Charter commission requests gets mixed response from Afton councilA couple of requests by Afton’s charter commission got a mixed response at the city’s latest meeting Sept. 16.
By: Amber Kispert-Smith, Woodbury Bulletin
A couple of requests by Afton’s charter commission got a mixed response at the city’s latest meeting Sept. 16.
Charter commissioners, who are drawing up a draft document to present to voters to decide whether they want Afton to become a charter city or remain a statutory city, had asked for permission to get their draft reviewed by lawyers for the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC).
They also made city council members aware that as they had not finished the draft in time to make the November elections ballot, a special election would likely need to be called next year, which would require additional funds from the city, perhaps in the region of $6,000-$8,000.
Members voted to defer decision on the request for review by LMC attorneys until a draft had been presented first to the city council for inspection, and said they would consider the budget implications of the special election in their next budget discussion.