The next step in potentially changing Watertown to a "strong mayor" form of government could come by the end of the month.
After new council member Ryan Henry-Wilkinson proposed creating a charter commission to look into making changes, Mayor Joe Butler Jr. told 7 News a committee might be formed within a few weeks.
Currently, the majority of lawmakers support forming a committee, but who makes up the group is at question. Mayor Butler told 7 he wanted a committee of community members, while member Cody Horbacz advocates for council to have a role in the group.
A "strong mayor" government would eliminate the position of City Manager, making mayor full-time.
Any change, however, would only come after a charter commission review and a potential vote.