ORDINANCE NO. 16-2011
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 2.03 OF THE VILLAGE CHARTER TO CHANGE THE RESIDENTIAL TIME REQUIREMENT FOR COUNCIL CANDIDATES TO RESIDE WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITY FROM SIX MONTHS TO ONE YEAR PRIOR TO THE FILING OF THEIR NOMINATING PETITIONS WITH THE LICKING COUNTY 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 2.03 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 2.03 QUALIFICATIONS
Any qualified elector who has resided in the municipality, or any area annexed thereto, for six months one year by the date of filing his or her nominating petition shall be qualified to serve as a member of Council.
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.