Kilgore residents to vote on charter amendments

Published on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 12:25 - Written by

(MCT) -- Residents in Kilgore will face proposed charter amendments on the May 10 election.

The six proposed include an extension of the council members' terms as well as other new or revised restrictions on office-seekers and a limitation on the terms for the members of the city's Planning & Zoning Commission, restricting the board members to two terms of two years each.

The proposals are:

Proposition 1: Amending Article II, Section 1. (1), extending the terms of the mayor and four council members from two years to three years;

Proposition 2: Amending Article II, Section 2, requiring each city council member to be at least 21 years of age;

Proposition 3: Amending Article II, Section 2, requiring each city council member to be a qualified voter of the City of Kilgore;

Proposition 4: Amending Article II, Section 2, requiring each city council member to have resided for at least 12 months immediately preceding the election within the corporate limits of the city or for 12 months within territory which has been annexed by the city;

Proposition 5: Amending Article II, Section 2, requiring payment of a filing fee of one hundred dollars ($100) or submittal of a petition for candidacy in lieu of a filing fee and said petition must be signed by not less than twentyfive (25) qualified voters of the territory from which the office is elected in the most recent mayoral general election;

Proposition 6: Amending Article XII, Section 2, to limit the terms of Planning & Zoning Board members to two terms of two years each.