Afton charter ready for reviewIf the Afton Charter Commission has its way, Afton will become a charter city come November.
By: Amber Kispert-Smith, Woodbury Bulletin
If the Afton Charter Commission has its way, Afton will become a charter city come November.
During the Afton City Council’s Dec. 15 meeting, Charter Commission members requested approval from the city council to submit their final working draft charter to the League of Minnesota Cities for approval.
The council approved the request.
A charter city is a city in which the governing system is defined by the city's own charter document rather than by state, provincial, regional or national laws.
The proposed Afton charter addresses several areas relating to the city — including boundaries, powers of the city, ordinances, form of government, elected offices, procedures, elections, petitions and referendums.
Kate McGinn from the charter commission told the council that the cost of the review would be $700 and it would take approximately 2-3 months to review.
The results of the review will come back to the council.
McGinn informed the council that it is the charter commission’s goal to have the proposed charter on the November 2010 ballot.
For more information on the proposed Afton charter and the Afton Charter Commission, visit