INDEPENDENCE CITY CHARTER
   EDITOR’S NOTE: The Independence Charter was adopted at the general election held on November 4, 1958. Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading indicate those provisions were subsequently amended or enacted on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Article I.   POWERS
Article II.   THE COUNCIL
   Section 1.   Composition and Term. (11-5-02)
   Section 2.   Organization and Term. (11-2-82)
   Section 3.   Powers of the Council.
   Section 4.   Vacancy in Council.
   Section 5.   Council Meetings. (11-7-89)
   Section 6.   Ordinances and Resolutions. (11-4-75)
   Section 7.    Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions.
Article III.   THE MAYOR
   Section 1.   Term of Office. (8-3-93)
   Section 2.   Judicial Powers of the Mayor.
   Section 3.   Legislative Powers of the Mayor.
   Section 4.   Veto Power of the Mayor.
   Section 5.   Executive Powers of the Mayor.
   Section 6.   Appointment, Qualifications, Duties and Removal of Chief of Police And Fire Chief. (11-6-79)
   Section 7.   Absence or Vacancy in Office of Mayor.
         (a)   Temporary Absence from Office. (5-6-69)
         (b)   Permanent Vacancy of Office. (11-4-86)
         (c)   Vacancy in Office Prior to Commencement of Term of Office. (5-6-69)
         (d)   Vacancies in the Offices of Mayor-Elect and Vice Mayor-Elect. (5-6-69)
         (e)   Vacancy in Office of Vice Mayor. (11-4-75)
Article IV.   ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES, DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   Section 1.   General Provisions.
   Section 2.   Finance Director.
         (a)   Election, Term of Office and Vacancy. (11-5-02; 11-6-18)
         (b)   General Duties. (11-5-02)
         (c)   Miscellaneous. (11-6-79; 11-8-94; 11-6-18.)
         (d)   Clerk of Council. (11-2-10)
   Section 3.   Law Director. (11-6-79)
   Section 4.    Service Director. (11-8-94.)
   Section 5.   Planning Commission.
         (a)   Membership and Terms.
         (b)   Duties.
         (c)   Zoning Ordinances. (11-4-75)
         (d)   Zoning of Lands for Multiple Family Dwellings, and Attached Single Family Dwellings or Cluster Subdivisions. (11-3-81)
         (e)   Zoning of Lands for Prohibited Uses.
(11-8- 77)
   Section 6.   Board of Zoning Appeals.
         (a)   Membership and Terms. (11-4-75)
         (b)   Duties.
   Section 7.   Civil Service Commission.
         (a)   Membership.
         (b)   Classified Service. (11-4-75)
         (c)   Duties of Commission. (11-4-75)
Article V.   NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS (11-5-12)
Article VI.   QUALIFICATIONS OF ELECTIVE OFFICERS (11-4-75)
Article VII.   SALARIES AND BONDS
Article VIII.   FINANCES
   Section 1.   General.
   Section 2.   Limitation on Rate of Taxation.
   Section 3.   Authority to Levy Taxes. (11-3-70)
Article IX.   INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
   Section 1.   Initiative.
   Section 2.   Referendum.
   Section 3.   Recall.
   Section 4.   Petitions.
Article X.   AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER (11-4-75)
Article XI.   MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
   Section 1.   Effective Date of Charter.
   Section 2.   Saving Clause.
   Section 3.   Effect of Charter upon Existing Laws and Rights.
   Section 4.   Continuance of Present Officers and Employees.
   Section 5.   Gender Neutral.  (11-2-10)
Article XII.   OATH OF OFFICE (11-2-71)
Article XIII.   CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION (11-2-82)
Article XIV.   APPOINTMENTS OF THE MAYOR (11-8-94)
 
 
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MUNICIPALITY OF INDEPENDENCE, OHIO