Friday, July 9, 2010

Changes in Government

A resident who had been Mayor of Bellemeade in the 60’s died and we discovered among his papers some old city records. In those days the residents elected a board of trustees to govern the city and they chose a mayor from their ranks. Things are different now.
The state of Kentucky changed how all cities are governed in the state. They created six classes of cities and determined the style of government for each class. Bellemeade as a sixth class city [we have less than a thousand residents] has a commission. Four commissioners are elected every two years and a Mayor that is elected every four years. In the event that the 2010 census pushes us over the thousand mark we will be become a fifth class city which will change everything.
One of the things we learn is that change is the only constant. I hope that this census report keeps us under a thousand residents. I like things the way they are.

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