Hamilton County, 13 Proposed City and Town Charter Amendments (November 2009)

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There were 12 Proposed City and Town Charter Amendments on the November 3 ballot in Hamilton County.

City of St. Bernard

Defeatedd This measure sought to change section 2.03 of Article II of the city charter which deals with term limits for members of the council. The change will extend the term of the members from 2 to 4 years. YES 40.45% NO 59.55%

City of Silverton

Approveda This measure sought to change section 3 of Article XI which covers civil service commissions. This amendment would have remove any police department employee above the rank of lieutenant from civil service. YES 41.71% NO 58.29%

Defeatedd This proposed amendment sought to change articles III and IV making it so that council terms would be four year terms and not two year terms. YES 48.55% NO 51.45%

Defeatedd This measure also sought to change the same previous articles, but instead asks if the elections should instead be non artisan. YES 45.39% NO 54.61%

City of Springdale

Approveda This measure sought to amend article VII section F paragraph 3, which deals with contracts and expenditures. It sought to establish a petty cash fund which can be used as needed but cannot exceed limits set by the state of Ohio. YES 62.14% NO 37.86%

Approveda This measure sought to amend the same article and section but paragraph 4 is instead proposed to be amended. It sought to ensure the cash funds are tracked and not exceeded. YES 60.52% NO 39.48%

Approveda This next measure sought to amend article IX section D which seeks to protect against municipal employee theft. It sought to ensure the city has insurance to cover any thefts that may occur. YES 72.24% NO 27.76%

Approveda This measure sought to take a paragraph out of article V section B, making it instead that the candidates for Council must be nominated through petitions signed by 50 percent of residents in the district they are running for. YES 61.13% NO 38.87%

Approveda This measure sought to amend article VII section D, replacing paragraph 3 which deals with the county budget with a new paragraph. It outlines the duties of the mayor and the council in regards to writing, proposing and submitting the city budget for the following fiscal year. YES 84.60% NO 15.40%

Approveda This measure sought to amend article III section E which deals with the department of public works. It seeks to create this department and create a head of this department who runs it and is appointed by the mayor. YES 66.70% NO 33.30%

Approveda This measure sought to amend article III as well, this one dealing with section G, the clerk of the council. It seeks to change paragraph 6 with a newly amended paragraph that lays out the duties of the clerk in a more concise manner. YES 84.87% NO 15.13%

Village of Golf Manor

Defeatedd This measure sought to amend article V section 5.02 which would eliminate the need for solicitors in the village to be a county resident.[1] YES 45.65% NO 54.35%[2]

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