The Huron City Commission has voted to extend its terms to four years.
The Huron City Commission met Monday night. The Commission unanimously voted to approve an ordinance extending terms for the commissioners and the mayor.
Under South Dakota law municipalities are allowed to set the term limits for elected officials up to five years. City Attorney Gerry Kaufman said for a long time the term limits were five years, but it was changed in 1994. to three-year terms.
Kaufman said the switch to four years was made to help with the learning curve an elected official experiences and to make the election cycle more consistent.
Kaufman said under the current system two commission seats would be up for grabs in an upcoming election. However, the new system will cycle the seats so only one commission position is available in the election years.
The current terms last for three years. The new ordinance goes into effect January 1, 2014.
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