The residents and registered voters of the Town of Hartford are hereby notified that A public informational hearing will be held on Tues., Jan. 19, 2016 at 7pm to meet at the Hartford Town Hall in said Town to explain and receive public comments on proposed amendments to the Hartford Town Charter, which will be presented for consideration by the Town at its annual meeting to be held on Tues., March 1, 2016.
The public is further notified that an official copy of the proposed Charter amendment, approved and adopted by the Selectboard of the Town of Hartford on December 28, 2015, is listed below.
ARTICLE 14. 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. (By Australian ballot)
ARTICLE 15. 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. (By Australian ballot)
ARTICLE 16. Shall the Town of Hartford establish a capital repair and replacement reserve fund, to be known as the Town of Hartford Capital Reserve Fund, into which there shall be deposited Town room and meals/alcoholic beverages tax net revenues until directed otherwise by vote of the Town. The effectiveness of this Article is conditioned upon the approval of Article 15. (By Australian ballot)
Approved at a special meeting of the Selectboard of the Town of Hartford, December 28, 2015