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Hamilton County, OH November 8, 2011 Election
Issue 49
City of Madeira

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Pass: 2,564 / 76.74% Yes votes ...... 777 / 23.26% No votes

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Shall the Charter of the City of Madeira be amended by replacing Section 5. Contracts and Purchases of ARTICLE IV - MANAGER, as follows? The manager shall execute and deliver all contracts and make all purchases for the municipality, except franchise for public utility services. All contracts and purchases involving an expenditure for more than $10,000 shall be authorized by ordinance of council. No contract involving the expenditure of an amount in excess of that set forth in the applicable provision of the Ohio Revised Code, as amended, for the construction, maintenance or repair of any public work or improvement by a private contractor, and no purchase in excess of such amount, shall be made, except after advertising at least once and for at least one week in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality and the receipt of written bid or bids, unless in case of emergency which will not admit of delay. Where such a contract or a purchase is made by the manager in such an emergency, he/she shall fully report thereon to council at its next meeting thereafter. No contract not constituting a franchise for public utility service shall be made for a term of longer than five years. All contracts shall be approved as to form by the solicitor before they are executed by the manager. Purchases may be made simultaneously with purchases by other governmental bodies and in cooperation with their officers. After receipt of bids where required, council may authorize the manager to make the subject purchase or contract from or with the bidder who in its judgment offers the best proposal in terms of quality, service and adaptability to the requirements of the municipality, as well as price, or may direct the rejection of all bids.

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