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Council shall be authorized to make typographical corrections to or changes or deletions in, as well as changes in the form of, the Charter; however, the changes shall relate to matters of form; or, to make the Charter consistent with Ohio law upon advice of the Director of Law. Any such modification, change, or correction shall, in all cases, be approved by resolution of Council, prior to going into effect. No modification, change or correction shall affect the construction, meaning, substance, or intent of the Charter as adopted and amended by the people, except where the change corrects the Charter to comply with Ohio law. The specific powers granted by this Section include:
1. Council may correct obvious misspellings, typographical errors, and non-substantive matters in the Charter, including but not limited to gender neutral language.
2. Council may divide the text of any section or paragraph into shorter paragraphs or subparagraphs and letter or number the same to improve clarity and ease of reference.
3. Council may renumber the sections and rearrange their order to provide more coherent grouping of sections related in subject matter and continuous, consecutive numbering of sections.
4. Council may remove inconsistent language and correct language that violates Ohio law to ensure that the Charter complies with Ohio law.
Upon the adoption of any amendment that creates or abolishes an office or offices or changes the powers or duties of any officer or department of the Village, the Council shall make necessary correlative changes in existing sections that refer to such offices, officers, or departments by deleting therefrom, as the case may be, the name of the office created or the title of the officer or department then having such powers or duties.
(Approved by voters November 3, 2020; Res. 65-2021. Passed 7-6-21.)
CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF RICHFIELD