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(A) The Charter Review Commission shall consist of seven (7) members to be elected on a non-partisan ballot in the November General Election for Calendar Year 2012. The election for the Charter Review Commission shall occur on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in said November General Election. Candidates for Charter Review Commission shall appear on a non-partisan ballot for such election. Nominations for Charter Review Commission Members shall be made pursuant to the requirements of Article VII, Section 1 of the Village of Woodmere Charter. Thereafter, beginning with the General Election in 2021, the election of Charter Review Members shall be governed by the requirements of Article VII, Section 1 of the Village Charter and shall take place on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November and every ten years thereafter on said first Tuesday following the first Monday of November.
(B) Following the election of Charter Review Commission in Calendar Year 2012, Candidates for the Charter Review Commission shall stand for election in the General Election to be held on the first Tuesday, following the first Monday in November, 2021 and every ten years thereafter. The office of Charter Review Commission member shall appear on a non- partisan ballot. The Mayor shall cause a notice that petitions may be taken out for election as a member of the Charter Review Commission to be published once in a newspaper of general circulation in the Village at least ninety days prior to the Primary election in 2012 and thereafter, beginning in Calendar Year 2021, one hundred-twenty (120) days prior to the General Election to be held on the first Tuesday, following the first Monday in November of that year.
(C) In Calendar Year 2012, the terms of Members elected shall begin on January 1, 2013. Such Commission shall review the municipal charter and within six calendar months after taking office deliver to Council such alterations, revisions, and amendments, if any, to this Charter as in the Commission’s judgment are desirable. The Charter Review Commission members’ terms shall end upon the delivery of its recommendations to the Village Council, but said term shall end no later than six months after the Commission members term has commenced.
(D) The Charter Review Commission must have an organizational meeting within thirty (30) days of the date of the commencement of the elected members terms and shall meet at least once a month thereafter with additional meetings as necessary until such time as the Commission has completed their review and recommendations to Council.
(E) Elected Officials, officers, and employees of the Village of Woodmere shall not be eligible to become candidates for and serve as members of the Charter Review Commission.
(F) Members shall serve without compensation.
(G) If an elected member resigns or a vacancy occurs for any other reason, the vacancy shall be filled by the candidate certified by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections as having received the next highest vote at that election.
(H) Meetings of the Charter Review Commission shall be open to the public. Candidates for the Charter Review Commission must be residents and qualified electors of the Village for a period of two (2) years prior to the Board of Elections filing deadline for the office of Charter Review Commission Member.
(I) The Charter Review Commission shall study and review the provisions of the Charter and shall report its recommendations, if any, for proposed amendments to the Village of Woodmere Charter within time period specified in subsection (C) above.
(J) A majority of the members of the Charter Review Commission shall constitute a quorum necessary for the transaction of official Commission business; however, when considering the question of whether a particular amendment or revision should be recommended to the Council for consideration, a majority of four (4) members of the Charter Review Commission shall be necessary.
(K) Review of Recommendations. The Village Council shall review the recommendations of the Charter Review Commission Report. The Village Council, by the affirmative vote of at least five of its members, may place amendment(s) to the Village Charter as proposed by the Charter Review Commission on the ballot at the next regular municipal election.