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2018 Charter Review Commission Update 01/30/2019

The work of the Charter Review Commission resulted in proposed charter amendments that went before village electorate on the November 2018 ballot. Recommendations included:

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING SUBMISSION TO THE ELECTORS OF THE VILLAGE OF GRAFTON, OF A PROPOSAL TO AMEND ARTICLE VII, SECTION I OF THE CHARTER FOR THE VILLAGE OF GRAFTON, OHIO, TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE OHIO REVISED CODE, AND DELETE SUBSECTION (C)(7) THEREUNDER, REQUIRING PLANS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND REGULATIONS MADE BY THE BOARD OF ZONING AND BUILDING APPEALS BE SUBMITTED TO THE COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL BEFORE THE SAME SHALL BE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.  CHARTER AMENDMENT PASSED BY VOTERS NOVEMBER 6, 2018.  Effective January 1, 2019 

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AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING SUBMISSION TO THE ELECTORS OF THE VILLAGE OF GRAFTON, OF A PROPOSAL TO AMEND ARTICLE VIII, SECTION l l OF THE CHARTER FOR THE VILLAGE OF GRAFTON, OHIO, TO REQUIRE THAT THE LIMITATION OF DEBT FOR THE MUNICIPALITY CONFORM TO THE DEBT LIMITATIONS IMPOSED BY THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE STATE OF OHIO AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.  CHARTER AMENDMENT PASSED BY VOTERS NOVEMBER 6, 2018.  Effective January 1, 2019

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AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING SUBMISSION TO THE ELECTORS OF THE VILLAGE OF GRAFTON, OF A PROPOSAL TO AMEND ARTICLE V, SECTION I OF THE CHARTER FOR THE VILLAGE OF GRAFTON, OHIO, TO MODIFY THE PROCEDURE BY WHICH THE POSITION OF CLERK-TREASURER IS DETERMINED, FROM AN ELECTED POSITION TO AN APPOINTED POSITION EFFECTIVE JANUARY l, 2020, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.  CHARTER AMENDMENT rejected BY VOTERS NOVEMBER 6, 2018. 

The Village of Grafton published the specific ballot language of each of these items on its website prior to the November 6, 2018 General Election, and include information which explains each proposed amendment in the October 2018 edition of the “Village Spotlight” newsletter. 

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