CHARTER OF THE
VILLAGE OF BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, OHIO
EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Charter of the Village of Brooklyn Heights, Ohio, was adopted by the voters at a general election held on November 8, 1994.  Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading in the Table of Contents, or following a section in the text, indicate that the section was subsequently enacted, amended or repealed on the date given.
   TABLE OF CONTENTS
   PREAMBLE
   ARTICLE I.   GENERAL POWERS AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
      Section 1.01.   Name and Change of Name
      Section 1.02.   Powers of the Village (Nov. 6, 2007)
      Section 1.03.   Construction of the Charter and Application of the Ohio Revised Code
      Section 1.04.   Intergovernmental Relations
      Section 1.05.   Ethical Conduct and Conflicts of Interest (Nov. 4, 1997)
      Section 1.06.   Residency Requirements for Elected Officials
   ARTICLE II.   VILLAGE COUNCIL
      Section 2.01.   General Powers and Duties
      Section 2.02.   Composition, Eligibility, Election and Terms (Nov. 4, 1997)
      Section 2.03.   Compensation
      Section 2.04.   Prohibitions  (Nov. 4, 1997; Nov. 2, 1999; Nov. 5, 2002)
      Section 2.05.   Vacancies; Forfeiture of Office; Filling of Vacancies  (Nov. 4, 1997; Nov. 5, 2002; Nov. 7, 2017)
      Section 2.06.   Judge of Qualifications (Nov. 4, 1997)
      Section 2.07.   Investigations and Independent Audit
      Section 2.08.   Officers; Procedure (Nov. 5, 2002)
      Section 2.09.   Action Requiring an Ordinance  (Nov. 4, 1997)
      Section 2.10.   Ordinances in General  (Nov. 4, 1997; Nov. 2, 1999)
      Section 2.11.   Emergency Ordinances  (Nov. 4, 1997)
      Section 2.12.   Codes of Technical Regulations
      Section 2.13.   Authentication and Recording; Codification; Printing
   ARTICLE III.   OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
      Section 3.01.   Executive Power (Nov. 5, 2002)
      Section 3.02.   Election and Qualifications  (Nov. 4, 1997)
      Section 3.03.   Annual Message and Reporting to Council
      Section 3.04.   Judicial Powers of the Mayor
      Section 3.05.   Legislative Powers of the Mayor
      Section 3.06.   Absence and Vacancy of Mayoral Office; Succession (Nov. 4, 1997)
   ARTICLE IV.   OFFICE OF CLERK/TREASURER
      Section 4.01.   Office of the Clerk/Treasurer; Term; Qualifications (Nov. 4, 1997; Nov. 5, 2002)
      Section 4.02.   Vacancy in the Office of Clerk/Treasurer  (Nov. 4, 1997; Nov. 7, 2000; Nov. 6, 2007)
      Section 4.03.   Duties and Authority of the Office of Clerk/Treasurer
   ARTICLE V.    ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
      Section 5.01.   General Provisions
      Section 5.02.   Office of Law Director
      Section 5.03.   Office of Prosecutor
      Section 5.04.   Police Department
      Section 5.05.   Fire Department
      Section 5.06.   Personnel System  (Nov. 4, 1997; Nov. 2, 1999; Nov. 5, 2002)
      Section 5.07.   Planning (Nov. 5, 2002; Nov. 6, 2007)
   ARTICLE VI.   FINANCIAL PROCEDURES
      Section 6.01.   General Financial Procedures
      Section 6.02.   Limitation on Rate of Taxation
      Section 6.03.   Bidding, Contracts and Procurement
   ARTICLE VII.   ELECTIONS
      Section 7.01.   Regular Village Elections
      Section 7.02.   Nomination of Candidates (11-8-12)
      Section 7.03.   Ballots and Elections
      Section 7.04.   Recount of Vote When Winning Margin Less Than One-Half Percent of Total Vote
   ARTICLE VIII.   INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
      Section 8.01.   Initiative
      Section 8.02.   Referendum
      Section 8.03.   Statement of Initiative and Referendum Petitions
      Section 8.04.   Prohibited Practices Relative to Initiative and Referendum Petitions
      Section 8.05.   Removal and Recall of Elected Officials (11-7-17)
   ARTICLE IX.    AMENDMENTS TO THE CHARTER
      Section 9.01.    Proposal of Amendment
      Section 9.02.   Charter Review Commission  (Nov. 4, 1997)
      Section 9.03.   Referendum
      Section 9.04.   Adoption of Amendment
   ARTICLE X.    TRANSITION AND SEPARABILITY PROVISION
       Section 10.01.   Officers and Employees
      Section 10.02.   Departments, Offices and Agencies
      Section 10.03.   Pending Matters
      Section 10.04.   State and Municipal Laws
      Section 10.05.   Schedule
      Section 10.06.   Comprehensive Plan
      Section 10.07.   Separability