CHARTER
OF
PARMA HEIGHTS, OHIO
   TABLE OF CONTENTS
   EDITOR'S NOTE; Headings in parentheses were added by the editors and are not a part of the official Charter. Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading indicate that the section was amended or repealed on the date given.
   Preamble   (11-3-09)
   ARTICLE I.   POWERS OF THE MUNICIPALITY (Corporate Powers) (11-3-59; 11-3-09)  (Ord. 2011-8. Passed 3-28-11)
   ARTICLE II.   THE MAYOR
      Section  1.   Term, Qualifications, Vacancy or Absence. (5-2-89; 5-4-99; 11-3-09)
      Section  2.   Executive Powers.
      Section  3.   Judicial Powers.
      Section  4.   Legislative Powers.
      Section  5.   Veto.
   ARTICLE III.   THE COUNCIL
      Section 1.   Number and Term.  (11-3-09; 5-4-10)
      Section 1A.   Wards.  (11-3-09; 5-4-10; 11-5-19)
      Section 2.   Qualifications. (11-3-59; 11-3-09)  (Ord. 2011-8. Passed 3-28-11)
      Section 3.   President of Council.  (Ord. 2011-8. Passed 3-28-11)
      Section 4.   Removal.
      Section 5.   Vacancies and President Pro Tem of Council. (11-3-59)
      Section 6.   Salaries.  (Ord. 2011-8. Passed 3-28-11)
      Section 7.   Employees of Council.
      Section 8.   Meetings. (11-4-69; 5-2-89; 5-4-99; 11-5-19)
      Section 9.   Quorum.  (Ord. 2011-8. Passed 3-28-11)
      Section 10.   Rules and Journal of Council.
      Section 11.   Procedure. (11-4-69)
      Section 12.   Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions.
      Section 13.   Codification of Ordinances.
   ARTICLE IV.   ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
      Section  1.   General Provisions. (11-4-69; 11-3-09)  (Ord. 2011-8. Passed 3-28-11)
      Section  2.   Director of Law.
      Section  3.   Director of Finance.
      Section  4.   Director of Public Service. (5-4-99)  (Ord. 2011-8.  Passed 3-28-11)
      Section  5.   Director of Recreation. (5-2-89; 5-4-99)
      Section  6.   Director of Public Safety. (5-2-89; 5-4-99)
      Section  7.   Civil Service Commission (5-2-89; 5-4-99; 11-4-14)
      Section  8.   Planning Commission. (5-2-89; 5-4-99)
      Section 9.   Board of Zoning Appeals. (5-2-89)
      Section 10.   Reserved.
      Section 11.   Recreation Commission. (5-2-89; 11-5-19)
      Section 12.   Board of Tax Appeals (11-4-69; 5-2-89)
   ARTICLE V.   FINANCES
      Section 1.   General.
      Section 2.    Annual Estimate.
      Section 3.    Limitation on the Rate of Taxation.  (11-7-67) (Ord. 2011-8. Passed 3-28-11)
      Section 4.   Submission of Extra Levies to Vote. (5-2-89)
      Section 5.   Other Taxes.
      Section 6.   Contracts and Purchasing. (5-4-99; 11-3-09; 11-5-19)
   ARTICLE VI.   NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
      Section 1.   Nomination by Petition.  (5-2-89; 11-6-12)
      Section 2.   Non-Partisan Ballots.
      Section 3.   Municipal Elections.
      Section 4.    Run-Off Election for Mayor.
   ARTICLE VII. INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
      Section 1.   Initiative and Referendum.
      Section 2.   Recall.  (11-3-09)
   ARTICLE VIII. FRANCHISES (General Provisions)
   ARTICLE IX.    AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER (5-2-89) (General Provisions)
   ARTICLE X.    CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION (5-2-89; 11-5-19) (General Provisions)
   ARTICLE XI.    MISCELLANEOUS
      Section 1.   Effective Date of the Charter.
      Section 2.   (Repealed)  (Ord. 2011-8. Passed 3-28-11)
      Section 3.   Savings Clause.
      Section 4.   Effect of Charter Upon Existing Laws and Rights.
      Section 5.   Interpretation of the Charter.
      Section 6.   Effective Date of Amendments. (11-4-69; 5-4-99)
      Section 7.   Definition of “Members Elected to Council”. (11-4-69)
      Section 8.   Open Meetings. (5-2-89)
      Section 9.   Gender. (5-4-99)
      Section 10.   Deletion of Obsolete Language, Rearrangement of Numbers and Titles, and Correction of Typographical Errors.  (11-3-09)
   APPENDIX - (ORIGINAL PARMA HEIGHTS CHARTER COMMISSION)
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The Charter herein appears as it became effective in its original form on January 1, 1954 except for the bracketed headings and the Appendix which were added by the editors. Dates appearing in parentheses following a section indicate that the section was amended on the date given.