Centerville to vote tonight on first charter changes in 25 years

Centerville is expected to vote on charter amendments to place on the November 7 ballot.

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Centerville is expected to vote on charter amendments to place on the November 7 ballot.

The city of Centerville is expected to vote on charter amendment recommendations tonight as part of a special meeting the city is holding.

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The city’s charter commission, which meets once every eight years, recommended several changes to the charter that, if council votes in favor of, will be presented to residents on their ballots during the November election.

  • Removing references to a particular county
  • Addressing vacancies in the office of both the mayor and deputy mayor
  • Clarifying notice requirements for special meetings
  • Clarifying the use of resolutions
  • Modifying requirements for publishing ordinances
  • Eliminating the expiration of emergency ordinances
  • Replacing the term "competitive exams" for hiring with "competitive processes"
  • Establishing a new section enabling council to make non-substantive changes i.e., punctuation and/or grammar to the charter

If approved by council, the charter recommendations would be the first to go before a citizen vote for the city of Centerville since 1992.

Tonight’s meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at 100 W. Spring Valley Pike.

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