CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF
BEDFORD, OHIO
   EDITOR'S NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated by sectional histories, all sections of this Charter became effective January 1, 1932. Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading indicate those provisions were subsequently enacted or amended on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   ARTICLE I      NAME AND POWERS
      SECTION    1.   GENERAL POWERS.
      SECTION   2.   CHANGE OF BOUNDARIES AND ANNEXATION. (11-5-91) 
   ARTICLE II     COUNCIL
      SECTION    1.   (a).     POWERS, NUMBER AND TERM. (11-7-00)
               (b).   WARDS. (11-2-82)
               (c).   EQUALIZATION OF WARDS. (5-2-61;11-2-82)
      SECTION    2.   QUALIFICATIONS. (5-3-60; 11-2-82)
      SECTION    3.   REMOVAL. (11-2-82)
      SECTION   4.   VACANCIES. (11-2-71; 11-2-82) (11-5-91)
      SECTION    5.   SALARIES. (11-7-72; 11-2-82)
      SECTION    6.   QUORUM, ATTENDANCE, RULES. (11-2-82)
      SECTION    7.   MEETINGS. (11-2-71; 11-2-82; 11-2-10)
      SECTION    8.   MAYOR AND VICE-MAYOR. (11-2-71; 11-2-82)
      SECTION    9.   APPOINTEES. (11-2-71; 11-2-82; 5-7-02)
      SECTION    10.   GENERAL PROVISIONS.
      SECTION    11.   CONFLICT OF INTEREST. (11-2-71; 11-2-82)
      SECTION    12.   CONFLICT OF INTEREST (BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES). (11-2-82)
   ARTICLE III     CITY MANAGER
      SECTION    1.   APPOINTMENT. (5-2-61)
      SECTION    2.   QUALIFICATIONS. (11-2-82)
      SECTION    3.   POWERS AND DUTIES. (11-2-71; 11-2-82; 11-7-00)
   ARTICLE IV     ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS
      SECTION    1.   DEPARTMENTS. (11-7-00)
      SECTION    2.   DIRECTORS. (5-7-02)
      SECTION    3.   SALARIES AND BONDS.
      SECTION    4.   APPOINTMENTS OF DIRECTORS OF LAW, FINANCE AND CLERK OF COUNCIL.
   ARTICLE V     NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
      SECTION   1.   TIME OF HOLDING ELECTIONS.
      SECTION    2.   BALLOTS.
      SECTION    3.   PETITIONS FOR PLACES ON BALLOT. (11-2-54; 5-2-61; 11-7-00)
      SECTION    4.   TIME OF FILING. (5-7-02)
      SECTION    5.   ELECTION.
      SECTION   6.   GENERAL ELECTION LAWS, VOTING MACHINES AND ABSENTEE VOTING. (11-2-82)
      SECTION    7.   VOTING MACHINES. (REPEALED 11-2-82)
      SECTION   8.   VOTING BY MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES.
               (REPEALED 11-2-82)
      SECTION   9.   JUDICIAL CANDIDATES. (11-2-10)
   ARTICLE VI     INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
      SECTION   1.   INITIATIVE.
      SECTION    2.   REFERENDUM.
      SECTION    3.   RECALL. (5-2-61)
      SECTION    4.   GENERAL PROVISIONS. (11-2-71); (11-5-91)
      SECTION    5.   OFFICIAL PUBLICITY. (11-2-71)
   ARTICLE VII     FINANCES
      SECTION    1.   BUDGET. (11-2-71)
      SECTION    2.   APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE.
      SECTION    3.   TRANSFER OF FUNDS.
      SECTION    4.   UNINCUMBERED BALANCES.
      SECTION    5.   PAYMENT OF CLAIMS. (11-2-82; 11-2-10)
      SECTION    6.   CERTIFICATION OF FUNDS.
      SECTION    7.   MONEY IN THE FUNDS.
      SECTION    8.   BOND ISSUES.
      SECTION    9.   MATURITIES OF BONDS. (11-5-91)
      SECTION    10.   TEMPORARY LOANS. (11-2-82)
               SINKING FUND. (REPEALED 11-2-71)
      SECTION    11.   MONTHLY STATEMENT BY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE.
      SECTION    12.   LIMITATION OF THE RATE OF TAXATION. (5-2-61; 11-2-82)
      SECTION    13.   OTHER TAXES. (11-2-71)
      SECTION    14.   ADDITIONAL LEVIES. (5-4-54)
               EFFECTIVE DATE. (5-4-54) (REPEALED 11-2-82)
      SECTION   15.   TAX LEVY FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT. (11-8-94.)
      SECTION    16.   SAFETY FORCE LEVY.  (11-3-09)
   ARTICLE VIII     FRANCHISES
      SECTION    1.   GRANTS.
      SECTION    2.   RENEWALS.
      SECTION    3.   EXTENSION.
      SECTION    4.   CONSENTS.
      SECTION    5.   REGULATIONS.
   ARTICLE IX     PLANNING COMMISSION AND BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
      SECTION    1.   ESTABLISHMENT. (5-7-02; 11-2-10)
      SECTION    2.   POWERS.
      SECTION    3.   BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS. (5-2-61; 11-2-10)
      SECTION    4.   POWERS AND DUTIES. (5-2-61; 11-2-82)
      SECTION    5.   DECISIONS OF THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS.    (11-2-82)
      SECTION    6.   BOARD OF BUILDING STANDARDS AND APPEALS. (11-2-82; 11-2-10)
   ARTICLE X     CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
      SECTION    1.   COMPOSITION. (11-2-73)
      SECTION    2.   TERM. (11-5-57; 11-2-82; 5-7-02; 11-2-10)
      SECTION    3.   CLASSIFICATION. (11-7-00)
      SECTION    4.   RULES. (5-2-61; 11-2-82)
      SECTION    5.   APPROPRIATION.
               SUSPENSION. (REPEALED 11-2-71)
   ARTICLE XI      APPROPRIATION OF PROPERTY
      SECTION    1.   POWERS.
      SECTION    2.   RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL.
      SECTION    3.   NOTICE.
      SECTION    4.   APPLICATION TO COURT.
   ARTICLE XII     BEDFORD MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL
   ARTICLE XIII     MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.
      SECTION    1.   CONTINUANCE OF PRESENT OFFICERS.
      SECTION    2.   OATH OF OFFICE. (11-5-91)
      SECTION    3.   CONTINUANCE OF CONTRACTS.
      SECTION    4.   AMENDMENTS. (11-2-71; 11-2-82)
      SECTION    5.   WHEN CHARTER SHALL TAKE EFFECT.
      SECTION    6.   CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION. (11-2-82)
      SECTION    7.   SINGULAR AND PLURAL; GENDER; AND TENSE. (11-5-91)
CHARTER OF THE CITY OF BEDFORD, OHIO
EDITOR'S NOTE: Words in one gender include the other gender.
(
Art. XIII, Sec. 7)