Topics: town charter

ORLEANS – A proposed charter change has led to a disagreement between the finance committee and the town's finance director over how big a role the committee should have in reviewing the town's financial affairs. The charter review committee took a preliminary vote Jan. 3 not to support a proposed charter change proposed by the finance committee seeking to give it the authority to independently review all of t...

CHATHAM – Should the select board also serve as the airport commission? That's a question that the charter review committee is asking as it works its way through a series of suggestions for amendments to the town's home-rule document. Oversight of the airport is a subject that has come up recently before the select board. In an opinion issued in September, Town Counsel Patrick Costello said that according t...

ORLEANS – What's in a name? When it comes to the difference between a town administrator and a town manager, John Kelly says there is more than meets the eye. The select board on Oct. 13 held a joint hearing with the town's charter review committee, which asked the board for input on some possible changes it is exploring to the town charter. That includes a possible title change from town administrator to t...