WESTMINSTER -- The county charter board discussed guidelines for establishing an operating and capital budget, spending money, creating reserve funds, competitive bidding and land purchases at its weekly meeting last night.
The nine-member board is writing the document that could replace Carroll's commissioner form of government, if approved by voters.
The board worked on details of the "budget and finance" article, one of several sections which will comprise the charter. Others include the personnel, legislative and general provisions articles.
Many of the articles discussed last night are similar to the policies now used by the county commissioners.
The board is aiming to place the charter on the November ballot as a referendum. Several hearings tentatively are scheduled for late June and early July to receive comments on a first draft.