When viewing the City Charter, it is important to note that Clarksburg has a "General Law" Mayor/Aldermanic Charter.  Every city in the state using this General Law Charter, which includes many smaller towns, has exactly the same Charter.  Prior to the 1950's, the State Legislature passed "private acts" for each individual city which wanted to incorporate.  In the 1950's the use of the General Law Charter came into use across the state.