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Green City Utilities Sub-District Ordinance (November 2011)

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A Green City Utilities Sub-District Ordinance measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the city of Green which is in Summit County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 3,487 (48.89)
  • NO 3,646 (51.11%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to adopt a new ordinance which would allow for the termination of utility sub-divisions which were previously created.[2] This measure was brought to the ballot through a successful petition drive by residents who want to have the city better plan out additional sewer lines. City officials though noted that what the measure sets out to do is illegal because it ignores the current Revised Code, but they were obliged to put it on the measure because it was a petition. Proponents of the measure want to have a means for cheaper sewer lines extensions and improvements.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the City of Green adopt a new Chapter 1242 of its Codified Ordinances to allow the termination of utilities sub-districts created in the City of Green, allow strategic partnership agreements between two utility sub-districts created under Chapter 6115 of the Revised Code, allow utility sub-districts under Chapter 6115 of the Revised Code even if property owners are presently served within the jurisdiction of another utility district, provide for a resident Board of Trustees, and provide for Council support of petitions for sub-districts?[4]