Norton City Council Board Amendment Question (November 2012)

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A Norton City Council Board Amendment question was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Wayne County, which is in Ohio, where it was defeated.

If approved, this question would have amended the Norton City Charter to require any contract in excess of fifteen thousand dollars must be approved of by at least 2/3 of the elected and appointed members of Council.[1]

Election results

Norton City Amendment 5.03
Defeatedd No2100%
Yes 0 0%

Election results from Wayne County, Current Election Results

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

A proposal to amend Article V Section 5.03 of the Charter of the City of Norton, Ohio to read as follows:


The Mayor, President of Council, Vice-President of Council, Director of Finance and Administrative Officer shall constitute the Board of Control of the Municipality. Each member shall have a vote. The Mayor shall be the presiding officer.


No contract involving an expenditure in excess of the amount set by the Ohio Revised Code above which competitive bidding is required fifteen thousand dollars shall be awarded without the approval of the Board of Control. (Amended November 8, 2011) and the approval of not less than two thirds of the elected and appointed members of Council.

C. INVESTMENTS. The Board of Control shall direct the Director of Finance on the institution of the investments of the City.

Shall the proposed charter amendment be adopted?[1][2]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wayne County Supervisor of Elections, General Election Issues
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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