The residents and registered voters of the Town of Hartford are hereby notified that a public informational hearing will be held on Tuesday October 25th 2016 at 7pm at the Hartford Town Hall in said Town to explain and receive public comment on the proposed amendments to the Hartford Town Charter, which will be presented for consideration by Australian ballot by the Town at a Special Joint Town and School District Meeting to be held on Tuesday November 8, 2016.
The public is further notified that an official copy of the proposed Charter amendments, approved and adopted by the Selectboard of the Town of Hartford on June 21, 2016 and the Hartford School Board on August 10, 2016 are listed below. The actual charter amendments as they would read in the Town Charter are in the attached NOTICE TO VOTERS with wording deletions shown in [brackets] and wording additions shown as underlined.
1. Shall the Town of Hartford and the Hartford Town School District amend the Town Charter to provide for the consideration of all budget adoption matters by Australian ballot? The effectiveness of this Article is conditioned upon the approval by both the Town and the Town School District.
2. Shall the Charter of the Town of Hartford be amended to authorize the levy of a one percent (1%) rooms and meals/alcoholic beverages tax, the net proceeds of which to be deposited in a capital reserve fund until directed otherwise by vote of the Town.