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Charter Commission Schedule


Timeline - County Charter Next Steps

Tuesday, July 24th 6 p.m. The County Board of Supervisors give final consideration for a resolution to establish a public hearing date for Local Law #2.
Tuesday, August 7th: 6 p.m. Special Joint Meeting of the Charter Commission and County Board of Supervisors to discuss the County Charter.
Tuesday, August 14th 6 p.m. Public Meeting for the Consideration of a Local Law #2 to establish a County Charter form of Government.
Tuesday, August 14th After the public meeting, the County Board of Supervisors will consider any possible amendments or changes to the draft Charter and whether to move the Charter forward for a referendum vote in November’s election.
Wednesday, August 15th If passed, the Charter will be sent to the New York State Department of State for approval.
September 21, 2012 Deadline to send ballot information to the Board of Elections
November 6, 2012 Election Day for Charter to be on the ballot.




Original Meeting Schedule

The Commission will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Old County Courthouse, 2nd floor conference room, 6:30 p.m.

  1. April 4, 2012- Minutes approved
  2. April 18, 2012- Minutes approved
  3. May 2, 2012- Minutes approved
  4. May 16, 2012- Minutes approved
  5. May 30, 2012- Public Meeting # 1
  6. June 6, 2012- Minutes pending
  7. June 13, 2012
  8. June 18, 2012 (Monday) Public Meeting #2 (Village of Canajoharie Municipal Building; 6:30 p.m.)
  9. June 20, 2012
  10. June 25, 2012 (Monday) Public Meeting #3 (City of Amsterdam, Riverfront Center, 1st floor, 6:30 p.m.)
  11. June 27, 2012
  12. Monday, July 2, 2012 (Wednesday of this week is the 4th of July holiday)
  13. July 11, 2012

Public Meetings


In addition 3 public meetings will be held, one meeting to be held in the City of Amsterdam, one to be held in the Village of Fonda, and one to be held in the Village of Canajoharie.  Announcements will be made when the dates and times are determined for these meetings.



Charter Commission Calendar



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