Charter Amendment

On Monday, July 12, 2021 Council approved a proposed charter amendment to be submitted to the electors of the City of Mason at the November 2, 2021 general election. A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

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Shall Section 3.07(K) of the Charter for the City of Mason be amended?

SECTION 3.07 POWERS OF COUNCIL

K. The power to acquire title to or interests in real property shall be vested in the Council, whether such property is acquired by: the exercise of the power of eminent domain, purchase, gift, lease, devise, bequest, in trust, or otherwise.

The power to sell or otherwise convey, lease or grant interests in real property shall be vested in the Council. Such sale, conveyance, lease or grant shall be in the manner as provided by the ordinance authorizing the sale, conveyance, lease, or grant. Title to all real property shall be taken in the name of the municipality.

To ensure transparency and prevent conflicts of interest, Council members and all relevant city staff shall certify in writing disclosures of actual and potential conflicts of interest involving any real estate transactions with the City prior to Council vote on said transactions.  This requirement does not apply to the acquisition by appropriation of property pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Chapter 163 or when real property is acquired or obtained by the City for a public easement, dedication, donation, bequest, forfeiture, or right of entry unless otherwise required by Ohio law.