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Joplin Charter Review Commission votes on proposals

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There was certainly a lot to talk about at tonight's charter review commission meeting. After hearing the public's concerns, the commission put to vote the proposed amendments.

 

One discussion brought up this evening was whether or not to place the police chief under the authority of the city council instead of the city manager. After determining it was more of a legal issue, the council voted to further discuss this issue at a later meeting.

One proposed item the commission did approve involves the public works department - the committee approved the proposal of the director now be licensed in engineering.

They also discussed the mayor position - on whether or not the mayor should remain an appointed position, or be elected. The charter unanimously voted not to amend the current statue - 11 to 0, and the mayor position will remain an appointed position.

Other votes include...

Motion to not amend to change zoned council seats: Vote passed 11-0.

Motion to not to amend the current status of council seats from 4 years to 2 years: Vote passed 11-0, with amendment that council members must be a registered voter for at least 2 years.

Motion to not approve limiting council members to 3, 4 year terms: Vote passed 8-3.

Motion made to amend council members' pay from $5 per meeting to $100 per month: Vote passes 9-2

Motion to NOT approve suggested change of placing the city clerk under the supervision of the city manager instead of the council: Vote passes 11-0

The Commission will meet again to review the final amendments, once they are rewritten by City Attorney, Brian Head.

That meeting will take place on December 17th at 5:30.


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