CHARTER
PREAMBLE
ARTICLE I:  INCORPORATION, FORM OF GOVERNMENT, POWERS
   1-1.   Incorporation; Annexation, Consolidation, Merging
   1-2.   Form of Government
   1-3.   Powers of the City
   1-4.   Intergovernmental Relations
ARTICLE II:  LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT
   2-1.   Council; Legislative Authority Vested in, Election, Term, Term Limits
   2-2.   Council: Qualifications
   2-3.   Mayor: Qualifications, Term, Term Limits, Duties
   2-4.   Vice-Mayor: Appointment, Duties
   2-5.   Mayor and Council: Compensation
   2-6.   Council: Powers
   2-7.   Council Not to Interfere in Appointments and Removals
   2-8.   City Clerk
   2-9.   Mayor and Council: When Inducted Into Office, Meetings
   2-10.   Mayor and Council: Absences to Terminate Office
   2-11.   Mayor and Council: Removal
   2-12.   Council: Vacancies
   2-13.   Council: Quorum, Rules, Yeas and Nays
   2-14.   Ordinances: Enacting Clause
   2-15.   Ordinances: Passage, Publication, When Effective
   2-16.   Ordinances: Emergency
   2-17.   Adoption by Reference
   2-18.   Ordinances: Codification
ARTICLE III:  CITY MANAGER AND ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
   3-1.   City Manager: Appointment, Term, Qualifications, Removal
   3-2.   Acting City Manager
   3-3.   City Manager: Powers and Duties
   3-4.   Administrative Department, Offices and Agencies
ARTICLE IV:  DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, FISCAL AFFAIRS
   4-1.   City Clerk: Office Created, Duties
   4-2.   City Treasurer: Office Created, Duties
   4-3.   Purchases and Sales
   4-4.   Sale of Property Valued at More Than $10,000.00
   4-5.   Public Improvements
   4-6.   Fiscal Year
   4-7.   Independent Annual Audit
ARTICLE V:  OFFICERS TO BE APPOINTED BY THE COUNCIL
   5-1.   City Attorney: Appointment, Term, Qualifications, Duties
   5-2.   Municipal Court: Appointment, Term, Qualifications, Duties
ARTICLE VI:  NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
   6-1.   Nomination and Election of Mayor and Councilmembers, Nonpartisan Elections
   6-2.   Filing for Councilmember or Mayor - General
   6-3.   Primary Election: Filing for Mayor
   6-4.   Primary Election: Filing for Councilmember
   6-5.   Primary Election: Time, When Not Required
   6-6.   Primary Election: Who Nominated or Elected
   6-7.   General Election: Time, Who Elected, When Not Required
   6-8.   Political Activity of Officers and Employees
   6-9.   Transitional Provisions
   6-10.   Council May Establish Election Dates and Filing Periods Under Certain Circumstances
ARTICLE VII:  MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
   7-1.   Feminine Gender
   7-2.   Initiative and Referendum
   7-3.   Merit System
   7-4.   Nepotism, Compatibility of Offices
   7-5.   Conflict of Interest
   7-6.   Bonds
   7-7.   Oath of Office
   7-8.   Who May Administer Oaths
   7-9.   Removal of Officers and Employees
   7-9.1   Removal/Ouster of Councilmembers and Mayor
   7-10.   Acting Officers and Employees
   7-11.   Separability Clause
   7-12.   Publicity of Records
   7-13.   Abstention of Voting
ARTICLE VIII:  PLANNING AND ZONING
   8-1.   General Grant of Power
   8-1.1.   Zoning Change Protests
ARTICLE IX:  AMENDMENT
   9-1.   Amendment: Proposal, Ratification, Approval
   9-2.   Amendment: Board of Freeholders
ARTICLE X:  SUCCESSION IN GOVERNMENT
   10-1.   Amendment: When Effective
   10-2.   Ordinances Continued
   10-3.   Pending Actions and Proceedings
PREAMBLE
   We, the people of the City of Bethany, Oklahoma, exercising the powers of home rule granted to us by the Constitution and laws of the State of Oklahoma, in order to provide for more efficient, adequate, and economical government, do hereby ordain, ratify, and establish this Charter of the City of Bethany, Oklahoma.