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City Clerk Janice Ellis will remind the Paris City Council tonight that any special municipal election contemplated for Nov. 5 must be “ordered” by the council no later than its next meeting on Aug. 26.
That would include any charter amendment.
“If the City Council wishes to have a charter election on Nov. 5, they will need to provide direction to staff as to amendments and call the election no later than Aug. 26,” Ellis said in a memo to the council.
The same would apply for any move to put to a vote of the people a change in the Paris Economic Development Corporation from a Type A to a Type B corporation – a discussion that is on the PEDC agenda on Tuesday.
Ellis estimated the cost of a city-wide election in November at $9,300 to $11,000.
Under state law, elections must be held during either the November General Election or on the second Saturday of May.
By Charles Richards, eParisExtra