• TOWN OF VAN BUREN PUBLIC HEARING

ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
TO THE TOWN CHARTER
Tues, Oct. 16th at 6:00 p.m. in Town Council Chambers.

Ballot Question 1 - Subject: Town Clerk
Shall the municipality approve the Charter amendment reprinted below?
Language to be deleted is struck out; language to be added is underlined.
PROPOSED AMENDMENT:
§203: Town Clerk
The Town Clerk shall have all the powers and responsibilities set forth in Title 30-A Chapter 123 of the Maine Revised Statues and shall be elected each year at the Annual Town Meeting for a term of one year appointed by the Town Council as needed. The appointment term may be for up to three (3) years.
Notwithstanding any personnel policy to the contrary or prohibited appointment as defined by 30-A M.R.S. § 2606, the Town Clerk may also be a Town employee.
Ballot Question 2 - Subject: Budget & Advisory Committee
Shall the municipality approve the Charter amendment reprinted below?
Language to be deleted is struck out; language to be added is underlined.
PROPOSED AMENDMENT:
§601. Authorization
There shall be established the Budget and Advisory Committee, which shall consist of (9) five (5) registered voters of the Town of Van Buren, to serve three (3) year terms. Five of the members shall be elected to staggered terms at the annual Town Meeting. The Town Council shall appoint four (4) member to staggered terms. All members shall be appointed by the Town Council. The Town Council may also appoint one (1) alternate member to the committee. No elected or appointed town official, nor any town employee, shall be eligible to serve on this committee.
Notwithstanding Title 30-A M.R.S.A. §2528 and §702 of this Charter, ten (10) signatures are sufficient for a nomination petition for the Budget and Advisory Committee.
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