The Dukes County charter study commission will meet Thursday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. in the Oak Bluffs Senior Center to begin discussing specific options for county governance, and possible functions and services of a future county government. The public is invited to attend.

Seven possible options are under consideration. The charter commission expects to begin narrowing the options in early November. The options range from leaving county government as is with no changes at all, to abolishing county government with no replacement.

The charter commission will complete its work by May 2008, when it must publish a final report with recommendations.