CHARTER
OF THE
VILLAGE OF CHAGRIN FALLS
   EDITOR'S NOTE: The original Charter Commission was established in 1956.  The Charter was adopted on November 6, 1962. Dates appearing in parentheses following section headings indicate those sections were subsequently amended, added or repealed on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   PREAMBLE
   ARTICLE I.      THE MUNICIPALITY.
      §1.   Name. (11-3-81)
      §2.   Boundaries.
   ARTICLE II.      POWERS OF THE MUNICIPALITY.
      §1.   Powers.
      §2.   Manner of exercise.
   ARTICLE III.   MAYOR.
      §1.   Term.  (11-7-06)
      §2.   Qualifications.
      §3.   Removal.
      §4.   Absence and vacancy. (11-4-86)
      §5.   Duties and powers. (11-2-76; 11-3-81; 11-8-11)
   ARTICLE IV.   COUNCIL.
      §1.   Number and term. (11-3-81; 11-8-11)
      §2.   Qualifications. (11-2-76)
      §3.   Organization. (11-3-81)
      §4.   President of Council and President pro tem.
      §5.   Removal.
      §6.   Vacancies.
      §7.   Council meetings. (11-8-88)
      §8.   Powers and duties.  (11-7-06; 11-8-16)
      §8A.   Administrative Authority.  (11-8-16)
      §9.   Effective date of ordinances and resolutions.
      §10.   Employees of Council.
   ARTICLE V.      DIRECTOR OF FINANCE.
      §1.   Appointment and term. (11-4-86)
      §2.   Qualifications. (11-8-66)
      §3.   Duties. (11-8-66)
      §4.   Assistant Director of Finance and employees in Department of Finance.  (11-8-66; Repealed 11-2-76)
   ARTICLE VI.   CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER.
      §1.   Appointment and term. (11-4-86)
      §2.   Duties. (11-8-16)
   ARTICLE VII.   ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS, DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.
      §1.   General provisions. (11-3-81)
      §2.   Police and fire officers. (11-3-81)
      §3.   Director of Law.  (11-6-01)
      §4.   Planning and Zoning Commission. (11-3-81; 11-4-86; 11-8-16; 11-6-18)
      §5.   Board of Zoning Appeals. (11-6-07; 11-8-16; 11-6-18)
      §6.   Civil Service Commission.
      §7.   Board of Cemetery Trustees. (Repealed 11-8-16)
      §8.   Municipal Engineer. (11-2-76; 11-7-06)
      §9.   Architectural Board of Review. (11-4-08 ; 11-6-18)
      §10.    Removal of members of the Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Architectural Board of Review. (11-3-81; 11-8-16)
   ARTICLE VIII.   FINANCES AND TAXATION.
      §1.   General.
      §2.   Limitation on rate of taxation.
   ARTICLE IX.   NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS.
      §1.   Municipal elections. (11-2-71)
      §2.   General Provision. (11-2-71)
      §3.   Declaration of candidacy. (11-3-81)
      §4.   Designation of candidates. (11-2-71)
      §5.   Independent candidates. (11-2-71)
      §6.   General provision. (11-2-71)
   ARTICLE X.      INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL.
      §1.   Initiative and referendum. (11-2-76)
      §2.   Recall. (11-2-76; 11-7-17)
      §3.   Petitions.
      §4.   Rezoning-Referendum. ( 11-8-16)
   ARTICLE XI.   AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER.
      §1.   Procedure.
      §2.   Charter review.
   ARTICLE XII.   GENERAL PROVISIONS.
      §1.   Effective date of Charter. (11-3-81)
      §2.   Effective date of amendments. (11-3-81)
      §3.   Continuance of present employees.
      §4.   Effect of Charter on existing laws and rights.
      §5.   Salaries, compensation and bonds.
      §6.   Conflict of interest.
      §7.   Effect of partial invalidity.
      §8.   Interpretation.
PREAMBLE
   We, the people of the Village of Chagrin Falls, in the County of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, in order to secure for ourselves the fullest measure of municipal home rule and local self-government under the Constitution and laws of the State of Ohio and to preserve the character of our community, do hereby adopt this Charter.