CHARTER
of the
CITY OF SEVEN HILLS
EDITOR'S NOTE: The City Charter was originally adopted by the electors at a special election on October 10, 1966. Dates in parentheses at the end at a section heading indicate those provisions were subsequently amended or adopted on the date given.
         PREAMBLE
ARTICLE I.       NAME AND BOUNDARIES
 
ARTICLE II.      FORM OF GOVERNMENT AND POWERS
            Section 1.   Form.
            Section 2.   Powers.
 
ARTICLE III.   THE COUNCIL
            Section 1.   Composition and Term. ( 11-2-93)
            Section 2.   Wards. (5-8-01)
            Section 3.    Qualifications. (11-6-18)
            Section 4.   Salaries and Bonds. (11-5-13)
            Section 5.   Meetings.
            Section 6.   Quorum.
            Section 7.    Clerk of Council. (11-3-09)
            Section 8.   Vacancies.
            Section 9.   Powers. (11-6-90; 11-3-98)
            Section 10.   Validation of Actions.
            Section 11.   President of Council. (11-6-90)
            Section 12.   Removal.
 
ARTICLE IV.   THE MAYOR
            Section 1.   Term. (11-6-18)
            Section 2.   Qualifications. (11-6-18)
            Section 3.    Judicial Powers.
            Section 4.    Legislative and Veto Powers.
                  ((a) amended 11-5-74)
            Section 5.    Executive Powers and Duties. (11-7-06)
            Section 6.   Absence and Vacancy in Office of Mayor.
            Section 7.   Removal.
 
ARTICLE V.   ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
            Section 1.   Specific Provisions.
            Section 2.   Director of Law; Term; Vacancy; Removal; Duties. (11-6-18)
            Section 3.   Director of Finance; Term; Vacancy; Removal; Duties; Miscellaneous. (11-3-09)
            Section 4.    Department of Public Safety.
            Section 5.   Department of Public Service and Properties.  (11-3-09)
            Section 6.    The Civil Service Commission.
                  ((f) amended 11-2-71; 11-7-89)
            Section 7.    Planning Commission. (11-3-15)
            Section 8.   Zoning Board of Appeals.
                  ((c)(l) amended 11-2-71; (d) amended 11-6-73)
            Section 9.    Recreation Department. (11-6-18)
 
ARTICLE VI.    NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
            Section 1.    Nominations. (11-4-08; 11-6-12)
            Section 2.    Elections. (11-4-08; 11-6-12)
 
ARTICLE VII.    INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
            Section 1.   Initiative.
            Section 2.   Referendum. (11-5-02)
            Section 3.   Petition Procedure.  (11-8-16)
            Section 4.   Recall.
 
ARTICLE VIII.   ORDINANCES AND EFFECTIVE DATES
            Section 1.    Ordinances. (11-3-15)
            Section 2.   Effective Date of Ordinances
                  and Resolutions. (11-5-02)
 
ARTICLE IX.    FRANCHISES
 
ARTICLE X.    AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
            Section 1.   Indexing; Severability.
            Section 2.    Amendments. (11-8-83)
 
ARTICLE XI.    CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE (11-7-06)
 
ARTICLE XII.    MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
            Section 1.   Effective Date of Charter.
            Section 2.   Effect of Charter Upon Existing Laws and Rights.
            Section 3.   Saving Clause.
            Section 4.    Interpretation of Charter.
            Section 5.   Continuance of Present Officers.
            Section 6.    Oath of Office.
            Section 7.    Location of Churches. (6-5-79)
            Section 8.    Meetings of Governmental Bodies to be Public; Exception. (11-6-79)
            Section 9.   Minimum Safety Personnel.  (11-8-16)
 
ARTICLE XIII.   LIMITATION ON RATE OF TAXATION
            Section 1.   Limitation.
            Section 2.    Limitations on Levying an Income or Receipts Tax.
            Section 3.   Limitation on Levying Income Tax on Other Income. (11-6-18)
 
ARTICLE XIV.   VOTER APPROVAL OF ZONING CHANGES
          (11-6-79; 11-4-86; 11-5-02; 5-2-06)
 
ARTICLE XV.    GENDER (11-4-86)
CHARTER OF THE CITY OF SEVEN HILLS
PREAMBLE
We, the people of the City of Seven Hills, County of Cuyahoga, State of Ohio, believing in our ability to govern ourselves in local self-government under the Constitution and the laws of the State of Ohio, do hereby adopt this Charter.