CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF STRONGSVILLE, OHIO
   EDITOR’S NOTE: The Strongsville Charter was originally adopted on November 4, 1958. Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading indicate that those provisions were subsequently amended or adopted on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ART. I   NAME, BOUNDARIES AND POWERS OF THE MUNICIPALITY
   Sec. 1.      Name and Boundaries.
   Sec. 2.      Powers.
   Sec. 3.      Manner of Exercise.  (11-4-08)
ART. II   THE MAYOR
   Sec. 1.      Powers Approval of Appointments. (11-5-68)
   Sec. 2.      Qualifications.  (11-2-04)
   Sec. 3.      Removal. (11-2-04)
   Sec. 4.      Term of Office.
   Sec. 5.      Duties. (11-4-08; 11-5-13; 11-6-18)
   Sec. 6.      Judicial Powers.  (11-2-04)
   Sec. 7.      Vacancy in Office of Mayor.  (11-2-04)
ART. III   THE COUNCIL
   Sec. 1.      Number and Term. (11-2-65)
   Sec. 2.      Division of Municipality into Four (4) Wards; Designation of At-Large Seats.  (11-2-04)
   Sec. 3.      Qualifications.  (11-2-04)
   Sec. 4.      Duties of Council. (5-3-88)
   Sec. 5.      Organization. (11-2-71)
   Sec. 6.      President of Council.  (11-2-04)
   Sec. 7.      Removal.  (11-2-04)
   Sec. 8.      Vacancies. (11-2-71)
   Sec. 9.      Clerk and other Employees. (11-7-72)
   Sec. 10.   Meetings. (11-2-04; 11-6-18)
   Sec. 11.   Quorum.
   Sec. 12.   Procedure.  (11-2-04)
   Sec. 13.   Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   Sec. 14.   Codification of Ordinances.
ART. IV   ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
   Sec. 1.      Specific Provisions. (5-2-89)
   Sec. 2.      General Provisions.
   Sec. 3.      Director of Finance. (11-2-04)
   Sec. 4.      Law Director. (11-5-13)
   Sec. 5.      Planning Commission. (11-2-04)
   Sec. 6.      Board of Zoning Appeals. (11-2-04)
   Sec. 7.      Civil Service Commission. (11-4-08; 11-5-13)
   Sec. 8.      Department of Engineering; Appointment and Duties. (11-5-68)
ART. V   FINANCE
   Sec. 1.      Annual Appropriation Estimate.
   Sec. 2.      Appropriation Ordinance.
   Sec. 3.      Transfers and Balances.
   Sec. 4.      Payment of Claims.
   Sec. 5.      Public Bidding. (11-4-08)
   Sec. 6.      Public Improvements.
ART. VI   TAXATION
   Sec. 1.      Submission of Additional Levies to the Voters.  (11-4-08)
   Sec. 2.      Other Taxes.
ART. VII   NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
   Sec. 1.      Municipal Elections. (11-3-92)
   Sec. 2.      Nominating Procedure. (11-6-12)
   Sec. 3.      Primary Elections. (11-3-92)
   Sec. 4.      Election Procedures. (11-3-92)
   Sec. 5.      Qualified Electors. (11-6-18)
   Sec. 6.      General Qualifications of Elected Officials. (11-6-18)
ART. VIII   INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, RECALL
   Sec. 1.      Initiative.
   Sec. 2.      Referendum.
   Sec. 3.      Recall.  (11-2-04)
   Sec. 4.      General Provisions.
   Sec. 5.      Mandatory Referral to Electors for Zoning or Rezoning of Land for Shopping Center Use. (5-8-90)
   Sec. 6.      Amendment of R1-75 or R1-100 Districts; Voter Approval Required.
ART. IX   AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
   Sec. 1.      Indexing.
   Sec. 2.      Amendments. (11-2-04)
ART. X   CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE
   Sec. 1.      Review. (11-6-18)
ART. XI   GENERAL PROVISIONS
   Sec. 1.      Effective Date of Charter.  (11-2-04)
   Sec. 2.      Effect of Charter upon Existing Laws and Rights.
   Sec. 3.      Saving Clause.
   Sec. 4.      Interpretation of Charter.  (11-2-04)
   Sec. 5.      Franchise.
   Sec. 6.      Continuance of Present Officers.
   Sec. 7.      Oath of Office.
   Sec. 8.      Personal Interest. (11-5-68)
   Sec. 9.      Meetings of Public Bodies. (11-2-04)
CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF STRONGSVILLE, OHIO