generally to tax increment financing and economic opportunity development districts
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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