Hallowell’s first Charter Commission to consider changes to hiring practices
The Hallowell Charter Commission, created in February 2015 to review and make recommendations for possible revisions, will consider a host of changes to the way the city conducts business, including a review of the way the police chief is appointed each year.
The city’s charter was created more than 60 years ago and last amended in 2006. Charter Commission Chairman Stephen Langsdorf said the group already has set forth a list of subjects to discuss with Mayor Mark Walker and the City Council at a workshop before the public hearing.
'The mayor and councilors are very happy with what we’ve done,' Langsdorf said in the conference room at his law firm, Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios LLP.