Hilliard voters will decide the fate of a package of proposed revisions to the city charter with a single vote in November.

Hilliard voters will decide the fate of a package of proposed revisions to the city charter with a single vote in November.

City Council voted unanimously Monday night to present the charter revisions as a single package instead of splitting them up into two or more ballot issues.After a city-appointed Charter Review Commission spent nearly two years studying the charter line-by-line, the work was forwarded to council for its review and approval.

On Monday night, council held a second reading and public hearing for a resolution to authorize law director Pam Fox to draft ballot language to present a single ballot issue to the Franklin County Board of Elections. That measure is expected to receive final approval in council's July 13 meeting.

Council vice president William Uttley said the time had come for the voters to decide the issue.

"It's time to move this forward to the voters of the city of Hilliard," Uttley said. "It has been on our desk for 18 months."

Councilman Al Iosue, a former Charter Review Commission chairman, said the 11-member commission worked hard on the project and had expressed a desire to see revisions presented to voters as one issue.

"I think we should move it forward as one package," he said. "That was the will of that commission. We should move it forward as one package and take our chances."

The two biggest changes being proposed: permitting city council to hold executive session discussions for specific topics allowed under state law and ending term limits, which have been in place since 1994.

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