YOUR VIEW: Please attend meeting on Charter revision

Published on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:25
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To the Editor,

As the chairman and vice-chairman of the Town of Plymouth Charter Revision Commission, we are writing to encourage public attendance at out informational meeting of April 25 at Town Hall at 7 p.m.

The Charter Revision Commission had been charged with exploring the concept of changing the Town’s form of government to a Town Manager.

In further of that task, we have reviewed numerous charters of other municipalities and have reached various conclusions regarding the appropriate modifications of the charter to convert to a Town Manager form of government. These proposals are broadly as follows:

1)    The Town Manager will be in charge of the day to day management of the Town and supervisor of all Town Employees;

2)    All policy decisions, including the hiring and firing of personnel will be made by the Town Council;

3)    In recognition of the additional responsibilities placed on the council, the number of council persons would increase to seven.

4)    We also propose that no specific positions be mandated by the charter, but be determined and filled by the respective commissions, as overseen by the council.

5)    The town Clerk and Tax Collector would continue to be elected positions; and

6)    The position of the Town Treasurer would be eliminated.

The above is a short synopsis of our work to date. We invite all voters in the Town of Plymouth to attend the meeting on the 25th and ask any questions or make comments as appropriate.

David Sekorski (D)

Vice-Chairman

Mark D. Malley (R)

Chairman



Posted in The Bristol Press, Letters on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:25. Updated: Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:27.