Mayor, Councilman Martin Talk Special Election

Mayor, Councilman Martin Talk Special Election

The City of Sheridan will have a special election next month to decide the fate of Charter Ordinance 2202 after a petition garnered the exact amount of valid signatures required to prompt such an action. Charter Ordinance 2202 would change some of the details of the original City Administrator Ordinance, Charter Ordinance 2158, and the City’s elected officials voted to install 2202 on a vote of 6-1. The lone dissenting vote was cast by Mayor Roger Miller. If City residents vote to keep 2202 from taking effect, 2158 will stay in place. Mayor Miller believes that if the people vote down Ordinance 2202, they are sending the message that they do not want the City Administrator position at all.

Councilman Jacob Martin is not convinced that a no vote is a clear indication that the people don’t want the current form of government.

The initial cost estimate of the special election is $39,696, however, City Clerk Cecilia Good said that estimate is very preliminary and likely to change. November 5th has been chosen as the date for the election with polls open from 7am-7pm. City residents will be able to vote at their regular election locations. Results of the special election are expected to be certified at a special meeting of the City Council on November 7.

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