Greenville council split on charter amendments

Greenville – The Greenville City Council was split on some of the proposed changes to its city's charter. The Council voted 5-2 to include all 13 propositions, which will be on the May 8 ballot.

Hattie Tennison and Betty Franklin voted to limit the number of propositions on the ballot to an even dozen, amid discussion over whether the city's next municipal judge could live outside of the city limits.

Two seats are open on the Council this year. Place 1 Council Member Glen Steed is completing his second full term and is ineligible to run again. Place 2 Council member Leahmon Bryant is eligible to seek re-election.

Commerce residents in May will also decide on a number of proposed charter amendments. In addition, Commerce Mayor and Council seats 2 and 4 are up for voter approval, all of which have no term limits.

Filing for the election continues through March 8.