CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NORTH OLMSTED, OHIO
EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Charter for the City of North Olmsted, Ohio, was adopted at the general election held on November 3, 1959.  Dates appearing in parentheses following a section indicate that the provisions of the section were subsequently repealed, amended or enacted on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
   ARTICLE I.  NAME AND BOUNDARIES  (11-3-20)
 
   ARTICLE II.  POWERS  (5-2-06)
 
   ARTICLE III. THE MAYOR
      Sec. 1.  Term (11-4-75)
      Sec. 2.  Qualifications (11-2-10)
      Sec. 3.  Removal (11-8-05)
      Sec. 4.  Vacancy in Office of Mayor (11-8-05)
      Sec. 5.  Duties and Powers of the Mayor (11-8-05)
 
   ARTICLE IV.  THE COUNCIL
      Sec. 1.  Number and Terms (11-4-75)
      Sec. 2.  Qualifications (11-3-15)
      Sec. 3.  President of Council (11-2-10)
      Sec. 4.  Removal
      Sec. 5.  Vacancies (11-8-05)
      Sec. 6.  Salaries and Bonds
      Sec. 7.  Meetings (11-6-90; 11-3-20)
      Sec. 8.  Quorum
      Sec. 9.  Rules and Journal of Council (11-5-85)
      Sec. 10. Clerk of Council and Employees of Council (11-6-90)
      Sec. 11. Form of Legislative Action (11-2-65)
      Sec. 12. Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions (11-4-80)
      Sec. 13. Assessments, Advertising of Contracts and Sale of Municipal Property (11-4-80)
      Sec. 14. Enactment of Zoning Ordinances and Regulations, Notice (11-6-90)
 
   ARTICLE V.  ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS
      Sec. 1.  General Provisions (5-4-10)
      Sec. 2.  Director of Law (11-2-10)
      Sec. 3.  Director of Finance (11-2-10)
      Sec. 4.  Department of Public Safety (Repealed 5-4-10)
      Sec. 5.  Department of Public Service (Repealed 5-4-10)
      Sec. 6.  Director of Community Life Services  (Repealed 5-4-10)
 
   ARTICLE VI.  THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
      Sec. 1.  Membership
      Sec. 2.  Officers
      Sec. 3.  Duties (11-5-85)
      Sec. 4.  Procedure (5-2-06)
      Sec. 5. Salaries
      Sec. 6.  Removal of Commissioner (11-6-90)
      Sec. 7.  Funds
 
   ARTICLE VII.  BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
      Sec. 1.  Building and Zoning Board of Appeals (11-3-15)
      Sec. 2.  Planning and Design Commission  (11-3-15)
         (a)  Membership 
         (b)  Duties and Powers
         (d)  Mandatory Referral
         (e)  Mandatory Referral to Electors
      Sec. 3.  Parks and Recreation Commission (5-2-06; 8-2-11)
      Sec. 4.  Board of Control (11-8-05)
      Sec. 5.  City Landmarks Commission (11-2-04)
 
   ARTICLE VIII.  FINANCES
      Sec. 1.  Annual Estimate
      Sec. 2.  Appropriation Ordinance
      Sec. 3.  Transfers and Balances (11-4-80)
      Sec. 4.  Payment of Claims
      Sec. 5.  Custody and Deposit of Funds
      Sec. 6. Public Bidding (11-2-10)
      Sec. 7.  Public Improvements
      Sec. 8.  Limitation on the Rate of Taxation (2-4-97)
      Sec. 9.  Submission of Extra Levy (11-4-75)
 
   ARTICLE IX.  NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
      Sec. 1.  Municipal Elections (11-6-01)
      Sec. 2.  Nominations (11-6-01)
      Sec. 3.  Primary Elections (11-2-10)
      Sec. 4.  Designation of Candidates (11-3-15)
      Sec. 5.  General Provisions.  (11-2-10)
 
   ARTICLE X.  INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
      Sec. 1.  Initiative
      Sec. 2.  Referendum
      Sec. 3. Recall (11-3-70)
      Sec. 4.  General Provisions  (11-8-05)
      Sec. 5.  Required Ward Approval. (5-4-99)
 
   ARTICLE XI.  FRANCHISE
      Sec. 1  Franchises.  (11-4-97)
      Sec. 2.  Aggregate Bargaining.  (11-4-97)
 
   ARTICLE XII.  AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
 
   ARTICLE XIII.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
      Sec. 1.  Effective Date of Charter
      Sec. 2.  Saving Clause
      Sec. 3.  Effect of the Charter Upon Existing Laws and Rights.
      Sec. 4.  Interpretation of the Charter
 
   ARTICLE XIV.  CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION (11-4-03; 11-3-20)
 
   ARTICLE XV.  OPEN MEETINGS
      Sec. 1.  All Meetings of Public Bodies to be Open; Exceptions (5-8-90; 11-3-20)
      Sec. 2.  Definitions (5-8-90; 11-3-20)
      Sec. 3.  Electronic Meetings and Hearings Authorized.  (11-3-20)
 
   ARTICLE XV1.  NONSUBSTANTIVE CHARTER LANGUAGE
      Sec. 1.  Purpose (11-6-90)
      Sec. 2.  Correcting, Deleting, Modifying Nonsubstantive Charter Language (11-2-10)
 
CHARTER
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CITY OF NORTH OLMSTED, OHIO