CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF WILLOUGHBY, OHIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   EDITOR'S NOTE: Dates appearing in parentheses following a heading indicate that those provisions were subsequently amended or adopted on the date given.
Article I.    NAMES AND BOUNDARIES
Article II.    THE POWER OF THE MUNICIPALITY
Article III.    THE COUNCIL
Section 1.    Powers, Number, and Terms. (Amended November 7, 2000; November 6, 2018)
Section 2.    Qualifications. (Amended November 4, 1980)
Section 3.    Vacancies. (Amended November 7, 2000)
Section 4.    Salaries and Bonds. (Amended November 7, 2006)
Section 5.    President of Council. (Amended November 7, 2006; November 6, 2018)
Section 6.    Council Meetings. (Amended November 7, 1989)
Section 7.    General Ordinances. (Amended May 7, 1974)
Section 8.    Successor to the Mayor. (Amended November 7, 2006)
Section 9.    Vacancy of Office of President or Vice President of Council. (Amended November 7, 2006)
Section 10.    Employees of Council.
Section 11.    Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions.
Article IV.    THE MAYOR
Section 1.    Term. (Amended November 7, 2000; November 6, 2018)
Section 2.    Qualifications.
Section 3.    Judicial Powers.
Section 4.    Legislative Powers.
Section 5.    Veto.
Section 6.    Executive Powers. (Amended November 7, 2006)
Section 7.    Position of Mayor. (Amended November 7, 1995; November 7, 2000)
Article V.    ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS.
Section 1.    General Provisions. (May 3, 1966)
Section 2.    Director of Public Service.
Section 3.    Director of Finance.
Section 4.    Director of Law.
Section 5.    Director of Public Safety.
Article VI.    PLANNING AND ZONING
Section 1.    Planning Commission; Organization; Terms of Office; Vacancies. (Nov. 8, 1994)
Section 2.    Planning Commission; Powers and Duties.
Section 3.    General Plan and Zoning Ordinances.
Section 4.    Board of Zoning Appeals. (Nov. 8, 1994)
Section 5.    Construction.  (Repealed)
Section 6.    Appropriations.
Article VII.    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Section 1.    Membership.
Section 2.    Officers.
Section 3.    Classification of Service.
Section 4.    Duties.
Section 5.    Suspension and Removal.
Section 6.    Funds.
Article VIII.    TAXATION AND FINANCES
Section 1.    Application of General Law. (Nov. 5, 1968)
Section 2.    Earned Income Tax. (Nov. 5, 1968)
Article IX.    INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
Section 1.    Initiative and Referendum.
Section 2.    Recall. (Amended November 7, 2006)
Article X.    NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Section 1.    Procedures. (Nov. 8, 1994)
Section 2.    Vacancies in Elective Offices. (Amended November 7, 2000)
Article XI.    MISCELLANEOUS
Section 1.    Franchises.
Section 2.    Pension and Relief Funds.
Section 3.    Board of Health.
Section 4.    Other Boards and Commissions.
Section 5.    Sale of Municipally Owned Utilities. (May 3, 1966)
Article XII.    AMENDMENTS
Section 1.    Amendment Procedures. (Nov. 8, 1994)
Section 2.    Charter Review Commission. (Nov. 8, 1994)
Article XIII.    EFFECTIVE DATE OF CHARTER
Section 1.    Nominations and Elections.
Section 2.    Saving Clause.
Section 3.    Effect of Charter upon Existing Laws and Rights.
CHARTER OF THE CITY OF WILLOUGHBY, OHIO
   EDITOR'S NOTE: The Charter for the City of Willoughby, Ohio was adopted by the voters at the special election held on June 19, 1951. Dates appearing in parentheses following a heading indicate that those provisions were subsequently amended or adopted on the date given. The Charter became effective immediately upon adoption for the purpose of nominating and electing officers, including the abolition of primary elections and fixing the compensation of those elected in 1951. For all other purposes the Charter became effective on and after January 2, 1952.
   The members of the Charter Commission, chosen by the voters at the general election held on November 7, 1950, which framed and submitted the Charter were:
 
J. H. Hamann, Chairman
W. A. Thomas, Vice Chairman
J. F. Clair, Jr., Secretary
G. G. Alves
   R. Hart
C. W. Anspach
   J. F. Lloyd
S. E. Costello
   T. G. Neville
L. F. Daniels
   W. H. Sherman
R. E. Fairley
   C. B. Todd
R. S. Hardgrove
   H. P. Wachs
CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF WILLOUGHBY