CHARTER
OF THE
MUNICIPALITY OF CHARDON, OHIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   EDITOR'S NOTE: The Chardon Charter was approved by the voters on April 25, 1978.  Dates appearing in parentheses following section headings Indicate that those provisions were subsequently amended, added or repealed on the date given.
Art. I     NAME AND BOUNDARIES
Sec. 1.01   Name and Boundaries.
Art. II     FORM OF GOVERNMENT AND POWERS
Sec. 2.01   Form of Government. (11-6-18; 5-7-19)
Sec. 2.02   Powers.
Art. III     THE COUNCIL
Sec. 3.01   Composition and Terms. (11-6-18; 5-7-19)
Sec. 3.02   Meetings. (11-4-08)
Sec. 3.03   The Mayor.  (11-6-18; 5-7-19)
Sec. 3.04   The Vice-Mayor.  (11-6-18)
Sec. 3.05   Clerk of Council.
Sec. 3.06   Powers.  (11-8-83; 11-10-87; 11-4-08; 11-6-18)
Sec. 3.07   Journal.
Sec. 3.08   Quorum and Procedure.
Sec. 3.09   Ordinances and Resolutions.  (11-3-98; 11-4-03; 11-4-08; 11-8-11; 11-5-13.)
Sec. 3.10   Emergency Ordinances and Resolutions.
Sec. 3.11   Salaries and Compensation.  (11-6-18; 5-7-19)
Sec. 3.12   Vacancies.  (11-6-18; 5-7-19)
Sec. 3.13   Council Relations with Manager.  (11-8-83)
Sec. 3.14   Removal.
Sec. 3.15   Departments.
Sec. 3.16   Administrative Code.
Art. IV     DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Sec. 4.01   Appointment, Removal and Qualifications.  (11-8-11)
Sec. 4.02   Powers and Duties.
Sec. 4.03   Absence, Disability or Other Vacancy in Office.
Art. V     MANAGER
Sec. 5.01   Appointment, Removal and Qualifications.  (11-4-08; 11-8-11)
Sec. 5.02   Powers and Duties.
Sec. 5.03   Absence, Disability or Other Vacancy in Office.
Art. VI     ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS AND LAW DIRECTOR
Sec. 6.01   Departments.  (11-2-99)
Sec. 6.02   Department of Law - Law Director.  (11-2-99; 11-4-08; 11-8-11)
Sec. 6.03   Powers and Duties of the Law Director.
Sec. 6.04   Department of Public Service.  (11-8-11)
Sec. 6.05   Department of Public Safety.  (11-8-11)
Sec. 6.06   Duties in General.
Sec. 6.07   Police Department.  (11-2-99; 11-8-11)
Sec. 6.08   Fire Department.  (11-3-98; 11-6-18)
Sec. 6.09   Rules of Government of Police and Fire Departments.
Art. VII     BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Sec. 7.01   Procedure of Boards and Commissions.
Sec. 7.02   Municipal Planning Commission. (11-5-13)
Sec. 7.03   Board of Zoning and Building Appeals. (Repealed 11-5-13)
Sec. 7.04   Civil Service Commission.
Sec. 7.05   Park and Recreation Board.  (11-8-83; 11-3-98; 11-5-13)
Sec. 7.06   Cemetery Board.  (Repealed 11-2-99)
Sec. 7.07   Charter Review Committee.
Art. VIII     FINANCE
Sec. 8.01   Fiscal Year.
Sec. 8.02   Budget.
Sec. 8.03   Contracts and Purchases.  (11-2-99)
Sec. 8.04   Limitation on Rate of Taxation.
Art. IX     NOMINATIONS- ELECTIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Sec. 9.01   Nominations and Elections. (11-4-03; 11-6-18)
Sec. 9.02   Qualifications.  (11-8-83; 11-5-13)
Sec. 9.03   Oath of Office.
Sec. 9.04   Official Bonds.
Sec. 9.05   Personal Interest.
Sec. 9.06   Personal Interest (Boards, Commissions, Committees).
Art. X     INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
Sec. 10.01   Initiative and Referendum.
Sec. 10.02   Recall.  (11-8-11)
Art. XI     AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
Sec. 11.01   Methods and Procedures. (5-7-19)
Art. XII     GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 12.01   Effective Date of Charter.
Sec. 12.02   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
Sec. 12.03   Effect of the Charter upon Existing Laws and Rights.
CHARTER
OF THE
MUNICIPALITY OF CHARDON, OHIO
PREAMBLE
   We, the people of the Municipality of Chardon, Ohio, in order to provide for our municipal government and Home Rule, do adopt the following Charter for the government of the community.