Carlisle Village Charter Amendments, Questions 8, 9, 10 and 11 (November 2012)

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Four Carlisle Village Charter Amendment questions were on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Warren County, which is in Ohio, where the three were approved and the last was defeated.

Question 8 sought to amend the Carlisle Village Charter concerning the Power, Number, Selection and Term of the Village Council.

Question 9 sought to amend the Carlisle Village Charter concerning the eligibility of Council Members and Vacancy of Council positions.

Question 10 sought to amend the Carlisle Village Charter concerning the Salaries and Compensation of Council Members.

Question 11 seeks to amend the Carlisle Village Charter concerning the treatment of ordinances and resolutions.[1]

Election results

Carlisle Village Amendment 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,196 58.20%
No85941.80%
Carlisle Village Amendment 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,318 65.12%
No70634.88%
Carlisle Village Amendment 3
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,084 54.53%
No90445.47%
Carlisle Amendment 4
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,01551.24%
Yes 966 48.76%

Election results from Warren County, Election Results, December 7, 2012

Text of measure

Language on the ballot for question 8:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall Section 4.01 of the Charter be amended to read as follows:

Section 4.01 Powers, Number, Selection and Term

(a) Except as otherwise provided by this Charter, all powers of the Municipality, including its legislative powers, shall be vested in a Council consisting of seven (7) members (including the Mayor). All members shall be elected from the Municipality at large. The three (3) serving ward council members are up for election in 2013, and those seats will be at large. The current rotation in effect at the time of these changes regarding the other Council Members and the Mayor shall remain as per the previous provisions of the Charter. The office of Mayor shall be a separately elected office pursuant to Section 4.03 of this Charter, members of Council (including the Mayor) shall serve overlapping terms of office for four (4) years, Sections 13.03 and 13.04 of this Charter provide for the transition of membership on the Council (including the Mayor) from the general statutory village plan government to its form of government under this Charter with respect to the initial composition of the Council and the initial terms of office of members of the Council (including the Mayor).

(b) The regular term of members of Council and the Mayor shall begin the first day of January following their election. Each shall take the oath of office after certification of election by the Board of Elections. They shall serve until their successors are chosen and are qualified. If a member of Council elect fails to qualify, dies, or resigns, the office shall be vacant and shall be filled according to the provisions of this Charter for vacancies in Council. All elections of members of Council and the Mayor shall be on a nonpartisan basis. If adopted, Section 11.03 and Section 13.03(b) shall be amended to eliminate any reference to wards.

Language on the ballot for question 9:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall Section 4.02 and Section 4.05 of the Charter be amended to read as follows:

Section 4.02 Eligibility

Each member of Council shall have been a resident and qualified elector of the Municipality for at least one (1) continuous year prior to his or her election, and shall continue to be a resident and qualified elector of the Municipality throughout his or her term of office.

Section 4.05 Vacancies; Forfeiture of Office; Filling of Vacancies (d) Filling of Vacancies. Vacancies in the office of member of Council shall be filled within sixty (60) days by a majority vote of the remaining members of Council. Majority vote means a number greater than one-half (1/2) of the remaining members of Council. If a vacancy occurs in one (1) or more positions of members of Council, the Council of the new term shall appoint by a majority vote, an eligible person or persons to fill the vacancy. Majority vote is defined as a number greater than one-half (1/2) of the remaining members of Council. If the Council fails to fill a vacancy within sixty (60) days following the occurrence of the vacancy, the power of Council to fill the vacancy shall lapse and the Mayor shall fill the vacancy by appointment immediately following the expiration of said sixty (60) days. Any appointee under this Section shall qualify under the provisions of this Charter, shall hold the office, and shall serve for the unexpired term until a successor is elected and qualified.

Language on the ballot for question 10:

{{Quote|Shall Section 4.07 and Section 12.04 of the Charter be amended to read as follows:

Section 4.07 Compensation

The Charter Review Commission shall review the salaries of the Mayor and Council Members as part of their duties every five (5) years, pursuant to Section 12.04 of the Charter. The Charter Review Commission shall make recommendations to Council, and the Council may accept or reject said recommendations. If Council accepts the recommendations, an ordinance will be adopted setting the appropriate salaries pursuant to the recommendations of the Charter Review Commission. No ordinance increasing such salaries shall become effective until the commencement of the terms of Council Members elected at the next regular election, provided that such election follows the adoption of such ordinance by at least six (6) months. The Mayor shall receive additional compensation. Council Members, by resolution of Council, stating the exact purpose of the appropriation, may receive their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties of office.

Section 12.04(d) (d) In addition to the duties set forth in Section (b) of this Section, the Charter Review Commission shall review the current salary structure of the Council and shall make recommendations to the Council regarding the salaries of the Mayor and Council Members. The recommendations are not binding and shall be voted on and either accepted or rejected by Council pursuant to the same terms and conditions set forth in Section 4.07 as amended.

Language on the ballot for question 11:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall Section 5.01, Section 5.03, Section 5.04, and Section 5.05 of the Charter be amended to read as follows:

Section 5.01 Ordinances and Resolutions

Council action shall be by ordinance, resolution or motion. Ordinances shall be the enactments of the Council and shall have the full force and effect of law. Ordinances shall prescribe permanent rules of conduct of government. Resolutions shall be orders or declarations of the Council of a special or temporary nature. Motions are oral proposals for Council action limited to the same purposes as resolutions.

Section 5.03 Passage of Ordinances and Resolutions

Ordinances shall be read on two (2) different days, unless readings are dispensed with by vote of five (5) members elected to the Council. When the requirement of reading on two (2)[1]


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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 [ http://voterfind.tzo.org/warrenoh/data/20121106G/0136%20%201X.pdf Warren County Elections, Carlisle Village Sample Ballot]



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