On August 6, 2013, the voters in Jonesville elected the members of the Charter Commission. The Commission is charged with drafting a proposed Charter for the potential incorporation of the Village into a City. The provisions that are required and optional in the Charter are described in State Law in the Home Rule Cities Act.
The Charter Commission has appointed a subcommittee of its membership to an Administrative Committee that reviews State Law requirements and recommends Charter language to the members of the Charter Commission.
Once the draft Charter is complete and has been reviewed by the Governor, it will be presented to the village voters for approval or rejection. Comments regarding the Charter are welcomed at any time.
All meetings of the Charter Commission and the Administrative Committee are open to the public and are held in the Village Hall located at 265 E. Chicago Street. To see the meeting schedule, click the link in the Documents section, below.
Cityhood Update: On April 7, 2014, Governor Rick Snyder approved the proposed Jonesville City Charter. The next step in the process will be an election where the voters of Jonesville will consider the Charter and elect a Mayor and City Council. The Charter Commission has scheduled the election for the August 5, 2014 general election.
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