Seminole voters to decide on charter changes

Council candidates’ residency requirements among items that could be tweaked
Seminole will ask voters to decide on several city charter changes this fall. [Times (2013)]
Seminole will ask voters to decide on several city charter changes this fall. [Times (2013)]
Published June 6

SEMINOLE — The Charter Review Committee presented four proposed charter amendments to the City Council at a recent meeting. Council members told staff to prepare the ordinances to be placed on the Nov. 5 ballot.

One amendment says council members must be residents of the city for the 12 months immediately prior to qualifying and must retain residency throughout their term in office. Another deletes language allowing council members to assign duties to the city clerk.

“The city clerk should be directed by the city manager,” said Berny Jacques, vice chair of the committee.

The others have to do with when to choose a vice mayor and appointing members of the Charter Review Committee.

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