Cityhood Next Steps
The Charter Commission Election results can be viewed at the link below. The first meeting will be held on November 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the Dexter Senior Center.
Once the Charter Commission is elected they must meet within 10 days after the election, select officers, and establish the rules for their proceedings including how vacancies will be filled.
For more information regarding the City Charter Commission please visit - http://dextermi.gov/city-charter-commission
After the Charter is drafted it is sent to the Michigan Department of Attorney General for a review that the proposed charter is in compliance with Michigan law. Once the Charter is approved by the Attorney General, Village voters will vote on whether or not to accept the document. At this election they will also elect a new slate of Elected Officials (titles dependent on new Charter).
If the Charter passes the Village officially becomes a City.
If the Charter does not pass within three years of the date that the Director’s Final Order approving the incorporation becomes final, then the process ends.