Chapter 145: Chagrin Falls Arts Commission

Editor’s note: The Chagrin Falls Arts Commission was established by Ordinance 2006-53, passed August 28, 2006.

Cross references

  • Authority to establish - see CHTR. Art. VII, Sec. 1
  • Open meetings - see ADM. Ch. 114

145.01   Creation and composition

There is hereby created a commission to be known and designated as the “Chagrin Falls Arts Commission”, composed of three residents of the Municipality and one member of Council. Resident members shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to the confirmation of Council. Council shall appoint its representative annually at its organizational meeting.
(Ord. 2006-53. Passed 8-28-06.)

145.02   Term

The term of the three resident members to be appointed shall be three years, commencing January 1, provided that the term of the first commissioner appointed in 2006 shall expire December 31, 2007, the term of the second commissioner appointed in 2006 shall expire December 31, 2008, and the term of the third commissioner in 2006 shall expire December 31, 2009. In the event that a vacancy occurs during the term of any member, that member’s successor shall be appointed for the unexpired term.
(Ord. 2006-53. Passed 8-28-06.)

145.03   Compensation

The Commission members shall serve without compensation.
(Ord. 2006-53. Passed 8-28-06.)

145.04   Authority

The Chagrin Falls Arts Commission shall have the power to study, investigate, plan, advise, report and recommend to Council, the Mayor and the Chief Administrative Officer any actions, programs, plans, improvements, facilities or legislative initiatives which the Commission finds to be suitable for the advancement of the visual, performing and cultural arts in Chagrin Falls; provided, however, that the Commission shall have no authority to direct the expenditure of public funds without the prior approval of Council.
(Ord. 2006-53. Passed 8-28-06.)

145.05   Organization

The Commission shall choose its own officers, make its own rules and regulations, and keep a journal of its proceedings. A majority of the members shall be a quorum for the transaction of business. All plans, findings, advice, reports and recommendations made by the Commission shall be in writing and shall designate by name those members of the Commission approving or concurring therein, and members who do not so approve or concur therein shall have the right, as a part of such report, to state their reasons for refusing to approve or concur.
(Ord. 2006-53. Passed 8-28-06.)

145.06   Referral

The Commission, when requested by Council, the Mayor or the Chief Administrative Officer, shall consider, investigate, make findings, report and recommend upon any special matter or question referred to it.
(Ord. 2006-53. Passed 8-28-06.)