ORDINANCE NO. 21-2011
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 3.06 OF THE VILLAGE CHARTER REQUIRING THE PUBLICATION OF NOTICES AND ORDINANCES IN A PROMPT MANNER THAT BEST ENSURES THE WIDEST DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY AND FURTHER NARROWING THE METHOD IN WHICH PUBLICATION GOALS MAY BE MET, 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 3.06 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 3.06 PUBLICATION OF NOTICES AND ORDINANCES
Whenever publication of any summary, notice or ordinance is required under this Charter it may be accomplished:
(1) By publication in a news or advertising medium, which is distributed to all homes in the municipality at least once in two weeks, or
(2) By publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality, which appears at least weekly, or
(3) By posting on a bulletin board at the municipal building and on similar boards in conspicuous places in the municipality. This method shall not be utilized as the sole method of publication unless neither of the above methods is available. In addition to the above methods of notice, Village Staff immediately shall send out electronic notices, such as via the Village’s email system.
Publication of new matter in a code of revised ordinances shall be deemed sufficient public notice of its contents. Appropriation ordinances shall be reproduced and distributed to the members of Council, to department heads, to municipal boards and commissions and to such citizens as may apply for copies thereof at the office of Clerk of Council or at the office of the Manager. All ordinances and resolutions shall be recorded in the office of the Clerk of Council and shall be available for public examination during regular office hours upon application either to the Clerk of Council or to the Manager. When a code of revised or compiled ordinances is published, copies shall be deposited in public offices, in local libraries and in such other public places as may be designated by 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 of July, 2011.