CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF
STREETSBORO, OHIO
   EDITOR’S NOTE:  The Streetsboro Charter was approved by the voters on November 2, 1971.  Dates appearing in parentheses following section headings indicate those sections were subsequently amended, added or repealed on the dates give.
   PREAMBLE
   ARTICLE I        NAME AND BOUNDARIES
      Section 1.01   Name.
      Section 1.02   Boundaries.
   ARTICLE II        MUNICIPAL POWERS
      Section 2.01   Municipal Powers.
   ARTICLE III    MAYOR
      Section 3.01   Election and Term.  (11-7-17)
      Section 3.02   Qualifications. (11-7-17)
      Section 3.03   Judicial Powers.
      Section 3.04   Executive and Administrative Powers.
      Section 3.05   Legislative Powers.
      Section 3.06   Veto Powers.
      Section 3.07   Absence, Incapacity and Vacancy.  (11-7-00)
      Section3.08   Term of Directors and Removal of Directors and Division Heads.  (11-6-07)
   ARTICLE IV     COUNCIL
      Section 4.01   Legislative Authority.
      Section 4.02   Composition and Term.  (11-7-17; 11-5-19)
      Section 4.03   Qualifications.  (11-6-12)
      Section 4.04   President and Vice President of Council.  (11-6-12)
      Section 4.05   Clerk of Council.  (11-5-02)
      Section 4.06   Rules and Journal of Council.
      Section 4.07   Opening Pledge at Meetings.  (11-5-02)
      Section 4.08   Regular Meetings.  (11-5-02)
      Section 4.09   Special Meetings.  (5-7-91)
      Section 4.10   Quorum.  (11-5-02)
      Section 4.11   Legislative Procedure.  (11-3-92)
      Section 4.12   Public Notice.  (11-8-77)
      Section 4.13   Effective Date of Resolutions and Ordinances.
      Section 4.14   Emergency Ordinances and Resolutions.  (11-5-02)
      Section 4.15   Compensation and Bonds.  (11-7-17)
      Section 4.16   Vacancies.  (11-8-77)
      Section 4.17   Removal of Elective Officers.
      Section 4.18   Departments, Boards and Commissions.
   ARTICLE V        WARDS
      Section 5.01   Wards.  (11-5-02)
   ARTICLE VI    DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
      Section 6.01   Establishment of Finance Department.
      Section 6.02   Appointment of Director of Finance.
      Section 6.03   Qualifications of Director of Finance.  (11-5-02)
      Section 6.04   General Duties of Director of Finance.
      Section 6.05   Accounting Procedures and Budgetary Control. (11-6-12)
      Section 6.06   Custody of Funds.
      Section 6.07   Disbursements.
      Section 6.08   Elimination of the Positions of Auditor and Treasurer.
   ARTICLE VII    DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE
      Section 7.01   Establishment of Department of Public Service.
      Section 7.02   Appointment of Director of Public Service.
      Section 7.03   Qualifications of Director of Public Service.  (11-2-93)
      Section 7.04   General Duties of Director of Public Service.  (11-3-92)
      Section 7.05   Purchasing Function. (11-6-12)
      Section 7.06   Employees and Assistants.
   ARTICLE VIII     DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
      Section 8.01   Appointment of the Director of Public Safety.
      Section 8.02   Qualifications of the Director of Public Safety.  (11-6-12)
      Section 8.03   General Duties of the Director of Public Safety.
      Section 8.04   Police Department.  (11-6-12)
      Section 8.05   Fire Department.  (11-6-12)
      Section 8.06   Rules for Government of Police and Fire Departments.
   ARTICLE IX     DEPARTMENT OF LAW
      Section 9.01   Appointment of the Law Director.
      Section 9.02   Qualifications of the Law Director.  (11-5-02)
      Section 9.03   General Duties of Law Director.
   ARTICLE X        MUNICIPAL ENGINEER
      Section 10.01   Appointment of Municipal Engineer.
      Section 10.02   Qualifications of Municipal Engineer.  (11-5-02)
      Section 10.03   General Duties and Compensation of Municipal Engineer.
   ARTICLE XI     BUILDING DEPARTMENT
      Section 11.01   Establishment of a Building Department.  (11-3-92)
      Section 11.02   Appointment of a Building Director.  (11-3-92)
      Section 11.03   Qualifications of the Building Director.  (11-5-02)
      Section 11.04   General Duties of the Building Director. (11-6-12)
   ARTICLE XII     PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT
      Section 12.01   Establishment of Department; Director. (11-3-98)
      Section 12.02   Qualifications of the Recreation Director. (11-5-02)
      Section 12.03 General Duties of the Director; Compensation.  (11-3-98)
      Section 12.04   Employees and Assistants. (11-3-98)
   ARTICLE XIII      DEPARTMENT OF SENIOR CITIZEN SERVICES
      Section 13.01 Department.  (11-6-01)
      Section 13.02 Department Director.  (11-6-01)
      Section 13.03 Qualifications.  (11-6-01)
      Section 13.04 Duties.  (11-6-01)
      Section 13.05 Reporting.  (11-6-01)
   ARTICLE XIV   PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
      Section 14.01   Composition and Term.  (11-5-02)
      Section 14.02   Organization of the Commission.  (11-2-93)
      Section 14.03   Powers and Duties of the Commission.
      Section 14.04   Mandatory Referral to Planning and Zoning Commission.
      Section 14.05   Public Hearing by Council.
      Section 14.06   Action by Council.  (11-7-06)
   ARTICLE XV    BOARD OF ZONING AND BUILDING APPEALS
      Section 15.01   Composition and Term.  (11-5-02)
      Section 15.02   Organization.
      Section 15.03   Jurisdiction.
      Section 15.04   Meetings and Procedure.
      Section 15.05   Appeals to the Board.
   ARTICLE XVI    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
      Section 16.01   Establishment of Civil Service Commission.  (11-5-02)
      Section 16.02  Meetings and Organization.  (11-5-02)
      Section 16.03  Powers and Duties.  (11-5-02)
   ARTICLE XVII     CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION
      Section 17.01   Composition and Term. (11-5-19)
      Section 17.02   Duties.  (11-5-02; 11-5-19)
      Section 17.03   Required Consideration by Council.  (11-5-02)
   ARTICLE XVIII    FINANCES AND TAXATION
      Section 18.01   General Provisions.
      Section 18.02   Limitation on Rate of Taxation.
      Section 18.03   Contracts and Purchases.
      Section 18.04   Income Tax Credit.  ( 11-4-08 )
   ARTICLE  XIX     NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
      Section 19.01   Primary Elections.  (11-6-12)
      Section 19.02   Elections.  (5-14-84)
   ARTICLE XX     INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
      Section 20.01   Initiative and Referendum.  (11-5-02)
      Section 20.02   Recall.  (11-5-02)
      Section 20.03 Assistance from the Law Director to Initiative, Referendum or Recall.  (11-5-02)
   ARTICLE XXI    FRANCHISES
      Section 21.01   Granting of Franchises.
      Section 21.02   Regulations.
      Section 21.03   Mandatory Referral.  (11-3-87)
   ARTICLE XXII    AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
      Section 22.01   Submission to Electors.
      Section 22.02   Adoption.
   ARTICLE XXIII    GENERAL PROVISIONS
      Section 23.01   Conflict of Interest Prohibition.  (11-5-02)
      Section 23.02   Removal of Appointive Officers and Employees and Members of Boards and Commissions.
      Section 23.03   Term of Office for Appointive Officers.
      Section 23.04   Effective Affirmative Vote of Council.
      Section 23.05   Number of Signatures Required on Petitions.
      Section 23.06   Effective Date of Charter Amendments.  (11-5-02)
      Section 23.07   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
      Section 23.08   Effect of the Charter upon Existing Laws and Rights.
      Section 23.09   Interpretation of the Charter.
      Section 23.10   Rearrangement and Reprinting of Charter.  (11-3-87)
      Section 23.11   Definition.  (11-5-02)
ARTICLE XXIV     PLANNING, ZONING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (11-6-12)
ARTICLE  XXIV-A PLANNING AND ZONING DEPARTMENT
      Section 24A.01   Establishment of a Planning and Zoning Department. (11-6-12)
      Section 24A.02   Appointment of a Planning Director.  (11-6-12)
      Section 24A.03   Qualifications of the Planning Director.  (11-6-12)
      Section 24A.04   General Duties of the Planning Director.  (11-6-12)
ARTICLE XXIV-B ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
      Section 24B.01   Establishment of Economic Development Department. (11-6-12)
      Section 24B.02   Appointment of an Economic Development Director. (11-6-12)
      Section 24B.03   Qualifications of the Economic Development Director. (11-6-12)
      Section 24B.04   General Duties of the Economic Development Director. (11-6-12)
ARTICLE XXV   MASTER PLAN REVIEW COMMISSION
      Section 25.01   Establishment of a Master Plan Review Commission.
      Section 25.02   Composition and Terms.
      Section 25.03   Duties.
      Section 25.04   Master Plan Review by Planning and Zoning Commission.
      Section 25.05   Master Plan Review by City Council.
   EXHIBITS
      A  Ward Map (11-5-02)
CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF
STREETSBORO, OHIO