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posted Mar 2, 2017, 7:00 AM by Nick Camlin   [ updated Mar 2, 2017, 7:01 AM ]

ALL REGISTERED VOTERS ARE INVITED TO THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING!

The Annual Town Meeting is a time-honored tradition that embodies the truest form of direct democracy. Our Annual Town Meeting will be at 6:01 pm on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in the Township Hall (1019 27th Ave., Rock Island). All citizens who are registered to vote in South Rock Island Township are eligible to participate in and vote on topics presented at this meeting.

Since I became Town Clerk, I made it my goal to increase participation at the Annual Town Meeting. In the past, the Annual Town Meeting has been a perfunctory affair with few attendees, though we have worked very hard to to make it more constructive and increase resident participation. I am happy to say that last year was a record turnout; approximately four times more people participated than on average.

I believe it is important for us to highlight our services and involve residents in the decision using the Annual Town Meeting. Additionally, this will be the second year that we honor outstanding individuals and organizations in our community with the Township Resident Awards program.

If you have other ideas for the Annual Town Meeting, I'd like to hear from you! Please email me at ncamlin@sritownship.net.