CHARTER
   EDITOR'S NOTE: The Willowick Charter was originally adopted on May 6, 1952. Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading indicate that those provisions were subsequently amended or adopted on the date given.
PREAMBLE (11-2-82)
ARTICLE I.
THE MUNICIPALITY
Sec. 1.1.   Name and Boundaries. (11-2-82)
ARTICLE II.
THE POWER OF THE MUNICIPALITY
Sec. 2.1.   Powers.
ARTICLE III.
THE COUNCIL
Sec. 3.1.   Number and Term. (11-4-52; 11-7-00)
Sec. 3.2.   Wards. (11-4-52; 11-7-00)
Sec. 3.3.   Qualifications. (11-6-73; 11-7-00)
Sec. 3.4.   Removal. (11-7-00)
Sec. 3.5.   Vacancies. (11-6-73; 11-7-00)
Sec. 3.6.   Salaries and Bonds. (11-7-00)
Sec. 3.7.   Councilperson-at-large; Duties. (11-7-89; 11-7-00)
Sec. 3.8.    Successor to the Mayor. (11-2-76; 11-7-00)
Sec. 3.9.   Vacancy in Office of Councilperson-at-large. (11-7-00)
Sec. 3.10.   Employees of Council.
Sec. 3.11.   Organization. (11-4-52)
Sec. 3.12.   Meetings of Council and other Municipal Bodies. (11-8-88)
Sec. 3.13.   Quorum. (11-5-91; 11-7-00)
Sec. 3.14.   Procedure. (11-2-82)
Sec. 3.15.   Effective Date of Ordinances or Resolutions. (11-5-74)
Sec. 3.16.   Emergency Ordinances or Resolutions.
Sec. 3.17.   General Ordinances.
ARTICLE IV.
THE MAYOR
Sec. 4.1.   Term of Office. (11-7-00)
Sec. 4.2.   Qualifications. (11-6-62; 11-7-00)
Sec. 4.3.    Removal. (11-7-00)
Sec. 4.4.   Judicial Powers.
Sec. 4.5.   Legislative Powers. (11-7-00)
Sec. 4.6.   Veto Powers. (11-7-00)
Sec. 4.7.   Executive Powers. (11-7-00)
ARTICLE V.
APPOINTED ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS
Sec. 5.1.   General Provisions. (11-7-00)
Sec. 5.2.   Director of Public Safety. (6-8-76; 11-7-00)
Sec. 5.3.   Director of Public Service. (11-7-00)
Sec. 5.4.   Director of Finance. (11-2-71; 11-7-00; 11-3-09)
Sec. 5.5.   Director of Law. (11-7-00)
Sec. 5.6.   Director of Recreation and Recreation Board. (11-5-74; 11-2-76; 11-7-00; 11-3-09)
ARTICLE VI.
PLANNING COMMISSION, ZONING ORDINANCE, AND BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
Sec. 6.1.   Planning Commission: Membership, Organization, Terms of Office and Vacancies. (11-2-76; 11-7-00)
Sec. 6.2.   Planning Commission: Powers and Duties.
Sec. 6.3.   Planning Commission: Mandatory Referral. (6-8-76)
Sec. 6.4.   Zoning Ordinances and Board of Zoning Appeals. (11-5-74; 11-2-76; 11-7-00)
Sec. 6.5.   Construction.
Sec. 6.6.   Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals: Funds.
ARTICLE VII.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Sec. 7.1.    Membership.
Sec. 7.2.   Officers. (11-7-00)
Sec. 7.3.   Classification of Service. (11-7-00; 5-8-18)
Sec. 7.4.   Duties. (11-8-88; 5-8-18)
Sec. 7.5.   Suspension and Removal. (11-7-00)
Sec. 7.6.   Funds.
ARTICLE VIII.
FINANCES
Sec. 8.1.   Annual Estimate. (5-5-87)
Sec. 8.2.   Appropriation Ordinance.
Sec. 8.3.   Transfers and Balances.
Sec. 8.4.   Payment of Claims. (11-7-00)
Sec. 8.5.   Custody and Deposits of Funds. (11-7-00)
Sec. 8.6.   Public Bidding. (11-2-71)
Sec. 8.7.   Public Improvements.
Sec. 8.8.   Lease or Sale of Municipal Property. (11-3-98)
Sec. 8.9.   Garbage and Rubbish Collection.  (Repealed)
ARTICLE IX.
TAXATION
Sec. 9.1.   Limitation on Rate of Taxation. (2-4-75)
Sec. 9.2.   Submission of Extra Levies to Vote. (11-5-13)
Sec. 9.3.   Municipal Income Tax. (11-7-00)
Sec. 9.4.   Levy of Taxes for Emergency Medical Service. (11-7-78; 5-8-90)
Sec. 9.5.   Levy of Taxes for Lighting Streets. (2-4-86)
Sec. 9.6.   Levy of Taxes for Street Improvements. (2-4-86; 3-19-96; 5-8-07)
ARTICLE X.
NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Sec. 10.1.   Qualification of Electors. (11-7-00)
Sec. 10.2.   Time of Elections. (11-4-52)
Sec. 10.3.   Petitions. (11-4-52)
Sec. 10.4.   Filing of Petitions. (11-2-71)
Sec. 10.5.   Protests. (11-2-71; 11-7-00)
ARTICLE XI.
INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
Sec. 11.1.   Initiative and Referendum.
Sec. 11.2.   Recall. (11-7-00)
ARTICLE XII.
MISCELLANEOUS
Sec. 12.1.   Franchises.
Sec. 12.2.   Pension and Relief Funds.
Sec. 12.3.   Disqualification. (11-7-00)
Sec. 12.4.   Amendments to Charter.
Sec. 12.5.   Charter Review Commission. (11-2-71; 11-2-76)
ARTICLE XIII.
EFFECT OF CHARTER
Sec. 13.1.   Effective Date. (11-4-52)
Sec. 13.2.   Saving Clause.
Sec. 13.3.   Effect of Charter upon Existing Laws and Rights.