CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF OLMSTED FALLS
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Charter of the City of Olmsted Falls became effective July 4, 1972, except for Section 10.05(c), which became effective January 1, 1973.  Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading in the Table of Contents, and following a section in the text, indicate that the section was amended, enacted or repealed on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
ARTICLE I.      NAME AND BOUNDARIES
   Section  1.01      Name and Boundaries.
      
ARTICLE II.      FORM OF GOVERNMENT
   Section2.01      Form of Government.
   
ARTICLE III.   MUNICIPAL POWERS
   Section 3.01      Powers.
   Section 3.02      Interpretation.
   Section 3.03      Intergovernmental Relations.
 
ARTICLE IV.   THE MAYOR
   Section 4.01      Executive and Administrative Powers.
   Section4.02      Term of Mayor.  (Amended 11-7-00)
   Section4.03      Appointing Power. (Amended 11-8-16)
   Section 4.04      General Powers and Duties.  (11-6-18)
   Section 4.05      Veto Power.
   Section 4.06      Succession to the Office.
   Section 4.07      Temporary Vacancy in the Office of Mayor.
   Section 4.08      Rights of Mayor and Directors in Council.
 
ARTICLE V.      THE COUNCIL
   Section5.01      Membership; election, and term.
   Section 5.02      Officers of Council.  (Amended 11-5-02)
       5.02(a)   President of Council.  (11-6-18)
       5.02(b)   President Pro Tempore.
       5.02(c)   Clerk of Council.
   Section5.03      Powers and Duties of Council.
       5.03(a)   General Powers.  (Amended 11-8-16)
       5.03(b)   Fill Vacancies in Council.
       5.03(c)   Contracts.
       5.03(d)   Investigations.
       5.03(e)   Zoning Ordinance.
       5.03(f)   Salaries of Elected Municipal Officials.
       5.03(g)   Salaries of Municipal Employees, Appointees, and Non-elected Officials.  (Amended 11-8-16)
       5.03(h)   Employees of Council.
       5.03(i)   General Powers, Duties, and Obligations.
       5.03(j)   Wards.
       5.03(k)   Code of Ethics.
   Section 5.04      General Meetings.  (Amended 11-5-02)
   Section 5.05      Quorum.
   Section 5.06      Legislative Procedure.  (Amended 11-6-84)
   Section 5.07      Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   Section 5.08      Emergency Ordinances or Resolutions.  (Amended 11-5-02; 11-8-16)
 
ARTICLE VI.   NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS, QUALIFICATIONS AND VACANCIES
   Section 6.01      Nominations.  (Amended 11-6-18)
   Section 6.02      Elections.
   Section 6.03      Non-Partisan Primary Elections.  (11-6-18)
   Section6.04      Qualifications of Elective Officers.
   Section 6.05      Vacancies in Elective Offices.
 
ARTICLE VII.   INITIATIVE , REFERENDUM, AND RECALL
   Section 7.01      Power of Initiative.  (Amended 11-8-94)
   Section 7.02      Power of Referendum.  (Amended 11-8-94)
       7.02(a)   Referendum by Petition.
       7.02(b)   Referendum by Vote of Council.
   Section 7.03      Ordinances Not Subject to Referendum.
   Section7.04      Suspension of Effect of Ordinance Referred.
   Section 7.05      Petition Procedures.
   Section 7.06      Submission to Electors.
   Section 7.07      Results of Election.
       7.07(a)   Initiative.
       7.07(b)   Referendum.
   Section 7.08      Recall.
 
ARTICLE VIII.   FINANCES
   Section8.01      General.
   Section 8.01(A)   Change in Municipal Income Tax Rate or Municipal Income Tax Credit.  (Enacted 11-6-90)
   Section 8.02      Director of Finance.(Amended 11-2-10)
   Section 8.03      Accounting Procedures and Financial Records.
   Section 8.04      Annual Appropriation Ordinance.  (Amended 11-6-73)
   Section8.05      Disbursements.  (Amended 11-6-84; 11-8-16)
 
ARTICLE IX.   ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
   Section 9.01      General Provisions.
   Section 9.02      Council Authority.
   Section 9.03      Appointment of Directors.  (Amended 11-5-02)
   Section 9.04      Safety Department. (Amended 11-2-10)
       9.04(a)   Safety Director.
       9.04(b)   Police Department.
       9.04(c)   Fire Department.
   Section 9.05      Law Department.
   Section 9.06      Finance Department.
   Section9.07      Service Department.
 
ARTICLE X.      BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   Section10.01      Boards and Commissions.
   Section 10.02      General Rules for All Boards and Commissions.  (Amended 11-8-16)
   Section 10.03      Parks and Recreation Board. (Amended 11-8-05; 11-2-10; 11-8-16)
   Section 10.04      Environmental Protection Board.  (Repealed 11-8-16)
   Section 10.05      Civil Service Commission.  (Amended 11-5-74)
   Section10.06      Planning and Zoning Commission.  (Amended 11-8-16)
   Section 10.07      Board of Zoning Appeals.  (Repealed 11-8-16)
   Section10.08      Rights Retained by the People.  (Repealed 11-8-94)
 
ARTICLE XI.   FRANCHISES
   Section 11.01      Granting of Franchises.
   Section 11.02      Regulations.
 
ARTICLE XII.   AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
   Section12.01      Methods of Proposing an Amendment.
   Section12.02      Charter Review Commission.  (Amended 11-5-02; 11-2-10)
   Section 12.03      Submission to Electors.
 
ARTICLE XIII.   GENERAL PROVISIONS
   Section 13.01      Effective Date of Charter.
   Section13.02      Effect of Partial Invalidity.
   Section 13.03      Effect of Charter on Existing Rights and Laws.
   Section 13.04      Continuance of Present Employees.
   Section13.05      Continuance of Elected Officials.
   Section13.06      Initial Division of Municipality into Wards.
   Section 13.07      Initial Selection of Seventh Councilman.
   Section 13.08      Procedures for Large Annexations.  (Enacted 7-26-79)
   Section13.09      General Provisions.  (Enacted 11-5-85)
   Section 13.10      Rearrangement of Numbers and Titles, Correction of Typographical and Revision of Obsolete Language, Errors.  (Enacted 11-6-18)
 
APPENDIX A   WARDS AND BOUNDARIES; MAP
CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF OLMSTED FALLS