Editor's note: The Charter of the City of Fairlawn was approved by the voters on July 13, 1971, and became effective on January 1, 1972. Dates appearing in parentheses indicate that the section was amended or enacted on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE I NAME AND BOUNDARIES
Section 1.01. Name
Section 1.02. Boundaries.
ARTICLE II POWERS OF THE MUNICIPALITY
Section 2.01. Powers.
Section 2.02. Manner of Exercise.
ARTICLE III THE MAYOR
Section 3.01. Term of Election. (Nov. 4, 1986)
Section 3.02. Qualifications.
Section 3.03. Disqualification from Office.
Section 3.04. Vacancy in the Office of Mayor. (Nov. 3, 1987)
Section 3.05. Powers of the Mayor. (Nov. 2, 1982; Nov. 5, 1985)
ARTICLE IV COUNCIL
Section 4.01. Composition and term. (Nov. 7, 1978; Nov. 3, 1998)
Section 4.02. Qualifications.
Section 4.03. Removal.
Section 4.04. Vacancies. (Nov. 5, 1985)
Section 4.05. Legislative Authority.
Section 4.06. Procedure of Council. (May 2, 1972)
Section 4.07. Emergency Measures.
Section 4.08. Record and Publication of Ordinances and Other Matters. (May 2, 1972)
Section 4.09. Limitation on Appropriations.
Section 4.10. Organization and Quorum.
Section 4.11. President and Vice President of Council.
Section 4.12. Clerk of Council. (Repealed.)(Nov. 6, 2001)
Section 4.13. Meetings of Council.
Section 4.14. Compensation and Bonds. (Nov. 7, 1995; Nov. 7, 2000; Nov. 7, 2017)
Section 4.15. Franchises.
Section 4.16. Notice of Utility Rate Increase.
Section 4.17 Executive Sessions. (Nov. 6, 2001)
ARTICLE V CREATION OF NEW ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS, DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Section 5.01. General Provisions.
ARTICLE VI DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Section 6.01. Election and Term. (Nov. 4, 1986)
Section 6.02. Qualifications.
Section 6.03. Duties. (Nov. 2, 2004)
Section 6.04. Tax Administrator.
Section 6.05. Succession to the Office of Director of Finance. (Nov. 3, 1987)
ARTICLE VII DIRECTOR OF LAW
Section 7.01. General Provisions.
ARTICLE VIII DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Section 8.01. General Provisions.
Section 8.02. Duties in General.
Section 8.03. Police Division.
Section 8.04. Division of Fire and Emergency Rescue Services.
ARTICLE IX DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE
Section 9.01. General Provisions.
Section 9.02. Duties in General.
Section 9.03. Municipal Engineer.
Section 9.04. Street Commissioner.
ARTICLE X PLANNING COMMISSION AND ZONING PROCEDURE
Section 10.01. Composition and Term. (Nov. 6, 1990; Nov. 2, 2010)
Section 10.02. Organization. (Nov. 6, 1990; Nov. 2, 2010)
Section 10.03. Powers and Duties. (Nov. 2, 2004)
Section 10.04. Public Hearings by Council.
Section 10.05. Action by Council on Matters Proposed by Planning Commission.
Section 10.06. Enforcement.
ARTICLE XI BOARD OF ZONING AND BUILDING APPEALS
Section 11.01. Composition and Term. (Nov. 2, 2010)
Section 11.02. Organization.
Section 11.03. Jurisdiction.
Section 11.04. Meetings and Procedure. (Nov. 2, 2010)
Section 11.05. Appeals to the Board.
ARTICLE XII PARK AND RECREATION BOARD
Section 12.01. Organization. (Nov. 4, 2014)
Section 12.02. Operating Procedures. (Nov. 4, 2014)
Section 12.03. Powers and Duties. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Section 12.04. Director of Parks and Recreation. (Nov. 6, 1990)
ARTICLE XIII CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Section 13.01. Organization.
Section 13.02. Classification of Service.
Section 13.03. Application of Civil Service Regulations.
Section 13.04. Operating Procedures.
ARTICLE XIV NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Section 14.01. Time of Holding Elections.
Section 14.02. Nominations and Procedures.
ARTICLE XV INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
Section 15.01. Initiative and Referendum.
Section 15.02. Recall.
Section 15.03. Petitions.
ARTICLE XVI LIMITATION ON RATE OF TAXATION
Section 16.01. Provisions.
ARTICLE XVII GENERAL PROVISIONS
Section 17.01. Effective Date of Charter.
Section 17.02. Effect of the Charter Upon Existing Laws and Rights.
Section 17.03. Saving Clause.
Section 17.04. Interpretation of the Charter.
Section 17.05. Oath of Office.
Section 17.06. Communications.
Section 17.07. Continuance of Present Employees.
Section 17.08. Personal Interest. (Nov. 5, 1985)
ARTICLE XVIII AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
Section 18.01. Amendments to Charter.
ARTICLE XIX CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION
Section 19.01. Charter Review Commission.
ARTICLE XX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES COMMISSION
Section 20.01. Composition and Term.
Section 20.02. Organization.
Section 20.03. Powers and Duties.
ARTICLE XXI CLERK OF COUNCIL
Section 21.01. General Provisions. (Nov. 3, 1992; (Nov. 6, 2001))
We, the people of the City of Fairlawn, in the County of Summit, and the State of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for the privileges and freedom we enjoy, aware of our responsibilities to preserve and extend these benefits for future generations, and in order to secure for ourselves the benefits of Municipal home rule and to exercise all the powers of local self-government under the Constitution and laws of the State of Ohio, do hereby frame and adopt this Charter for the government of the City of Fairlawn.
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