Ballot will hold questions for Parker voters

Proposed changes in term limits are among issues set for fall election

Posted 9/10/19

Proposed changes to term limits for Parker elected officials — and other administrative matters — will be on this year's ballot for Parker voters. Parker voters will have nine questions on this …

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Ballot will hold questions for Parker voters

Proposed changes in term limits are among issues set for fall election

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Proposed changes to term limits for Parker elected officials — and other administrative matters — will be on this year's ballot for Parker voters.

Parker voters will have nine questions on this year's ballot. Most of the questions are clerical, asking voters to approve changes made to certain ordinances that give mayor or council powers that should be designated to the town administrator.

The questions were approved by town council May 7.

For the exact language and analysis of each ballot question, visit parkeronline.org. Go to the search box, enter "2019 ballot factual summaries final," and click on the top result.

Here's a list of the ballot questions specific to Parker residents:

• Without increasing taxes, should the Town of Parker be authorized to provide high-speed internet (advanced services), telecommunications services and/or cable television services to residents, businesses, schools, libraries, nonprofit entities and other users, either directly or indirectly, with public or private partners?

• Should the municipal code for mayor and council term limits be changed to four four-year terms, providing neither the mayor nor any town councilmember may serve more than four four-year terms either as mayor or councilmember?

• Should the Home Rule Charter of the Town of Parker be amended by striking the line in the municipal code that says “All plats of proposed subdivisions shall be submitted to (planning commission) for recommendations and approval before being presented to council?

• There are five questions asking voters to approve changes to ordinances that currently give power to the mayor that would instead be given to the town administrator. Parker is a town administrator-led municipality and the request for changing the language is to keep the language in the municipal code consistent.

• Should the title of “town administrator” be changed to “town manager”?

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