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No speakers at county charter hearing

No one spoke at a public hearing Feb. 19 on a series of potential changes to the Monroe County charter.

Legislators may soon take up the proposed changes, which include potentially eliminating the Civil Service Commission and creating a personnel officer model in its stead. Others include wording changes and other revisions to bring the charter up to date.

Also, wording defining the correct terms of office for the sheriff and county clerk — four years, not three — also would be change.

The charter has been in place since 1967 and sets up the basic structure of county government and allocates powers and functions. The charter was last updated in 1993.