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OF THE VILLAGE OF
TABLE OF CONTENTS
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Richfield Charter was approved by the voters at a general election on November 3, 1970. Dates appearing in parentheses following section headings indicate that those provisions were subsequently amended, added or repealed on the date given.
Art. I NAME AND BOUNDARIES
Sec. 1.01 Name.
Art. II POWERS OF THE MUNICIPALITY
Sec. 2.01 Powers.
Sec. 2.02 Manner of Exercise.
Art. III MAYOR
Sec. 3.01 Qualifications.
Sec. 3.02 Election and Term; Run-off Election. (11-6-90)
Sec. 3.03 Duties and Powers.
Sec. 3.04 Absence and Vacancy. (11-6-90)
Sec. 3.05 Removal.
Art. IV COUNCIL
Sec. 4.01 Legislative Authority.
Sec. 4.02 Qualifications.
Sec. 4.03 Composition and Term. (11-6-90)
Sec. 4.04 Organization. (11-6-90)
Sec. 4.05 President of Council and Vice President of Council.
Sec. 4.06 Clerk of Council.
Sec. 4.07 Rules and Journal.
Sec. 4.08 Regular Meetings. (11-6-90)
Sec. 4.09 Special Meetings. (11-6-90)
Sec. 4.10 Quorum.
Sec. 4.11 Powers and Duties.
Sec. 4.12 Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions.
Sec. 4.13 Employees of Council.
Sec. 4.14 Vacancies in Council. (11-4-80)
Sec. 4.15 Removal.
Sec. 4.16 Departments, Boards and Commissions.
Art. V DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
Sec. 5.01 Appointment and Removal. (11-4-80)
Sec. 5.02 Qualifications.
Sec. 5.03 Duties in General.
Art. VI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE
Sec. 6.01 Appointment and Removal. (11-4-80)
Sec. 6.02 Qualifications.
Sec. 6.03 Duties in General.
Art. VII DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Art. VIII DEPARTMENT OF LAW
Sec. 8.01 Appointment and Removal. (11-4-80)
Sec. 8.02 Qualifications.
Sec. 8.03 Duties in General.
Art. IX DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND ZONING
Art. X BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
Sec. 10.01 Organization. (11-6-90)
Sec. 10.02 Powers and Duties.
Sec. 10.03 Operating Procedures.
Art. XI BOARD OF BUILDING CODE APPEALS
Sec. 11.01 Creation and Duties.
Art. XII CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Sec. 12.01 Organization.
Sec. 12.02 Classification of Service.
Sec. 12.03 Application of Civil Service Regulations.
Sec. 12.04 Operating Procedures.
Sec. 12.05 Miscellaneous Civil Service Provisions.
Sec. 12.06 Funds.
Art. XIII PARK AND RECREATION BOARD
Sec. 13.01 Organization. (11-6-90)
Sec. 13.02 Operating Procedures. (11-6-90)
Sec. 13.03 Powers and Duties.
Art. XIV MUNICIPAL ENGINEER
Sec. 14.01 Appointment and Removal. (11-4-80)
Sec. 14.02 Qualifications and Duties.
Art. XV FINANCES AND TAXATION
Sec. 15.01 General.
Sec. 15.02 Limitation on Rate of Taxation. (11-7-00)
Art. XVI NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Sec. 16.01 Time of Holding Elections.
Sec. 16.02 Nominations and Procedures.
Art. XVII INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
Sec. 17.01 Initiative and Referendum.
Sec. 17.02 Recall.
Sec. 17.03 Petitions.
Art. XVIII AMENDMENTS TO THE CHARTER
Sec. 18.01 Amendments to the Charter.
Sec. 18.02 Electors. (11-7-00)
Sec. 18.03 Charter Review. (11-6-90)
Art. XIX GENERAL PROVISIONS
VILLAGE OF RICHFIELD, OHIO
We, the people of the Village of Richfield, in the County of Summit, and the State of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for the privileges and freedom we enjoy, aware of our responsibilities to preserve and extend these benefits for future generations, and in order to secure for ourselves the benefits of municipal home rule and to exercise all the powers of local self- government under the Constitution and laws of the State of Ohio, do hereby frame and adopt this Charter for the government of the Village of Richfield.