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Ordinance No. 28-2011

ORDINANCE NO. 28-2011 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 10.11 OF THE VILLAGE CHARTER TO ESTABLISH A DATE FOR COUNCIL TO APPOINT FUTURE CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSIONS AND TO ESTABLISH DATE FOR FUTURE CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSIONS TO REPORT THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE CHARTER TO COUNCIL, 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 10.11 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 10.11      CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION

                    In January 1971 In December 2020, and each ten years thereafter, the Council shall appoint a commission of seven electors of the municipality, holding no other public office or employment, as members of a Charter Review Commission. The Commission shall examine this Charter, hold hearings to secure suggestions thereon not later than July 1 of the year of their appointment June 1 of the year following their appointment report to Council their recommendations for amendments, if any, to this Charter which in their judgment are conducive to the public interest. The Commission shall serve without compensation. The Council shall vote on those amendments suggested by the Commission. With a two-thirds majority approval by Council, the amendments will then be submitted to a public vote at the next November election.

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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