Bermuda Run Eyes Changes In Voting Structure

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 12, 2012

By Jim Buice
Enterprise Record

Even before Kinderton Village becomes part of the town of Bermuda Run, some residents are concerned about a lack of representation in the political process.
Albert Zouky, who lives in Kinderton Village, appeared in the June meeting of the Bermuda Run Town Council to address the town’s consideration of a resolution to change the present district structure to an at-large voting system.
The official annexation of Kinderton Village, and its 982 residents, will take place on July 1.
Zouky, the lone speaker during a public hearing on the matter, said he was told earlier this year that Kinderton Village would be split into two new election districts.
“Now I’ve been made aware that Kinderton Village may not have any neighborhood election districts,” Zouky said, “and that we may not have a resident of Kinderton Village on the Town Council starting in 2014.
“Many residents of Kinderton Village that I have spoken to are upset about this change in our elected representations. Planning decisions and ordinance and spending priorities should be guided by elected representatives of the neighborhoods, not by at-large town-wide elected officials.”
Zouky said that he believed that the mayor should be the only “at-large” elected official and …