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Killingworth Charter Revision Commission to Hold Public Hearing

The Killingworth Charter Revision Commission will hold a second online public hearing on possible amendments to the Killingworth Town Charter on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. Log-on information may be found at townofkillingworth.com, under “Calendars.”

The charter currently in place can also be found at townofkillingworth.com, under “Killingworth Code of Laws” in the Quick Links section of the home page. Paper copies are available inside the back entrance to Town Hall and at the Killingworth Library.

The Board of Selectmen appointed the commission to draft amendments to the charter according to a process set forth by Connecticut statutes. Any proposed amendments will be submitted to the town for approval at referendum; the commission aims to have its proposals ready in time to be on the Nov. 2, 2021 ballot.

The commission is taking a broad look at the existing charter, last amended in 2009, to see what works, what doesn’t work, and what is outdated. Issues range from details such as schedules and budget thresholds to the form of government itself. Commission members are eager to hear from everyone with an interest in Killingworth town governance.

More hearings will be scheduled, and all of the commission’s meetings are open to the public. These meetings are currently being held remotely and may be joined by computer or phone. The schedule of meetings, agendas, and log-on information can all be found at townofkillingworth.com.

Residents can email the commission at killingworthcharterrevision@gmail.com. To speak with a member of the commission, call Town Hall at 860-663-1765, press 0, and leave a message. Someone will call back.


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