CHARTER of the CITY OF BROOK PARK, OHIO
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Brook Park Charter was originally adopted on October 18, 1966. Dates appearing in parenthesis following a heading indicate that those provisions were subsequently amended on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   PREAMBLE
   ARTICLE I.   NAME AND BOUNDARIES
      Sec. 1.01   Name and Boundaries.  (11-6-01)
   ARTICLE II.   MUNICIPAL POWERS
      Sec. 2.01   Municipal Powers. (11-5-19)
   ARTICLE III.   THE MAYOR
      Sec. 3.01   Term of Office.  (11-7-89)
      Sec. 3.02   Absence.  (11-6-01)
      Sec. 3.03   Duties and Powers of the Mayor.  (11-6-01)
   ARTICLE IV.   THE COUNCIL
      Sec. 4.01   Composition and Term.  (5-7-68; 11-7-00)
      Sec. 4.02   President of Council.
      Sec. 4.03   Organization of Council.  (11-6-01)
      Sec. 4.04   Salaries and Bonds.  (11-7-00)
      Sec. 4.05   Meetings.  (11-7-89; 11-5-19)
      Sec. 4.06   Quorum.
      Sec. 4.07   Rules and Journal of Council.
      Sec. 4.08   Form of Legislative Action.  (11-8-83)
      Sec. 4.09   Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions.
      Sec. 4.10   Assessments, Advertising of Contracts and Sale of Municipal Property.  (11-2-76)
   ARTICLE V.   ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS AND  DEPARTMENTS - GENERAL PROVISIONS
      Sec. 5.01   General Provision.  (11-7-89; 11-6-01)
      Sec. 5.02   Directors of Departments and Division Heads.  (11-6-01)
   ARTICLE VI.   DEPARTMENT OF LAW
      Sec. 6.01   Director - Election.  (11-4-86)
      Sec. 6.02   Duties.  (11-7-00)
   ARTICLE VII.   DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
      Sec. 7.01   Director of Finance - Election.  (11-7-95)
      Sec. 7.02   Director of Finance/Taxation - Duties.  (11-7-95; 11-5-13)
      Sec. 7.03   Assistant Director of Finance.  (11-7-95; 11-6-01; 11-6-07)
      Sec. 7.04   Finances.  (11-7-95)
      Sec. 7.05   Finance Clerks in the Department of Finance.  (11-7-95; 11-7-00)
   ARTICLE VIII.   OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
      Sec. 8.01   Director of Public Safety.  (11-8-83; 11-6-01)
      Sec. 8.02   Duties of the Director.  (11-6-01)
      Sec. 8.03   Departments Established.  (11-6-01)
      Sec. 8.04   Department of Fire.  (11-6-01)
      Sec. 8.05   Department of Police.  (11-6-01)
      Sec. 8.06   Division of Building.  (11-5-13)
      Sec. 8.07   Disciplinary Authority.  (11-6-01)
   ARTICLE IX.   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE
      Sec. 9.01   Director of Public Service.  (11-8-83)
      Sec. 9.02   Duties of the Director.  (11-7-89)
      Sec. 9.03   Divisions Established.  (11-7-89; 11-5-91)
      Sec. 9.04   Appointment of Division Heads.  (11-5-19)
   ARTICLE X.   DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
      Sec. 10.01   Director of Recreation.  (11-7-95)
      Sec. 10.02   Duties of the Director.  (11-7-95; 11-6-01)
   ARTICLE XI.   BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
      Sec. 11.01   General Rules for all Boards and Commissions.  (11-7-89; 11-6-01)
      Sec. 11.02   Civil Service Commission.  (11-7-89; 11-4-97; 11-4-08)
      Sec. 11.03   Planning Commission.  (11-8-83)
      Sec. 11.04   Board of Zoning and Building Appeals.  (11-8-83; 11-6-01; 11-5-19)
      Sec. 11.05   Advisory Parks and Recreation Commission.  (11-7-95; 11-7-00; 11-6-01; 11-6-07)
   ARTICLE XII.    NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
      Sec. 12.01    Primary Elections. (11-4-08)
      Sec. 12.02    Municipal Elections.
      Sec. 12.03    Declaration of Candidacy. (11-4-08; 11-5-13)
      Sec. 12.04    Designation of Candidates.
      Sec. 12.05    Independent Candidates.  (11-3-09; 11-5-13)
      Sec. 12.06    Qualified Electors.  (11-8-83)
      Sec. 12.07    General Provisions.
   ARTICLE XIII.   INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
      Sec. 13.01    Initiative.  (11-5-13; 11-5-19)
      Sec. 13.02    Referendum.
      Sec. 13.03    Recall.  (11-5-13)
      Sec. 13.04    Petitions.
      Sec. 13.05    Results of Elections.
   ARTICLE XIV.    FRANCHISE
      Sec. 14.01    Franchise.
   ARTICLE XV.    MISCELLANEOUS
      Sec. 15.01    General Qualifications and Restrictions of Employees,  Councilmen, and Other Elected or Appointed Officials.  (11-8-77;11-8-83; 11-6-01)
      Sec. 15.02    Removal of Councilmen or other Elected Officials.
      Sec. 15.03    Vacancies in Elective Offices.  (11-7-89; 11-7-00; 11-5-13)
   ARTICLE XVI.    AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
      Sec. 16.01    Methods and Procedure.
      Sec. 16.02    Charter Review Commission.  (11-8-83; 11-5-13)
      Sec. 16.03    Adoption.
   ARTICLE XVII.    GENERAL PROVISIONS
      Sec. 17.01    Effective Date of Charter.
      Sec. 17.02    Effect of the Charter upon Existing Laws and Rights.
      Sec. 17.03    Savings Clause.
      Sec. 17.04    Interpretation.  (11-7-95)
      Sec. 17.05    Oath of Office.
      Sec. 17.06    Investigations.
      Sec. 17.07    Mandatory Redistricting.