CHARTER OF THE

CITY OF CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Charter was adopted by the voters on November 3, 1959. Sections with histories indicate these provisions were subsequently adopted, amended or repealed on the date given.
      PREAMBLE
      ARTICLE I -    POWERS OF THE MUNICIPALITY
         Sec. 1.   Powers.
         Sec. 2.   Manner of Exercise.
      ARTICLE II-    MAYOR
         Sec. 1.   Qualifications.
         Sec. 2.   Term and Election of Office. (11-5-68)
         Sec. 3.   General Powers and Duties of the Mayor.
         Sec. 4.   Mayor's Right in Council.
         Sec. 5.   Mayor's Veto.
         Sec. 6.   Acting Mayor. (11-7-95)
         Sec. 7.   Vacancy in the Office of Mayor. (11-3-70)
      ARTICLE III -    DEPARTMENTS AND DIVISIONS
         Sec. 1.   Administrative Departments.
         Sec. 2.   Department Directors.
         Sec. 3.    Director of Law.
         Sec. 4.   Director of Finance. (11-4-86)
         Sec. 5.    Director of Public Service.
         Sec. 5.1   Division of Streets and Sidewalks.
         Sec. 5.2   Division of Engineering.
         Sec. 5.3   Division of Records.
         Sec. 6.   Director of Utilities. (11-7-61)
         Sec. 6.1    Powers and Duties of the Director of Utilities.
         Sec. 6.2   Divisions of Utilities Department.
         Sec. 7.   Department of Police.  (11-4-03)
         Sec. 8.   Department of Fire.  (11-4-03)
         Sec. 9.   Park and Recreation Board. (11-3-15)
         Sec. 10.   Boards and Commissions. (11-8-05)
         Sec. 11.   Removal of Members of Boards and Commissions.
      ARTICLE IV -    CITY COUNCIL
         Sec. 1.   Legislative Authority and Powers.
         Sec. 2.   Composition and Term. (11-7-72)
         Sec. 3.   Qualifications.  (11-3-15)
         Sec. 4.    Clerk of Council.
         Sec. 5.   Vacancies and Absences.  (11-7-00)
         Sec. 6.   Compensation.
         Sec. 7.     Re-division of Wards and Boundaries.  (11-7-00)
      ARTICLE V -    ELECTIONS
         Sec. 1.   Time of Holding Elections.
         Sec. 2.   Nominations. (11-6-18)
      ARTICLE VI -    FINANCE AND TAXES
         Sec. 1.   General.
         Sec. 2.   Director of Finance; Surety Bond.
         Sec. 3.   Deputy Director(s) of Finance; Appointment.
         Sec. 4.   Deputy Director(s) of Finance; Qualifications.
         Sec. 5.   Deputy Director(s) of Finance; Surety Bond.
         Sec. 6.   Estimated Budgets; Allotments. (11-2-65)
         Sec. 7.   Appropriations Constitute Basis of Expenditures and are Subject to Revision.
         Sec. 8.   Transfers of Appropriations.
         Sec. 9.   Accounting, Supervision and Control.
         Sec. 10.   Prohibition of Contracts and Expenditures.
         Sec. 11.   Appropriations Lapse at the End of the Year.
         Sec. 12.   Fees and Moneys shall be Paid to City Government.
         Sec. 13.   Competitive Bidding.
         Sec. 14.   Limitation on the Rate of Taxation.
         Sec. 15.    Levies for Debt Service.
         Sec. 16.   Submission of Extra Levy to Vote.
         Sec. 17.   Other Taxes.
         Sec. 18.   Additional Levies.
         Sec. 19.    Debt Limitation. (11-4-69)
      ARTICLE VII -    THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
         Sec. 1.   Composition and Term.  (11-4-97)
         Sec. 2.   Powers and Duties.  (11-4-03)
         Sec. 3.   Unclassified Service.
         Sec. 4.   Present Employees.
      ARTICLE VIII -    ZONING AND PLANNING
         Sec. 1.   Planning Commission.
         Sec. 1.1   Membership.  (11-7-00; 11-3-20)
         Sec. 1.2   Terms.
         Sec. 1.3   Vacancy.
         Sec. 1.4    Compensation.
         Sec. 1.5   Meetings and Duties. (11-2-65)
         Sec. 1.6   Funds.
         Sec. 1.7   Submission of Decisions to Council. (11-2-65)
         Sec. 1.8   Limitation of Deliberations. (11-2-65)
         Sec. 1.9   Mandatory Referral. (11-2-65)
         Sec. 2.   Board of Zoning Appeals.
         Sec. 2.1   Board Membership.  (11-7-00)
         Sec. 2.2   Zoning Ordinances.
         Sec. 2. 3   Vacancy.
         Sec. 2.4   Powers and Jurisdiction.
      ARTICLE IX -    INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, RECALL
         Sec. 1.   Initiative. (11-4-80; 11-2-10)
         Sec. 2.     Referendum. (11-4-80)
         Sec. 3.     Recall. (11-4-80)
      ARTICLE X -    AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
         Sec. 1.     Methods and Procedure.
         Sec. 2.     Deletion of Obsolete Language, Rearrangement, Reprinting and Correction of Typographical Errors in the Charter (11-8-05)
      ARTICLE XI -    CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION (11-4-86)
      ARTICLE XII -    GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 1.   Personal Interest.
         Sec. 2.   Effective Date of Charter.
         Sec. 3.   Effect of Charter Upon Existing Laws and Rights.
         Sec. 4.   Saving Clause.
         Sec. 5.   Interpretation of Charter.
         Sec. 6.   Franchise.
CHARTER OF THE
CITY OF CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO