Town Attorney David Gaskill researched a question that was asked at last night’s Council meeting.

At the meeting last evening, the question was posed by Mr. Jim Hoppa as to whether the Budget Ordinance, if passed by the Mayor and Council, could be brought to referendum by the citizens of the Town of Berlin.

Section C3-12 of the Town Charter provides a mechanism for the voters to ordinarily file a petition with the Town Administrator requesting that an Ordinance passed by the Council and approved by the Mayor be brought to a referendum vote.

However, there is an exception in Section C3-12 regarding the annual Budget Ordinance. Specifically, Section C3-12 of the Town Charter provides that “the provisions of this section shall not apply to any ordinance adopting the annual budget and making the annual tax levy or levying taxes for the payment of indebtedness of the town.”

Accordingly, there is no right of the voters to petition the Budget Ordinance to referendum.

 

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Fri 10

Holiday-Good Friday

April 10
Town offices will be closed in observance of Good Friday.  There will be no recycling collection; regularly scheduled Friday trash...
Fri 10

Berlin Art Strolls and Makers Market

April 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Town Hall
Downtown shops and restaurants open later featuring local artists every 2nd Friday all year long. Makers Market brings the artists...
Sat 11

Berlin Spring Celebration – Cancelled

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Berlin
*CANCELLED* The day will be filled with themed games and crafts, a moon bounce, face-painting, story time, live music, face...
Mon 13

5:30 p.m. Mayor & Council Budget Worksession

April 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
General Fund Budget Worksession
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