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Charter Review Commission

The Charter Review Commission convenes every five years, with the most recent meeting being 2021.

2021 Charter Review Commission members: 

Chair John Mitchell john.mitchell@thompsonhine.com
Law Director Dale Markowitz dmarkowitz@tddlaw.com
Mayor William Tomko mayortomko@chagrin-falls.org
Anne Griffiths a-griffiths@sbcglobal.net
Emily Honsa Hicks ejhonsa@gmail.com
Justin Herdman jusherdman@yahoo.com
Kathryn Gaydos kathryn.gaydos@gmail.com

2021 PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENTS
A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage

  1.  Shall Article IV, Section 1, Number and Term, of the Charter of the Village of Chagrin Falls be amended to provide that all Council members are elected for a term of four (4) years and to stagger the terms so that not all members are elected in the same year?”  (per Ordinance No. 2021-29)
  2. Shall Article III, Sections 4(a) and (b), Absence and Vacancy, of the Charter of the Village of Chagrin Falls be amended to provide that the absence of the Mayor includes when a Mayor is for any reason unable to perform Mayoral duties and to provide if the Office of the Mayor becomes vacant, the President of Council shall forthwith become the Mayor, except as further provided in Subsection (b) and provides for a date upon which an election will be held to determine the successor to the Office of  Mayor for the balance of the current term, to provide for replacement of the Mayor when the President of Council declines to serve as Mayor and provides for an earlier election for Mayor for the balance of the remaining term when the Office of the Mayor becomes vacant?” (per Ordinance No. 2021-30)
  3. Shall Article X, Section 3, Petitions, of the Charter of the Village of Chagrin Falls be amended to provide for submission of referendum petitions, legislation not subject to referendum, provide for initiative petitions, for the Charter to prevail in the event of conflicts with the Ohio Revised Code, and provide for public hearings of initiative petitions?” (per Ordinance No. 2021-35)
  4. Shall Article IV, Section 8, Powers and Duties, of the Charter of the Village of Chagrin Falls be amended to provide that in the case of an initiative to amend the Planning and Zoning Code and/or Zoning Map of the Village be read by title at three (3) consecutive meetings of Council and to make grammatical and numerical revisions?”  (per Ordinance No. 2021-36)
  5. Shall Article IV Sections 7 and 8, be amended to  provide Council, Council committee, boards, commissions and other administrative bodies meetings  may be held live, and/or by teleconference, video conference or similar technologies and  provide for executive sessions with legal counsel?  (per Ordinance No. 2021-37)

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