Charter History

Timeline
2010-2011
  • January 4, 2011 - Charter Commission votes on final district boundaries
  • December 4, 2010 - Charter Commission reconvenes to draw new district boundaries
  • November 2, 2010 - Charter is on ballot
  • November 2, 2010 - Charter goes to voters in General Election
  • August 9, 2010 - Public Meeting at County Courthouse; Charter presented to County Commissioners
  • August 9, 2010 - Final charter document delivered to County Commissioners
  • August 5, 2010 - Public Meeting at County Courthouse to give final approval to draft, then off to legal for review
  • August 5, 2010 - Last review and meeting of Charter Commission to submit the charter
  • August 6, 2010 - Charter is submitted for legal review
  • July 22, 2010 - Public Meeting in Raymond
2008: Creation of the 2nd Charter Commission
  • November 4, 2008 - Charter Commission members elected at General Election
  • June 2, 2008 - Deadline for Charter Commission candidate petitions to be submitted to Secretary of State Office for verification
  • May 27, 2008 - Deadline for Charter Commission candidate petitions to be submitted to municipalities for verification
  • March 2008 - County Commissioners vote to initiate Charter Commission
2004: Failed Attempt to Create 2nd Charter Commission
  • Referendum to create Charter Commission turned down by 51% of voters
  • November 2004 - County Commissioners vote to put creation of a 2nd Charter Commission to voters 
1980 - 1982: 1st Charter Commission
  • June 8, 1982 - Proposed Cumberland County Charter turned down by voters
  • November 1980 - Voters create the Cumberland County Charter Commission
  • County Commissioners vote to put creation of a Charter Commission to voters
  • Governor signed LD 1038 “An Act to Provide for County Self-Government” into law, making it possible for counties to create their own charters