CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF
GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS, OHIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   (EDITOR'S NOTE:  This Charter was originally approved by voters on November 4, 2008 and was amended on November 6, 2018.)
CHAPTER 1.  POWERS
   SECTION
      1.1   Corporate Powers.
      1.2   Nonexclusivity of Powers.
      1.3    State Law to be Applicable.
   SECTION
      2.1   Executive Powers of the Mayor.
      2.2   Term and Qualifications of Mayor.
      2.3   Office and Compensation of the Mayor.
      2.4   General Powers and Duties of the Mayor.
      2.5   Appointing Power of Mayor.
      2.6   Removal Power of Mayor.
      2.7   Investigation by Mayor.
      2.8   Mayor’s Court.
      2.9   Mayoral Succession.
      2.10   Acting Mayor.
      2.11    Rights of Mayor and Department Directors at Council Meetings.
CHAPTER 3.  COUNCIL MEMBERS
   SECTION
      3.1   Members and Term of Council.
      3.2   Qualifications of Council Members.
      3.3   Council Meetings.
      3.4   Quorum and Records of Council Meetings.
      3.5   Officers and Employees of Council.
      3.6   Authority of Council.
CHAPTER 4.  ORDINANCES AND TAX LEVIES
   SECTION
      4.1   Enactment of Ordinances.
      4.2   Annual Appropriation Ordinance and Expenditures.
      4.3   Property and Income Tax Levies.
CHAPTER 5.   DUTIES OF DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND CITY ATTORNEY
   SECTION
      5.1   Director of Finance.
      5.2   City Attorney.
   
CHAPTER 6.  BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   SECTION
      6.1   Board of Control.
      6.2   Board of Health.
      6.3   Civil Service
         6.3.1   Civil Service Commission.
         6.3.2   City Employees Exempt from Classified Civil Service.
         6.3.3   Classified Civil Service Employment.
         6.3.4   Powers of Civil Service Commission.
      6.4   City Planning Commission.
         6.4.1   City Planning Commission.
         6.4.2   Duties, Powers and Limitations of City Planning Commission.
      6.5   Other Boards and Commissions.
CHAPTER 7. CONTRACTS
   SECTION
      7.1   Contracts.
CHAPTER 8.  ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT AND RECALL
   SECTION
      8.1   Conflicts of Interest; Ethics; Campaign Financing.
      8.2   Initiative and Referendum.
      8.3   Recall.
CHAPTER 9.  FRANCHISES
   SECTION
      9.1   Public Utility Franchises.
CHAPTER 10. ELECTIONS AND HOLDING OFFICE
   SECTION
      10.1   Time for Holding Elections.
      10.2    Nominations.  (11-8-11)
      10.3   Candidates.
      10.4   Nonpartisan Ballots.
      10.5   Continuance of Present Officials.
      10.6   Oath of Office.
CHAPTER 11.  CHARTER REVIEW AND AMENDMENT PROCESS
   SECTION
      11.1   Charter Review Commission.
      11.2    Submission of Proposed Amendments to Electors.
      11.3   Effective Date.
CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF
GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS, OHIO