CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF
CANAL WINCHESTER, OHIO
   EDITOR'S NOTE: The Charter was readopted by the electors at an election on November 2, 2010. A date appearing in parentheses at the end of a section heading indicates the section was subsequently adopted or amended on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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 -    COUNCIL
   3.01      Powers of Council
   3.02      Composition, Term and Qualifications
   3.03      President - Vice President
   3.04      Clerk of Council
   3.05      Council Meetings
   3.06      Council Organization and Rules
   3.07      Salaries of Elected Officials
   3.08      Council Vacancies
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
   4.07      Effective Date of Legislation
   4.08      Authentication
   4.09      Recording Legislation
   4.10      Amendment
   4.11      Zoning Measures
   4.12      Adoption of Technical Codes
   4.13      Codification
   4.14      Publication of Ordinances and Resolutions
ARTICLE V -    MAYOR
   5.01      Election
   5.02      Qualifications
   5.03      Vacancy, Temporary Absence or Disability
   5.04      Powers, Functions and Duties of the Mayor
   5.05      Mayor's Veto Power
   5.06      Administrator.
ARTICLE VI -    ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
   6.01      Power of Council Relative to Police and Fire
   6.02      Legal Services
   6.03      Department of Development
   6.04      Finance Director
   6.05      Department of Public Service
   6.06      Other Departments
   6.07      Acting Department and Division Heads
ARTICLE VII -    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   7.01      Planning and Zoning Commission
   7.02      [INTENTIONALLY OMITTED]
   7.03      Other Boards and Commissions
   7.04      Merit System
   7.05      [INTENTIONALLY OMITTED]
   7.06      Charter Review Commission
   7.07      Organization, Vacancies
ARTICLE VIII -   FINANCE, TAXATION AND DEBT
   8.01      General
   8.02      Contracting Powers and Procedures
ARTICLE IX -    NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
   9.01      Nominations
   9.02      Regular Municipal Elections
   9.03      Special Elections
   9.04      Conduct of Elections
ARTICLE X -    INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
   10.01      Initiative and Referendum
   10.02      Recall
ARTICLE XI -    GENERAL PROVISIONS
   11.01      Removal of Officials
   11.02      Conflicts of Interest, Ethics, Campaign Financing
   11.03      Succession
   11.04      Effect of Charter on Existing Laws and Rights
   11.05      Retirement System - Health District
   11.06      Amendment of Charter
   11.07      Effect of Partial Invalidity
ARTICLE XII -    TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
   12.01      Effective Date of Charter
   12.02      Effective Date of 2010 Amendments to Charter
CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF
CANAL WINCHESTER, OHIO