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PUBLIC NOTICE - SPECIAL ELECTION - MARCH 14, 2017

SPECIAL ELECTION TO CONSIDER
AMENDMENTS TO CLAREMONT CITY CHARTER

MUNICIPAL VOTING WILL BE HELD AT:
WARD I & II - CLAREMONT MIDDLE SCHOOL, 107 SOUTH ST
WARD III – DISNARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 160 HANOVER ST

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017

POLLS OPEN AT 8:00AM AND CLOSE AT 7:00PM

Charter Amendment #1
Shall the municipality approve the charter amendment reprinted below?  Effective Date July 1, 2017
Section 32. Certain Officers  
For purpose of public safety the fire chief, police chief, and director of public works shall reside in a location within 15 minutes travel time from their respective City office within 180 days after completion of their probationary period.
Summary explanation:  This changes the residency requirement for the fire chief, police chief and director of public works.

Charter Amendment #2
Shall the municipality approve the charter amendment reprinted below?   Effective Date July 1, 2017
Section 36. Municipal Year  
The fiscal and budget year of the city shall begin as set by ordinance.
Summary explanation:  This change clarifies that the City may change its fiscal and budget year by ordinance.

Charter Amendment #3
Shall the municipality approve the charter amendment reprinted below?  Effective Date July 1, 2017
Section 40. Budget Procedure  
The manager shall submit the proposed budget for the next fiscal year to the council not later than 60 days prior to the end of the current fiscal year.
Summary explanation:  This aligns the budget submission date with the fiscal year.

Charter Amendment #4
Shall the municipality approve the charter amendment reprinted below?  Effective Date July 1, 2017
Section 42. Date of Final Adoption  
The budget for the next fiscal year shall be finally adopted not later than the last day of the 12th month of the current fiscal year.
Summary explanation:  This requires the budget to be adopted prior to the start of the fiscal year.

Gwendolyn R. Melcher
City Clerk/Tax Collector       


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