1/22/18

Miller Quoted in Delaware Gazette Story Titled “BOE Nixes Berlin Twp. Referendum”

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Joseph Miller, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office, was quoted in a Delaware Gazette story regarding a ruling by the Delaware County Board of Elections related to petitions that were circulated to place a referendum on a rezoning decision on an upcoming ballot.

The story states:

“Miller said he was pleased that the board chose to uphold a Supreme Court precedent and Ohio Law.

‘The board found that without the correct title this did not satisfy the clear requirement of Ohio Law and appropriately is not allowing it to go on to the ballot,’ he said. ‘While the citizens have a right to petition their government to penitentially put things on the ballot it has to be done in conformity with Ohio Law otherwise it would violate my client’s private property rights. That’s what was at stake here.’

If the referendum had been allowed on the ballot, it would have given voters a chance overturn Berlin Township’s decision to rezone 24 acres of land along U.S. 36/State Route 37 owned by Savko.”

To read the entire story, visit the Delaware Gazette website.