Avon voters pass charter amendments
AVON, Colorado – While county voters rejected most revenue questions on the Nov. 1 ballot, a proposal to change Avon’s town charter was approved.
The charter amendments weren’t earth-shaking, and had nothing to do with money. The amendments allow the mayor to vote on all matters – the original charter gave the mayor only a tie-breaking vote.
The amendments also included giving the town manager the authority to hire the town clerk, and established that the town is an “at-will” employer. The amendments also revised the effective date of most town ordinances. The changes also now require a vote of five of the seven council members to approve any intergovernmental agreements – contracts with other governments – of more than 10 years’ duration.