CHARTER
OF THE
CITY  OF BRUNSWICK, OHIO
   EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Charter of the City of Brunswick was approved and adopted by the voters on November 5, 1974, and became effective on January 1, 1975.  Dates appearing in parentheses following section headings indicate that those provisions were subsequently amended, added or repealed on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   PREAMBLE
 
   Art. I      NAME AND BOUNDARIES
   Art. II      FORM OF GOVERNMENT AND POWERS
   Section    2.01   Form of Government (11-3-15)
         2.02   Powers
         2.03   Intergovernmental Relations
   Art. III      CITY COUNCIL
   Section    3.01   Composition and Qualifications
            a.   Composition  (11-2-10; 11-3-15)
            b.   Qualifications  (11-2-10)
         3.02   Election and Terms of Council (11-2-10; 11-3-15)
         3.03   Compensation, Expenses
         3.04   General Powers and Duties
         3.05   Prohibitions  (11-2-10)
            a.   Appointments and Removals
            b.   Interference with Administration
         3.06   Vacancies, Forfeiture of Office, Filling of Vacancies
            a.   Vacancies
            b.   Forfeiture of Office
            c.   Filling of Vacancies (11-3-15)
         3.07   Judge of Qualifications  (11-2-10)
         3.08   Clerk of Council  (5-8-18)
         3.09   Office of the Mayor
            a.   Election of Mayor (11-8-94)
            b.   Legislative Powers of the Mayor  (11-2-10; 11-3-15)
            c.   Judicial Powers of the Mayor
            d.   The Vacancy in Office of Mayor (11-3-15)
            e.   Forfeiture of Office (11-2-10;l 11-3-15))
         3.10   Vice-Mayor/President of Council  (11-2-10; 11-3-15)
         3.11   Investigations (11-3-15)
         3.12   Independent Audit
         3.13   Procedure
            a.   Regular Meetings (11-8-05)
            b.   Special Meetings (11-8-05; 11-3-15)
            c.   Ohio Sunshine Law (11-8-05)
            d.   August Recess (11-8-05)
            e.   Rules and Journal (11-8-05)
            f.   Voting (11-8-05)
         3.14   Action Requiring an Ordinance
         3.15   Ordinances and Resolutions in General (11-8-05)
            a.   Form
            b.   Procedure
            c.   Effective Date
            d.   "Publish" Defined
         3.16   Emergency Ordinances and Resolutions
            a.   Form (11-8-05)
            b.   Procedure (11-8-05)
            c.   Effective Date (11-8-05)
            d.   Amendments (11-8-05)
            e.   Descriptions of Emergency Legislation (11-8-05)
            f.   Exemptions (11-8-05)
         3.17   Codes of Technical Regulations
            a.   Adoption by Reference (11-8-05)
            b.   Procedure (11-8-05)
            c.   Authentication and Recording (11-8-05)
            d.   Copies of Technical Codes or Regulations (11-8-05)
         3.18   Authentication and Recording; Codification
            a.   Authentication and Recording
            b.   Codification (11-5-85)
         3.19   Reapportionment of Wards  (11-4-80)
 
   Art. IV   CITY MANAGER
   Section    4.01   Appointment, Qualification and Removal
            a.   Appointment (11-8-05)
            b.   Qualifications (11-2-10)
            c.   Eligibility of Elected Officials (11-8-05)
            d.   Suspension and Removal (11-8-05)
         4.02   Resident Requirements
         4.03   Powers and Duties
            a.   Chief Executive and Administrative Officer (11-8-05)
            b.   Enumerated Powers (11-8-05)
            c.   Supervision of City Departments (11-8-05)
         4.04   Reserved
         4.05   Assistant City Manager (11-5-85; 11-8-05)
         4.06   Temporary City Manager (11-8-05)
 
   Art. V      DEPARTMENTS
   Section    5.01   Administrative Departments  (11-6-90; 11-3-15)
         5.02   Department of Public Service
            a.   Divisions Established (11-3-15)
            b.   Duties of the Director (11-7-89; 11-7-00; 11-6-07); 11-3-15)
         5.03   Department of Public Safety (11-6-90; 11-3-15)
            a.   Divisions Established
            b.   Duties and Qualifications of the City Manager (11-6-07; 11-2-10)
         5.04   Department of Law  (11-2-10)
         5.05   Department of Finance (11-2-10)
         5.06   Department of Parks and Recreation (11-2-10; 11-3-15)
         5.07   Department of Community and Economic Development
            a.   Division Established  (11-2-10; 11-3-15)
            b.   Qualifications  (11-2-10)
            c.   Duties  (11-2-10)
 
   Art. VI   BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   Section    6.01   General
            a.   Qualifications (11-3-15)
            b.   Appointments (11-5-85)
            c.   Vacancies
            d.   Removal (11-3-15)
            e.   Voting
            f.   Meetings  (11-4-80)
            g.   Opinions
            h.   Compensation and Expenses
         6.02   City Planning Commission
            a.   Organization (11-2-10; 11-3-15)
            b.   Powers and Duties
            c.   Public Notice (11-2-10; 11-3-15)
            d.   Referral (11-8-05; 11-3-15)
         6.03   Board of Building Code Appeals
            a.   Organization (11-8-05)
            b.   Powers and Duties  (11-2-10)
            c.   Appeals (11-8-05)
            d.   Review (11-8-05)
            e.   Referral (11-2-10)
         6.04   Board of Zoning Appeals
            a.   Organization
            b.   Powers and Duties  (11-4-80)
            c.   Appeals (11-8-05)
            d.   Public Notice (11-8-05; 11-2-10; 11-3-15)
            e.   Review
         6.05   Civil Service Commission
            a.   Organization (11-8-05)
            b.   Powers and Duties (11-8-05; 11-3-15)
         6.06   Board of Ethics
            a.   Organization (11-8-05)
            b.   Powers and Duties
         6.07   Charter Review Commission
            a.   Organization (11-2-10)
            b.   Powers and Duties (11-8-05)
 
   Art. VII   MUNICIPAL FINANCE
   Section    7.01   Fiscal Year
         7.02   Submission of the Annual Appropriation Measure and Message
         7.03   Appropriation Message
         7.04   The Annual Budget
         7.05   Capital Program (11-5-85; 11-7-95)
         7.06   Council Action on the Capital Program (11-2-10)
         7.07   Certification of Funds  (11-4-80)
         7.08   Payments and Obligations Prohibited
         7.09   Contracts and Purchases  (11-7-89; 11-7-00; 11-3-15)
         7.10   Transfers, Balances, Payments of Appropriations
         7.11   Taxation
            a.   Limitation on Property Tax Levy
            b.   Other Taxes and Additional Levies
 
   Art. VIII   SALE OR LEASE OF REAL ESTATE
   Section    8.01   Sale or Lease of Real Estate
   Art. IX   NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
   Section    9.01   Municipal, Primary and General Elections
         9.02   Nominating Procedures (11-8-05)
         9.03   Election Procedures (11-2-10; 11-3-15)
         9.04   Election Expenses
         9.05   Other Elections (11-8-05)
   Art. X      INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
   Section    10.01   Initiative (11-8-94)
         10.02   Referendum (11-8-94)
         10.03   Recall (11-8-05)
            a.   Ballots
            b.   Succeeding Officer
 
   Art. XI   GENERAL PROVISIONS
   Section    11.01   Effective Date
         11.02   Transitional Period (11-3-15)
         11.03   Oath of Office
         11.04   Continuance of Contracts and Enactments
         11.05   Amendments to the Charter  (11-8-05)
         11.06   Separability
         11.07   Interpretation of the Charter
         11.08   Reserved
         11.09   Conflict of Interest (11-8-05; 11-3-15)
         11.10   Report to the Public (11-5-85)
 
CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF BRUNSWICK, OHIO
PREAMBLE
   We, the people of the City of Brunswick, in the County of Medina, and State of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for the freedoms we enjoy, and in order to secure for ourselves the benefits of Municipal home rule and to exercise all the powers of local self-government, conferred by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Ohio, do hereby frame and adopt this Charter for the government of the City of Brunswick.