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HomeMy WebLinkAboutRES 010802-O - Amend RES Recall ElectionRESOLUTION NO. 0I08Da — O RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 111301 -V AND NO. 112701 -V DESIGNATING NEW EARLY VOTING DATES AND TIMES FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION IN GEORGETOWN, TEXAS TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 2, 2002, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING A RECALL ELECTION TO BE HELD WITHIN SAID MUNICIPALITY, MAKING PROVISION FOR THE CONDUCT OF SUCH ELECTION AND RESOLVING OTHER MATTERS INCIDENT AND RELATING TO THE HOLDING OF SUCH ELECTION WHEREAS, Sections 4.07 and 4.08 of the Charter of the City of Georgetown provide that a recall election shall be held if recall petitions are filed with the City Secretary, signed by qualified voters of the City equal in number to at least thirty (30) per cent of the number of votes cast at the last regular election of the City, demanding the removal of such elected officer; and WHEREAS, recall petitions were received by the City Secretary on September 13, 2001 demanding the recall of Mayor MaryEllen Kersch, and Councilmembers Llorente Navarrette, Clark Lyda, Sam Pfiester, and Charles "Hoss" Burson; and WHEREAS, all recall petitions were determined by the City Secretary on October 12, 2001 to be sufficient and in accordance with City Charter requirements; and WHEREAS, the City Secretary certified the sufficiency of such recall petitions to the City Council at its regular council meeting held on October 23, 2001; and WHEREAS, the City of Georgetown found that an election should be held on the next uniform election date, being February 2, 2002, to determine whether Mayor MaryEllen Kersch, and Councilmembers Llorente Navarrette, Clark Lyda, Sam Pfiester, and Charles "Hoss" Burson should be recalled from office; and WHEREAS, the Georgetown City Council on November 13, 2001 in Resolution No. 111301 -V called a Special Election for Saturday, February 2, 2002 for the purpose of conducting a Recall Election; and WHEREAS, the Georgetown City Council in Resolution No. 112701 -V supplemented and restated Resolution No. 111301 -V for the purpose of establishing certain procedures and other matters incident and relating to the holding of such election; and WHEREAS, it is necessary to adopt this Resolution in order to amend Resolution Nos. 111301 -V and 112701 -V to designate new early voting dates and times for said election and to resolve other matters incident and relating to the holding of such election. Amended Recall Election Resolution No. D /O AO2 - 0 Page 1 of 3 Pages NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AND ORDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS THAT: Section 1. Compensation for Election Judges, Clerks and Early Voting Ballot Board. Election officials shall be compensated at an hourly rate for hours spent in training as well as those hours spent while on duty in an amount at least equal to the amount of the federal minimum hourly wage. In particular, on Election Day, election judges and clerks shall receive $6 per hour. During early voting, election clerks and supervisors shall receive up to $7.50 per hour. Officials who pick up election supplies and then deliver the ballots and election supplies to the Central Counting Station after the close of the polls on Election Day shall be compensated an additional flat fee of $25.00 over the hourly rate for their service. Section 2. Early Voting. The Early Voting Clerk shall have the authority to designate such deputy early voting clerks as may be necessary to staff the Main Early Voting Polling Place and each Temporary Branch Polling Place established under this Order. Early voting by personal appearance shall take place at the Main Early Voting Polling Place at the Williamson County Courthouse, 710 Main Street, 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 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day beginning Wednesday, January 16, 2002 and continuing through Friday, January 19, 2002; then Tuesday, January 22 through Friday, January 25, 2002; each location will remain open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2002 through Tuesday, January 29, 2002. Early voting by personal appearance shall also be conducted at the Main Early Voting Polling location at the Williamson County Courthouse, 710 Main Street, Georgetown, Texas on Saturday, January 26, 2002, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, January 27, 2002, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Section 3. 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 Recall Election. Section 4. Resolution Nos. 111301 -V and 112701 -V. The facts and recitations contained in the preamble and the terms and provisions contained in Resolution Nos. 111301 -V and 112701 -V, are found to be true and correct, and to the extent that they are not inconsistent herewith, remain in full force and effect. Amended Recall Election Resolution No. OIOj'Od — 0 Page 2 of 3 Pages Section 5. Effective Date. This Order is effective immediately upon its passage and approval. PASSED AND APPROVED: s�nsc�� ci , 2002. � SCE Mayor of the City of Georgetown, Texas ATTES Secretary, City Council of Georgetown (Seal) APPROVED AS TO FORM: Patricia E. Carls, City Attorney Amended Recall Election Resolution No. 91 O8 O ^ 0 Page 3 of 3 Pages