Silt seeking applicants for nine-member Home Rule Charter Commission |

Silt seeking applicants for nine-member Home Rule Charter Commission

SILT – Those interested in serving on a nine-member Home Rule Charter Commission can pick up application petitions beginning Jan. 13 at Silt Town Hall.The town is seeking to become a home-rule municipality instead of its current status as a statutory town governed by state law. Home-rule designation will give the town more control over taxes that are collected and creating town ordinances.The commission will be responsible for drawing up the town’s home-rule charter.”What we need now are people who are interested in serving,” Town Administrator Rick Aluise said.Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a minimum one-year resident of the town and a registered voter. Petitions must have at least 25 signatures from registered voters.All petitions must be turned into the town clerk by Feb. 10, 2006. Voters will decide on the charter commission members in the town’s municipal election on April 4, 2006. A vote on the charter itself will be held in the November 2006 election.For more information or with questions, contact town clerk Sheila McIntyre at 876-2353 or come to Silt Town Hall, 231 N. Seventh St.

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