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Claremont voters can expect charter commission question

Union Leader Correspondent

October 07. 2013 7:57PM

CLAREMONT — Voters this November will be asked if they would like to review the town charter.

“There will be a question on the ballot asking voters if they want to create a charter commission,” City Manager Guy Santagate said Monday.

The ballot is to be finalized later this week, according to the City Clerk’s office.

Voters will also be electing charter commission members who would sit on the commission, if established.

“We have nine people running to become members of the charter commission,” Santagate said.

Santagate said making changes to the city charter is a lengthy process.

The city charters sets out the rules for which the city government runs.

Santagate said there are no specific changes for which the commission is being formed, but that it is a good time to review the charter.

“It’s been about 10 years since we’ve done this and I think it’s a good idea to look at it and make updates to the charter,” he said.

Any changes to the city charter the commission proposes would go before the public for a vote.

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