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In January 1998 and each six (6) years thereafter or sooner if deemed necessary by the Mayor and Council, there shall be appointed, subject to the confirmation by the affirmative vote of a majority of the members elected or appointed to Council, nine (9) electors of the Municipality, not holding elected office of the Municipality as members of the Charter Review Commission. The Mayor shall appoint three (3) members of the Charter Review Commission and each member of Council shall appoint one member of the Charter Review Commission. The Commission shall review the Charter and within five (5) calendar months after such appointment, recommend to Council such amendments, if any, to this Charter, as in its judgment are desirable. Council may by a two-thirds vote of its members submit to the electors not later than the next succeeding general election any such proposed amendments. The members appointed to said Commission shall serve without compensation. The meetings of the Charter Review Commission shall be open to the public.
The Council may, by the affirmative vote of at least four of its members, submit any proposed amendment to the Charter to the electors; or, upon receipt of a petition signed by not less than 10% of the registered electors of the Municipality setting forth any proposed amendment to the Charter, it shall submit such proposed amendment to the electors. The Council shall determine the manner of the submission of any proposed amendment to the electors to the extent that such submission is not governed by the Constitution and the laws of Ohio. If any such proposed amendment shall be approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon, it shall become a part of this Charter; except that, if two or more inconsistent proposed amendments on the same subject shall be submitted at the same election, only the one of such amendments receiving the largest affirmative vote, not less than a majority, shall become a part of the Charter.