Medaryville Town Council members held the final reading over two ordinances related to election procedures when they met last week.
Clerk-Treasurer Judy Harwood explained that town council members were considering these ordinances in order to adjust term lengths. She said the switch will have a positive impact on the cost of running an election.
She stated, “What they’re trying to do is get on the presidential elections and then there’s no cost to the town if they do that.”
Harwood said one ordinance pertains to nominating candidates for town office and the other changes the times for elections. She explained that since are still a few years left before the next presidential election, they had to establish procedures for the time being.
“So there will be like a one year vote in 2019 for 2020 and then they’ll have a term of just one year.” Harwood explained, “Then in 2020 for 2021, they’ll have a four-year term.”
Clerk-Treasurer Harwood said the members have been considering these changes in their meetings over the past few months. Last Wednesday, they unanimously passed both ordinances as presented.