Canfield voters to decide on longer council terms

CANFIELD — City officials said two-year terms aren’t long enough to learn how to properly run the city and are asking voters to reverse six-year-old changes to council term limits and lengths.

Currently, council members may serve up to three consecutive two-year terms. Two separate measures that will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot would amend the city’s charter to allow them to serve up to four consecutive four-year terms.

A council-appointed charter review commission recommended the changes this year.

If the term-length extension does not pass, council members Bruce Neff and Christine Oliver must seek election again in 2019. If the term-limit extension doesn’t pass, longtime council members John Morvay and Charles Tieche would be unable to seek re-election next year.

One final public hearing on the measures is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at St. Michael Church, 300 N. Broad St.

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