Charter Review Committee seeks two more members

Jun 19, 2019

The Charter Review Committee is seeking two more members.

The Town Charter is a  legal document that outlines the structure of Wareham’s government and outlines the powers and duties of various committees and officials.

Within the charter is a provision that requires the Board of Selectmen to appoint a committee to review the charter and submit recommendations and proposed amendments and revisions to the charter every ten years. The committee is to be formed in each year that ends with a nine, and the committee’s recommendations are to be submitted to the first town meeting in each year ending in zero.

So far, seven people have signed up to participate.

An article that would eliminate the committee was voted down at the Spring 2019 Town Meeting.

“It’s our right to review the charter,” Sandy Slavin said at the Town Meeting. “It’s our right to say to the selectmen what we want our government to be and to do.”

Those interested in applying should contact the Board of Selectmen’s office.