Town of Newtown Public Hearing Notice:
The Charter Revision Commission will hold a Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, Newtown, Connecticut, on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, to hear public comments on the possible changes the charter of the Town of Newtown.
Changes to be considered by the Commission include:
1. Section 6-14(a): Consider including the requirement for a bifurcated budget, to include separate ballot questions for the Board of Selectman and the Board of Education budget.
2. Section 6-14 or 6-15: Consider including non-binding advisory questions as to whether a negative vote is due to the budget being too high or too low.
3. Section 6.14: Consider a budget ballot requiring each voter to (a) approve the budget, (b) reject the budget because it is too high, or (c) reject the budget because it is too low. One choice only. Advisory questions not necessary.
4. Any reasonable combination of the above.
The hearing will be followed immediately by a Charter Revision Commission meeting.
John Godin Chairman, Charter Revision Commission