City Charter Commission

The City Charter Commission was elected on November 5, 2013. The Commission met weekly from December 4 to April 9 to draft the proposed charter. Agendas, packet, and minutes are provided below. On April 9, 2014 the Commission voted unanimously to send the draft charter to the Governor for review.

Click here for the Final Draft of the City Charter that was approved by the Governor - Dated June 25, 2014

Click here for the Proposed City Charter as submitted to the Governor - Dated April 9, 2014

City Charter Commissioners:

Philip Arbour, Jack Donaldson, John Hansen, Matt Kowalski, Phillip Mekas, Mary-Ellen Miller, Thomas Phillips, Michael Raatz and James Smith

Click Here for a Description of the Charter Creation Process

The following documents were provided to the Commission. Residents can view the documents by clicking on a link below.

Meeting Agendas, Packets & Minutes:

Agenda Packet Minutes
November 18, 2013
December 4, 2013
December 11, 2013
December 18, 2013
January 8, 2014
January 15, 2014
January 22, 2014
January 29, 2014
February 5, 2014
February 12, 2014
February 19, 2014
February 26, 2014
March 5, 2014
March 12, 2014
March 19, 2014
March 22, 2014 Public Hearing    
March 26, 2014
April 2, 2014
April 9, 2014
June 18, 2014
August 7, 2014
September 11, 2014

 

Completed Draft Articles:

Article Document Date Approved    Sample Language Used
Preamble December 11, 2013 NCL Model Charter Preamble
Powers of the City January 8, 2014 NCL Model Charter Article 1
City Council

January 15, 2014

Updated February 5, 2014

NCL Model Charter Article 2
Administrative Services February 5, 2014 Caro Charter Chapter 7
Financial Management February 5, 2014 NCL Model Charter Article 5
Elections February 26, 2014 Caro Charter Chapter 4 and portions of Chapter 8
Taxation March 12, 2014 Caro Charter Chapter 10
Special Assessments March 12, 2014 Caro Charter Chapter 11
Borrowing March 12, 2014 Caro Charter Chapter 12
Purchases, Sales, Contracts, Leases March 19, 2014 Caro Charter Chapter 13
Utilities, Franchises and Permits March 19, 2014 Caro Charter Chapter 14
Miscellaneous March 19, 2014 Caro Charter Chapter 15
Transition March 19, 2014 Caro Charter Chapter 16