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Ordinances and resolutions shall be introduced in the Council only in written or printed form, and the adoption, rejection, or amendment, time of taking effect, and the signing thereof shall be in the manner provided by the Constitution and laws of the State of Ohio. A bylaw, ordinance, or resolution, of a general or permanent nature, or granting a franchise, or creating a right, or involving the expenditure of money, or the levying of a tax, or for the purchase, lease, sale or transfer of property, may be passed by reading the title only, unless a Council person requests that the entire ordinance be fully and distinctly read upon its introduction. No ordinance or resolution shall be passed or adopted without the concurrence of a majority of all members elected to the Council.
The following legislation shall not become effective until it is approved by a majority of the electors of the Municipality voting thereon at the next general or primary election occurring not less than ninety (90) days after passage of such legislation:
(a) Legislation providing for a change in the use district classification from residential use to commercial or industrial use.
(b) Legislation providing for a zoning change of lands to a multi-family residential district zoning classification.
(c) Legislation providing for a zoning change of lands to a single-family residence district zoning classification which permits lots of less than 11,000 square feet.
Each ordinance or resolution shall be read on three different days, provided the Council may dispense with this rule by a vote of at least five (5) of its members.
(Amended 11-3-98; 11-4-03; 11-4-08; 11-8-11; 11-5-13.)