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Havre's transition to charter government now official


Last updated 7/1/2021 at 12:46pm

Today marks Havre’s transition from a commission executive form of government to a charter government.

The charter proposal passed in the November election with 2,183 votes for and 1,726 against.

“What we had before was what they call general government powers and therefore, we can only do what the state allows us to do, and by going to the charter government, then we can do anything we want, as long as it’s not strictly prohibited by the state government,” Havre Finance Director Doug Kaercher, also a Democratic candidate for Havre mayor, said today.

“It opens up some options,...

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