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Ordinance No. 25-2011

ORDINANCE NO. 25-2011 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 8.01 OF THE VILLAGE CHARTER REQUIRING ALL FIVE MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO BE ELECTORS OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT ONE MEMBER OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, TO ESTABLISH THE REQUIREMENT THAT ONE MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OR A DESIGNEE OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SERVE AS AN EX-OFFICIO MEMBER OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION, AND TO REQUIRE EITHER A MEMBER OF COUNCIL OR A DESIGNEE OF THE COUNCIL SERVE AS AN EX-OFFICIO MEMBER OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION, 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 8.01 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 8.01        PLANNING COMMISSION

                    There shall be a Municipal Planning Commission consisting of five (5) members. Four All members shall be electors who hold no other public office or employment, appointed by the Council to serve for overlapping terms of three (3) years. and one (1) shall be either a member of the Board of Education who is a resident of the Municipality or its designee, appointed annually by the Board as the Board shall determine; and a. Either a member of Council or a designee, designated annually by Council, shall serve as an ex-officio member of the Planning Commission. Further either a member of the Granville Exempted Village School District Board of Education or a designee, as designated a by the Granville Exempted Village School District Board of Education, shall also serve as an ex-officio member of the Planning Commission.  Minutes of all Planning Commission meetings shall be available for public examination during regular office hours. The Commission shall adopt its own rules and elect its officers annually. It shall have all the power and authority conferred upon planning commissions by State law and such other duties as may be imposed upon it by ordinance. Its members shall serve as such without compensation. 

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.

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