CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF BEXLEY, OHIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   PREAMBLE
Art. I - POWERS
Sec. 1. General Powers; Annexation and Detachment of Territory.
Sec. 2. Additional Powers.
Art. II - EXECUTIVE
Sec. 3. Executive and Administrative Powers.  (Nov.  6, 2001)
Sec. 4. Term and Qualifications of Mayor. (Nov. 8, 2011)
Sec. 5. Office and Salary of Mayor. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 6. General Powers and Duties of Mayor. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 7. Appointment of Safety and Service Directors. (Nov. 2, 1965; Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 8. Appointment of Other Officers. (Nov. 6, 2001)
Sec. 9. Removal Power of Mayor. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 10. Investigation by Mayor. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 11. Acting Mayor; Succession to the Office of Mayor. (Nov.  8, 2011)
Sec. 12. Right of Mayor and Officials in Council. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Art. III - JUDICIAL
Sec. 13. Mayor's Court.
Sec. 14. Summoning and Impaneling of Juries. (Repealed Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 15. Compensation of Jurors. (Repealed Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 16. Attendance of Police Chief in Mayor's Court. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 17. Fees of Officers. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 18. Disposition of Fines and Other Moneys. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Art. IV - LEGISLATIVE
Sec. 19. Council; Composition and Terms. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 20. Qualifications of Members; Vacancies. (Nov. 8, 2011)
Sec. 21. Meetings; President of Council. (Nov. 6,  1990)
Sec. 22. Quorum; Rules; Journal; Public Meetings. (Nov. 8, 2011)
Sec. 23. Officers and Employees; Clerk.
Sec. 24. General Powers.
Sec. 25. Enactment of Ordinances and Resolutions.  (Nov.  6, 2007)
Sec. 26. Fiscal Matters; Operating Budget.  (Nov.  6, 2001)
Sec. 27. Limitations on Appropriations. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 28. Limitations on Expenditures.
Sec. 29. Transfers from a Designated Fund to General Fund. (Nov. 8, 1955; Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 29. Transfers of Unexpended Balances. (Repealed Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 30. Bonds of Officers and Employees.
Sec. 31. Compensation of Officers and Employees. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 32. Compensation of Council Members; Vacation of Office; Temporary Member. (Nov. 8, 2011)
Art. V - AUDITOR
Sec. 33. Election, Qualifications and General Duties.(Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 34. Other Duties; Bond. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 35. Deposits. (May 5, 1970; Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 36. Successor to Auditor. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Art. VI - ELECTED OFFICIALS: FORFEITURE, REMOVAL, SUSPENSION FROM OFFICE
Sec. 39. Forfeiture of Office. (Nov. 8, 2011)
Sec. 40. Removal from Office. (Nov. 8, 2011)
Sec. 41. Suspension from Office. (Nov. 8, 2011)
Art. VII - CITY ATTORNEY
Sec. 42. Qualifications; Term; Compensation; Duties Generally. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 43. Other Duties. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Art. VIII - CITY ENGINEER
Sec. 44. Appointment; Contract.
Art. IX - POLICE DEPARTMENT
Sec. 45. Composition; Compensation. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 46. Powers and Duties of Chief. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 47. Term; Removal of Chief. (Nov. 6, 2007)
Art. X - BOARD OF CONTROL
Sec. 48. Composition; Powers and Duties.  (Nov.  6, 2001)
   
Art. XI - BOARD OF HEALTH
Sec. 49. Composition; Terms, Vacancies; Powers and Duties. (Nov. 6, 2001)
Art. XII - CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Sec. 50. Composition; Terms; Compensation; Officers. (Nov. 6, 2001)
Sec. 51. Nonclassified Personnel. (Nov.  6, 2001)
Sec. 52. Classified Personnel. (Nov. 6, 2001)
Sec. 53. Continuation of Positions. (Nov.  6, 2001)
Sec. 54. Rules.  (Nov.  6, 2001)
Sec. 55. State Law. (Nov. 6, 2001)
Art. XIII - CITY PLANNING COMMISSION
Sec. 56. Creation; Composition; Terms. (Nov. 6, 2007)
Sec. 57. Powers and Duties.  (Nov. 6, 2007)
Art. XIV - BONDS AND EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS
Sec. 58. Signatures and Seal; Issuance and Sale. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Art. XV - CONTRACTS
Sec. 59. Contracting Procedures.  (Nov.  6, 2001)
Sec. 60. Conflicts of Interest. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Art. XVI - INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
Sec. 61. Scope of Power.
Art. XVII - FRANCHISES
Sec. 62. Public Utilities.  (Nov. 6, 1990)
Art. XVIII - NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Sec. 63. Electors. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 64. Time for Holding Elections.
Sec. 65. Nominations. (May 5, 1970)
Sec. 66. Acceptance. (Repealed Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 67. Ballots.
Sec. 68. Requirements for Election.
Sec. 69. Majority Vote Required; Exceptions; Form of Ballot.
Sec. 70. Conduct of Elections.
Art. XIX - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Sec. 71. Continuance of Present Officials. (Repealed Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 72. Changes in State Law.
Sec. 73. Oath of Office. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 74. Continuance of Contracts and Ordinances. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 75. Application of State Law.
Sec. 76. Saving Clause.
Sec. 77. Amendments. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 78. Effective Date.
Sec. 79. Charter Review. (Nov. 6, 1990)
Sec. 80.  Drive-Through Food Service Facility.  (Nov.  8, 2011)
Sec. 81. Effective Date of 2011 Amendments to Charter.
CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF BEXLEY, OHIO
PREAMBLE
   We, the people of the City of Bexley, in the County of Franklin, and State of Ohio, in order that we may have the benefits of municipal home rule and exercise the powers of local self government conferred upon us by the Constitution of the State of Ohio, do hereby adopt this Charter.