Posts Tagged ‘ charter ’

Revisions up for a vote; Public to weigh in on potential changes

June 27, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The voters will have the final say on the proposed charter revisions, as the Town Council voted Monday night to place them on the November ballot. “There are people on both sides that are passionate,” said Town Council Vice Chairman Peter Romano. “Leave it to the people to decide.” Under the…

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Final charter meeting gets a little testy

June 13, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The final meeting of the Charter Revision Commission grew contentious last week when member Dennis Conroy, a Democrat, accused his Republican colleagues of looking to change how the Board of Police Commissioners was managed in an effort to guarantee the police chief position for a former Town Council chairman. Conroy said…

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Commission dismisses charter ideas

May 11, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Charter Revision Commission has dismissed a handful of ideas from a previous public hearing, including longer terms for certain municipal boards and changing the requirements for a referendum on town expenditures. The referendum issue was discussed by several residents at the public hearing, many of whom claimed that the…

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Residents offer opinions on charter changes

April 26, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A public hearing on the current charter revision drew about a dozen speakers, most of them focusing on the proposed changes to the Police and Fire Commissions. The five-member commission was formed last month after a party line vote on the Town Council. Chairman John Dobbins has directed the group…

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Charter commission starts out hot

April 10, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Education Foundation has its first two time champion as the Bee-lievers from Plantsville Congregational Church won the title for the second time in three years. “We’re very pleased,” said team member Susan Koenig, after the team was the only remaining team to spell millennium correctly. Her other team members,…

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Opening the charter; Commission formed by party vote

March 27, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Town Council has decided to open the charter, establishing a new Charter Revision Commission, following a strict party line vote Monday night. All six Republicans voted in favor of the commission, while the Council’s three Democrats voted against it. Five people were named to the commission, three Republicans and two…

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Opening the town charter; Tempers flare over commission proposal

March 14, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor A proposal before the Town Council to establish a new charter revision commission became contentious Monday night, as the Democrat minority accused the Republicans of being secretive and already having a determined agenda. The discussion on the commission was brief, but at one point during the debate Town Council Chairman John…

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