Charter Revision Commission
WHEREAS, on June 20, 2005 a petition for the creation of a Charter Revision Commission was certified by the City Clerk and filed with the City Council;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that there is hereby created a Charter Revision Commission, in accordance with Conn. Gen. Stat. §7-188 et seq; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Charter Revision Commission of the City of Meriden be appointed by the Meriden City Council, said Charter Revision Commission consisting of not less than five (5) nor more than fifteen (15) electors, no more than one-third of whom may hold any public office in Meriden, and not more than a bare majority of whom shall be members of any one political party;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Charter Revision Commission of the City of Meriden to be appointed by the City Council shall be charged with drafting a revision of the existing Charter of the City of Meriden, to include the deletion of, amendment of or revision of the applicable sections of the Meriden City Charter, considering the recommendations included in the above-referenced petition, namely:
1. Consideration of “an amendment to the City Charter to provide the mandatory requirement for any project or bond issue which exceeds One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) in total to be approved by the voters in a referendum.”
2. Consideration of any such other Meriden City Charter matters as recommended by the Meriden City Council.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that said Charter Revision Commission of the City of Meriden shall hold at least two public hearings on the proposed charter amendments in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Conn. Gen. Stat. § 7-191 et seq.;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that said Charter Revision Commission of the City of Meriden shall submit its draft report to the Meriden City Clerk on or before the 2nd of January, 2006, who then shall transmit such report to the Meriden City Council; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a special appropriation in the amount of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) from the Contingency Fund be authorized to the Charter Revision Commission for the purpose of defraying necessary expenses of said commission, including, but not limited to, secretarial services, supplies and publication expenses utilized during the course of its deliberations.