ORDINANCE NO. 15-2011
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 2.02 OF THE VILLAGE CHARTER TO ELIMINATE THE SPECIFIC TIME REQUIREMENT FOR COUNCIL CANDIDATES TO FILE THEIR NOMINATING PETITIONS WITH THE LICKING COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS PRIOR TO THE GENERAL ELECTION FROM SEVENTY-FIVE DAYS TO A DATE SPECIFIED BY THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, a Charter Review Commission was appointed in January 2011, under Section 10.11 of the Village Charter; and
WHEREAS, the Charter Review Commission made its recommendation on June 1, 2011, to amend Section 2.02 of the Charter as set forth in Sections 1 and 2 of this Ordinance;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Granville, Ohio, upon a two-thirds vote of the members of Council as required by Section 10.10 of the Village Charter and the Ohio Constitution, that:
Section 1: As used in Section 2, stricken-through language indicates current Charter language that will be deleted and bold-face language indicates new language that will be added to the Charter if the amendment is approved by the electors.
Section 2: SECTION 2.02 ELECTION.
Candidates for Council shall file nominating petitions with the Licking County Board of Elections not later than four o’clock p.m., of the seventy-fifth day, prior to the general election, not later than a date and time specified by the Board of Elections. Such petitions shall contain the signatures of not fewer than twenty-five qualified electors of the municipality.
The number of candidates receiving the highest number of votes for the number of vacancies on Council shall be elected. Except as otherwise provided in the Charter, such an election shall be conducted in accordance with Title 35 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Section 3: This amendment shall be placed before the electors of the Village of Granville, Ohio, at the November 8, 2011, election as provided in the Constitution and statutes of the State of Ohio.
Section 4: This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency ordinance that is necessary for the public peace, safety, health, morals and welfare. The reason for such necessity is that immediate action is necessary in order to place the Ordinance on the ballot on November 8, 2011, under the time restrictions set forth in the statute and Ohio Constitution. Therefore, this Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage.
Passed this 20th day July, 2011.