Hillsboro, Town of

County of Loudoun

History of incorporation

Incorporated by an 1879-80 Act of Assembly.

Charter, 1879-80, c. 142; repealed 1976, c. 416.

Current charter

Charter, 1976, c. 416.

Amendments to current charter

1990, c. 35 (§§ 3, 4)

1994, c. 132 (§ 6)

2012, c. 514 (§§ 3, 6, 8)

§ 1. The town shall have and may exercise all the powers and privileges conferred upon it by this charter and which are now or may hereafter be conferred upon or delegated to towns under the Constitution and laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  (1976, c. 416)

§ 2. The corporate limits of the town until changed in accordance with the statutes of the Commonwealth of Virginia applicable thereto shall be as set out in the survey and plat of record in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Loudoun County, Virginia, in Deed Book 6 E's at Pages 300 and 301, dated May 20, 1873, made by James Grubb at the instance of the mayor and council of the town, pursuant to provisions of the town charter.  (1976, c. 416)

§ 3. The officers of the town shall be a mayor, five councilmen, a treasurer, a water commissioner, a recorder, a sergeant, and a town attorney. The mayor and councilmen shall be elected by the registered voters of the town in accordance with the election laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November of every even-numbered year, beginning November, 2010; shall take office on the first day of January following their election; and shall hold office for a term of two years and until their successors are elected and qualify. The mayor and five councilmen shall constitute the town council. The mayor and town councilmen shall be residents of the Town of Hillsboro and qualified voters of the town.  (1976, c. 416; 1990, c. 35; 2012, c. 514)

§ 4. The treasurer, water commissioner, recorder, sergeant and town attorney shall be appointed by a majority vote of the council for terms of office concurrent with the terms of the members of the council, and shall perform such duties as may be prescribed by the council.  (1976, c. 416; 1990, c. 35)

§ 5. The mayor shall preside at all meetings of the council, and shall be a member of the council with the right to vote on all matters coming before the council. In the absence or disability of the mayor, the council shall appoint from their membership a mayor pro tempore to serve during such absence or disability with the same powers and duties.  (1976, c. 416)

§ 6. In the event of a vacancy on the council or in the office of mayor, the same shall be filled for the unexpired term by a majority vote of the remaining members of the council. For the purposes of this section, no distinction shall be made between a member elected to the council and a member who has been appointed to the council except as to voting on those matters set forth in Article VII, Section 7 of the Constitution of Virginia. Upon any matter except those matters set forth in Article VII, Section 7 of the Constitution of Virginia coming before the council, the votes of all members shall be of the same dignity, whether a member has been elected or appointed.  (1976, c. 416; 1994, c. 132; 2012, c. 514)

§ 7. The council may adopt such rules as it may deem proper for the regulation of its proceedings and time and place of its meetings.  (1976, c. 416)

§ 8. The powers set forth in Title 15.2 of the Code of Virginia are hereby conferred on and vested in the Town of Hillsboro.  (1976, c. 416; 2012, c. 514)