CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF VERMILION
   EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Vermilion City Charter was adopted by the electors on November 7, 1961, and became effective January 1, 1962.  Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading in the Table of Contents, and following a section in the text, indicate that the section was subsequently enacted, amended or repealed on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   PREAMBLE
   ARTICLE I.      THE MUNICIPALITY
      Section 1.     Name.
   ARTICLE II.   POWERS OF THE MUNICIPALITY
      Section 1.     Powers.
      Section 2.     Manner of Exercise.
   ARTICLE III.   COUNCIL
      Section 1.   Number and Term. (11-6-73)
      Section 2.     Qualifications. (11-2-76)
      Section 3.    Organization.
      Section 4.    President of Council and President Pro Tem. (11-6-12)
      Section 5.     Removal.
      Section 6.     Vacancies. (11-2-76)
      Section 7.     Council Meetings. (11-2-93)
      Section 8.    Clerk of Council. (11-3-92)
      Section 9.    General Ordinances.
      Section 10.   Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions. (11-8-66)
   ARTICLE IV.     MAYOR.
      Section 1.     Term. (11-3-92)
      Section 2.     Qualifications.
      Section 3.     Removal.
      Section 4.    Duties and Powers.
            (a) Executive Powers.
            (b) Legislative Powers.
            (c) Judicial Powers.
      Section 5.     Full-Time Position. (11-6-01)
   ARTICLE V.     ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
      Section 1.   General Provisions. (11-8-11)
      Section 1.1   Removal.
      Section 2.   Director of Public Service.
      Section 3.   Director of Public Safety.
      Section 4.   Director of Finance.
      Section 5.   Director of Law.
   ARTICLE VI.     PLANNING COMMISSION
      Section 1.   Membership and Organization. (11-4-97)
      Section 2.   Powers and Duties.
      Section 3.   Mandatory Referral.
      Section 4.   Board of Zoning Appeals.
            (a)  Organization.
            (b)  Powers and Duties.
      Section 5.   Funds.
   ARTICLE VII.   CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
      Section 1.   Membership.(11-8-11)
      Section 2.   Classification of Service. (11-8-66)
      Section 3.   Duties.
      Section 4.   Compensation and Funds.
      Section 5.   Age Limits for City Employees. (11-3-92)
   ARTICLE VII.-A    CITY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
      Section 1.   Membership and Organization. (11-3-92; 11-4-97)
      Section 2.    Powers and Duties. (11-3-92)
   ARTICLE VIII.    ELECTIONS
      Section 1.   Time of Elections.
      Section 2.   Nomination for Mayor. (11-5-74)
      Section 3.   Nomination for Council. (11-2-76)
   ARTICLE IX.     INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
      Section 1.   Initiative and Referendum.
      Section 2.   Recall.
   ARTICLE X.      FINANCES AND TAXATION
      Section 1.   General.
      Section 2.   Limitation on Tax Rate. (11-5-85)
      Section 3.   Termination of Certain Existing Levies. (11-3-92)
      Section 4.   Submission of Extra Levy.
      Section 5.   Refuse Collection Charge. (11-3-92)
   ARTICLE XI.     GENERAL
      Section 1.   Effective Date of Charter.
      Section 2.   Continuation of Present Officials.
      Section 3.   Continuance of Present Employees.
      Section 4.   Effect of Charter on Existing Laws and Rights.
      Section 5.   Salaries, Compensation and Bonds.
      Section 6.   Conflict of Interest.
      Section 7.   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
      Section 8.   Amendments to Charter.
      Section 9.   Charter Review. (11-4-97)
      Section 10.   Interpretation.
      Section 11.   Rural Water Service. (5-8-90)
CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF VERMILION
PREAMBLE
We, the people of the City of Vermilion in the Counties of Erie and Lorain and State of Ohio, in order to secure for ourselves the benefits of municipal home rule and exercise all the powers of local self-government under the Constitution and laws of the State of Ohio, do adopt this Charter for our Municipality.