Four changes to Marysville's city charter will be proposed to voters on the upcoming November ballot.

Four changes to Marysville's city charter will be proposed to voters on the upcoming November ballot.

The four recommendations for city charter revision include changes to Section 4.01 (ordinances and resolutions), 7.01 (director of finance), 9.03.01 (the planning commission) and 10.11 (contracts and purchasing).

In addition to the proposed charter changes, Marysville voters will also decide between Tim M. Aslaner and Alison Boggs as Marysville city law director; between Tracy Richardson and Mike Aquillo for the Ward 1 seat on the city council, and whether or not to approve a 0.5-percent increase to the Marysville municipal income tax.

A charter amendment dealing with ordinances and resolutions would allow for one reading of resolutions that do not require the spending of public money. Charter review board president Ed Pleasant has said that the change would speed up some functions of local government. Legislation that typically requires a public hearing would be unchanged by the charter amendment.

Changes to the charter dealing with the finance director would bring Marysville's charter in accordance with recent changes to Ohio Revised Code that altered some language regarding residency requirements, according to Pleasant.

Voters will also decide if planning commission members may operate without term limits.

"This is the only public committee that has term limits, and we felt that it is difficult enough as it is for someone to commit to planning; it's a very thankless job," Pleasant told ThisWeek. "There is also a fairly high learning curve when a new member is placed (on the commission)."

A safeguard pertaining to commission members' time of service will remain in place, according to Pleasant - a commission member's third term must be confirmed by the city council.

The final changes clarify home rule authority relating to the entering of contracts -- stating that the city administrator may make purchases and enter contracts (within the amounts appropriated by council) not in excess of the maximum amount permissible without competitive bidding. The section grants the Board of Control jurisdiction for awarding contracts in excess of that amount, which is set at $25,000.