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Posted on: September 19, 2018

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ISSUE NO. 36 ASKS:

Shall Section 24(c), Succession of Mayor and Acting Mayor, of the Charter for the City of Whitehall, Ohio be amended to allow City Council to appoint any elected City Official to fulfill the remainder of the Mayoral term if the President of Council chooses to decline succession and less than one year remains to be served as recommended by the Charter Review Commission?


THE PERTINENT SECTIONS WOULD BE AMENDED, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 24. Succession of Mayor and Acting Mayor

(c) In the event the President of Council shall decline to succeed to the office of Mayor and less than one year remains to be served on the term of office of the former Mayor, the Director of Public Service shall succeed to the office of Mayor for the remainder of the unexpired term, and his office as Service Director shall become vacant the City Council shall appoint any elected City Official to fulfill the remainder of the Mayoral term. 


ISSUE NO. 37 ASKS:

Shall Sections 3(e) (Legislative: Election and Qualifications), 23(b) (Mayor: Term and Qualification of Mayor), 26(b) (City Attorney: Election and Qualifications), 41(b) (City Auditor: Election Qualifications), and 45(b) (City Treasurer: Election Qualifications) of the Charter for the City of Whitehall, Ohio be amended to extend the term limits of City Council, Mayor, City Attorney, City Auditor and City Treasurer from two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms to three (3) consecutive four (4) year terms as recommended by the Charter Review Commission?


THE PERTINENT SECTIONS WOULD BE AMENDED, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 3.  Election and Qualifications

(e) Commencing with the municipal elections to be held during November 1995 November 2018, persons seeking to represent a ward shall be elected for a two (2) year term and persons seeking to be elected as President of Council or at large shall be elected for a four (4) year term; thereafter, all persons seeking election to Council shall be elected for a term of four (4) years. The President and members of Council shall be limited to seeking election to not more than two (2)  three (3) consecutive four (4) year terms. A former president or member of Council may seek election or may be appointed to a vacancy of Council only after the expiration of the regular term of Council next following his or her departure from the former position for which the disqualification set forth by this subsection shall apply.


MAYOR


Section 23. Term and Qualification of Mayor

 (b) After January 1, 1995, no person may be elected to No person may occupy the office of Mayor for more than two (2) three (3) consecutive terms of four years. A former Mayor may seek election or appointment to the office only after the expiration of the full term next following his or her departure from the former position for which the disqualification set forth by this subsection shall apply.


CITY ATTORNEY

 

Section 26. Election and Qualifications

(b) No person may occupy the office of City Attorney for more than two (2) three (3) consecutive terms of four years. A former City Attorney may seek election or appointment to the office only after the expiration of the full term next following his or her departure from the former position for which the disqualification set forth by this subsection shall apply.


CITY AUDITOR

 

Section 41. Election and Qualifications

(b) No person may occupy the office of City Auditor for more than two (2) three (3) consecutive terms of four years. A former City Auditor may seek election or appointment to the office only after the expiration of the full term next following his or her departure from the former position for which the disqualification set forth by this subsection shall apply. Commencing with the municipal election to be held during November 2015, persons seeking election to the office of Auditor shall be elected for a two (2) year term; thereafter all persons seeking election as Auditor shall be elected to a term of four (4) years.


CITY TREASURER


Section 45. Election and Qualifications

(b) No person shall occupy the office of Treasurer for more than two (2) three (3) consecutive terms of four years. A former Treasurer may seek election or appointment to the office only after the expiration of the full term next following his or her departure from the former position for which the disqualification set forth by this subsection shall apply.


ISSUE NO. 38 ASKS:

Shall the entire Charter for the City of Whitehall, Ohio be amended to reflect gender-neutral references as recommended by the Charter Review Commission?

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