Details for RESO R1141-020121

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Published in the Tulsa World, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, February 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28; March 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13, 2021

RESOLUTION NO. R1141-020121 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRISTOW, OKLAHOMA, AND MAYORAL PROCLAMATION CALLING FOR AN ELECTION IN THE CITY OF BRISTOW ON APRIL 6, 2021, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TWO (2) QUESTIONS TO THE REGISTERED VOTERS AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF BRISTOW, OKLAHOMA, TO CHANGE THE PROCEDURE FOR ADOPTING ORDINANCES, AND PROVIDING FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE ELECTION BY THE CREEK COUNTY ELECTION BOARD WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Bristow, Oklahoma, has reviewed the Charter of the City of Bristow and proposes to the voters amendments to the Charter in the form of Charter Amendments as hereinafter set forth: The undersigned Mayor of the City of Bristow, Oklahoma, hereby calls a special election for April 6, 2021, for purposes of submitting to the qualified voters of the City of Bristow, Oklahoma, two questions regarding the adoption of proposed amendments to the City Charter of the City of Bristow, Oklahoma, to become effective following approval by the voters. The ballot titles of the Election Propositions shall read as follows: CHARTER PROPOSITION NO. 1 Shall the City Charter of the City of Bristow, Oklahoma, be amended to eliminate the requirement that ordinances be published in a newspaper of general circulation in advance of the meeting unless passage is unanimous, and providing for amendment to Section 2-12 as follows: Section 2-12. Ordinances. Every proposed ordinance shall be read in full or by title. At least five (5) affirmative votes are required for the passage of an ordinance, and the five (5) votes may be the affirmative votes of five (5) councilmembers or, when the councilmembers are all present and voting and there is a tie, of four (4) councilmembers and the mayor. The vote on passage of every ordinance shall be by roll call and shall be entered in the journal. O Yes (For Amendment) O No (Against Amendment) CHARTER PROPOSITION NO. 2 Shall the City Charter of the City of Bristow, Oklahoma, be amended to eliminate the language pertaining to publication of an ordinance in advance of consideration, and amending Section 2-15 as follows: Section 2-15. Ordinances; emergency. A. An emergency ordinance is an ordinance which, in the judgment of the council, is necessary for the immediate preservation of peace, health, or safety, and which should become effective prior to the time when an ordinary ordinance would become effective. B. Every such ordinance shall contain as a part of its title, the words, "and declaring an emergency," and in a separate section, herein called the emergency section, shall declare the emergency. C. An affirmative vote of at least six (6) councilmembers shall be required for the passage of an emergency ordinance. D. An emergency ordinance shall take effect upon its final passage and publication unless it specifies a later time. O Yes (For Amendment) O No (Against Amendment) The election shall be conducted by the Creek County Election Board on a City-wide basis. The precinct officials, polling places, hours, and rules for said election shall be determined by the Creek County Election Board in the same manner as determined by State and County elections. Absentee ballots will be allowed in the election. Dated: February 1, 2021. /s/ Rick Pinson MAYOR RICK PINSON City of Bristow, Oklahoma ATTEST: /s/ Sabrina Mounce CITY CLERK Approved as to form and legality: /s/ Bethanne Childs City Attorney

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