CECIL COUNTY. 2023
chase, hold and dispose of real, personal and mixed property, for the use
and benefit of said town, and may have and use a common seal, which
may be altered at pleasure.
P. L. L., 1888, Art. 8, sec. 248. 1874, ch. 216.
353. All the male inhabitants of said town, citizens of the United
States, above twenty-one years of age, who shall have bona fide resided in
said town for the space of six months, and twelve months in the State next
preceding the election, shall elect by ballot on the last Monday in February
in each year, at such house as shall be designated by the President and
Commissioners, by a notice to be put up in at least five of the most public
places in said town, at least one week before the day of election, seven
judicious and discreet persons, citizens of the United States, who shall
have resided within the limits of said town for at least twelve months
preceding the election, as Commissioners of said town; the persons thus
elected as Commissioners shall, within one month after their election,
qualify by taking the oath prescribed by the sixth section of the first Article
of the Constitution of Maryland, before a justice of the peace in and for
Cecil County; and at their first meeting, which shall be within one mouth
after the election, they shall choose from their own body a President, who
shall preside at all meetings of the Commissioners, and vote on all questions
P. L. L., 1888, Art. 8, sec. 249. 3874, ch. 216.
354. All such elections shall be held and conducted as shall from time
to time be directed by the by-laws of the corporation, not inconsistent
with the provisions of this subtitle of this Article.
P. L. L., 1888, Art. 8, sec. 250. 1874. ch. 216.
355. If any of said Commissioners, after they are elected, shall refuse
to qualify, or shall, after they have qualified, die, resign, remove from
said town, or be otherwise disqualified, an election to fill said vacancy shall
be held after two weeks' previous public notice, to be put up as aforesaid
by said President and Commissioners, by hand-bills, written or printed,
and posted at the post-office and at three other public places in said town;
provided, that no election to fill vacancies shall be held so long as five of the
Commissioners who have been duly elected and qualified shall remain; and
the said remaining Commissioners, not less than five, shall have all the
powers conferred upon said President and Commissioners as fully to all
intents and purposes as if the whole seven were in office, duly qualified.
P. L. L., 1888, Art. 8, sec. 251. 1874, ch. 216.
356. If the inhabitants of said town shall at any time neglect to make
an election at the time herein mentioned, the power of electing Commis-
sioners shall not cease, but the right and power of said inhabitants in that
respect shall continue, and the President and Commissioners for the
time being shall continue in office until such election shall be held.