Editor: In December we presented a letter to the Lovettsville Town Council opposing substantive changes to the Town Charter. It barely decided to postpone the vote on those changes.
Suddenly, without public notice, Council member Hornbaker added an agenda item for the Jan 6 meeting, and with no opportunity for public input, the council rescinded the vote from December postponing discussion of the charter revisions.
Although the revised proposal keeps the mayor’s power of veto, the council is still attempting to strip the right of the citizens of Lovettsville to special elections once a council seat has been appointed.
There is no justification for changing the charter at this time. Town Attorney Caputo has plainly said we are not compelled by the Code of Virginia to change it.
It’s an underhanded maneuver to put the Town Charter revisions back on the table with no notice. This matter should be tables immediately.
Kris Consaul, Lovettsville