Charter Commission

The Charter Commission has the limited authority to study the Town Charter and recommend any Charter amendments or revisions that the Commission believes to be advisable. Any changes to the Town Charter would have to be approved by Town Meeting voters on a secret ballot before taking effect.

The Charter Commission is governed by Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A, Chapter 111: Home Rule. To view the statute click here.

The Charter Commission Public Hearing is scheduled for Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Council Chambers.
Each person will have 3 minutes to speak and will be limited to speaking one time.

Tentative Regular Meeting Schedule (all meetings in the Council Chambers):
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 8:30am
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 8:30am
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 8:30am
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 8:30am
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 8:30am

Agendas will be posted as they become available.

View Agendas and Minutes

Charter Commission Members:

Julie Berberian
Anna Durand
Joseph Cough
Jill Goldthwait, Vice-Chair
Michael Gurtler, Chair
Patricia Samuel, Secretary
Martha Searchfield
Peter St. Germain
Christopher Strout

To email the Charter Commission, send to