CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF TWINSBURG, OHIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   EDITOR’S NOTE:  The Twinsburg Charter was adopted at a special election held on June 25, 1957.  By Ordinance 150-1976, effective January 1, 1977, an officially revised form of “The Charter of the City of Twinsburg, Ohio,” as compiled and presented to Council by the Clerk and Director of Law pursuant to the authority granted them under Section 10.02 of the Charter was adopted by Council.  Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading indicate those provisions were subsequently amended or enacted on the date given.
   PREAMBLE
   ARTICLE I      NAME AND BOUNDARIES
      Sec. 1.01   Name and Boundaries.  (11-2-04)
   ARTICLE II      FORM OF GOVERNMENT AND POWERS
      Sec. 2.01   Form of Government. (11-3-81)
      Sec. 2.02   Powers.
   ARTICLE III      THE COUNCIL
      Sec. 3.01   Council - Number and Terms. (11-3-81; 11-5-85; 11-4-14; 11-6-18)
      Sec. 3.02   Wards - Districting Commission.  (11-3-81; 11-5-85; 11-7-89; 11-6-18)
      Sec. 3.03   Council Qualifications.  (11-4-80; 11-6-18)
      Sec. 3.04   Election of President of Council. (11-7-95; 11-6-18)
      Sec. 3.05   Removal.  (11-4-80)
      Sec. 3.06   Vacancies.  (11-7-00; 11-6-18)
      Sec. 3.07   Meetings of Council.  (11-7-00; 11-6-01; 11-6-18)
      Sec. 3.08   Quorum.  (11-6-18)
      Sec. 3.09   Rules and Journal of Council.  (11-2-76; 11-6-18)
      Sec. 3.10   Ordinances and Resolutions.  (11-6-18)
      Sec. 3.11   Powers. (11-7-00; 11-6-18)
      Sec. 3.12   Non-Eligibility to Hold Office. (11-2-76; 11-6-18)
   ARTICLE IV      THE MAYOR
      Sec. 4.01   Election of Mayor.  (11-7-89; 11-6-18)
      Sec. 4.02   Mayor - Tenure and Qualifications for Office. (11-2-76; 11-7-89; 11-6-18)
      Sec. 4.03   Removal. (11-5-85; 11-6-18)
      Sec. 4.04   Vacancy in Office of Mayor.  (5-8-84; 11-4-14; 11-6-18)
      Sec. 4.05   Powers of the Mayor.  (11-6-01; 11-4-14; 11-6-18)
   ARTICLE V      CITY MANAGER (11-3-81)
   ARTICLE VI      FINANCES
      Sec. 6.01   Limitation on Rate of Taxation.  (11-7-72)
      Sec. 6.02   Salaries and Bonds.  (11-7-95)
      Sec. 6.03   Contracts and Purchasing.  (11-3-81)
   ARTICLE VII      ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS, COMMISSIONS AND BOARDS
      Sec. 7.01   General Provisions. (11-6-12)
      Sec. 7.02   Department of Finance.  (11-2-04)
      Sec. 7.03   Department of Public Safety.  (11-2-04)
      Sec. 7.04   Department of Public Works.  (11-7-00; 11-4-14)
      Sec. 7.05     Civil Service Commission.  (11-6-12)
      Sec. 7.06   Department of Law.  (11-6-12)
      Sec. 7.07   Planning Commission.  (11-7-89)
      Sec. 7.08   Powers.  (11-7-89)
      Sec. 7.09   Board of Zoning and Building Code Appeals.  (11-4-80)
      Sec. 7.10   Powers and Duties.  (11-7-89)
      Sec. 7.11   Department of Community Planning and Development.  (11-2-04; 11-4-14)
      Sec. 7.12   Department of Parks and Recreation.  (11-2-04; 11-4-14)
   ARTICLE VIIA   CHANGES TO ZONING CLASSIFICATIONS OR DISTRICTS
      Sec. 7A.01   Procedure.  (11-6-12; 11-4-14; 5-5-15)
      Sec. 7A.02   Repeal of Conflicting Provisions.  (11-2-82; 11-4-14)
      Sec. 7A.03   Severability.  (11-2-82; 11-4-14)
      Sec. 7A.04   Publicly Owned Lands.  (11-5-91; 11-4-14)
      Sec. 7A.05   Zoning of Annexed Land. (11-6-12 ; 11-4-14 )
   ARTICLE VIII   NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS
      Sec. 8.01   Nominations. (11-7-06)
      Sec. 8.02   Ballots.
      Sec. 8.03   Elections.
      Sec. 8.04   Qualifications.
   ARTICLE IX      INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
      Sec. 9.01   Initiative.  (11-5-85; 11-6-18)
      Sec. 9.02   Referendum.  (11-5-85; 11-6-18)
      Sec. 9.03   Recall.  (11-6-18)
      Sec. 9.04   Removal.  (11-7-00; 11-6-18)
   ARTICLE X      AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
      Sec. 10.01   Methods and Procedure. (11-6-12)
      Sec. 10.02   Clerical and Non-Substantive Rearrangements and Amendments for Reprinting of Charter.  (11-2-76)
   ARTICLE XI      CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION
      Sec. 11.01   Charter Review Commission.  (11-2-04)
   ARTICLE XII      GENERAL PROVISIONS
      Sec. 12.01   Effective Date of Charter.
      Sec. 12.02   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
      Sec. 12.03   Effect of the Charter Upon Existing Laws and Rights.
      Sec. 12.04   Use of Electronic Notification. (11-4-14)