CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF EASTLAKE, OHIO
EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Eastlake Charter was originally adopted by the electors on November 3, 1953 and became effective January 1, 1954.  Dates in parentheses after a section heading indicate those provisions were subsequently enacted, amended or repealed on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
         Preamble.
Sec. 1.   Names and Boundaries.
Sec. 2.   Powers.
Art. II - NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Sec. 1.   Procedures.  (5-7-74)
Sec. 2.   Vacancies in Elective Offices. (11-2-10)
Art. III - INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
Sec. 1.   Initiative, Referendum.
Sec. 2.   Recall.  (11-2-10)
Art. IV - MAYOR
Sec. 1.   Term of Office.  (11-5-85)
Sec. 2.   Qualifications.  (11-4-80)
Sec. 3.   Judicial Powers.
Sec. 4.   Legislative Powers.
Sec. 5.   Veto.
Sec. 6.   Executive Power of the Mayor.  (11-8-05)
Sec. 7.   Removal.
Sec. 8.   Vacancy.
Art. V - THE COUNCIL
Sec. 1.  Powers, Number and Terms.  (11-8-05)
Sec. 2.  Qualifications.  (11-8-05)
Sec. 3.  Removal.
Sec. 4.  Vacancies.  (11-6-12)
Sec. 5.  Meetings and Organization.  (11-7-00)
Sec. 6.  President of Council.  (11-6-12)
Sec. 7.  Vice-President of Council.  (11-7-00)
Sec. 8.  Clerk of Council.
Sec. 9.  Special Meetings.
Sec. 10.  Quorum.
Sec. 11.  Procedure of Council. (11-3-20)
Sec. 12.  Emergency Ordinances.
Sec. 13.  Salaries and Bonds.
Art. VI - ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES AND DEPARTMENTS
Sec. 1.  General Provisions.  (11-8-05)
Sec. 2.  Department of Law.
Sec. 3.  Department of Finance.
Sec. 4.  Department of Public Safety.
Sec. 5.  Department of Public Service.
Sec. 6.  Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Lands. (11-7-00)
Art. VII - CIVIL SERVICE
Sec. 1.  General Provisions.
Sec. 2.  Members, Qualifications, Terms.
Sec. 3.  Powers.
Art. VIII - CITY PLANNING COMMISSION
Sec. 1.  Powers and Duties.
Sec. 2.  Members, Qualifications, and Terms.  (11-2-10)
Sec. 3.  Mandatory Referral.  (6-3-80; 11-3-15)
Sec. 4.  Zoning Board of Appeals. (11-2-10)
Art. IX - RECREATION COMMISSION (11-7-00)
Art. X - FISCAL MATTERS
Sec. 1.  Finances.  (11-2-04)
Sec. 2.  Transfers and Balances.
Sec. 3.  Payment of Claims.
Sec. 4.  Custody and Deposit of Funds. (11-4-86)
Sec. 5.  Certification of Expenditures.
Sec. 6.  Public Bidding.  (11-5-96)
Sec. 7.  Franchises.
Sec. 8.  Taxation and Finances.  (11-7-67)
Art. XI - MISCELLANEOUS
Sec. 1.  Military Service.
Sec. 2.  Effect of Charter.
Sec. 3.  Words Held to be Inclusive. (11-2-10)
Sec. 4.  Partial Invalidity.
Sec. 5.  Amendment to Charter.
Sec. 6.  Charter Review Commission.  (11-7-00)
Sec. 7.  Effective Date.
CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF
EASTLAKE, OHIO