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Galion closer to ending charter

GALION — ”  An effort by several Galion residents to obtain enough valid signatures to get the issue of abolishing the city’s charter that has been in place for 26 years has paid off.

According to city council clerk Michelle Talbott, out of 837 signatures provided to her, 676 were valid and only 267 valid signatures were needed.

The issue is now with the city’s law director Reese Mills, who will present it to council. If approved, it would be placed on the ballot in November.

…Council member Roberta Wade, who is head of the finance committee, said she will have a public meeting with speaker Sandy Buchanan from Ohio Citizens Action of Cleveland to answer questions the residents have regarding issues such as utility rates. ”

— Kimberly Gasuras, Telegraph-Forum

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