NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE and EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a prospective initiative petition meeting the requirements of section 1 (2)(d) and (5), Article IV of the Oregon Constitution has been filed with the Sherwood City Recorder. NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that the following ballot title for said initiative was filed with the Sherwood City Recorder’s Office on October 22, 2013:
CAPTION: Regulating Hours of Operation of Retail Sales Businesses
QUESTION: Should retail sales businesses in the City be required to close to the public between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.?
SUMMARY: If approved, this measure would add a section to the municipal code prohibiting retail sales businesses in the City from being open to the public for business between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. daily. For the purposes of this prohibition, a retail sales business would include establishments engaging in selling merchandise to the general public for personal or household use or consumption and rendering services incidental to the sale of such merchandise including but not limited to specialty shops and boutiques.
Retail sales businesses could receive a temporary permit from the City Manager to remain open to the public for business between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. or any time period between those hours.
The prohibition would not apply to:
Violations could result in penalties of up to $1000.00 per day.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an explanatory statement for the same measure was prepared by the City Attorney and filed with the Sherwood City Recorder’s Office on October 22, 2013. The explanatory statement is available for review at the City Recorder’s Office, 22560 SW Pine Street, Sherwood, Oregon 97140.
An elector may file a petition for review of the ballot title not later than the seventh business day after the title has been filed with the city elections officer. A challenge to this ballot title must be filed in Washington County Circuit Court not later than 5:00 p.m. on October 31, 2013.
Sylvia Murphy, MMC, City Elections Official