Residents In Carlisle, Franklin & Monroe Each Have Specific City Issues To Vote On This November

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WARREN COUNTY, OH -- Residents who live in the cities of Carlisle, Franklin and Monroe are being asked to vote on issues concerning their cities this November.

CARLISLE

CITY OF CARLISLE INCOME TAX ADD .5% CPT 

Residents in Carlisle are being asked...  "Shall the Ordinance providing for a 0.5 % levy increase on income for the purpose of maintaining operations and capital improvement of the police services, effective January 1, 2023 for a continuing period of time, be passed?"   

A majority vote "for" the ordinance is necessary for its passage.


FRANKLIN

The City of Franklin has five items it would like to amend to its charter that it is asking residents to approve: 

CITY OF FRANKLIN SECTION 3.02 

Residents are being asked ..."Shall Section 3.02 of the City of Franklin Charter be amended to comply with Ohio’s ethics laws requiring current Council votes to increase Councilmember compensation to apply only to future Councilmember terms?"

A majority yes vote is needed for the amendment to pass.

CITY OF FRANKLIN SECTION 3.06 

Residents are being asked..."Shall Section 3.06 of the City of Franklin Charter be amended such that, if Council membership ever drops below four, the remaining members would be required to appoint new member(s) within 30 days to increase Council membership to at least four?" 

A majority yes vote is needed for the amendment to pass. 

CITY OF FRANKLIN SECTION 7.01 

Residents are being asked..."Shall Section 7.01 of the City of Franklin Charter be amended to eliminate certain highly technical duties of the Planning Commission, with such duties subsequently being performed by paid City staff and presented to Planning Commission and Council for final review and approval?" 

A majority yes vote is needed for the amendment to pass. 

CITY OF FRANKLIN SECTION 11.10 

Residents are being asked..."Shall Section 11.10 of the City of Franklin Charter be amended to eliminate the City’s unique Councilmember recall procedures (the Ohio Revised Code’s removal procedures would apply instead)?" 

A majority yes vote is needed for the amendment to pass. 

CITY OF FRANKLIN CHARTER AMENDMENT VARIOUS SECTIONS 

Residents are being asked..."Shall various sections of the City of Franklin Charter be amended to make non- substantive, typographical corrections and to make certain terms used in the City Charter and Codified Ordinances consistent ('City Clerk' to now be called 'Clerk of Council,' 'Manager' to now be called 'City Manager,' 'Department of Service' to now be called 'Public Works Department,' and 'Board of Zoning, Building and Housing Appeals' to now be called 'Board of Zoning Appeals')?" 

A majority yes vote is needed for the amendment to pass.


MONROE

The City of Monroe, which is in both Butler and Warren Counties is holding a question and answer meeting on October 20, 2022 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Monroe Community Room.

The meeting is planned to help answer any questions or to help residents better understand the proposed Charter amendments on the upcoming ballot. 

The city will have copies available of all of the amendments and not just the condensed ballot questions below.

The Charter Amendments that will appear on the November 8th General Election Ballot are as follows, but have different Issue Numbers for Warren County Residents. For Warren County Residents...

Issue 17 City of Monroe Charter Amendment Term Limits (Issue 7 for Monroe Butler County Residents) 

Residents are being asked ... "shall the proposed amendment to Section 4.01 and Section 4.06 of the Charter of the City of Monroe to establish term limits for Council Members commencing on January 1, 2024, to reduce unexcused absences from four to three consecutive regular meetings, and to require attendance at 66% of regularly scheduled meetings in a calendar year be adopted?"

Issue 18 City of Monroe Charter Amendment Various (Issue 8 for Monroe Butler County Residents)

Residents are being asked ...."Shall the proposed amendments to the Charter of the City of Monroe to:

  • provide for gender neutral references;
  • require Council proceedings on public media platforms;
  • include as additional duties of the City Manager: to encourage and provide support for regional and intergovernmental cooperation, promote partnerships among Council and staff, assist the Council to develop long term goals for the City and strategies to implement these goals, submit to Council and make available to the public a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the City at the end of each fiscal year, make such other reports as Council may require concerning operations, and make recommendations to Council concerning the affairs of the City and facilitate the work of the Council in developing policy;
  • eliminate the Department of Engineering and Inspection, the Department of Streets, and Department of Utilities; and
  • create the Department of Public Works and the Development be adopted?"

Issue 19 City of Monroe Charter Amendment Acts of Council (Issue 9 for Monroe Butler County Residents) 

Residents are being asked ... "Shall the proposed amendments to the Charter of the City of Monroe to specify which acts of Council must be done by ordinance; to permit legislation to be read by title only unless otherwise indicated; to permit resolutions to become effective immediately; to increase from 30 to 60 days the time limit for holding public hearings on zoning; and to eliminate the requirement for the Council to authorize the Manager to obtain bids be adopted?"

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