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Sherman voters to weigh in on longer terms for officials

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Sherman voters will decide whether City Council members can serve longer terms. (File/KTEN) Sherman voters will decide whether City Council members can serve longer terms. (File/KTEN)

SHERMAN, Texas -- Sherman residents will soon be able to weigh in on longer terms for elected officials.

There's a proposal to increase the maximum possible term to four for mayor, council members, and planning and zoning personnel -- in any combination of positions.

"They're putting it out to vote for the citizens just to see what kind of feedback they can receive on that," explained Deputy Mayor Shawn Teamann. "If the citizens so choose to allow four consecutive terms -- no matter what office that you're in -- then that would be the decision that they would make, or they could choose to vote that down."

Current rules permit a maximum of two City Council terms and two terms as mayor for any individual.

The election is on November 5, when voters will also elect new Council members for districts 1 and 3. Early voting will be available between October 21 and November 1.

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