CHARTER
OF
SUMMIT COUNTY, OHIO
   EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Summit County Charter was originally adopted by the voters at an election on November 6, 1979.  Dates in parentheses following a section heading indicate that such section was amended or adopted on the date given.
   The voters on November 5, 1991 approved the elimination of the elected County Recorder on December 31, 1996, and the transfer of the duties of the County Recorder to the County Auditor.  The ordinance amending the Charter directed the Charter wording not contain any reference to the Recorder.  The Recorder is a functioning official until December 31, 1996.
   On November 6, 2001, voters approved a charter amendment that consolidated the elective office of County Auditor with that of County Treasurer.  The consolidation was effective June 17, 2002.  Effective upon the consolidation of the Office of County Auditor with the Office of County Treasurer, the County Auditor's powers and duties, including the powers and duties of the previously consolidated Office of County Records, were transferred to the County Treasurer, which was renamed County Fiscal Officer.
      PREAMBLE
Art. I -      CORPORATE POWERS, RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES
Sec. 1.01   Names, Boundaries and Powers.
Sec. 1.02   Powers Limited.
Art. II -    THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Sec. 2.01   Elected County Executive.  (11-3-81)
Sec. 2.02     Compensation.
Sec. 2.03     Powers and Duties of the County Executive.  (11-6-84; 11-5-91; 11-4-97; 11-6-01; 11-8-05)
Sec. 2.04   Investigations by County Executive.  (11-3-98)
Art. III -    THE COUNTY COUNCIL
Sec. 3.01.1   Election.  (11-2-93)
Sec. 3.01.2   Term of Office.  (11-2-93)
Sec. 3.01.3   Residency Requirement.  (11-5-91; 11-2-93)
Sec. 3.01.4   Apportionment.  (11-8-88; 11-7-06; 11-3-15)
Sec. 3.01.5   Vacancy; At-Large Council Members.(11-5-91; 11-2-93)
Sec. 3.01.5(A)   Vacancy; District Council Members.(11-5-91; 11-2-93)
Sec. 3.01.5(B)   Vacancy; No Party Affiliation.(11-5-91; 11-2-93)
Sec. 3.01.5(C)   Vacancy; Length of Appointment.(11-5-91; 11-2-93; 11-5-19)
Sec. 3.02     Salary.
Sec. 3.03     Powers and Duties of the County Council.  (11-6-84; 11-5-91; 11-2-93; 11-2-99; 11-7-00; 11-6-01; 11-8-05)
Sec. 3.04     Organization, Rules and Procedures. (11-4-14)
Sec. 3.05     Initiative and Referendum.
Sec. 3.06     Investigations by Council.  (11-3-98)
Art. IV -    ELECTED OFFICE HOLDERS
Sec. 4.01     County Elected Office Holders.  (11-3-81; 11-6-01;11-4-03; 11-5-19)
Sec. 4.02     (Reserved)
Sec. 4.03     Medical Examiner; Appointment, Powers and Duties.  (11-7-95)
Sec. 4.04     Medical Examiner; Qualifications.  (11-7-95)
Art. V -    GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 5.01     Effective Date of Charter.
Sec. 5.01.2   Oath of Office.  (11-7-00)
Sec. 5.01.3   Removal of Elected Officials by Recall.  (11-7-00)
Sec. 5.02     Vacancies.  (11-7-89; 11-5-19)
Sec. 5.03     Meetings of Governmental Bodies to be Public.
Sec. 5.04     Records of Governmental Bodies to be Public.
Sec. 5.05     Charter Review Commission.  (11-7-89; 11-3-92; 11-7-95)
Sec. 5.06     Charter Amendments.  (11-8-88)
Sec. 5.07     Equal Opportunity.  (11-5-91)
Sec. 5.08     Miscellaneous Duties.  (11-5-91)
Sec. 5.09     Rearrangement, Reprinting of, and Correction of Typographical Errors in, Charter.  (11-7-00)
Sec. 5.10   Fairness in County Employment.  (11-7-06)
Art. VI -    HUMAN RESOURCES
Sec. 6.01     Human Resource Commission.  (11-7-95; 11-4-97)
Sec. 6.02     Department of Human Resources.  (11-7-95; 11-5-19)
Sec. 6.03     Appointing Authority.  (11-7-95)
Sec. 6.04     Classification.  (11-7-95)
Sec. 6.05     Authority of Human Resource Commission.  (11-7-95; 11-5-19)
Sec. 6.06     Effective Date.  (11-7-95)
Art. VII -    PURCHASING
Sec. 7.01     Department of Purchasing.  (11-7-95)
Art. VIII -    COUNTY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BOARD
Sec. 8.01   County Information Technology Board. (11-4-14)
Sec. 8.02   Authority of the County Information Technology Board.  (11-4-14)
Sec. 8.03   Department of Information Technology. (11-4-14)
Sec. 8.04   Chief Information Officer. (11-4-14)
Sec. 8.05   Effective Date. (11-4-14)
Art. IX -    PUBLIC INFORMATION
Sec. 9.01     Department of Public Information; Powers and Duties.  (11-7-95)
Sec. 9.02     Public Information Commission.  (11-7-00; 11-6-01)
Art. X -    COUNTY INTERNAL AUDITING
Sec. 10.01     County Audit Committee.  (11-6-01)
Sec. 10.02     Department of Internal Auditing.  (11-7-00)
Sec. 10.03     Director of Internal Auditing; Qualifications.  (11-7-00)
Sec. 10.04     Authority of Department of Internal Auditing.  (11-7-00)
Sec. 10.05     Effective Date.  (11-7-00)
CHARTER OF
SUMMIT COUNTY