CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF
ORRVILLE, OHIO
 
   EDITOR'S NOTE: The Charter was originally adopted by the electors at an election on November 4, 1975. A date appearing in parentheses at the end of a section heading indicates the section was subsequently adopted or amended on the date given.
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
ARTICLE I        INCORPORATION AND POWERS
   Section 1.01   Incorporation.
   Section 1.02   Powers of the City.
   Section 1.03   Manner of Exercise of Powers.
   Section 1.04   Construction.
   Section 1.05   Intergovernmental Relations.
ARTICLE II        COUNCIL
   Section 2.01   Powers.
   Section 2.02   Membership and Term.
   Section 2.03   Removal.
   Section 2.04   Council as a Continuing Body.
   Section 2.05   President of Council.
   Section 2.06   Organization. (11-3-81)
   Section 2.07   Quorum.
   Section 2.08   Journal.
   Section 2.09   Meetings. (11-3-81)
   Section 2.10   Council Relationship to Administrative Officers.
   Section 2.11   Legislative Procedure.
   Section 2.12   Reading Requirements. (11-3-81)
   Section 2.13   Emergency Ordinances.
   Section 2.14   Actions Not Permitted as Emergencies. (11-3-81)
   Section 2.15   Public Notice Before Adoption.
   Section 2.16   Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   Section 2.17   Public Hearings.
   Section 2.18   Publication of Ordinances and Resolutions.
ARTICLE III     THE MAYOR
   Section 3.01   Term and Qualification.
   Section 3.02   Administrative Powers.
   Section 3.03   Ceremonial Duties.
   Section 3.04   Mayor's Right in Council.
   Section 3.05   Mayor's Veto Power.
   Section 3.06   Acting Mayor.
   Section 3.07   Vacancy.
   Section 3.08   Responsibility to the Electorate.
ARTICLE IV     ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS, DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   Section 4.01   City Departments. (11-3-81)
   Section 4.02   Directors and Department Heads.
   Section 4.03   The Director of Public Safety and Service.
   Section 4.04   Powers and Duties of the Director of Public Safety and Service.
   Section 4.05   The Director of Law.
   Section 4.06   The Director of Finance.
   Section 4.07   Public Utilities Board. (11-3-81)
   Section 4.08   Commissions and Boards.
   Section 4.09   Creation of New Departments: Change of Duties.
ARTICLE V        THE CIVIL SERVICE
   Section 5.01   Civil Service Commission. (11-3-81)
   Section 5.02   Civil Service Commission: Powers and Duties.
ARTICLE VI      TAXATION AND FINANCE
   Section 6.01   Effect of State Law.
   Section 6.02   Tax Limitation.
   Section 6.03   Contracts and Purchasing. (11-3-81)
   Section 6.04   Salaries and Bonds.
   Section 6.05   Annual Audits and Uncollectible Accounts. (11-3-81)
ARTICLE VII     NOMINATION, ELECTIONS, QUALIFICATIONS, INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
   Section 7.01   General Provisions.
   Section 7.02   Definitions.
   Section 7.03   Qualifications of Elected Officers.
   Section 7.04   Voting Districts.
   Section 7.05   Elections for Nomination and Election of Officers.
   Section 7.06   Beginning of Term of Office.
   Section 7.07   Election and Appointment to Fill an Unexpired Term. (11-3-81)
   Section 7.08   Initiative and Referendum.
   Section 7.09   Recall.
ARTICLE VIII     GENERAL PROVISIONS
   Section 8.01   Conflict of Interest.
   Section 8.02   Charter Amendment.
   Section 8.03   Charter Review.
   Section 8.04   Separability.
   Section 8.05   Interpretation.
ARTICLE IX     TRANSITION
   Section 9.01   Officers and Employees.
   Section 9.02   Council Wards.
   Section 9.03   Transition of Departments, Offices and Agencies.
   Section 9.04   Pending Matters.
   Section 9.05   Existing Laws.
 
 
 
 
 
THE CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF ORRVILLE, OHIO
PREAMBLE
 
   We, the people of Orrville, in the County of Wayne and State of Ohio, in order to secure for our City and for ourselves and our children the advantages of self government conferred by the home rule provisions of the Ohio Constitution, do hereby adopt this Charter.