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Charter Commission requests Ronning to draft ballot question

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Charter Commission voted today to take to voters the amended City Charter that the City Council failed to support earlier this month.

The nine-member Charter Commission voted to place the amended charter on the Nov. 6 general election ballot and to ask City Attorney Rich Ronning to draft the ballot question. The question would ask Willmar voters whether or not they approve the charter as amended.

Commissioners asked that the draft question be ready for their discussion at the next meeting on Feb. 21.

The charter allows the commission to take amendments to voters if proposed amendments fail to receive the required affirmative votes of all eight City Council members to adopt the changes by council action.