Charter Review Commission

Meetings

The Charter is not under review at this time.
 

Meeting Schedule


There are no meetings scheduled.

Agendas, Packets, and Minutes


See the Agenda Center pages, under Charter Review Commission for past postings of meetings.
  

Members


The Charter is not under review at this time, there are no commission members.  

Overview


The Town Council is required by Charter to begin a review of the Charter every 5th year, with the option of conducting the review itself, or to appoint a Charter Review Commission (CRC), with a minimum of five members.

The Flower Mound Home Rule Charter was originally adopted in 1981. It has been amended six times, and most recently May 2016.

CRC charge (goals/objectives) as defined by a Resolution (No.08-16) of the Town Council on 3/21/16:

  1. Review and understand the Town Charter in Flower Mound; and
  2. Review the book Texas Home Rule Charters by Terrell Blodgett and revised by Scott Houston, published by the Texas Municipal League; and
  3. Review and discuss any provisions that conflict with state law or any of the Town’s Ordinances; and
  4. Review and discuss any provisions that would improve efficiencies and/or result in a cost savings for the Town; and
  5. Discuss options for processing charter violations; and
  6. Review and discuss provisions relating to term limits, length of terms, and consecutive terms, for elected officials; and
  7. Review and discuss removal of the provisions relating to the Parks, Arts, and Library Services Board; and
  8. Identify a process for public review of proposed Charter amendments; and
  9. Based upon the Commission’s review and the public’s input, consider and identify recommendations for amendments to the Town Charter.

 

Contact Information


 For questions, please contact the Town Secretary's Office at Town Secretary or call 972-874-6070.
  

Documents and Links


The following links are documents that have been provided by Town staff to the CRC for the purpose of providing background information or general research for various discussion items:

1. Town Charter
2. Texas Home Rule Charters - Second Edition published by the Texas Municipal League

Benchmark City Charters:
1. Allen
2. Carrollton
3. Colleyville
4. Coppell
5. Denton
6. Frisco
7. Grapevine
8. Highland Village
9. Keller
10.Lewisville
11. McKinney
12. North Richland Hills
13. Richardson