Section 3.07.  Boards and Commissions.
   (1)   CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.  The Council shall appoint three (3) electors of the municipality as Civil Service Commissioners.  For the initial Commission, appointments shall be for terms of two (2), four (4), and six (6) years with subsequent appointments for six (6) years, except vacancies shall be filled only for the remainder of the unexpired term of the commissioner being replaced.
   Only full time Police and Fire personnel and other municipal employees designated by Council shall be covered by civil service provisions.
   The Civil Service Commission shall provide by rule for the ascertainment of merit and fitness as the basis for appointment and promotions in the service of the municipality and for appeals from actions of transfer, reduction or removal for personnel classified under civil service.  Such rules shall be adopted in the sole discretion of the Civil Service Commission and shall prevail over, override and supersede any and all conflicting or inconsistent general State of Ohio statutes, rules, or regulations covering, referring to or in any way or manner addressing civil service requirements.
(Amended 5-3-94)
   (2)   PLANNING COMMISSION.  The Planning Commission shall consist of five (5) qualified electors of the municipality to be appointed by the Mayor.  The appointed commissioners shall hold no other municipal office or employment or membership on any board or commission established by this Charter or by ordinance.  Initial appointment of five (5) elector members shall be terms of one (1), two (2), three (3), four (4), and five (5) years with subsequent appointments for five (5) years except vacancies shall be filled only for the remainder of the unexpired term of the commissioner being replaced. The Director of Administration, City Engineer, Director of Permits, and a member of Council, selected by Council, shall serve as non-voting members of the commission in an advisory capacity.
   The Planning Commission shall have such powers as may be conferred on it by ordinance of Council, concerning public buildings, streets, municipal property, recommendations for zoning and re-zoning, and such other powers as may hereafter be conferred upon it by ordinance of the Council or the general laws of Ohio.
   (3)   ZONING AND BUILDING STANDARDS BOARD OF APPEALS.  The Zoning and Building Standards Board of Appeals shall consist of five (5) qualified electors of the municipality to be appointed by the Mayor.  The appointed commissioners shall hold no other municipal office or employment or membership on any board or commission established by this Charter or by ordinance.  Initial appointments of the five (5) elector members shall be terms of one (1), two (2), three (3), four (4) and five (5) years with subsequent appointments for five (5) years, except vacancies shall be filled only for the remainder of the unexpired term of the commissioner being replaced. The Director of Administration, City Engineer, Director of Permits, and a member of Council, selected by Council, shall serve as non-voting members of the board in an advisory capacity.
   The Zoning and Building Standards Board of Appeals shall hear and decide: (1) appeals from orders or decisions of administrative/City officials or agencies regarding enforcement of building and zoning statutes and ordinances; (2) variances of building and zoning statutes and ordinances; and (3) such other duties as Council may designate.
(Amended 11-5-63; 11-7-17)