CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF BRYAN, OHIO
   EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Bryan City Charter was approved by the voters on May 7, 1974.  Dates appearing in parentheses indicate those sections which were subsequently adopted, amended or repealed on the dates given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   PREAMBLE
   ARTICLE I -    POWERS OF THE CITY
      Section  1.01.   Name and Boundaries.
      Section  1.02.   Powers.
      Section  1.03.   Powers Not Exclusive.
   ARTICLE II -   EXECUTIVE - THE MAYOR
      Section  2.01.   Executive Power.
      Section  2.02.   Election and Qualification of Mayor.  (11-8-88)
      Section  2.03.   Office and Salary.  (11-4-97)
      Section  2.04.   Acting Mayor.
      Section  2.05.   Mayor's Report to the Council.  (11-4-97)
      Section  2.06.   Power and Duties of the Mayor.
      Section  2.07.   Mayor's Power to Veto Legislation.
   ARTICLE III-   THE COUNCIL
      Section  3.01.   Composition.
      Section  3.02.   Qualifications.  Forfeiture of Office.
      Section  3.03.   Compensation.
      Section  3.04.   Council President.
      Section  3.05.   Legislative Powers.
      Section  3.06.   Vacancies in Council.
      Section  3.07.   Investigating.
      Section  3.08.   Audit.
      Section  3.09.   Meetings.  (5-8-84)
      Section  3.10.   Council Rules.
      Section  3.11.   Reapportionment of Wards.
   ARTICLE IV-   LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE
      Section  4.01.   Action to be Taken by Ordinance or Resolution.
      Section  4.02.   Introduction of Ordinances and Resolutions.
      Section  4.03.   Subject of Ordinances and Resolutions.
      Section  4.04.   Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions.
      Section  4.05.   Vote Required for Passage.
      Section  4.06.   Content of Emergency Ordinances, Resolutions.
      Section  4.07.   Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions.
      Section  4.08.   Authentication of Ordinances and Resolutions.
      Section  4.09.   Recording of Ordinances and Resolutions.
      Section  4.10.   Amendment of Ordinances and Resolutions.
      Section  4.11.   Codification.
      Section  4.12.   Adoption of Technical Codes by Reference.
      Section  4.13.   Publication of Ordinances and Resolutions.  (11-4-97)
   ARTICLE V-   FINANCES, TAXATIION AND DEBT
      Section  5.01.   General.
      Section  5.02.   Limitation on Tax Rate.
      Section  5.03.   Limitation of Debt.
      Section  5.04.   Street Oiling Assessments.
      Section  5.05.   Contracting Officers.
      Section  5.06.   Bidding.  (11-4-97)
      Section  5.07.   Certification of Availability of Funds.
      Section  5.08.   Splitting Contracts to Avoid Bidding.
   ARTICLE VI-   ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
      Section  6.01.   Administrative Departments Created.
      Section  6.02.   Administrative Divisions.
      Section  6.03.   Department of Law.
      Section  6.04.   Department of Finance.
      Section  6.05.   Department of Parks and Recreation.
      Section  6.06.   Department of Streets and Sewers.
      Section  6.07.   Department of Police.
      Section  6.08.   Department of Fire.  (11-4-97)
      Section  6.09.   Department of Engineering.
      Section  6.10.   Department of Waste Water Treatment.
      Section  6.11.   Other Departments.
      Section  6.12.   Assignments Among Departments.
   ARTICLE VII-BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
      Section  7.01.   Civil Service Commission. (11-8-83)
      Section  7.02.   Board of Public Affairs. (5-8-84; 11-4-97)
      Section  7.03.   Board of Health.  (11-4-97)
      Section  7.04.   Planning Commission.  (11-4-97)
      Section  7.05.   Other Boards and Commissions.
      Section  7.06.   Organization - Vacancies.
      Section  7.07.   Removal of Members.
   ARTICLE VIII-NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
      Section  8.01.   Nominations.
      Section  8.02.   Regular Municipal Elections.
      Section  8.03.   Special Elections.
      Section  8.04.   Ballots.
      Section  8.05.   Election of Candidates and Vote Required on Issues.
      Section  8.06.   Conduct of Elections.
   ARTICLE IX-   INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
      Section  9.01.   Initiative.
      Section  9.02.   Referendum.
   ARTICLE X-   GENERAL AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
      Section  10.01   Continuance of Current Officials.
      Section  10.02.Continuance of Present Employees.
      Section  10.03.Reference to General Laws.
      Section  10.04.Oath of Office.
      Section  10.05.Succession.
      Section  10.06.Effect of Charter on Existing Laws and Rights.
      Section  10.07.   Amendments to Charter.
      Section  10.08.   Franchises.
      Section  10.09.   Retirement Systems.
      Section  10.10.   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
      Section  10.11.   Conflict of Interest.
      Section  10.12.   Effective Date of Revised Charter.
CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF BRYAN, OHIO