Ordinance O2010.08.1 - An Ordinance Establishing an Office of Town Clerk to be filled by Appointment upon Referendum Approval
This ordinance, adopted August 10, 2010, is required 45+ days prior to referendum vote pursuant to Wis. statutes §60.30(1e) in order for Hortonia voters change the office of the Town Clerk from an elected position to an appointed position. Minutes of the May 11 monthly Town Board meeting reflect that the Board chose to place the referendum on the November 2, 2010 ballot. At the Town’s Annual meeting held April 13, 2010 the electors approved a motion to put a referendum on the ballot, either this September or November, to allow Town electors to choose whether they want an appointed clerk or an elected clerk. The motion carried by a vote of 12 ayes to 7 nays.
The April 13, 2010 minutes regarding this issue reflect the following:
The referendum question shall be: “Shall the person holding the office of Town Clerk in the Town of Hortonia be appointed by the Town Board?”
On November 2nd the referendum FAILED with 275 (60.6%) voting NO to 148 (32.6%) voting YES out of 454 total ballots cast. !! CLICK HERE !! for election results.
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Documents related to the Minutes:
• !! CLICK HERE !! for the 4/13/2010 Annual Meeting minutes
• !! CLICK HERE !! for the 5/11/2010 Town Board minutes