Draft of Proposed Cecil County Charter Now Available for Public Review

Press Release From Cecil County Charter Board

Elkton, MD – The Charter Board, appointed by the Cecil County Commissioners in March 2009, is proud to announce that the draft Charter of Cecil County is now available on the Cecil County Government website at www.ccgov.org/commissioners/charterboard.cfm

The Charter of Cecil County is a document that would change the present commissioner form of government to charter home rule government if approved by the voters in the November 2, 2010 election. The proposed charter document defines the duties, power, rules, procedures, and structure of local county government and the rights of our voters/citizens. Charter of Cecil County public information forums are scheduled as follows: Thursday, March 11, 2010 6:30 p.m. County Administration Building

200 Chesapeake Blvd., Elkton Tuesday, March 30, 2010 6:30 p.m. Perryville Library

500 Coudon Blvd., Perryville April (date to be confirmed) 6:30 p.m. Cecilton Fire Company

110 E. Main Street, Cecilton April (date to be confirmed) 6:30 p.m. North East Fire Company

210 S. Mauldin Ave, North East Thursday, May 6, 2010 6:00 p.m. Bohemia Manor High School

Route 213, Chesapeake City Tuesday, May 11, 2010 6:00 p.m. Rising Sun Library

111 Colonial Way, Rising Sun

Charter Board members will provide an overview of the document, and the public will have an opportunity to provide input and ask questions. In addition to the public forums, charter presentation meetings are being scheduled for organizations and agencies within the County.

Voters are encouraged to attend the information forums. For a copy of the draft Charter of Cecil County, updated list of Charter of Cecil County public information forums, and all the latest news on charter government in Cecil County visit the Cecil County Government website at http://www.ccgov.org/commissioners/charterboard.cfm

Contact Joyce Bowlsbey, Charter Board Chair at jbowlsbey@comcast.net or 410.398.1406 or Vicky Rinkerman in the Commissioners’ Office at vrinkerman@ccgov.org or 410.996.8310 or if you have any questions, or seek further information regarding charter meetings or the Charter Board.

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