City of Red Wing- AMEND CITY CHARTERNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO CITY CHARTER
City of Red Wing
County of Goodhue
State of Minnesota
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Red Wing City Council will hold a public hearing on August 13, 2012 at approximately 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 315 West Fourth Street, Red Wing, Minnesota. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the recommendation of the Charter Commission to enact a charter amendment by ordinance. The hearing is called pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 410.12, Subd. 7.
The proposed charter amendments amend Chapters 2 and 4 of the City Charter providing that the Acting Mayor has no veto power, changing the date on which City primaries shall be held, and providing that primaries are not required in special elections; the text of the proposed amendments is as follows with the new language shown as underlined and the overstruck language being deleted:
Section 2.08 Acting Mayor In the event of a vacancy in the office of the Mayor or the Mayor’s inability from illness, absence from the City, or other cause to perform the duties of the Mayor's office, the President of the Council, or if the Council President is also absent or incapacitated, the Vice President of the Council, and in the event of his/her absence or incapacity such other member of the City Council as it may designate, shall exercise the powers and perform the duties of the Mayor, except the Acting Mayor shall have no power to veto, during such absence or disability. While so acting the Mayor shall be styled "Acting Mayor," and his/her acts in that capacity shall have the same force and effect as if performed by the Mayor.
Section 4.03 Primary Election The City Primary Election shall be held on the same date as the state primary election as determined by state statute first Tuesday after the second Monday in September of each year at such place or places as the Council may designate. The city clerical officer shall place upon the City Primary Election ballot, without party designation, the names of individuals whose candidacy has been filed. The two candidates receiving the highest number of votes for any single office shall be placed on the City General Election ballot as nominees for that office. When no more than two individuals file for nomination to any single office, their names shall not be placed upon the City Primary Election but shall be placed upon the City General Election ballot as the nominees for that office and no Primary Election for that particular office shall be held.
Section 4.05 Special Elections The Council may by resolution order a special election and provide all means for holding it. The No primary shall be required in a special election held under this section. All other procedures at such election shall conform as nearly as possible to that prescribed for other municipal elections.
Copies of the proposed charter amendments in ordinance form are on file and available for public inspection at the offices of the City of Red Wing, 315 West Fourth Street, Red Wing, Minnesota.
All interested persons may appear at the hearing and present their views orally at the hearing or in writing prior to the meeting.
Kathy Seymour Johnson, MCMC
City of Red Wing, Minnesota
Date: July 11, 2012