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Voters to consider Charter revisions

Posted on October 3, 2023


Miamisburg voters will consider revisions to five sections of the City Charter on Election Day.

A citizen-led Charter Review Commission studied the City’s governing document this year, as required by the Charter itself, and forwarded its recommendations to the City Council in July.

City Council accepted the following recommendations and voted unanimously to place them on the ballot for voter consideration on November 8:

Section 3.10 Proposed Amendment: would add delivery of a special Council Meeting notice to City Council members via a verified email address as an option for the Clerk of Council.

Section 4.13 and 4.15 Proposed Amendments: would delete newspaper notices and replace them with notices posted in three public places as notification to the public about zoning public hearings (Section 4.13) and codification ordinances (Section 4.15). Notice on the City’s website would remain unchanged.

Section 4.16 Proposed Amendments: would delete newspaper notices and replace them with notices posted in three public places as notification to the public about the City Council’s adoption of ordinances or resolutions and update the Certificate of Publication attached to each ordinance or resolution to reflect the posting of the notices in three public places. Notice on the City’s website would remain unchanged.

Section 9.09 Proposed Amendment: in instances when the City Council refers an ordinance or resolution to the electors for a vote of the public, this amendment would delete the newspaper notices and replace with notices posted in three public places.

Members of the Commission were David Best, Wayne Gilkison, Starr Markworth and Carissa Ross.

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