Any municipal corporation that has operated for five years under any plan provided in sections 705.41 to 705.86 of the Revised Code, may abandon such organization and adopt any organization or form of government provided by such sections and designated in the petition, by proceeding as follows: upon the filing with the board of elections of a petition containing the names of not less than ten per cent of the electors of such municipal corporation, a special election shall be called by the legislative authority at which the following proposition shall be submitted:
"Shall the municipal corporation of (. . . . . . . .) abandon the (. . . . . . . .) plan and adopt the (name) plan as provided in sections (. . . . . . . .) to (. . . . . . . .) of the Revised Code?"
If a majority of the votes cast at such special election are in favor of such proposition, the officers elected at the succeeding regular municipal election shall be those prescribed by the sections of the Revised Code designated in the petition. Upon the qualification of such officers the municipal corporation shall be organized under such sections. Such change shall not affect the property, right, or ability of such municipal corporation, but shall extend merely to such change in its form of government.
The election for such change shall be ordered and conducted and the results declared as provided in section 705.02 of the Revised Code and in the general election laws.
Effective Date: 08-22-1995 .