Huber Heights voters pass Charter Amendments

By Darrell Wacker -

HUBER HEIGHTS — Huber Heights voters split the baby when it came to eight City Charter amendments on Tuesday’s ballot.

Voters rejected Issues 24 and 25 but passed Issues 26, 27, 28, and 29 with significant margins.

Issues 24 and 25 spoke to the form of government but were not significant changes in the charter.

Issue 26, which passed with 55% of the vote, provided that the Mayor shall serve as a non-voting member of all Council appointed committees.

Issue 27, which passed with 58% of the vote, provides that the Mayor shall appoint a vacancy to the council within eight days if the city council fails to appoint a replacement within 30 days.

Issue 28 says the the Clerk of Council will be the direct supervisor of the Deputy Clerk of Council and passed with nearly 69% of the vote.

Issue 29 passed with 58.51% of the vote and says that resolutions passed by council will only require one reading and become effective immediately while ordinances shall require two readings unless such requirement is dispensed with by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members of the Council then holding office.

Reaction to the vote and more details will be on the Courier’s website, on Wednesday.

By Darrell Wacker

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.