Stow Council OKs changes to Arts Commission makeup, election of council's president

Krista S. Kano
Akron Beacon Journal

Editor's note: This is a corrected version of a story that was posted earlier. Changes were made to the city's codified ordinances, not to the city's charter.

Stow City Council approved two changes to the city's codified ordinances involving the election of the council president and the appointment of Arts Commission members during the Jan. 14 meeting. 

The first change allows council to use a voice vote to elect a president, whereas previously they had to have a written ballot. 

The second reduces the maximum number of Arts Commission members from 16 to 13, and allows the mayor to appoint all members, who must then be confirmed by council. Previously, half of the commission members were appointed by council and the other half by the mayor. 

The Arts Commission amendment was passed for immediate enactment to allow two mayoral appointees to officially join the arts commission before its next meeting.