Mayor’s Guide

Starting a Town

  1. In order to start a town in Redstone County, you will need to gather the following:
    • A town name. Please make this true-to-era, original and appropriate. "Ronald's Party Town", "New York City", "LOLville", etc will not be accepted.
    • $1000 to start a Small Town with a maximum of 10 people.
    • 3 signatories who will be officials of the town. Signatories are individuals who have agreed to be a part of the newly formed town. These signatories will include:
      • A Mayor
      • A Sheriff
      • A Justice of the Peace (must be licensed)
    • Three prospective locations for the new town. This information will include ALL of the following:
      • Screenshot of the handheld map
      • Screenshots of the general area
      • Exact coordinates by typing ccc in the console. This will copy your coordinates to your clipboard and you can just CTRL+V them into your ticket.
  2. Discord Staff Ticket:
    • This is where the staff will approve your request.
    • Once all of the above mentioned is in order, you must open a ticket in the Discord and state your intention to start a town and provide the above-mentioned information.
    • Prospective town locations must be listed in order of preference.
    • Once your request is approved, the staff will inform you that you may proceed to the Federal Bank.
    • Asking about your town at the Federal Bank prior to staff approval in your ticket will be a waste of time. Please wait until staff fields your request.
  3. Once the staff has made their decision, the 3 signatories will proceed to the Federal Bank in-person to declare the formation of a town.
  4. The Federal Banker will instruct the signatories to wait by the Land Office until the bank closes and the Banker can meet with them.
  5. At this time, the Banker will register the town officials & other signatories.
  6. Once the town is approved and all applicable individuals are registered, the town can be formed & constructed.
  7. Town Inspections: Towns will be inspected by the Federal Bank in the following situations:
    • Initially: Your town will be inspected 7 days after approval at the Federal Bank to ensure the following structures have been completed:
      • Town Hall
      • Bank
      • Sheriff's Office/Jail
      • Post Office
      • Courthouse
    • Randomly: Your town must be in regulations at all time.
    • When reported to the Federal Bank: If a concerning number of citizens report your town as being out of regulations to the Federal Bank, a town may be not-so-randomly selected for inspection.

Town Sizes & Upgrades

  1. Town Sizes
    1. Small Town: $1000 (Max 10 people)
    2. Medium Town: $1500 (Max 15 people)
    3. Large Town: $2000 (Max 20 people)
  2. You must start with a small town and purchase the upgrades in order. If you intend to start a Large Town immediately upon formation, this means you would need to come to the bank with a total of $4,500 ($1,000 + $1,500 + $2,000).

Town Mayor’s Guide

  1. Town Laws:
    • Town laws and punishments for violating town laws are at the discretion of the mayor and/or sheriff.
    • You may determine if a town law violation will trigger a trial or simply have a punishment dealt out upon capture.
    • Town laws must be posted in the town, either outside or inside a public, unlocked building.
  2. Mayoral Elections:
    1. At the start of the second week of the season, the Federal Bank will announce Mayoral Elections.
    2. All sitting mayors will automatically be put into the running.
    3. If for some reason a mayor does not wish to run, they must inform the Federal Bank immediately.
    4. Any citizen of the county may run for mayor of any town.
    5. Candidates must inform the Federal Bank of their candidacy.
    6. A period of two days begins following the announcement of mayoral elections that will be given to allow candidates to campaign.
    7. After the campaign period ends, citizens of each town will have three days to vote at the Federal Bank for the candidate of their choosing.
    8. No one may be added or removed from the town (unless someone decides to leave on their own accord) once elections have been announced.
    9. If no candidates step forward the town will be dissolved.
  3. Mayor relinquishing position:
    1. A mayor may step down from their position by informing the Federal Bank as such
    2. This will trigger a special mayoral election.
    3. Resigning mayor will remain mayor until the election has concluded.
    4. Any citizen of the county may run for mayor of the town.
    5. Candidates must inform the Federal Bank of their candidacy.
    6. A period of two days begins following the announcement of the special election that will be given to allow candidates to campaign.
    7. After the campaign period ends, citizens of the town will have three days to vote at the Federal Bank for the candidate of their choosing.
    8. No one may be added or removed from the town (unless someone decides to leave on their own accord) once elections have been announced.
    9. If no candidates step forward the town will be dissolved.
  4. Vote of No-Confidence:
    1. 4 members of a town can trigger a vote of no confidence on their mayor by going to the Federal Bank
    2. At this point, the Federal Bank shall issue an announcement and give four days for members of the town to vote on the matter at the Federal Bank.
    3. If half the towns eligible voting population votes no confidence this will trigger a special mayoral election.
      • Eligible voters are defined as any member of the town that has 7 hours of activity a week for the previous two weeks prior to the vote of no confidence being triggered.
    4. No one may be added or removed from the town (unless someone decides to leave on their own accord) once a no confidence vote is triggered.
    5. Town permission settings may not be altered.
    6. Any citizen of the county may run for mayor of the town, including the sitting mayor.
    7. Candidates must inform the Federal Bank of their candidacy.
    8. A period of two days begins following the announcement of the special election that will be given to allow candidates to campaign.
    9. After the campaign period ends, citizens of the town will have three days to vote at the Federal Bank for the candidate of their choosing.
    10. If no candidates step forward the town will be dissolved.
    11. If there is a tie the town will default back to the current Mayor.
  5. Town Bank
    • The Town Bank's affairs must be in order at all times. It is the responsibility of the Mayor (and Banker, if Banker Perk is purchased) to ensure this.
    • Each week, except for the first week, $200 must be deposited into the vault as savings for the Holding Certificate.
    • 2 weeks worth of Salary must be present in the vault by the end of the second week.
      • Salaried Positions: Mayor, JotP, Sheriff, Deputies, Banker, and Post Master/Mistress
      • Minimum salary for the above positions is minimum $20 a week.
      • The people who hold these positions must be made aware that they are privy to a salary. These individuals may choose to decline their salary, but their salary must be available regardless of this.
    • Banks will be inspected randomly to ensure everything is in order.
    • You will have the First 2 weeks of each season to get your banks in order.
    • You may have a standard vault and an improved vault, though improved vaults may only be obtained with the Banker Perk.
    • Standard & Improved Vaults must be located on a foundation that is connected to an exterior wall.
  6. Holding Certificates:
    1. If you wish to retain your town season to season, you must purchase a township holding certificate from the Federal Bank before the season ends.
    2. Town Officials (Mayor / Sheriff or JotP) may purchase the holding certificate.
    3. Holding certificates may only be purchased during the announced period where they are available.
    4. Holding Certificate Costs:
      • Small Town: $1500 per season
      • Medium Town: $2000 per season
      • Large Town: $2500 per season
  7. Evictions:
    1. The Mayor may evict anyone at any time, as long there is roleplay.
    2. The evictee must be informed in person and given 72 hours to gather their belongings and animals.
    3. All personal belongings & animals must be given back to the owner. If this cannot be done in person, a pin coded box / barn may be used to store the items.
    4. Anything left in a public space [Example: Workshop] belongs to the town and will not be returned.
    5. Anyone that has been a sleeper for a period of 14 days must be removed from the town.

Town Perks: 1-time purchase

  1. Pony Express Perk
    • Perk Cost: $150
    • Both the Mayor and Postmaster must attend registration/purchasing of this perk at the Federal Bank so the Postmaster can be informed of their duties.
    • The Pony Express is allowed 2 horses. These horses must be spayed or neutered and tagged as “PE Town Name” [Example: Gypsum PE or PE Jackson Falls]
  2. Gambling Perk
    • Perk Cost: $500
    • Allows naming of Casino Commissioner:
    • Can sell Gambling Licenses
    • Must inform the Federal Bank of Gambling License Sales (Location and Owner of establishment)
    • Must provide buyer with Written copy of confirmation
    • Can Rescind licenses (Must inform Federal Bank)
    • Running an establishment without a license is Illegal. (Fine Evasion)
    • Not paying fees to the Casino Commissioner is Illegal (Fine Evasion)
    • Anyone can purchase a license (Except children and Teens)
    • Can sell poker chips (as well as cash out)
    • Casino Structure
      1. Must not cover a footprint larger than 35 foundations [Example: 5x7]
      2. May be built as part of a Saloon
      3. Chip Vendor must be locked behind a door to prevent outside access.
  3. Newspaper Perk
    • Perk Cost: $150
    • Homesteaders can work as a contributor for a town newspaper along with towns residents.
    • A newspaper office must be built in accordance with the limits listed above and have it’s own mailbox attached to the building
    • A newspaper office may be built into a post office.
    • Bounties can be in newspapers ONLY if they have been posted in a town for the public to see. As well as waiting 24 hours FROM this posting.
    • Town newspaper articles can only be posted once per week.
    • IC Events: You must wait 24hrs from the conclusion of the event being posted about before publishing an article about it. IC events are defined as, but not limited to the following:
      1. Arrests
      2. Robberies
      3. Bank Robberies
      4. Various other criminal activity
      5. Repeated advertisements must not be posted but once every 3 days.
  4. Banker Perk
    • Perk Cost: $2,000
    • Allows a Mayor to designate a citizen of their town as the Banker to handle all banking business.
    • Both the Mayor and the Banker need to be present when purchasing this perk from the Federal Bank.
    • Allows a town to purchase the Improved Vault for their town bank.
      • Improved Vaults must be purchased from the Federal Bank at a price of $400.
    • Allows a town to purchase Citizen's Vaults for their town bank.
      • Citizen's Vaults must be purchased from the Federal Bank at a price of $200.