CHARTER
OF THE
VILLAGE OF BARBOURSVILLE
   EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Barboursville Charter was adopted at an election held on July 29, 1986.  A date appearing in parentheses following a section heading indicates that the section was subsequently amended, enacted or repealed on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE ONE   INCORPORATION; FORM OF GOVERNMENT; POWERS
Section 1.1   Incorporation.
Section 1.2   Form of government.  (6-6-89)
Section 1.3   Powers of Village.
Section 1.4   Construction.
ARTICLE TWO   MAYOR
Section 2.1   Powers and Duties.
Section 2.2   Election and Term.  (2-14-06; 6-7-11)
Section 2.3   Qualifications.  (3-11-93)
Section 2.4   Acting Mayor.
Section 2.5   Vacancy in Office.
Section 2.6   Compensation.  (6-16-09; 6-4-15)
Section 2.7   Mayor or Subordinate Shall Attend Council Meetings.
ARTICLE THREE   COUNCIL
Section 3.1   Powers.
Section 3.2   Number, Selection and Terms.  (2-14-06; 6-7-11)
Section 3.3   Municipal Election Precincts Defined.
Section 3.4   Qualifications.  (3-11-93)
Section 3.5   Organization; Officers; Rules; Employees; Meetings.
Section 3.6   Journal.
Section 3.7   Ordinances; Procedure.
Section 3.8   Meetings to be Public.
Section 3.9   Council to be Judge of Qualifications of Members.
Section 3.10   Change in Duties.
Section 3.11   Vacancies.
Section 3.12   Compensation. (6-5-03; 6-19-07; 6-4-15)
Section 3.13   Codification of Ordinances.
Section 3.14   Investigations; Power to Conduct.
Section 3.15   Impeachment Powers.
Section 3.16   Hearings on Impeachment Resolutions.
Section 3.17   Appointments; Consent and Approval; Authority of Village Council.  (6-6-89)
ARTICLE FOUR   VILLAGE RECORDER
Section 4.1   Election and Term.  (6-7-11)
Section 4.2   Powers and Duties.
Section 4.3   Qualifications.  (3-11-93)
Section 4.4   Compensation. (6-16-09; 6-4-15)
ARTICLE FIVE   VILLAGE ATTORNEY
Section 5.1   Qualifications, Selection, Tenure and Compensation.
Section 5.2   Powers and Duties.
Section 5.3   Assistant Village Attorneys.
Section 5.4   Special Counsel.
Section 5.5   Compensation.
ARTICLE SIX   MUNICIPAL COURT
Section 6.1   Jurisdiction.
Section 6.2   Municipal Judge; Qualifications.
Section 6.3   Method of Selection; Term of Office.
Section 6.4   Acting Municipal Judge.
Section 6.5   Municipal Judge; Powers and Duties.
Section 6.6   Municipal Court; Process.
Section 6.7   Fines and Fees.
Section 6.8   Compensation.
ARTICLE SEVEN   TAXATION
Section 7.1   Taxing Powers Preserved.
Section 7.2   Construction.
Section 7.3   Obligations and Responsibilities of Council.
ARTICLE EIGHT   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
Section 8.1   Director of Public Works; Selection, Qualifications and Tenure.
Section 8.2   Powers and Duties.  (6-6-89)
Section 8.3   Permits and Inspections.  (6-6-89)
Section 8.4   Village Engineer; Qualifications, Selection and Tenure.  (6-6-89)
Section 8.5   Village Engineer; Compensation.
Section 8.6   Powers and Duties.
ARTICLE EIGHT-A  VILLAGE PARK BOARD
Section 8A.1   Creation of Village Park Board.  (6-6-89)
ARTICLE NINE   BARBOURSVILLE SANITARY BOARD
Section 9.1       Barboursville Sanitary Board Continued.
ARTICLE TEN   DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
Section 10.1   Director of Finance; Qualifications, Selection and Tenure.
Section 10.2   Powers and Duties of Director.
Section 10.3   Fines, Fees, and Other Village Moneys to be Paid Over to Department.
Section 10.4   Accounting Supervision and Control.
Section 10.5   Purchasing Responsibilities.  (12-19-95)
Section 10.6   Fiscal Year.
Section 10.7   Submission of Budget.
Section 10.8   Competitive Bidding.
ARTICLE ELEVEN    PERSONNEL
Section 11.1   Personnel Policy.
Section 11.2   Personnel Powers and Duties of Mayor.
Section 11.3   Personnel Powers and Duties of Council.
Section 11.4   Restrictions.
Section 11.5   Prohibitions.
Section 11.6   Affirmative Action.
ARTICLE TWELVE   NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Section 12.1   General Election Laws to Control; Terms of Officers. (6-5-07; 6-7-11)
Section 12.2   Municipal Executive Committees.
Section 12.3   Powers and Duties of Municipal Executive Committees.
Section 12.4   Nomination of Candidates; Time, Place and Certificates of Candidacy.  (4-2-91; 3-11-93; 6-5-07)
Section 12.5   General Elections; Time and Place.  (6-5-07)
Section 12.6   Majority Vote Required.  (6-5-07)
Section 12.7   Determination of Election Results. (6-5-07)
Section 12.8   Ballots for Municipal Elections.
Section 12.9   Appointment of Election Officials.
Section 12.10   Election Officials, Compensation.
Section 12.11   Registration Records, Return of Ballots and Supplies, Canvassing Returns, Election Contests.
Section 12.12   Use of Voting Devices.
Section 12.13   Regulation of Elections.
Section 12.14   Qualified Elector Defined.
ARTICLE THIRTEEN   CONTINUITY OF GOVERNMENT
Section 13.1   Effective Date of Charter.
Section 13.2   Transfer of Records and Property.
Section 13.3   Succession in Interest; Pending Actions and Proceedings.
Section 13.4   Effect on Existing Law.
ARTICLE FOURTEEN   PLANNING AND ZONING
Section 14.1   Planning Commission.
Section 14.2   Powers and Duties.
Section 14.3   Vacancies.
Section 14.4   Meetings.
Section 14.5   Continuity of Planning Commission.
Section 14.6   Master Plan.
Section 14.7   Effect of Master Plan.
Section 14.8   Official Map.
Section 14.9   Modification of Official Map.
ARTICLE FIFTEEN     GENERAL PROVISIONS
Section 15.1   Chief of Police.
Section 15.2   Chief of Fire Department.
Section 15.3   Resident Defined.
Section 15.4   Bonds.
Section 15.5   Separability Clause.
Section 15.6   Reference to Law.
Section 15.7   Saturdays, Sundays and Legal Holidays.
Section 15.8   Loss of Qualification by Officer or Employee; Vacancy Created.
Section 15.9   Conflict of Interest.
Section 15.10   Public Accessibility of Records.
Section 15.11   Oath; Qualification.
Section 15.12   Authority to Convey.
Section 15.13   Article and Section Titles.
Section 15.14   When Vacancy Created.
Section 15.15   General Attendance Requirement.
Section 15.16   Effective Date.
CHARTER
OF THE
VILLAGE OF BARBOURSVILLE
ARTICLE ONE
INCORPORATION; FORM OF GOVERNMENT; POWERS