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In accordance with Section 13.6 of the Charter, every ten years, the Mayor appoints a commission of nine qualified electors to serve as a Charter Review Commission. The Commission recommends any desired changes to the Charter to City Council to be placed before the voters. The current Charter Review Commission was appointed in early 2022 and held 14 public meetings to review and analyze the city's charter.
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Bay Village has a charter form of government. A chartered city, county, or municipality is one that possesses a unique set of laws that forms the legal foundation of its local system of government. The legal document that articulates these laws is called a charter. Charters stand in relationship to a county, city, village, or town the same way that a state constitution does to a state or a federal constitution does to a nation. They define the powers and functions of elected officials as well as the organization and procedures of local government.
Yes. They are as follows:
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The Bay Village Civil Service Commission consists of three uncompensated members, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council, serving six-year terms. The Civil Service Commission regulates the employment and working conditions of civil servants, oversees hiring and promotions, and promotes the values of the public service.
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Classified positions are simply those that fall under Civil Service requirements. Unclassified positions do not fall under Civil Service requirements and may include elected officials, appointees and positions requiring "peculiar" or unique skills. Classified positions are primarily public safety positions, such as police, fire/EMS, and dispatchers.
No. Future hires for the Mechanic and Clerk-Secretary positions would be unclassified rather than classified. Current employees are unaffected.
Yes. Each proposed amendment will be a separate issue on the ballot and will be voted on individually. Only amendment(s) receiving a majority yes vote will become part of the city charter.
No. A Charter Review Commission is appointed every 10 years to review, analyze, and if appropriate, propose changes to the city charter, but there are two other ways the charter may be amended: