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Pocomoke City Looking to Update City Charter

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POCOMOKE CITY, Md.- It's been more than 20 years since Pocomoke City updated its charter and city leaders say it's time to bring it up to date. 

"There's a lot of changes that have happen and it's time to change the rules and regulations in the charter. The council felt like they wanted to take the time to update and bring it up to date," says City Manager Bobby Cowger. 

Some of the proposed updates include giving the council authority to remove an elected official if he or she can't fulfill their duties due to a sickness. 

Some council members say this new rule is being considered due to the current health of their Mayor Bruce Morrison. 

About a year ago the mayor suffered from a brain aneurysm, leaving him unable to fully speak. 

Morrison's wife, Laura, says her husband is making progress but many neighbors are pushing for the mayor to resign. 

"I don't think a person can fully serve to his full capacity if he has a brain aneurysm," says neighbor Clinton Brown. 

Other neighbors disagree and believe the mayor deserves a chance. 

"He's a good person, he's been doing a decent job for many years. I think people should cut him slack," says neighbor Don Feller. 

No changes have been made yet, but city leaders say they're considering the charter update for the welfare of the entire community. 

 

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