Silverton Town Hall has a summer intern this summer to help with all aspects of town government.
But University of Colorado at Denver School of Public Affairs graduate student Ann Morgenthaler will be particularly engaged in assisting with the bottom-up revision to the Town’s municipal code.
For the first time in its documented history, the Town will be soliciting public input on the entirety of if its guiding rulebook with the expectation that the Town Board will ultimately be adopting a significantly modernized and more citizen-friendly framework sometime in the fall, said Town Administrator Jason Wells.
“The town has already undertaken this approach with respect to the municipal sign code with successful results and the hope is that with Ann’s able assistance, staff will be able to continue on this course, enabling a vigorous and healthy public process relative to all aspects of Silverton’s municipal code,” Wells said in a press release.
Chapters of the existing Town Code will be released for public comment throughout the summer and interested parties will ultimately have an opportunity to comment on every single provision thereof.
Staff anticipates that Chapters One and Two will be released in the near future, the terms of which establish the Town’s general operational guidelines and policies pertaining to administration and personnel.
“So look forward to getting to know Ann and hearing from her soon about how to get involved in the process of improving and fine-tuning your local government” Wells said. Anne can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 387-5522 ext. 16.
“When the time comes, please do limit your comments to those chapters currently available for public input and keep them functional in nature rather than editorial,” Wells said.