The Need for a Preamble: The preamble of a charter refers to an introductory statement that describes the intentions of the framers and the purpose of the charter. In addition, the preamble contains the ideals on which the charter is based and the basic underlying principles of the charter. According to the Model-City-Charter, a preamble typically consists of three elements: the source of authority for the charter, a statement of the action that is to be taken, and a declaration of the intent of the charter. Charters within the same state often use the same language in their preambles. For example, the proposed Arden preamble and those of both Dover and Georgetown use similar language from the Model-City-Charter.
Click the link below to se the Draft of the Charter Preamble.
Red Line Copy of Proposed Changes to the Charter
Click the link below to see the GTF’ Draft of Recommended changes to the Charter
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