STOW — Three charter issues were approved by city voters on Tuesday.
All of these proposals, Issue 40, Issue 41 and Issue 42, were put on the ballot by city council.
Issue 40, which imposes term limits on planning commission members, was approved by a tally of 4,985 (73.87%)-1,763 (26.13%), according to final but unofficial results from the Summit County Board of Elections.
With this amendment being approved, a resident cannot serve on the planning commission for more than two consecutive four-year terms.
Issue 41, which requires voters’ approval before the city enters an agreement to "transfer control" of its dispatch center to "a regional or multi-agency control," passed with an unofficial count of 4,533 (68.26%) in favor of the measure and 2,108 (31.74%) against.
Issue 42, which requires voters to approve all pay raises for elected officials, also got the green light with 4,609 (68.08%) voters casting "Yes" ballots and 2,161 (31.92%) saying "No." The ballot issue also includes a provision preventing council from passing a pay cut for elected officials in the 75-day period following each municipal election in November. Elected officials in the city are mayor, finance director, law director and council members.
Two liquor sale options approved
Voters in Ward 3, Precinct C, approved two liquor sale options, Issues 43 and 44.
Issue 43, a request from Northeast Siam LLC DBA Bangkok Thai Restaurant, 3767 Darrow Road, to receive a liquor permit to sell wine and mixed beverages, was approved by a tally of 163 (74.43%)-56 (25.57%).
Issue 44, a request from Northeast Siam LLC DBA Bangkok Thai Restaurant to obtain a liquor permit to sell wine and mixed beverages on Sunday between 10 a.m. and midnight, was backed by a count of 156 (70.59%)-65 (29.41%).
Election results are scheduled to be certified by the board of elections on Nov. 26.
Reporter Phil Keren can be reached at 330-541-9421, firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter at @keren_phil.