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File #: O-504-18    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 11/20/2018 In control: Finance Department
On agenda: 12/4/2018 Final action: 12/4/2018
Title: Authorizing the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $275,000 to the Lucas County Board of Elections as payment for the expenses of a special election to be held on February 26, 2019 related to the submission to the electors of a proposed charter amendment; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Audio: O-504-18 Agenda Review 11/27/2018

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February 26, 2019 Special Election Costs                                                                                                         

Law Department

Dale Emch, Director (x1020)

 

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Authorizing the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $275,000 to the Lucas County Board of Elections as payment for the expenses of a special election to be held on February 26, 2019 related to the submission to the electors of a proposed charter amendment; and declaring an emergency.

 

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:

The Clerk of Council has received the adequate number of petition signatures as required by law for a proposed charter amendment to be submitted to the electors of the City of Toledo pursuant to the Charter and the Constitution of the State of Ohio at a special election to be held on February 26, 2019. Ordinance No. 481-18 passed by Toledo City Council on November 13, 2018 submitted the proposed “Keep the Jail in Downtown Toledo” charter amendment to the Lucas County Board of Elections for purposes of a special election. Toledo City Charter, Section 44 requires Toledo City Council, when a special election is required, to appropriate money necessary to provide for the expenses of said special election, and Ohio Revised Code §3501.17 requires the Lucas County Board of Elections to charge the City for the cost of the special election.

 

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NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

 

                     SECTION 1.  That the sum of $275,000 is authorized for expenditure from the General Fund, Account Code 1001-89800-1129002STDSTD for payment for the expenses of a special election to be held on February 26, 2019.

 

                     SECTION 2.  That the Finance Director is authorized to issue his warrant or warrants against the account code referenced in Section 1 above in an amount not to exceed $275,000 in payment for the expenses of a special election to be held on February 26, 2019 upon presentation of the proper voucher or vouchers.

 

                     SECTION 3.  That this ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. The reason for the emergency lies in the fact that this ordinance is necessary for the immediate expenditure of funds needed to cover the expenses of a special election and such emergency measure is required by Section 44 of the Toledo City Charter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     Vote on emergency clause:  yeas _____, nays _____.

 

                     Passed:  _________________, as an emergency measure:  yeas _____, nays _____.

 

 

Attest:  ________________________                                              __________________________________

                            Clerk of Council                                                                           President of Council

 

                     

Approved:  _____________________                                          __________________________________

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mayor

 

 

                     I hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of an Ordinance passed by Council ________________________.

 

 

Attest:  ________________________

                    Clerk of Council