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 two Charter Commission Public Hearings are available for viewing on Town Hall Streams.

CHARTER REVIEW WORKING OUTLINE 2019 UPDATED 01/24/2019

Upcoming Meeting Schedule (all meetings in the Council Chambers):
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Monday, October 7, 2019 at 7:00pm

Agendas will be posted as they become available. Minutes will be posted once they are approved. Handouts from meetings will be posted with the minutes.

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 chartercomm@barharbormaine.gov.