The Greeneville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will hold an all-day retreat on Monday at the Clyde Austin 4-H Center.
Following breakfast, the board and City Administrator Todd Smith plan to review and finalize proposed changes to the Town's charter.
No votes will be taken during the workshop, which is designed to provide the board with ample time and opportunity to review and discuss a number of proposed changes.
Proposed changes to the charter include:
* removing Justice of the Peace and City Judge responsibilities from the offices of the Mayor and Recorder;
* removing antiquated language in the charter;
* allowing ordinances to be published on the Town's website in addition to in a newspaper;
* removing the Recorder's office and the Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs of the Police Department and the Fire Department from the Greeneville Civil Service system;
* removing the Board of Mayor and Aldermen's salaries and instead making them part of the budgeting process;
* moving the town's Election Day from June to August, to coincide with the Greene County General Elections as a cost-saving measure;
* lengthening the Board of Mayor and Aldermen's terms of office from the current two years to four years;
* and, setting redistricting requirements for the Town's two Wards.
After that, the group will discuss departmental priorities with the heads of the Town's various departments.
Following a break for lunch, the group will discuss the Town's 20/20 Vision initiative -- a multi-year plan designed to realize Greeneville's full potential by the year 2020.
During those discussions, the board will review the initiative's mission statement, discuss accomplishments made during 2013, and outline new priorities.
After 20/20 Vision discussions, the group will discuss legislative priorities for 2014.
The board will discuss legislative action they would like to see undertaken by the state.
The retreat is expected to last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Attendance at the discussions is open to the public.