CHARTER
EDITOR'S NOTE: The North Ridgeville Charter was originally adopted on October 10, 1961.  Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading in the Table of Contents, and following a section in the text, indicate that such section was subsequently amended, enacted or repealed on the date given.
 
ARTICLE I.       OWNERS OF THE MUNICIPALITY
   1.1      General Powers.
   1.2      Manner of Exercise.
ARTICLE II.      THE MAYOR
   2.1      Executive Powers.
   2.2      Qualifications. (Amended 11-7-72)
   2.3      Removal. (Amended 11-7-78)
   2.4      Term of Office. (Amended 11-7-06)
   2.5      Attendance at Council Meetings.
   2.6      Veto. (Amended 11-7-78)
   2.7      Judicial Powers.
   2.8      Absence. (Amended 11-7-78)
   2.9      Vacancy in Office. (Amended 11-7-78)
ARTICLE III.      THE COUNCIL
   3.1      Number and Term. (Amended 11-7-06)
   3.2      Qualifications. (Amended 11-5-91)
   3.3      Duties. (Amended 11-7-78)
   3.4      Validation of Actions.
   3.5      President of Council.
      (a)   Election. (Amended 11-5-96)
      (b)   Duties. (Amended 11-7-78)
      (c)   Vacancy in Office. (Amended 11-6-90; Amended 11-6-01)
   3.6      Removal. (Amended 11-7-78)
   3.7      Vacancies.
   3.8      Clerk of Council. (Amended 11-2-04)
      (a)   Election.
      (b)   Duties.
   3.9      Meetings.
      (a)   Organization Meeting. (Amended 11-7-06)
      (b)   Regular Meetings.
      (c)   Special Meetings. (Amended 11-6-90)
      (d)   Waiver of Notice. (Amended 11-5-13)
      (e)   Open Meetings. (Amended 11-7-89)
   3.10      Quorum.
   3.11      Rules.
   3.12      Procedure. (Amended 11-6-84)
   3.13      Effective Dates of Ordinances and Resolutions. (Amended 11-6-84)
   3.14      Codification of Ordinances.
   3.15      Adoption of Ordinances by Reference. (Amended 11-2-04)
   3.16      Publication. (Amended 11-5-13)
   3.17      Voter Approval of Urban Renewal Actions Appropriating Property for Resale. (Enacted 11-7-67)
ARTICLE IV.      THE AUDITOR
   4.1      Election. (Amended 11-8-66)
   4.2      Duties. (Amended 11-7-78; Amended 11-2-04)
   4.3      Certification.
   4.4      Funds Subject to Certification.
   4.5      Failure to Comply With Certification Requirements. (Amended 11-5-13)
   4.6      Purchasing.
ARTICLE V.      THE DIRECTOR OF LAW
   5.1      Appointment.
   5.2      Duties. (Amended 11-2-04)
   5.3      Special Counsel.
ARTICLE VI.      THE TREASURER
   6.1      Appointment.
   6.2      Duties.
   6.3      Accounts.
   6.4      Reports. (Amended 11-7-78)
ARTICLE VII.      OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
   7.1      General Provisions. (Amended 11-6-90)
   7.2      Department of Safety and Service. (Enacted 11-6-90)
      (a)   Creation of Department.
      (b)   Powers, Duties and Functions of Safety-Service Director.
      (c)   Departmental Organization.
ARTICLE VIII.      PLANNING COMMISSION
   8.1      Membership. (Amended 11-7-73)
   8.2      Terms. (Amended 11-7-78)
   8.3      Vacancies.
   8.4      Compensation.
   8.5      Officers and Regulations.
   8.6      Duties. (Amended 11-4-2014)
   8.7      Funds.
   8.8      Mandatory Referral of Legislation.
ARTICLE IX.      ZONING AND BUILDING ORDINANCES AND BOARD OF APPEALS
   9.1      Enactment of Ordinances.
   9.2      Creation and Membership of Board of Zoning and Building Appeals. (Amended 11-7-78)
   9.3      Officers and Regulations of Board.
   9.4      Powers of Board.
   9.5      Compensation of Board.
   9.6      Funds.
   9.7      Mandatory Referral of Rezoning to Electors. (Adopted 11-6-73)
   9.8      Multifamily Senior Citizens Housing. (Repealed 11-7-06)
   9.9      Prohibition of Deposit of Industrial, Utility or Commercial Waste By-Products Within the City in any Zoning District. (Adopted 6-7-83)
   9.10      Parcels Within a General Residence District (RS-2). (Amended 11-5-91)
ARTICLE X.      CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
   10.1      Membership.
   10.2      Officers.
   10.3      Classification of Service.
   10.4      Duties.
   10.5      Compensation.
   10.6      Funds.
ARTICLE XI.      FINANCE
   11.1      Fiscal Year.
   11.2      Estimates.
   11.3      Appropriation Ordinance.
   11.4      Transfers and Balances.
   11.5      Payment of Claims.
   11.6      Bidding Required. (Amended 11-6-90; Amended 11-2-04; Amended 11-5-13)
   11.7      Waiver of Requirement.
   11.8      Public Improvements.
   11.9      Interest Income. (Enacted 11-6-34; Amended 11-6-01)
ARTICLE XII.      TAXATION
   12.1      Submission of Extra Levy to Vote. (Amended 5-3-88)
   12.2      Other Taxes. (Amended 11-5-74)
ARTICLE XIII.      INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, RECALL
   13.1      Initiative. (Amended 11-7-06)
   13.2      Referendum. (Amended 11-7-06)
   13.3      Recall. (Amended 11-7-06)
   13.4      General Provisions.
ARTICLE XIV.      NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
   14.1      Municipal Elections.
   14.2      Primary Elections. (Amended 11-5-74)
   14.3      Declaration and Designation of Political Party Candidates. (Amended 5-3-88; 11-5-91)
   14.4      Certification of Nomination When No Primary Held. (Amended 11-6-90)
   14.5      Independent Candidates. (Amended 11-5-91)
   14.6      General Provisions.
   14.7      Majority Required for Mayor's Election. (Amended 11-5-91)
ARTICLE XV.      AMENDMENTS
   15.1      Procedure.
ARTICLE XVI.      CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE
   16.1      Appointment; Functions.
ARTICLE XVII.      GENERAL PROVISIONS
   17.1      Franchises.
   17.2      Conflicts of Interest.
   17.3      Investigations.
   17.4      Effective Date of Charter.
   17.5      Continuance of Officers.
   17.6      Transfer of Duties.
   17.7      Oath of Office.
   17.8      Effect of Charter Upon Existing Laws and Rights.
   17.9      Saving Clause.
ARTICLE XVIII.      PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION
   18.1      Membership. (Amended 11-5-91)
   18.2      Terms and Compensation. (Amended 11-5-91)
   18.3      Vacancies. (Amended 11-5-91)
   18.4      Officers and Regulations. (Amended 11-5-91)
   18.5      Powers and Duties. (Amended 11-5-96)
   18.6      Parks and Recreation Director. (Amended 11-7-06)
   18.7      Budgets and Special Funds. (Amended 11-5-91)