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Proposed Amendment

NOTICE OF
PUBLIC HEARING
ON PROPOSED
AMENDMENT TO THE
CHARTER FOR THE CITY OF FAIRMONT
TO: CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF FAIRMONT
The Council for the City of Fairmont at is regular meeting held on July 28, 2020, introduced and publicly read in its entirety for the first time and set for public hearing a proposed amendment to the Charter for City of Fairmont set out in the following ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. _____
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND REVISING ARTICLE II, “THE COUNCIL” OF THE FAIRMONT CITY CHARTER, AND MORE PARTICULARLY SECTION 2.03 COMPENSATION; EXPENSES THEREOF, TO PROVIDE COMPENSATION TO THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS FOR THOSE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETINGS WHICH ARE CANCELLED DUE TO A DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, the current Charter of the City of Fairmont was adopted by the voters on August 17, 1976;
WHEREAS, §2.03 Compensation; Expenses of said Charter requires provides that the Mayor and Councilmembers shall be compensated for each regular meeting of council attended by him/her up to the maximum amount stated.
WHEREAS, it has been proposed that said Charter be amended to provide that in addition to each regular meeting of council attended, that the stated compensation be paid to the Mayor and Councilmembers for each regular meeting of council which has been cancelled due to a declared state of emergency.
WHEREAS, West Virginia Code §8-4-8 further provides that an amendment to the City Charter under the alternate plan must be by ordinance.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF FAIRMONT HEREBY ORDAINS THAT:
Section 2.03 Compensation; Expenses of Article II – The Council, of the Charter for the City of Fairmont be and is hereby amended as follows:(Matter to be deleted bracketed; New matters double underlined)
Article II – The Council
Section 2.03 Compensation; Expenses.
Beginning January 1, 2015, the salary of the Mayor shall be three hundred dollars for each regular meeting of the council attended by him/her and for each regular meeting of Council cancelled due to a state of emergency declared by the Governor of this State or the City Manager, not to exceed $7,200 dollars in any fiscal year. Beginning January 1, 2015, the salary of each of the other Councilmembers shall be two hundred dollars for each regular meeting of the council attended by him/her and for each regular meeting of Council cancelled due to a state of emergency declared by the Governor of this State or the City Manager, not to exceed $4,800.00 in any fiscal year. Until the maximum limit is reached, the salary of the Mayor and each of the Councilmembers shall be paid monthly as earned. Councilmembers shall receive their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties of office as approved by the Council.
Adopted this the ________ day of ______________, 2020.
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MAYOR
ATTEST:
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CITY CLERK
A copy of the proposed amendment to the City’s Charter is available in the office of the City Clerk, Room 312, 200 Jackson Street, Fairmont, West Virginia.
The Public Hearing on the proposed amendment to the City’s Charter will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in Council Chambers, at the City of Fairmont Public Safety Building, 500 Quincy Street, Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia.
The proposed amendment to the City’s Charter will be considered by Council on the date and at the time and place aforementioned. Any qualified voter or any freeholder of the city may appear at the public hearing and file written objections to the proposed amendment, in writing.
If no written objections are filed, or if said objections are filed and are withdrawn at the time of the hearing or within ten days thereafter, Council, at its next regular meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., in the aforementioned Council Chambers, shall vote on the adoption of the above ordinance setting forth the proposed amendment as an amendment to the charter.
If, on the date and at the time and place set for the hearing, objections to the amendment are filed and not withdrawn then or within ten days thereafter, the governing body may abandon the proposed amendment to which objections have been filed, or it may submit the proposed amendment to the voters at the next regular municipal election or a special election called for such purpose.
If no objections are filed, or if objections are filed and are withdrawn at the time of the hearing or within ten days thereafter, both the ordinance and the amendment shall become operative on October 22, 2020.
Given under my hand this the 28th day of July, 2020.
Janet L. Keller
City Clerk
Times: July 31, August 7, 2020