Annexation to the City of Talent may be approved by City Council unless a majority vote of the electorate is requested by
(a) a verified petition signed by 100 qualified voters of the City of Talent or one (1) percent of the qualified voters of the City of Talent, whichever is greater or
(b) a majority of the City Council, or
(c) when required by the law of Oregon
The City’s indebtedness may not exceed debt limits imposed by state law. A City officer or employee who creates or officially approves indebtedness in excess of this limitation is jointly and severally liable for the excess. A charter amendment is not required to authorize City indebtedness.
Insofar as consistent with this charter, and until amended or repealed, all ordinances in force when the charter takes effect retain the effect they have at that time.
All charter provisions adopted before this charter takes effect are hereby repealed.
The terms of this charter are severable. If a part of the charter is held invalid, that invalidity does not affect another part of the charter.
If approved by the voters of the City of Talent on November 8, 2016, this charter will take effect on January 1, 2017. [This charter was first adopted July 1, 1998; was amended on November 5, 2002 with effective date January 1, 2003; and was amended on November 2, 2004 with an effective date of January 1, 2005.]