Green council will vote July 10 whether to approve seven recommended amendments to the city’s charter. The main proposal concerns term limits for the mayor.
The others, which would face a public vote Nov. 6, would:
• Require the mayor to devote his entire time and effort during regular business hours and all other times as necessary to properly conduct the city’s business.
• Provide new time limits for city council to fill a vacancy on council in not less than 30 days or more than 45 days or the decision falls to the mayor.
• Allow city council to approve changes to rules and regulations of the Civil Service Commission that differ from those established by the Ohio Revised Code.
• Allow up to 15 percent of the unused 7 percent allocated from Green income tax revenue to the Parks and Recreation Division for capital projects to be used for special events and programming. The division is to receive $1.1 million this year for capital projects.
• Add a section to allow council to correct typographical errors in the charter and make corrections so the charter is compliant and consistent with Ohio law.
• Change the Civil Service classification for the position of administrative coordinator (law) to unclassified when a fiduciary relationship exists requiring the employee to be exempt from Civil Service status for several reasons, including a high degree of trust, confidence, reliance, integrity and fidelity.