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CITY OF WORTHINGTON, COUNTY OF NOBLES, STATE OF MINNESOTA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Worthington, Nobles County, Minnesota, will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 7:00p.

CITY OF WORTHINGTON,
COUNTY OF NOBLES,
STATE OF MINNESOTA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Worthington, Nobles County, Minnesota, will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 7:00p.m. to consider a proposed City Charter amendment pursuant to a recommendation from the City's Charter Commission dated June 28, 2021 and Minnesota Statute § 410.12, Subdivision 7. The proposed amendment to Charter Section 4.05 would exempt ordinances subject to the timeline deadline set forth in Minnesota Statute § 15.99 and interim ordinances as defined by Minnesota Statute § 462.355, Subdivision 4 from the Charter's three-reading requirement. The proposed change would amend Section 4.05 of the City Charter to read as follows:
"Every legislative act of the city shall be by ordinance. The enacting clause of every ordinance shall be "The City Council of the City of Worthington Do Ordain." Each ordinance shall be limited to one subject which shall be expressed in its title. Every ordinance shall have at least three readings. The second reading shall not be less than ten days after the first reading, and the third reading shall be not less than ten days after the second reading. The second and third readings of each ordinance shall be at regular Council meetings. Within one week after the first reading of any ordinance, the Council shall cause notice to be published in the official newspaper that said ordinance is pending before the Council. After the second reading of any ordinance and at least one week before the third reading, the Council shall cause a notice to be published in the official newspaper stating the date and hour of the meeting at which said third reading shall be had on said ordinance. Said two notices shall set out the title and a descriptive statement of the ordinance. It shall require the affirmative vote of at least three members of the City Council to enact an ordinance, which vote shall be taken by "ayes" and "nays" and entered upon the record. Every ordinance before it takes effect shall be published in the official newspaper.
Ordinances subject to the timeline deadline set forth in Minnesota Statute § 15.99 and interim ordinances as defined by Minnesota Statute § 462.355, Subdivision 4 need only be read once which shall be at a regular Council meeting after which it shall be published once in the official newspaper. Interim ordinances shall be effective upon passage of the ordinance and ordinances subject to the timeline deadline set forth in Minnesota Statute § 15.99 shall be effective upon publication. Ordinances subject to the timeline deadline set forth in Minnesota Statute § 15.99 and interim ordinances are subject to the to the same voting requirements as set forth above."
The public hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers, at City Hall, 303 Ninth Street, Worthington, MN. All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Those unable to attend are invited to send their written comments, prior to the hearing, to: Community Development Department, City of Worthington, P.O. Box 279, Worthington, Minnesota, 56187.
Jason Brisson, Assistant City Administrator/Director of Economic Development, (507) 666-5010
(July 21, 2021) 2896719