CHARTER
OF THE
VILLAGE OF MORELAND HILLS, OHIO
   EDITOR’S NOTE: The Charter was adopted by the electors at the regular Municipal election of November 7, 1972.  Dates appearing in parenthesis following section headings indicate those sections were subsequently enacted, amended or repealed on the dates indicated.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
ARTICLE I.      THE MUNICIPALITY
SECTION 1.   Name.
SECTION 2.   Boundaries.
 
ARTICLE II.      POWERS OF THE MUNICIPALITY
SECTION 1.   Powers.
SECTION 2.   Manner of Exercise.
 
ARTICLE III.   THE COUNCIL
SECTION 1.   Composition and Term.
SECTION 2.   Organization.  (11-4-08)
SECTION 3.   Powers and Duties of the Council.  (11-6-07)
SECTION 4.   Council Meetings.  (11-4-08)
SECTION 5.   General Ordinances.
SECTION 6.   Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions.
SECTION 7.   Vacancies in Council.  (11-3-98)
 
ARTICLE IV.   THE MAYOR
SECTION 1.   Term of Office of the Mayor.  (11-3-98)
SECTION 2.   Judicial Powers of the Mayor.
SECTION 3.   Legislative Powers of the Mayor.
SECTION 4.   Veto Powers of the Mayor.
SECTION 5.   Executive Powers of the Mayor.  (11-3-98)
SECTION 6.   President of Council.  (11-4-08)
SECTION 7.   Election of Successor in Case of Vacancy.  (11-3-98)
 
ARTICLE V.      ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS AND COMMISSIONS
SECTION 1.   General Provisions. (11-4-08)
SECTION 2.   Director of Law.  (11-4-14)
SECTION 3.   Treasurer.  (11-4-14)
SECTION 4.   Clerk.  (11-3-98)
SECTION 5.   The Civil Service Commission. (11-4-08)
SECTION 6.   The Village Planning Commission.  (11-3-98)
SECTION 7.   Employee Discipline Appeal Board.  (11-5-91)
 
ARTICLE VI.   SALARIES AND BONDS   (11-3-98)
 
ARTICLE VII.   NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
SECTION 1.   Procedures.
SECTION 2.   Vacancies in Elective Offices.  (11-4-08)
SECTION 3.   Qualifications.  (11-6-84)
 
ARTICLE VIII.   INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
SECTION 1.   Initiative and Referendum.
SECTION 2.   Referendum - Rezoning. (11-4-14)
SECTION 3.   Recall.  (11-3-98)
 
ARTICLE IX.   FINANCES
SECTION 1.   Contracts and Fiscal Matters.
SECTION 2.   Limitation on the Rate of Taxation.  (11-3-98)
SECTION 3.   Reserved.
SECTION 4.   Levies for Safety Services.  (11-6-18)
 
ARTICLE X.      FRANCHISES
 
ARTICLE XI.   AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
 
ARTICLE XII.   MISCELLANEOUS
SECTION 1.   Effective Date of the Charter.
SECTION 2.   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
SECTION 3.   Effect of Existing Laws and Rights.
SECTION 4.   Interpretation of the Charter.
 
 
CHARTER
OF THE
VILLAGE OF MORELAND HILLS, OHIO