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HomeMy WebLinkAboutRes 031103-U - Amend RES Gen ElectionRESOLUTION NO. J " A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO, 021103-M-2 TO CORRECT REFERENCES TO CHARTER SECTION NUMBERS ON THE BALLOT LANGUAGE FOR THE CHARTER AMENDMENT ELECTION; TO CORRECT REFERENCES TO EARLY VOTING DATES AND TIMES; AND TO CORRECT A REFERENCE TO ONE OF THE ELECTION DAY VOTING LOCATIONS; REPEALING CONFLICTING RESOLUTIONS; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE AND A SAVINGS CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, on February 11, 2003, by Resolution No. 021103-M-2, the City Council of the City of Georgetown, Texas called a General and Special Election for Saturday, May 3, 2003; WHEREAS, the Section numbers referred to in Propositions 11 and 13(c ), (0, and (m) are incorrect; and WHEREAS, the purposes of this Resolution are to correct the references to Charter Section numbers in Resolution No.021103-M-2, correct the dates and times for early voting to account for various holidays, and correct the name of the building (but not the street address) of one of the Election Day voting locations. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AND ORDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS THAT. SECTION l : The facts and recitations contained in the preamble of this resolution are hereby found and declared to be true and correct, and are incorporated by reference herein and expressly made a part hereof, as if copied verbatim. SECTION 2: The City Council has found that this action implements Governmental Affairs Focus End 15.01 of the Century Plan - Policy Plan Element, which states: "All citizens actively participate in governmental functions;" and has found that this action is not inconsistent or in conflict with any other Century Plan Policies, as required by Section 2.03 of the Administrative Chapter of the Policy Plan. SECTION 3: Proposition 11 is hereby amended as follows: PROPOSITION 11: Shall Sections 2.09, 2.13of the City Charter be amended and anew section be added to include provisions related to operations of the City and functioning of the City Council in the case of an emergency or disaster? Resolution Amending General and Special Election Resolution No. 00I 03 Page 1 of FOR AGAINST SECTION 4: Proposition 13, items (c ), (f), and (in) shall be amended as follows: PROPOSITION 13. Shall the following sections of the City Charter be updated and amended to be made consistent with current state law as follows: a. Section 1.06, to allow annexation by election in compliance with state law; b. Section 2.03, to require vacancies on the City Council to be filled in accordance with state law; c. Sections 1.04 and 1.05, to exclude references to state controlled roads if required by state law; d. Section 2.09 to require minutes of meetings to be taken in the form and marmer required by the Texas Open Meetings Act; e. Section 3.01, to require the general elections to be held on the uniform election dates prescribed by state law; f. Section- 3.03, to require candidates for City office to file in accordance with state law; g. Section 4.03, to add a requirement that petitions for initiative or referendum must conform to state law; h. Section 4.04, to require petitions for initiative or referendum to be filed, examined, and certified in accordance with state law; i. Sections 4.07 and 4.08, to delete the reference to initiative petitions, and to add a requirement that a recall petition must be signed and verified in accordance with the requirements of state law; j. Section 4.09, to require that vacancies resulting after a successful recall election be filled in the manner provided for by state law; k. Section 4.12, to require compliance with state law in the event that a recall election is not called upon receipt of a proper recall petition; 1. Section 5.08, to provide that a Judge of Municipal Court may be removed in accordance with state law; in. Section 6.02, to require open public meetings on the budget prior to adoption in conformance with state law; n. Section 6.12, to require disinterested City auditors in accordance with state law; o. Section 7.01, to require taxation to be in accordance with state law; p. Section 8.05, to refer to state law on the regulation of rates charged by public utility franchise holders; q. Section 9.02, to be consistent with the requirements of state law regarding availability of records; r. Section 9.07, to refer to the oath of office as required by state law. FOR AGAINST Resolution Amending General and Special Election Resolution No. -03 IJ 03 - Page 2 of 4 SECTION 5 -- EARLY VOTING Early voting by personal appearance shall take place at the Williamson County Courthouse, 710 Main St., Georgetown, Texas, and Branch Early Voting by personal appearance will take place at the Georgetown Independent School District Administration Building, 603 Lakeway Drive, Georgetown, Texas. Each location will remain open during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) each day specified for early voting, which is not a Saturday, a Sunday, or an official state holiday, beginning on the 20th day preceding the date of the election, which is Wednesday, April 16 2003, through Tuesday, April 29, 2003. Early voting shall also be conducted on Saturday, April 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and on Sunday, April 27, 2003, from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Main Early Voting Location at the Williamson County Courthouse, 710 Main St., and at the Branch Early Voting Location at the GISD Administration Building, 603 Lakeway Drive, Georgetown, Texas. h1 the event of a Runoff Election, early voting by personal appearance shall take place at the Main Early Voting Location at the Williamson County Courthouse, 710 Main Street and at the Branch Early Voting Location at the GISD Administration Building, 603 Lakeway Drive beginning Wednesday, May 14, 2003, through Tuesday, May 27, 2003, excluding Monday, May 26, 2003, which is a holiday for Memorial Day. Each location will remain open during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) each day specified for early voting, including on Saturday, May 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on Sunday, May 18, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Saturday, May 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. SECTION 6 - ELECTION DAY VOTING Election day voting shall take place at the Williamson County Courthouse, 710 Main Street for voters in County Voting Precincts 142, 168, 314, 357, 367, and 370; the Georgetown Post Office, 2300 Scenic Drive for voters in County Voting Precincts 343, 345, and 369; the Georgetown Independent School District Administration Building, 603 Lakeway Drive for voters in County Voting Precincts 301, 302, 305, 332, 371, and 379; and the Sun City Social Center, 2 Texas Drive, for voters in County Voting Precincts 381 and 310. In the event of a Runoff Election on May 31, 2003, the same election day voting locations will be used as stated in the above paragraph for the General Election on May 3, 2003. SECTION 7 — AUTHORIZATION TO EXECUTE The Mayor of the City of Georgetown is authorized to execute and the City Secretary is authorized to attest to this Order on behalf of the City Council; and the Mayor is further authorized to do all other things legal and necessary in connection with the holding and consummation of the General Election. Resolution Amending General and Special Election Resolution No. 3 Page 3 of 4 SECTION 8—:REPEAL OF CONFLICTING PROVISIONS; SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; SAVINGS CLAUSE All other provisions of Resolution No.021103-M-2 that are not amended hereby shall remain in full force and effect. This Resolution shall be and is hereby declared to be cumulative of all other Resolutions of the City of Georgetown, and this Resolution shall not operate to repeal or affect any of such other Resolution, except insofar as the provisions thereof might be inconsistent or in conflict with the provisions of this Resolution, in which event such conflicting provisions, if any in such other Resolutions are hereby superseded. If any provision of this Resolution or application thereof to any person or circumstance, shall be held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the other provisions, or application thereof, of this Resolution which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this Resolution are hereby declared to be severable. SECTION 9 — EFFECTIVE DATE This Order shall be effective immediately upon its approval. RESOLVED this // X day of M 0412C t{ , 2003. THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN: Nelon, Mayor as to form: t E. Carls City Attorney Attest: D. Lee, City Resolution Amending General and Special Election Resolution No. .3 03 ~ 6C Page 4 of 4