CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF
BROOKVILLE, OHIO
   EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Brookville Charter was adopted    originally at the general election on November 7, 1978. Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading indicate that those provisions were subsequently adopted or amended on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   PREAMBLE
   ARTICLE I      NAME; BOUNDARIES; FORM OF GOVERNMENT
      1.01   Name and Boundary.
      1.02   Form of Government.
   ARTICLE II      CORPORATE POWERS
      2.01   Powers Granted.
      2.02   Exercise of Powers.
      2.03   Construction of Powers.
      2.04   Intergovernmental Cooperation.
   ARTICLE III      THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
      3.01   Term of Office.  (11-8-16)
      3.02   Powers; Duties; Functions.
      3.03   Qualifications of Council Members.
      3.04   Vacancies in Council.
      3.05   Election Contests; Determination of Qualification.
      3.06   Compensation of Council Members.
      3.07   Council Organization and Rules; Meetings of Council.
      3.08   Mayor; Vice Mayor.  (11-5-02)
      3.09   Clerk of Council.
   ARTICLE IV      LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE
      4.01   Form of Action by Council.
      4.02   Introduction of Ordinances and Resolutions.
      4.03   Form of Ordinances and Resolutions.
      4.04   Reading Ordinances and Resolutions.
      4.05   Vote Required for Passage.
      4.06   Content of Emergency Legislation.  (11-8-16)
      4.07   Effective Date of Legislation.
      4.08   Authentication.
      4.09   Recording Legislation.
      4.10   Amendment of Ordinances and Resolutions.
      4.11   Zoning Measures.
      4.12   Adoption of Codes by Reference.
      4.13   Codification of Ordinances and Resolutions.
      4.14   Publication of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   ARTICLE V      THE MUNICIPAL MANAGER
      5.01   Appointment, Removal and Qualifications of the Municipal Manager.
      5.02   Council-Manager Relations.
      5.03   Powers, Duties and Functions of the Manager.
   ARTICLE VI      ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
      6.01   Department of Law.
      6.02   Department of Finance.
      6.03   Other Departments.
   ARTICLE VII   BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
      7.01   Planning Commission.
      7.02   Board of Zoning Appeals.
      7.03   Civil Service.
      7.04   Board of Park Trustees.
      7.05   Board of Tax Appeals.
      7.06   Other Boards and Commissions.
      7.07   Organization; Vacancies.
   ARTICLE VIII   FINANCE, TAXATION, AND DEBT
      8.01   General.
      8.02   Contracts.
      8.03   Conflicts of Interest.
   ARTICLE IX      NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
      9.01   Nominations.
      9.02   Elections.
      9.03   Public Information on Issues.
   ARTICLE X      INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, AND RECALL
      10.01   Initiative.
      10.02   Referendum.
      10.03   Recall.
   ARTICLE XI      GENERAL PROVISIONS
      11.01   Oath of Office.
      11.02   Removal from Office.
      11.03   Succession.
      11.04   Effect of Charter on Existing Laws and Rights.
      11.05   Retirement Systems.
      11.06   Amendment or Repeal of Charter.
      11.07   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
   ARTICLE XII   TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
      12.01   Effective Date of Charter.
      12.02   Continuance of Present Officials; Abolition of Offices.
      12.03   Continuance of Present Employees.
CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF
BROOKVILLE, OHIO
PREAMBLE
   In order that we may have the benefits of municipal home rule and exercise all of the powers of local self-government and other powers conferred under the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Ohio, we, the citizens of the Municipality of Brookville, in the County of Montgomery and State of Ohio, do hereby adopt this Charter for our municipality.