Issue 1 and Issue 2 Charter Amendments

On Monday, August 10, 2020 Council approved two proposed charter amendments to be submitted to the electors of the City of Mason at the November 3, 2020 general election.

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Shall Section 3.02 of the Charter for the City of Mason be amended?

SECTION 3.02 QUALIFICATIONS

All members of Council shall have been qualified electors of the Municipality for such period of time as may be required, from time to time, by the laws of the Ohio Revised Code immediately preceding their election, and shall continue to be qualified electors of the Municipality during their respective terms of office.

Shall Sections 4.13, 4.15 (B) and 9.03 of the Charter for the City of Mason be amended?

SECTION 4.13 PUBLIC HEARING ON ZONING ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION.

The Mayor or other presiding officer of the Council shall set a date for a public hearing on each ordinance or resolution establishing, amending, revising, changing or repealing zoning classifications, districts, uses, or regulations, which hearing shall be after the twenty-five day period provided in Section 4.12 within which the Planning Commission is required to return its written recommendations to the Clerk of Council. The Clerk of Council shall cause a notice of such public hearing to be published one time in a newspaper determined by the Council to be of circulation within the Municipality or cause such notice to be published on the city website at least ten days prior to the date of such public hearing, and when such amendment, revision, change, or repeal involves ten or less parcels of land, as listed on the tax duplicate, written notice of the hearing shall be mailed by the Clerk of Council, by certified mail with return receipt, at least ten days before the date of the public hearing to the owners of property within and contiguous to and directly across the street from such parcel or parcels to the addresses of such owners appearing on the County Auditor’s current tax list or the Treasurer’s mailing list and to such other lists as may be required by the Council.

SECTION 4.15 CODIFICATION OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS.

B. The Clerk of Council shall cause a notice of such proposed revision, codification, recodification, rearrangement or publication of ordinances and resolutions in book form to be published one time in a newspaper determined by the Council to be of circulation within the Municipality or cause such notice to be published on the city website at least seven days prior to the final approval thereof by the Council.

SECTION 9.03 REFERRAL OF ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION TO THE ELECTORS BY COUNCIL.

In the event that such ordinance or resolution is to be referred for approval or rejection at a special election, the Council shall, by motion, fix a date for such special election at a date not less than ninety days after the date of the passage of the motion to refer, and the Clerk of Council shall cause notice of the special election to be published on the same day of each week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper determined by Council to be of circulation in the Municipality or cause such notice to be published on the city website.