Article 1 Powers of the County

Section 1.1 General powers
The county shall have all powers possible for a home rule county under the state constitution.

Section 1.2 Intergovernmental relations
The county may, in the exercise of its powers and performance of its functions and services, agree by contract or otherwise to participate jointly or in cooperation with any one (1) or more other governments, governmental agencies or municipal corporations, and share the costs and responsibilities of such powers, functions and services.

Section 1.3 Construction
The powers of the county granted by this charter shall be liberally construed, and the specific statement of particular powers shall not be construed as limiting the general powers. Reference to the state constitution and general law in this charter shall be construed as a continuing reference to them as they may be amended from time to time. This charter and ordinances enacted hereunder shall supersede special and general laws which are inconsistent with the charter and ordinances to the extent permitted by the state constitution.

Section 1.4 Name, boundaries, county seat
The corporate name of this county shall remain Clark County, and the boundaries and county seat shall remain as on the date of enactment of this charter until changed.

Section 1.5 Separation of powers and cooperation of branches
On January 1, 2015, the effective date of this charter, the legislative and executive powers shall be separated into two (2) branches of government. Each branch is to dutifully fulfill its responsibilities, and shall not extend its authority into the other branch, as defined in this charter.