VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE VILLAGE CHARTER
At its regular meeting on June 15, 2011, the Granville Village Council scheduled a public hearing and request for public comment for July 20, 2011 at 7:30pm in the Granville Village Council Chambers, 141 East Broadway, to discuss proposed amendments to the Village Charter.
The Granville Village Charter provides for a review by a citizen commission every ten years. This Charter Review Commission consists of seven electors appointed by the Village Council, who live within the Village and hold no other public office, appointment, or employment with the Village.
The Charter Review Commission has completed their review of the Village Charter and made a report to Village Council with recommended revisions to the Village Charter. Council encourages all residents to review the proposed changes and attend the meeting and make any comments regarding these changes. Any ordinances passed by Council will be placed on the November ballot for Village wide vote.
The following proposed changes have been recommended by the Charter Review Commission and have been scheduled for a public hearing by Village Council
Ordinance No. 15-11, 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
Ordinance No. 16-11, 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
Ordinance No. 17-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 2.06 of the Village Charter to Change the Time Requirement to Fill Any Vacancy in the Office of Council Member from Thirty Days to Forty-Five Days
Ordinance No. 19-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 2.10 of the Village Charter to Permit Alternate Methods of Service in Which Council Members May be Notified of Special Council Meetings by Allowing Notice Via Electronic Means or by Leaving a Physical Copy at the Council Member’s Usual Place of Residence in Addition to Personal Service
Ordinance No. 21-11, 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
Ordinance No. 22-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 3.08 of the Village Charter to Reduce the Total Number of Valid Signatures Required for Initiative and Referendum Petitions from Fifteen Percent to Ten Percent of the Number of Municipal Electors Who Voted for the Office of Governor at the Last Gubernatorial Election
Ordinance No. 25-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 8.01 of the Village Charter Requiring all Five Members of the Planning Commission to Serve as Electors, Eliminating the Requirement of One Elector to Also Serve as a Member of the Board of Education and Requiring Either a Member of Council or the Village Manager to Serve as an Ex-Officio Member of the Planning Commission
Ordinance No. 26-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 9.04 of the Village Charter Requiring all Candidates for Council to be Eligible to Vote in the Primary Election and Permitting any Elector to Sign a Petition for More than One Council Member and Further Changing the Time Requirement to do so from Seventy-Five Days to a Date Established by the Board of Elections.
Ordinance No. 27-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 10.01 of the Village Charter and Amending the Word “An” to “And”
Ordinance No. 28-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 10.11 of the Village Charter to Establish a Date for Council to Appoint a Charter Review Commission and a Date for the Charter Review Commission’s Report of Recommendations for Amendments to be Presented to Council
All legislation is available for review at the Village Offices during regular business hours, which are normally 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The Village Offices are located at 141 East Broadway.