Letter: Public invited to charter presentation

The next Bennington Charter Review informational meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the Bennington Fire House.

The public is invited to a presentation given by Jim Barlow, an attorney that specializes in municipal law. Mr. Barlow will review: what a municipal charter is, the different forms of local government in Vermont, things to consider while reviewing a charter and the governance amendment process to change a charter. Mr. Barlow will\ answer questions on these topics as well as presenting information.

The Charter Committee has been meeting weekly reviewing the Bennington Town charter page by page section by section. The public is welcome to attend these meetings as well as submit comments to the committee via the Bennington Town website http://benningtonvt.org/meetings/charter-review-committee/. The Bennington Charter can be found at web link above, in addition, all the past agendas and minutes are at this website.

In October and November there will be two evening forums for citizens to give input and ask question of the Charter Committee.

Please consider attending or watching on CATV.

Hope to see you there.

Sean-Marie Oller on behalf of the Charter Review Committee



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