Within three months of the adoption and approval of this chapter, the governing body of any Class 6 municipality with a commission form of government may by a majority vote of the members of that governing body adopt an ordinance abandoning the commission form of government and calling for a referendum to be held at public expense within 60 days after such call for the purpose of determining whether such city shall adopt the mayor-council form of government, authorized by this chapter, or in the alternative the manager-council form of government authorized by this chapter. The mayor or chief executive officer shall give notice of the time and purpose of such referendum election by publication once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality, or, if there is no such newspaper of general circulation in the municipality, by posting notice thereof in three public places within the municipality. All qualified electors of the city may participate in said election, as provided by this chapter, and the questions shall be plainly printed upon the ballot as provided in Section 11-44D-2. The proposal for which the majority of votes cast shall be "yes," or in favor of such proposition shall thereby be adopted for such city, and the mayor or other chief executive officer shall transmit to the Governor, to the Secretary of State, and to the judge of probate of the county, a certificate stating that such proposition was adopted for such city.
Last modified: May 3, 2021