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As used in this chapter:
(a) “Clerk” means the Clerk of Council.
(b) “Day” means a calendar day.
(c) “Meeting” means any prearranged discussion of the public business of a Municipal body by a majority of the members of such Municipal body.
(d) “Municipal body” means each of the following:
(1) The Council;
(2) The Planning Commission;
(3) The Board of Zoning Appeals;
(4) The Board of Tax Appeals;
(5) Assessment Equalization Boards;
(6) The Civil Service Commission;
(7) The Building Commission;
(8) The Recreation Commission;
(9) The Public Properties Commission; and
(10) A committee of any of the above Municipal bodies comprised of members of such bodies if such committee is:
A. Comprised of a majority of the members of the main Municipal body, or
B. A decision-making committee.
(e) “Oral notification” means notification given orally, either in person or by telephone, directly to the person for whom such notification is intended, or by leaving an oral message for such person at the address, or if by telephone at the telephone number, of such person as shown on the records kept by the Clerk as provided in this chapter.
(f) “Post” means to post a notice in an area accessible to the public during the usual business hours at the office of the Clerk and at the following locations:
(1) Parma Heights City Hall, 6281 Pearl Road; and
(2) City of Parma Heights website.
A notice identifying the locations at which notifications will be posted pursuant to this chapter shall be published by the Clerk within ten calendar days after the adoption of this chapter.
(g) “Published” means published once in a newspaper having a general circulation in the City, as defined in Ohio R.C. 7.12, except that no portion of such newspaper need be printed in the City. If, at the time of any such publication, there is no such newspaper of general circulation, then such publication shall be in a newspaper then determined by the Clerk to have the largest circulation in the City.
(h) “Special meeting” means a meeting which is neither a regular meeting nor an adjournment of a regular or special meeting to another time or day to consider items specifically stated on the original agenda of such regular or special meeting.
(i) “Written notification” means notification in writing mailed, telegraphed or delivered to the address of the person for whom such notification is intended, as shown on the records kept by the Clerk under this chapter, or in any way delivered to such person. If mailed, such notification shall be mailed by first-class mail, deposited in a U.S. Postal Service mailbox not later than the second day preceding the day of the meeting to which such notification refers, provided that at least one regular mail delivery day falls between the day of mailing and the day of such meeting.
(Ord. 1975-84. Passed 12-22-75; Ord. 2014-22. Passed 8-11-14.)