On November 2, 2021, Wyoming voters will be asked to consider amendments to the City’s Charter. The Wyoming Charter requires that Council appoint a Charter Review Commission once every five (5) years. The Charter Review Commission, made up of volunteer residents and elected officials, is responsible for reviewing the Charter and making recommendations for revisions or amendments. The Charter Review Commission spent several months reviewing the Charter and discussing ways to make improvements. The Commission summarized its recommendations in a report to Council, which was presented at the May 17, 2021 City Council Meeting. Council considered the recommendations and passed an ordinance on July, 19, 2021 to place the proposed changes on the ballot to be considered by the voters.

The proposed amendments are as follows:

  • Amend Section 3.02, Qualifications, to be gender neutral.
  • Amend Section 3.07, Council Meetings, to allow City Council to conduct meetings by virtual means if necessary.
  • Amend Section 3.09, Removal and Vacancies to change “Council Person” to “Council Member”, “City of Wyoming” to “City”, and eliminate the word “forthwith.”
  • Amend Section 4.07, Removal, to clarify that a decision to remove the City Manager following a public hearing is not subject to appeal by any party.
  • Add Section 11.08, Meetings of Board, Committees, and Commissions Through Virtual Means to allow these public bodies to conduct meetings by virtual means if necessary.

Copies of the full text of the proposed amendments will be published in the Tri-County Press prior to the November 2, 2021 election and are also available for review at the City Administration Building or you may click here.