CHARTER
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Charter of the City of Avon, Ohio, was originally adopted by the voters on May 2, 1961. Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading indicate that the section was subsequently adopted, amended or repealed on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREAMBLE
ARTICLE I   NAME AND BOUNDARIES
ARTICLE II   MUNICIPAL POWERS
ARTICLE III   THE MAYOR
   Section 1.   Term. (Amended 11-7-95)
   Section 2.   Qualifications. (Amended 11-2-76; 11-7-95)
   Section 3.   Removal. (Amended 11-7-95)
   Section 4.   Vacancy in the Office of Mayor. (Amended 11-7-95; 11-3-98)
   Section 5.   Duties and Powers of the Mayor. (Amended 11-7-95)
ARTICLE IV   THE COUNCIL
   Section 1.   Power, Election and Term. (Amended 11-7-95; 11-6-12)
   Section 2.   Qualifications.  (Amended 11-2-71; 11-7-95; 11-6-01)
   Section 3.   President of Council. (Amended 11-2-71; 11-7-95; 11-3-98; 11-6-07)
   Section 4.   Removal. (Amended 11-7-95)
   Section 5.   Vacancies. (Amended 11-7-95)
   Section 6.   Appointments. (Amended 11-7-89; 11-7-95)
   Section 7.   Salaries and Bonds.
   Section 8.   Meetings and Organization. (Amended 11-2-76; 11-7-95)
   Section 9.   Quorum.
   Section 10.   Rules and Journal of Council. (Amended 11-7-95)
   Section 11.   Clerk of Council and Employees of Council. (Amended 11-7-95)
   Section 12.   Form of Legislative Action. (Amended 11-4-86; 11-4-04)
   Section 13.   Assessments, Advertising of Contracts and Sale of Municipal Property. (Amended 11-3-81)
   Section 14.   Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions. (Amended 11-4-03; 11-07-06)
   Section 15.   Enactment of Zoning Ordinances and Regulations.(Amended 11-8-66)
   Section 16.   Tax Abatement. (Enacted 11-5-91)
   Section 17.   Enactment of Municipal Income Tax Ordinances and Resolutions.  (Enacted 11-2-93)
ARTICLE V   ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS
   Section 1.   General Provisions. (Amended 11-7-95)
   Section 2.   Director of Law. (Amended 11-5-91; 11-7-95)
   Section 3.   Director of Finance. (Amended 11-8-66; 11-5-91; 11-7-95)
   Section 4.   Director of Public Safety. (Amended 11-5-91; 11-7-95; 11-6-07)
   Section 5.   Director of Public Service. (Amended 11-8-66; 11-5-91; 11-7-95)
   Section 6.   Treasurer. (Amended 11-7-95)
   Section 7.   Director of Parks.  (Enacted 11-3-98; Amended 11-4-03; Repealed 11-6-18)
ARTICLE VI   CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
   Section 1.   Membership.
   Section 2.   Officers.
   Section  3.   Duties. (Amended 11-5-91; 11-6-07; 11-6-12)
   Section  4.   Removal. (Amended 11-4-03)
   Section  5.   Compensation and Funds.
ARTICLE VII   BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   Section  1.   Board of Zoning and Building Appeals. (Amended 11-8-66; 11-2-71; 11-7-95; 5-6-97; 11-7-17)
   Section  2.   Planning Commission. (Amended 11-4-86; 11-7-95; 11-4-03; 11-7-06)
   Section  3.   Park and Recreation Commission (Amended 11-5-91; Repealed 11-7-17)
ARTICLE VIII   FINANCES
   Section  1.   Appropriation Ordinance.
   Section  2.   Transfers and Balances.
   Section  3.   Payment of Claims.
   Section  4.   Custody and Deposit of Funds. (Amended 11-3-81; 11-7-95)
   Section  5.   Public Bidding. (Amended 11-4-86; 11-5-91; 11-7-95; 11-6-07)
   Section  6.   Public Improvements.
   Section  7.   Limitation on Rate of Taxation.
   Section  8.   Submission of Extra Levy.
   Section  9.   Debt Limitation. (Amended 11-2-71)
ARTICLE IX   NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
   Section  1.   Procedures. (Amended 11-2-71; 11-7-95; 11-3-98)
ARTICLE X   INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, RECALL
   Section  1.   Initiative. (Amended 11-7-95; 11-2-99)
   Section  2.   Referendum. (Amended 11-3-81; 11-7-95; 11-2-99)
   Section  3.   Recall. (Amended 11-5-91; 11-7-95; 11-3-98; 11-2-99)
   Section  4.   Petitions.
   Section  5.   Electors.  (Enacted 11-7-95)
ARTICLE XI   FRANCHISES
   Section  1.   Grants and Renewals.
ARTICLE XII   AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
   Section 1.   Methods. (Amended 11-7-95)
ARTICLE XIII   GENERAL PROVISIONS
   Section 1.   Effective Date of Charter.
   Section 2.   Saving Clause.
   Section 3.   Effect of the Charter Upon Existing Laws and Rights.
   Section 4.   Interpretation of the Charter.
   Section 5.   Continuance of Present Officers.
   Section 6.   Oath of Office.
   Section 7.   Charter Review. (Amended 11-7-95; 11-2-99; 11-2-04; 11-6-07; 11-6-12)
   Section 8.   Sunshine Law. (Enacted 11-4-86)
   Section 9.   Detroit Road Preservation (Enacted 11-4-03)
ARTICLE XIV   LANDMARK PRESERVATION
   Section 1.   Members, Terms, Vacancies.  (Enacted 11-4-03)
   Section 2.   Duties and Powers.  (Enacted 11-4-03)
ARTICLE XV   LOT REQUIREMENTS FOR SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLINGS. (Enacted 11-8-11)