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LOVELAND, OH:  Proposed language to the City Charter addressing 
Selection of Mayor and Vice-Mayor


The City Charter Art. II "THE CITY COUNCIL" should be amended to provide Mayor be elected at the scheduled municipal election beginning 2019. Also beginning with the scheduled municipal election beginning 2019, the Vice-Mayor shall be elected as the Council member that receives the highest total votes.
SECTION 2.01 NUMBER, SELECTION, TERM. Shall be amended as follows.
Except as reserved to the people by this Charter, the legislative powers of the City shall be vested in a Council of six (6) members, elected at large, for four-year (4) overlapping terms with three (3) members to be elected at a scheduled municipal election and three (3) members to be elected at a scheduled municipal election two years thereafter. All elections of Council members shall be on a non-partisan ballot. These legislative powers of the City shall also be vested in a Mayor, elected at large, for a four-year (4) term to be elected at a scheduled municipal election, with the first being in 2019. All elections of Mayor shall be on a non-partisan ballot.
SECTION 2.03 FILLING OF VACANCIES. Shall be amended as follows to include.
Vacancies in the office of Mayor shall be filled in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 733.08.
SECTION 2.05 ORGANIZATION AND MEETINGS. Shall be amended as follows.
The following shall be removed "and the Council shall proceed to elect a Mayor and Vice-Mayor"
SECTION 2.06 MAYOR AND VICE-MAYOR. Shall be amended as follows.
The Mayor shall be elected at large, for a four-year (4) term to be elected at a scheduled municipal election, with the first being in 2019. The Vice-Mayor shall be selected as the Council member that receives the highest total votes, for a two-year (2) term to be elected at a scheduled municipal election, with the first being in 2019. The Mayor shall preside at Council meetings, when present, and shall have a vote on all matters which come before Council, but shall have no power of veto. The Mayor shall be recognized as the head of the
municipal government for ceremonial purposes, but shall have no administrative duties. The Mayor shall have the judicial functions of a Mayor under the laws of Ohio until such judicial functions are performed by some other officer appointed or elected for that purpose. The Vice-Mayor shall perform the duties of the Mayor when the Mayor is absent or disabled.
SUMMARY:
The Current Charter requires the City Council at its organization meeting, shall elect, from among its own members, one to serve as Mayor and one as Vice-Mayor for a term of two (2) years and until their successors are chosen and qualified. If approved, these amendments revise the Charter so that the Mayor and Vice-Mayor are elected at large by the voters of the City of Loveland. The first election of the Mayor and Vice-Mayor will take
place at the General Election in 2019. They will take office December 2, 2019, and with the Mayor serving a four-year (4) term, and the Vice-Mayor serving a two-year (2) term..

LOVELAND, OH:  Existing language in City Charter addressing 

Selection of Mayor and Vice-Mayor

SECTION 2.01  NUMBER, SELECTION, TERM. 

Except as reserved to the people by this Charter, the legislative powers of the City shall be vested in a Council of seven (7) members, elected at large, for four-year (4) overlapping terms with four (4) members to be elected at a scheduled municipal election and three (3) members to be elected at a scheduled municipal election two years thereafter. All elections of Council members shall be on a non-partisan ballot.  (Amended  11-6-01)
SECTION 2.03  FILLING OF VACANCIES. 

Vacancies in the office of Council member shall be filled within thirty (30) days by vote of a majority of the remaining members of Council, by the selection of a person qualified as provided in Section 2.02 of this Charter. If Council fails to make a selection to fill such vacancy within thirty (30) days, the Mayor shall forthwith make the appointment. Such person so chosen shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term of the Council member whose vacancy he or she was appointed to fill.  (Amended 11-6-01)
SECTION 2.05  ORGANIZATION AND MEETINGS.
Following each municipal election, Council shall meet within five (5) days after the beginning of the term of office of the newly-elected members of Council, for the purpose of organizing. At such meeting, the newly-elected members of Council shall take the oath of office and the Council shall proceed to elect a Mayor and Vice-Mayor and may transact such other business as may come before it. Thereafter, regular meetings shall be held as prescribed in the Council rules, but not less frequently than twice each month. Except as otherwise provided by the laws of Ohio, all meetings of the Council shall be open to the public. A majority of the members elected or appointed shall constitute a quorum at all meetings.
(Amended 11-7-00; 11-6-01)
SECTION 2.06  MAYOR AND VICE-MAYOR.
At its organization meeting, the Council shall elect, from among its own members, one to serve as Mayor and one as Vice-Mayor for a term of two (2) years and until their successors are chosen and qualified. The Mayor shall preside at Council meetings, when present, and shall have a vote on all matters which come before Council, but shall have no power of veto. The Mayor shall be recognized as the head of the municipal government for ceremonial purposes, but shall have no administrative duties. The Mayor shall have the judicial functions of a Mayor under the laws of Ohio until such judicial functions are performed by some other officer appointed or elected for that purpose. The Vice-Mayor shall perform the duties of the Mayor when the Mayor is absent or disabled.  (Amended 11-7-00; 11-6-01)