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Here’s The Scoop … Settle Down LBTS Voters … Voting Districts Are Here To Stay …

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Dear Readers… sometimes this writer feels like the character Katherine Hepburn played in “Desk Set”…an old movie I used to watch on my black and white Zenith TV when it came on TV on Sunday afternoons in Highland Park, Illimois…Her character worked as a researcher answering all kinds of questions…big and little …easy and hard…She had the resources to find whatever the caller on the other end of the rotary phone wanted…No twittering….

Over the past week I keep hearing what the losing Commission candidates espoused in the last LBTS municipal election…I posted on it then quite a few times… I heard resident Frank Hermann bring it up last night during Public Comments …and posted on it in the Commission Roundup…(prev. post)… Below is the Town’s muni-codes…Take a “gander” at #5…The Commissioners will still come from 2 districts in 2012 …north and south…”New” Town and “Old” Town …The Town Manager was alerted to the requirement to have the contract updated by FAU before Sept. 2012 to continue on with the two districts… So, stop all the “rabble rousing” and give it a rest…. Any other questions?……

LBTS Muni-codes

Sec. 6.1. – Mayor-Commissioner and Commissioners; term of office; election; transition.

(1)

Beginning with the regular election to be held on the second Tuesday in the month of March, 2008, and every two (2) years thereafter, a Mayor-Commissioner shall be elected for a term of two (2) years until his successor is elected and qualifies.

(2)

Commencing with the regular election of the Town held in March, 2006, and continuing with successive elections at intervals of four years, candidates may qualify for the offices of Town Commissioner Seat 1 and Town Commissioner Seat 2, each elected at large. Town Commission Seat 1 and Town Commission Seat 2 shall replace the two Commission seats vacated by the expiration of the term of the two Commissioners in March, 2006. The candidate for Seat 1 shall reside in the north district of the Town. The candidate for Seat 2 shall reside in the south district of the Town. The candidates receiving the most votes for each seat shall be elected, and shall serve a term of four (4) years.

(3)

Commencing with the regular election of the Town held in March, 2008, and continuing with successive elections at intervals of four years, candidates may qualify for the offices of Town Commission Seat 3 and Town Commissioner Seat 4. Town Commission Seat 3 and Town Commission Seat 4 shall replace the two Commission seats vacated by the expiration of the term of two Commissioners in March of 2008. The candidate for Seat 3 shall reside in the north district of the Town. The candidate for Seat 4 shall reside in the south district of the Town. The candidates receiving the most votes for each seat shall be elected, and shall serve a term of four years.

(4)

All elections for the position of Town Commissioner or Mayor-Commissioner shall be held on the second Tuesday of March of each even-numbered year, or as provided for by law.

(5)

The geographic boundary for the northern and southern districts shall be designated, prepared and identified no later than the first of September, 2004, and again in 2012 through a contract entered into by the Town with an accredited four (4) year college or university located within the state of Florida for the purpose of identifying and designating the northern and southern election districts within the Town. The Town Commission district boundaries shall be of equal population, compact, proportional, and logically related to the natural internal boundaries of the neighborhoods within the Town. The principal of nondiscrimination and one person/one vote shall be adhered to strictly.

(6)

In the event no candidate qualifies for election for any designated Town Commission seat within the first ten (10) calendar days of the qualifying period, then any qualified person who resides anywhere in the Town may qualify for such seat. Thereafter, if no person qualifies for such seat, a vacancy shall be declared and filled in accordance with this Charter.

(7)

The Town Commission shall adopt by Ordinance the creation and establishment of the boundaries of the initial northern and southern Town Commission seat districts no later than January 1, 2005. The Ordinance shall provide for the implementation of said election districts to be effective for the elections to be held in the Town commencing in March, 2006.

http://search.municode.com/html/14833/level2/PI_AVI.html

more to come….

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