|By Steven Matthews, Dayton Daily News, Ohio|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
McMasters authenticated the donation resolution
But city leaders said McMasters does not have the authority to disapprove a piece of legislation when it passes by a two-thirds vote, which makes it not subject to veto. A time frame is not specified, but it must be authenticated "forthwith," according to the charter.
Legislation is available to be signed immediately after the meeting or the next morning, clerk of council
"When we're signing authentication, the idea is we're authenticating an accurate and true representation passed by council," Rodgers said. "(McMasters') practice conflicts with what's spelled out in the charter."
McMasters denies it's a violation of the charter, and he said he intends to sign the resolution once the check is received.
"It slows down the paperwork when I don't sign it, and it really just means I'm calling attention that there's an issue," McMasters said. "I want to make sure they're giving us a good check before committing money to building the project there. I don't want to put another
City officials have said construction will not begin until the city has received the donation.
"Typically, we wouldn't act until it is authenticated," Rodgers said. "No one's going to do anything to initiate the project until we're sure we have all the money in hand."
According to the city, Brick City president
"I'm waiting for that to come before signing the legislation," he said. "The first (resolution) is accepting the donation. We will accept the donation when they give us the check. Awarding the contract has always been contingent upon getting the donation."
Doran did not return a message seeking comment.
"I've been patiently waiting for
The new concession stand and restroom facility is expected to be built later this year. The new facility will replace the one destroyed by fire in 2011 and be built southwest of the previous location -- a proposal that has had baseball and soccer organizations at odds.
In November, McMasters unseated incumbent and longtime city official Ron Fisher 52 percent to 48 percent to become the sixth mayor in the city's history.