Tyrone - A Lawyer's Paradise

Even though the changes to Tyrone's charter were miniscule (one might ask why they even bothered) take a look at Article 8.102: Existing ordinances and resolutions of the town of Tyrone not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter (do they mean charter?)shall continue in effect until council has acted on said ordinances and resolutions. Within two years of the effect date of this charter the council shall review all existing ordinances and resolutions, and shall adopt, repeal, modify or amend by majority vote of the council said ordinances and resolutions. All exisiting ordinances and resolutions not acted on by council shall be automatically repealed at the end of the above mentioned two year period.

Wow, our new lawyer is good. In addition to updating our charter he inserted a two year contract for himself.

Tyrone - It's whats for dinner.

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Submitted by boxwing on Thu, 02/07/2008 - 10:31am.

So to summarize the language of the section, the Council is required to review all existing ordinances and either approve, modify, or delete them over a two year period. Any ordinance that is not specifically voted on will automatically lapse at the end of the period.

So since one of the main issues of the election was the validity of our local ordinances, a review of them would seem to be what the electorate voted for. Even better, each and every one of the ordinances must come up for a PUBLIC DISCUSSION and VOTE over the next two years. That seems about as open a system as can be devised to address the concerns of the citizens!

I have to note with a bit of a chuckle that Shaquita is waging a campaign about how radical a change the proposed charter is while Ethicalgovernment categorizes the changes as "minimal".

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Submitted by suggarfoot on Thu, 02/07/2008 - 10:54am.

It's way over due. Years ago, my hometown reviewed theirs to find that spitting on the streets was still on the books!

No more will people wake up to find their land rezoned without their knowledge.

Tyrone has too long been a developers dream, they got anything they asked for at the expense of the taxpayers.

Submitted by rm.snell on Thu, 02/07/2008 - 9:46pm.

Suggarfoot- Developing business and property helps bring in more tax revenue. Do not be so sure that people will not wake up to find things changed. Your ole buddy Dick got a kick in the behind in the January 24th meeting.

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