CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF MEDINA, OHIO
   EDITOR'S NOTE: The Charter for Medina, Ohio, was adopted at an election on May 6, 1952. A date appearing in parentheses following a section indicates that the provisions of that section were subsequently amended or enacted on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   PREAMBLE
Art. I NAME AND BOUNDARIES
Art. II POWERS
Art. III THE COUNCIL
Sec. III-1.  Composition and Term. (11-8-66)
Sec. III-2.  Qualifications. (11-3-70)
Sec. III-3.  Removal.
Sec. III-4.  Vacancies in Council.
Sec. III-5.  President of Council - Duties.
Sec. III-6.  Successor to the Mayor. (11-6-07)
Sec. III-7.  Vacancy of Office of President of Council.
Sec. III-8.  Organization.
Sec. III-9.  Council Meeting.
Sec. III-10. General Ordinances.
Sec. III-11. Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions. (11-6-12)
Sec. III-12. Salaries and Bonds. (11-5-86)
Sec. III-13. Meetings. (11-4-80)
Art. IV THE MAYOR
Sec. IV-1. Term.
Sec. IV-2. Qualifications. (11-3-70)
Sec. IV-3. Judicial Powers of the Mayor.
Sec. IV-4. Compensation of the Mayor. (11-6-07)
Sec. IV-5. Veto Powers of the Mayor.
Sec. IV-6. Executive Powers of the Mayor.
Art. V ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS AND COMMISSIONS
Sec. V-1. General Provisions.
Sec. V-2. Director of Law.
Sec. V-3. Director of Finance. (5-6-52; 11-5-68; 11-4-80; 11-8-94; 11-2-04; 11-8-16)
Sec. V-4. Director of Public Service.
Sec. V-5. Director of Public Safety.
Sec. V-6. City Planning and Zoning.  (11-6-07)
Sec. V-7. Board of Zoning Appeals. (11-6-07)
Sec. V-8. Civil Service Commission. (11-7-78)
Art. VI NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Sec. VI-1. Procedures. (11-3-70)
Sec. VI-2. Vacancies in Elective Offices. (11-3-70)
Sec. VI-3. Run-off Election for Mayor, Council or Finance Director. (11-8-88)
Art. VII INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
Sec. VII-1. Initiative and Referendum.  (3-2-04)
Sec. VII-2. Recall. (11-3-70)
Art. VIII TAXATION AND FINANCES (11-4-80)
Art. IX FRANCHISES
Art. X AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
Art. XI MISCELLANEOUS
Sec. XI-1. Effective Date of the Charter.
Sec. XI-2. Effect of Partial Invalidity.
Sec. XI-3. Effect of Existing Laws and Rights.
Sec. XI-4. Interpretation of the Charter. (11-5-85)
THE CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF MEDINA, OHIO
PREAMBLE
   We, the people of the City of Medina, in the County of Medina, State of Ohio, in order to secure the benefits of municipal home rule and local self-government under the Constitution and Laws of the State of Ohio, do hereby adopt this Charter.