Glasgow Town Council will postpone its search for a new town hall and instead devote those efforts to updating the Town’s Charter.
The participants on the Town Hall Advisory Committee have transitioned to the Charter Review Committee.
The Committee will utilize the Town Charter, Ordinances, and current form of Town operations as a starting point, and means to establish checks and balances for all functions and operations, and to prioritize efficiencies.
The proposed charter will address the structure and powers of Glasgow town government, including election procedures, the legislative and executive branches, town administration, multi-member bodies, and financial provisions.
The Charter Committee shall analyze municipal charters currently operating within the Commonwealth, and prepare a recommendation that is consistent with Virginia law as well as best practices in municipal government.
When approved by the Council, any proposed Town Charter changes will be presented for adoption at a Town Council Meeting following a public hearing, and, when approved, forwarded for approval by the General Assembly and Governor.
The intent is to review of all options and prepare a recommendation to Town Council, no later than October 31st, 2020.
- Council, Sonny Williams and Barrett McFaddin
- Planning Commission, Aaron Britton and Tom Camden
- Citizen at Large, Boyd Walker
- Mayor, Shane Watts
- Town Manager, Eric Pollitt
- Town Attorney, Grace Crickenberger