- Giving the town manager the authority to hire and fire all department heads, with the exception of the town attorney. The manager would select and appoint, and have the power to terminate, all department head positions. He also would make personnel decisions for town officers, but would need the ratification of the council.
- The elimination of the super majority vote (6-1) currently required to terminate the employment of key town officials.
- Appeal of termination to the personnel board, with the council upholding or rejecting the recommendation with a 4-3 vote.
- Reduction of the number of positions designated as town officers from eight to four. Currently the town officers include the town manager, town attorney, town clerk, public works director/engineer, town magistrate, chief fiscal officer, police chief and fire chief. The change would designate only the following as town officers: town manager, town attorney, town clerk, town engineer and town marshal/police chief.