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Chapter II

Municipal Powers

Section 2.1.  Powers, Rights and Liabilities.

       By the name of the City of Westminster the municipal corporation shall have perpetual succession; shall own, possess and hold all property, real and personal heretofore owned, possessed and held by the City of Westminster and does assume and shall manage and dispose of all trusts in any way connected therewith; shall succeed to all the rights and liabilities and shall acquire all benefits and does assume and shall pay all bonds, obligations and indebtedness of said City of Westminster; may, by the name of the City of Westminster, sue and defend, plead and be impleaded in all courts and places and in all matters and proceedings; may purchase, receive, hold and enjoy, or sell and dispose of real and personal property; may have and use a common seal and alter the same at pleasure.

       The City shall have all the power of local self-government and home rule and all power possible for a city to have under the Constitution of the State of Colorado.  The City shall also have all powers that now or hereafter may be granted to municipalities by the laws of the State of Colorado, and the enumeration of particular powers in this Charter is not exclusive of others.  All such powers shall be exercised in the manner prescribed in this Charter or, if not provided for herein, in such manner as shall be provided by ordinance of the Council of the City.  All ordinances of the City of Westminster in force at the time this Charter goes into effect shall continue in force except insofar as they may conflict with the provisions of this Charter or shall be amended or repealed by ordinances enacted under the authority of this Charter.

Section 2.2.  Form of Government.

       The municipal government provided by this Charter shall be known as the "Council-Manager Government."  Pursuant to its provisions and subject only to the limitations imposed by the State Constitution and by this Charter all powers of the City shall be vested in an elective Council.

Section 2.3. Park Properties Outside of City.

       The City shall have the power to acquire, hold and manage property outside of the City limits by gift, lease or purchase for park or recreation purposes, and to adopt rules, regulations and schedules of charges for the use of such property. (Amended 11-2-65)