CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF NEWTON FALLS, OHIO
   EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Newton Falls Charter was originally adopted by the electors on September 20, 1966.  Dates in parentheses after section headings indicate those provisions that were subsequently enacted, amended or repealed on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Art. I  INCORPORATION, POWERS AND FORM OF GOVERNMENT
Sec. 1.   Incorporation.
Sec. 2.   Powers.
Sec. 3.   Form of Government. (11-2-93)
Sec. 4.   Conflict of Interest (11-2-93)
Sec. 5.   Use of Gender. (11-2-93)
Art. II MAYOR
Sec. 1.   Election. (11-2-93)
Sec. 2.   Qualifications. (5-8-01)
Sec. 3.   Duties. (11-2-93)
Sec. 4.   Salary. (2-10-97)
Sec. 5.   Absence or Disability of Mayor or Vacancy of Office. (11-2-93)
Art. III CITY COUNCIL
Sec. 1.   Membership and Terms. (11-2-93)
Sec. 2.   Qualification of Members.  (5-8-01)
Sec. 3.   Vacancies. (11-4-03)
Sec. 4.   Removal. (11-2-93; 11-6-18)
Sec. 5.   Salaries (12-16-96)
Sec. 6.   Meetings and Organization. (11-4-03; 11-5-13)
Sec. 7.   Special Meetings. (11-4-03)
Sec. 8.   Emergency Meetings. (5-8-01)
Sec. 9.   Powers. (11-4-03)
Sec. 10.   Procedure of Council.
Sec. 11.   Appointment of the City Manager. (11-7-78)
Sec. 12.   Interference With Appointments.  (11-5-13)
Sec. 13.   Department, Offices, and Duties.
Sec. 14.   City Clerk. (11-2-05)
Sec. 15.   Ordinances. (11-2-93; 5-8-01)
Sec. 16.   Procedure For Passage of Ordinances and First Reading. (11-7-78)
Sec. 17.   Second Reading and Public Hearing. (11-7-78)
Sec. 18.   Further Consideration and Final Passage. (11-7-78)
Sec. 19.   Publication of Ordinances After Final Passage and Permissive Referendum. (11-7-78)
Sec. 20.   Exception As To Newspaper Publication of Code Ordinances.
Sec. 21.   Emergency Ordinances. (11-8-88.)
Sec. 22.   Resolutions.
Art. IV  CITY MANAGER
Sec. 1.   Qualifications. (11-4-03)
Sec. 2.   Duties. (11-8-88; 11-2-93; 5-8-01; 11-4-08; 11-5-13)
Art. V  DEPARTMENTS
Sec. 1.   Department of Law. (11-2-05)
Sec. 2.   Department of Finance (11-8-88; 11-2-93)
Sec. 3.   Police Department (5-4-93; 11-2-93)
Sec. 4.   Zoning Department. (11-4-03; 11-2-05)
Sec. 5.   Department Heads.  (11-4-03)
Art. VI COMMISSIONS AND BOARDS
Sec. 1.   Civil Service Commission. (11-2-93; 5-8-01; 11-4-03)
Sec. 2.   Planning and Zoning Commission. (11-4-03; 11-2-05)
Sec. 3.   Park and Recreation Board. (11-4-03; 11-2-05; 11-5-12; 11-6-18)
Sec. 4.   Treasury Investment Board. (11-8-88; 5-8-01)
Sec. 5.   Reports by the Boards and Commissions. (5-8-01; 11-6-18)
Sec. 6.   Removal of Board/Commission Members. (11-4-03)
Art. VII  ELECTIONS, GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 1.   Procedures for Nomination and Election.
Sec. 2.   Initiative and Referendum.
Sec. 3.   Removal of Elective Officers.
Sec. 4.   Recall. (11-8-88; 11-6-18)
Sec. 5.   Open Elections. (11-8-88; 11-6-18)
Art. VIII  FISCAL YEAR, TAXATION, PURCHASES
Sec. 1.   Fiscal Year.
Sec. 2.   Limitation on Tax Rate.
Sec. 3.   Contracts and Purchasing. (5-8-01)
Art. IX  SUCCESSION IN GOVERNMENT
Sec. 1.   Right of Officers and Employees. (11-7-78)
Sec. 2.   Continuance of Present Officers. (11-7-78)
Sec. 3.   Status of Officers and Employees Holding Positions When the Charter Takes Effect. (11-7-78)
Sec. 4.   Transfer of Records and Property. (11-7-78)
Sec. 5.   Continuity of Offices, Departments or Agencies. (11-7-78)
Sec. 6.   Continuance of Contracts and Public Improvements. (11-7-78)
Sec. 7.   Pending Actions and Proceedings. (11-7-78)
Sec. 8.   When Provisions Take Effect. (11-7-78)
Sec. 9.   General Laws, Ordinances, etc. Shall Prevail.
Sec. 10.   Administrative Functions Not Assigned.
Sec. 11.   Discontinuance of Offices. (11-7-78)
Art. X  AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
Art. XI  CHARTER REVIEW
Art. XII  EFFECT OF PARTIAL INVALIDITY
THE CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF NEWTON FALLS, OHIO