CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF
TALLMADGE, OHIO
   EDITOR’S NOTE:  The Tallmadge Charter was approved by the voters on November 7, 1995.  Dates appearing in parenthesis indicate the date on which the section was amended or adopted.
Art. I  NAME AND BOUNDARIES
Sec. 1.01   Name and Boundaries.
Sec. 1.02   Form of Government.
Art. II  POWERS OF THE CITY
Sec. 2.01   Powers of the City.
Sec. 2.02   Manner of Exercise of Powers.
Sec. 2.03   Construction.
Sec. 2.04   Intergovernmental Relations.
Art. III  MAYOR
Sec. 3.01   Election and Term.
Sec. 3.02   Qualifications. (11-5-02)
Sec. 3.03   Powers and Duties. (11-8-11)
Sec. 3.04   Vacancy in Office.(11-8-11)
Art. IV  COUNCIL
Sec. 4.01   Election and Term.
Sec. 4.02   Qualifications.
Sec. 4.03   Vacancy of Ward Council Member.(11-8-11)
Sec. 4.04   Vacancy of At-Large Council Member.(11-8-11)
Sec. 4.05   Vacancy of Council Member Without Party Affiliation.(11-8-11)
Sec. 4.06   Organization.
Sec. 4.07   Legislative Procedure.
Sec. 4.08   Publication of Ordinances and Resolutions.
Sec. 4.09   Clerk of Council.
Art. V  DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Sec. 5.01   Election and Term.
Sec. 5.02   Qualifications. (11-5-02)
Sec. 5.03   Powers and Duties.(11-8-11)
Sec. 5.04   Permanent Vacancy.  (11-8-11)
Art. VI  TREASURER  (REPEALED 11-8-11)
Art. VII  DIRECTOR OF LAW
Sec. 7.01   Election and Term.
Sec. 7.02   Qualifications.
Sec. 7.03   Powers and Duties.
Sec. 7.04   Permanent Vacancy.  (11-8-11)
Art. VIII  DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
Sec. 8.01   Appointment.
Sec. 8.02   Qualifications.
Sec. 8.03   Powers and Duties.
Art. IX  ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
Sec. 9.01   Director of Public Safety.(11-8-11)
Sec. 9.02   Director of Public Service.
Sec. 9.03   Other City Departments.
Art. X  BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Sec. 10.01   General Provisions.(11-8-11)
Art. XI  PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
Sec. 11.01   Composition.(11-8-11)
Sec. 11.02   Powers and Duties.
Art. XII  BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
Sec. 12.01   Composition.(11-8-11)
Sec. 12.02   Powers and Duties.
Art. XIII  HERITAGE COMMISSION
Sec. 13.01   Composition. (11-5-02;11-8-11))
Sec. 13.02   Powers and Duties.(11-8-11)
Sec. 13.03   Appeals.(11-8-11)
Art. XIV  CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Sec. 14.01   Composition.(11-8-11)
Sec. 14.02   Powers and Duties.
Sec. 14.03   Classification of Service.
Art. XV  NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Sec. 15.01   Primary Elections.  (11-5-96; 11-5-02; 11-8-11; 11-6-18)
Sec. 15.02   Regular Elections.
Art. XVI  FINANCIAL MATTERS
Sec. 16.01   General.
Sec. 16.02   Deposits and Investments.
Sec. 16.03   Board of Control. (11-5-02; 11-8-11)
Art. XVII  INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, RECALL
Sec. 17.01   Initiative and Referendum.  (11-4-97.)
Sec. 17.02   Recall.(11-8-11)
Art. XVIII  CHARTER REVIEW
Sec. 18.01   Charter Review Commission.  (11-5-02; 11-8-11)
Sec. 18.02   Authority to renumber Charter Sections.
Art. XIX  TRANSITION PROVISIONS
Sec. 19.01   Elective Date.
Sec. 19.02   Continuance of Present Employees.
Sec. 19.03   Continuance of Present Boards and Commission Members.(11-8-11)
Sec. 19.04   Continuance of Ordinances.
Sec. 19.05   Continuance of Contracts and Public Improvements.
Sec. 19.06   Pending Actions and Proceedings.
Sec. 19.07   Oath of Office.
Sec. 19.08   Personal Interest.
Sec. 19.09   Severability.
Sec. 19.10   Repealed (11-8-11)
CHARTER
CITY OF TALLMADGE
PREAMBLE
   We the people of the City of Tallmadge, in the Counties of Summit and Portage, and State of Ohio, grateful to the Almighty God for the freedoms that we enjoy, working together for the common good of each other, and in order to secure for ourselves and to extend to future generations the benefits of municipal home rule and to exercise all of the powers of local self government under the Constitution and laws of the State of Ohio, do hereby adopt this Charter for our City. .