CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF BEREA, OHIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Berea Charter was originally adopted on May 3, 1960.  Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading indicate that those provisions were subsequently added, amended or repealed on the date given.
SECTION I.      NAME AND BOUNDARIES
SECTION II.      POWERS
SECTION III.      THE MAYOR
   Item 1.      Executive and Administrative Powers.
   Item 2.      Term and Qualifications (11/4/86, 11/6/90, 11-6-01).
   Item 3.      Appointing Power.
   Item 4.      General Powers and Duties.
   Item 5.      Veto Power.
   Item 6.      Succession to the Office (11/7/06).
   Item 7.      Location of Office.
   Item 8.      Right of Mayor and Directors in Council.
SECTION IV.      THE COUNCIL
   Item 1.      Membership, Election, Qualification and Term (11/4/86, 11-6-01).
   Item 2.      President of Council (11/7/06).
   Item 3.      Organization and Duties (11/2/82).
   Item 4.      Meetings (11/2/82, 11/8/88, 11/8/16).
   Item 5.      Form of Legislative Action (11/2/71, 11-6-01).
   Item 6.      Emergency Measures (11-6-01).
   Item 7.      Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   Item 8.      Franchise.
   Item 9.      Division of Municipality into Five Wards (11/2/82, 11/6/90).
   Item 10.   Salaries and Surety Bonds.
   Item 11.   Use of Term "Elected".
SECTION V.      ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS. (11/6/90, 11-6-01).
SECTION VI.      DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE
   Item 1.      Divisions Established.  (11-5-96).
   Item 2.      The Director (11/2/71).
SECTION VI-A   DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
   Item 1.      Divisions Established (11-5-96, 11-6-01).
   Item 2.      The Director (11/4/86, 11-6-01).
SECTION VII.   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
   Item 1.      Divisions Established.  (11-5-96).
   Item 2.      The Director (11/2/71).
   Item 3.      Division of Fire.
   Item 4.      Division of Police.
SECTION VIII.   DEPARTMENT OF LAW
   Item 1.      The Director.
SECTION IX.      DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
   Item 1.      The Director (11/7/72; 11/8/11).
   Item 2.      Reports.
   Item 3.      Certification of Funds.
   Item 4.      Public Bidding (11/6/90).
   Item 5.      Annual Estimate and Appropriation Ordinance.
   Item 6.      Transfers, Balances, and Payments of Appropriations.
SECTION X.      BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   Item 1.      General (11/8/77).
   Item 2.      Planning Commission (11/4/86, 5/2/89, 11-6-01, 11/7/06).
   Item 3.      (Reserved).
   Item 4.      Board of Control.  (11/8/11)
   Item 5.      Civil Service Commission (11/8/77).
   Item 6.      Charter Review Commission (11/8/66).
   Item 7.      (Reserved).
   Item 8.      Board of Ethics (11/7/67).
SECTION XI.      TAXATION
   Item 1.      Limitation on the Rate of Taxation (11/6/84).
   Item 2.      Levies for Debt Service.
   Item 3.      Submission of Extra Levy.
   Item 4.      Other Taxes.
   Item 5.      Additional Levies.
SECTION XII.   IMPROVEMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS
   Item 1.      Public Improvements.
   Item 2.      Methods of Special Assessment.
   Item 3.      Resolution of Necessity (11/6/90).
   Item 4.      Notice Served.
   Item 5.      Plans of Proposed Improvements.
   Item 6.      Board of Revision of Assessments
   Item 7.      Claims for Damages.
   Item 8.      Preliminary Assessment.
   Item 9.      Work to be Done.
   Item 10.   Interest on Assessment Bonds.
   Item 11.   City's Portion of Cost and Rebates.
   Item 12.   Sidewalks, Curbs, Gutters (11/6/90).
   Item 13.   Improvement on Petition of Property Owners (11/6/90).
SECTION XIII.   NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
   Item 1.      Municipal Elections.  (11/8/16)
   Item 2.      Nominating Procedures. (11/8/16)
   Item 3.      Primary Elections. (11/8/16)
   Item 4.      Certificate of Nomination When No Primary is Held. (11/8/16)
   Item 5.      Election Procedures. (11/8/16)
   Item 6.      Reserved
   Item 7.      General Provision. (11/8/16)
   Item 8.      Qualified Electors. (11/8/16)
SECTION XIV.   INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM (11/8/66, 11/4/86)
SECTION XV.   RECALL
   Item 1.      Recall Procedures.
   Item 2.      Petitions.
   Item 3.      Signatures.
   Item 4.      Filing and Certification.
   Item 5.      Supplemental Petitions.
   Item 6.      Recall Election.
   Item 7.      Ballots (11/4/86).
   Item 8.      Succeeding Officer.
SECTION XVI.   GENERAL PROVISIONS
   Item 1.      Effective dates.
   Item 2.      Oath of Office.
   Item 3.      Continuance of Contracts and Enactments.
   Item 4.      Amendments to the Charter.
   Item 5.      Investigations.
   Item 6.      Continuance in Office and Qualifications - Elected or Appointed Personnel (11/8/66).
   Item 7.      Separability.
   Item 8.      Interpretation of the Charter.
   Item 9.      Use of Gender.
   Item 10.   Conflict of Interest (11/7/67, 11-6-01).
CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF BEREA, OHIO