Voters will decide on another change to the Knox County Charter in November.
Wednesday, the Charter Review Committee voted to clarify the definition of "term."
The new language states that an appointment or partial term does not count toward an elected official's term limits. That passed on second reading and will be on the November ballot.
The committee also voted to close the current uniformed officers' pension plan in 2014 and remove any specifics from the charter, leaving the future formula for the plan up to the pension board and county commission.
"What we have done is the current sheriff pension plan is in the charter, and very defined in the charter. What we are doing is removing that language out of the charter, giving the pension board and the commission the flexibility with coming up with a new plan, instead of tying their hands," said Craig Leuthold, chair of the Knox County Charter Review Committee.
Those changes must pass one more vote before being put on the November ballot.
Also on the agenda was a proposal to change fee offices from elected positions to appointed positions, but that discussion was postponed until the next meeting.