Charter Review Commission seeks input from residents
April 12 Town Hall Meeting precedes Commission meeting
MURPHY (April 1, 2022) Residents will have an opportunity to provide input on the proposed changes to The City of Murphy Charter at a Town Hall Meeting set for Tuesday, April 12 in Council Chambers, 206 North Murphy Road.
The Town Hall Meeting starts at 6 p.m. and precedes the meeting of the Charter Review Commission, scheduled for the same evening starting at 7:15 p.m. in the Community Room.
Comments from residents on the proposed changes put forth by the Charter Review Commission serve to either affirm or refute the Commission’s suggestions and aid in providing valuable feedback prior to the Commission submitting their proposed changes to the City Council for consideration.
The City Charter, as it currently exists, can be located by selecting “Home Rule Charter” at https://z2.franklinlegal.net/franklin/Z2Browser2.html?showset=murphyset.
Attendees of the Town Hall Meeting will be provided with the proposed changes and will be asked to make comments on those modifications. At the same time, residents may elect to provide their own proposed changes to the Charter as well.
The Charter Review Commission is an advisory entity appointed by the City Council every six years for the expressed purpose of reviewing the Charter. The Commission, whose creation is itself imbedded in the Charter, started meeting in early January and has convened six times, has reviewed the entire Charter, and is proposing the changes.
Following the Charter Review Commission’s presentation of proposed changes to the City Council, that body will then decide which, if any of the proposed changes, will be placed before voters in November.
Residents may attend the Town Hall Meeting virtually by Zoom at
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89127242768?pwd=Wm0zWkR1cnhmbUpXTXpKdUZFS2ZXQT09. Enter passcode: 320203. The Charter Review Commission, which meets in the Community Room following the Town Hall Meeting, is open to the public, but it is not broadcast virtually.