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Ballot Preview

[THIS IS A PREVIEW OF THE OFFICIAL FORM OF BALLOT THAT WILL BE SENT TO ALL ACTIVE REGISTERED VOTERS IN CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE STARTING ON MARCH 9, 2012.

BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE VILLAGE CENTER BY 7:00 PM ON TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012. ]

Mayor:

___Doug Tisdale

___Joseph R. Poché

___Russell O. Stewart

For Councilmember – District 1:

Mark L. Griffin

 For Councilmember – District 3:

Alex Brown

For Councilmember – District 5:

Klasina VanderWerf

Issue #1:

SHALL SECTION 3.9 OF THE CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE HOME RULE CHARTER BE AMENDED BY THE ADDITION OF THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE:

 “ALL PARKS OWNED OR HEREAFTER ACQUIRED BY THE CITY SHALL BE HELD, PROTECTED, AND MAINTAINED IN PUBLIC TRUST FOR THE USE, BENEFIT, AND ENJOYMENT OF THE PUBLIC, AND SHALL NOT BE PLEDGED OR CONVEYED WITHOUT A MAJORITY VOTE OF REGISTERED ELECTORS VOTING ON THE QUESTION.” Issue #2:

SHALL SECTION 4.5 SUBSECTION E OF THE CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE HOME RULE CHARTER BE AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS AND SUBSECTION F BE ADDED AS FOLLOWS:

“(E)      AN ORDINANCE WHEN FINALLY PASSED SHALL TAKE EFFECT AND BE ENFORCED 10 DAYS AFTER PUBLICATION. (F)       AN ORDINANCE NECESSARY FOR THE IMMEDIATE PRESERVATION OF THE PUBLIC PEACE, HEALTH OR SAFETY MAY BE INTRODUCED AND PASSED AT ANY REGULAR OR SPECIAL MEETING, SHALL REQUIRE ONLY 1 READING AND SHALL NOT REQUIRE A PUBLIC HEARING OR PUBLICATION BEFORE FINAL PASSAGE. PUBLICATION SHALL BE AS SOON AS REASONABLY POSSIBLE AFTER FINAL PASSAGE. SUCH ORDINANCE SHALL BE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON PASSAGE. A RECITATION IN ANY SUCH ORDINANCE THAT THE COUNCIL DEEMS THE PASSAGE OF SAID ORDINANCE TO BE FOR THE IMMEDIATE PRESERVATION OF PUBLIC PEACE, HEALTH OR SAFETY SHALL BE CONCLUSIVE. An emergency ordinance shall not be in effect longer than ninety (90) days after adoption unless the Council shall affirm the same by re-adoption of said ordinance on second reading and publication on a non-emergency basis in the manner prescribed in Section 4.5(C) through (e) within said ninety (90) day period. Upon such affirmation, the ordinance shall become a regular ordinance.” Issue #3:

SHALL SECTION 2.3 OF THE CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE HOME RULE CHARTER BE REPEALED AND REPLACED WITH THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE:  “A REGULAR CITY ELECTION SHALL BE HELD ON THE TUESDAY FOLLOWING THE FIRST MONDAY IN NOVEMBER COMMENCING IN THE YEAR 2014 AND IN EACH EVEN NUMBERED YEAR THEREAFTER”; AND FURTHER

SHALL SECTION 2.7 OF THE CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE HOME RULE CHARTER BE AMENDED WITH THE ADDITION OF THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE: “ELECTED CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THE MAYOR-ELECT SHALL ASSUME THE DUTIES OF OFFICE AT THE FIRST COUNCIL MEETING IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY FOLLOWING EACH REGULAR CITY ELECTION.”

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