As used in this charter the following words and phrases shall have the following meaning:
(a) Appropriation. The authorized amount of monies set aside for expenditures during a specified time for a specific purpose.
(b) Constitution. The constitution of the state of Colorado.
(c) Council. The town council of the town of Breckenridge, including the mayor, unless provided otherwise.
(e) Employee. A person employed by the town of Breckenridge.
(f) Franchise. An irrevocable privilege granted by the town permitting a specified use of public property for a specified length of time.
(g) Manager. The town manager of the town of Breckenridge appointed pursuant to section 7.1.
(h) Municipal Utility System. Any heat, power, or light systems, communication system, water, sewer or scheduled transportation systems, and serving or supplying the public under a franchise granted by the town.
(i) Officer. Any person elected to office or appointed by council, including appointees to boards and commissions.
(j) Ordinance. A permanent regulation adopted by legislative action of the town council pursuant to the procedures set forth in section 5.10 of this charter.
(k) Permanent Board Or Commission. A board or commission intended by council to be a part of the permanent governmental structure of the town of Breckenridge as established by ordinance.
(l) Post. Posting in at least two (2) public places within the town as designated by the council.
(n) Public Utility. Any person, firm or corporation operating heat, power, or light systems, communication system, water, sewer or scheduled transportation systems, and serving or supplying the public under a franchise granted by the town.
(o) Regular Municipal Election. A municipal election held every two years at which candidates for elective offices of the town are voted upon in accordance with this charter.
(p) Resolution. Expression of administrative or ministerial acts of council without any required form or procedure as distinguished from legislative acts embodied in town ordinances.
(q) Statutes. The applicable laws of the state of Colorado as they now exist or as they may be amended, changed, repealed or otherwise modified by legislative procedure.
(r) Town. Town of Breckenridge, Colorado, a municipal corporation.