CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF
ROCKY RIVER, OHIO
   EDITOR'S NOTE: The Charter was originally adopted on September 21, 1960. Dates appearing in parenthesis following a Section heading indicate those provisions were subsequently adopted or amended on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
ARTICLE I.       MUNICIPAL POWERS.
 
ARTICLE II.    THE MAYOR.
   Sec. 1.   Term.
   Sec. 2.    Qualifications. (11-4-14)
   Sec. 3.   Removal.
   Sec. 4.   Vacancy and Absence in Office of Mayor.(11-4-75)
   Sec. 5.    Duties and Powers of the Mayor. (11-7-72)
 
ARTICLE III.    THE COUNCIL.
   Sec. 1.   Powers and Membership. (11-7-72)
   Sec. 2.    Term of Office.
   Sec. 3.    Qualifications. (11-4-14)
   Sec. 4.    Organization.
   Sec. 5.    Duties of President of Council.
   Sec. 6.    Removal.
   Sec. 7.    Vacancies. (11-3-20)
   Sec. 8.    Quorum.
   Sec. 9.   Meetings. (11-5-96)
   Sec. 10.   Special Meetings.
   Sec. 11.    Salaries, Compensation and Bonds.
   Sec. 12.    Clerk of Council. (11-7-72)
   Sec. 13.    Enactment of Zoning Ordinances. (11-4-14)
   Sec. 14.    Action on Mapped Streets. (11-7-72)
   Sec. 15.    Legislative Procedure. (11-7-78)
   Sec. 16.    Effective Date of Ordinances or Resolutions.
   Sec. 17.    Emergency Ordinances or Resolutions. (11-8-66)
   Sec. 18.    Adoption of Ordinances by Reference.
   Sec. 19.   Independent Audit. (11-6-90)
   Sec. 20.    Dedicated Parks. (9-16-69)
 
ARTICLE IV .    ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS.
   Sec. 1.    General Provisions. (11-7-72)
   Sec. 2.   Department of Law. (11-5-02)
   Sec. 3.    Department of Finance. (11-5-02; 7-27-20)
   Sec. 4.    Department of Public Safety-Service. (11-5-02)
 
ARTICLE V.    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.
   Sec. 1.    Membership. (11-5-96)
   Sec. 2.   Powers and Duties. (11-5-96; 11-3-20.)
   Sec. 2A.   Additional Powers and Duties (11-5-02)
   Sec. 3.    Job Classification.
 
ARTICLE VI.    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.
   Sec. 1.   General Provisions. (11-5-02)
   Sec. 2.   Board of Zoning and Building Appeals. (11-5-96; 11-5-02; 11-4-14; 11-3-20)
   Sec. 3.   Planning Commission. (11-5-02)
   Sec. 4.   Park and Recreation Commission. (11-5-02)
   Sec. 5.    Design and Construction Board of Review.(11-5-96; 11-4-14)
 
ARTICLE VII.    FINANCES.
   Sec. 1.    Tax Limitation. (11-2-93; 7-27-20)
   Sec. 2.    Payment of Claims.
   Sec. 3.    Custody and Deposit of Funds (11-5-02)
   Sec. 4.   Public Bidding. (11-5-02)
   Sec. 5.   Public Improvements and Services (11-5-96)
   Sec. 6.    Annual Appropriation Ordinance. (11-6-90)
   Sec. 7.   Board of Control. (11-5-96)
 
ARTICLE VIII.    INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL.
   Sec. 1.   Initiative and Referendum.
   Sec. 2.    Recall. (11-7-72)
 
ARTICLE IX.    NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS.
   Sec. 1.   Municipal Elections.
   Sec. 2.    Primary Elections. (11-5-02)
   Sec. 3.    Declaration of Candidacy. (11-6-12; 7-27-20)
   Sec. 4.    Nomination of Party Candidates With and Without Primary Elections. (11-5-96)
   Sec. 5.    Independent Candidates. (11-6-12)
   Sec. 6.    General Provision.
 
ARTICLE X.    GENERAL.
   Sec. 1.    Conflict of Interest; Personal Financial Interest. (11-7-72)
   Sec. 2.    Effect of Partial Invalidity. (11-7-72)
   Sec. 3.    Amendments to Charter. (11-7-72)
   Sec. 4.    Charter Review. (11-6-90)
   Sec. 5.    Use of Gender. (11-7-78)
   Sec. 6.   Open Meetings (11-8-88; 11-3-20)
   Sec. 7.   Public Notices. (11-3-20)
   Sec. 8.   Deletion of Obsolete Language, Rearrangement of Numbers and Titles, and Correction of Typographical Errors. (11-4-08)
 
CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF ROCKY RIVER