When the Mayor or any elector has reason to believe that the head of a department or any officer has been guilty in the performance of his official duty of bribery, misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance, misconduct in office,gross neglect of duty, gross immorality or habitual drunkenness, he shall immediately file with Council, except when the removal of such head of department or officer is otherwise provided for, written charges against such person, setting forth in detail a statement of such alleged guilt, and, at the same time, or as soon thereafter as possible, serve or cause to be served a true copy of such charges with  the person against whom the charges are made.  Such service may be in person or by leaving a copy of the charges at the office of such person, and due return thereof made to Council, as is provided for the return of the service of summons in a civil action.  The proceedings governing the actions of Council shall be such as are set out in Ohio R.C. 733.36 et seq.
(ORC 733.35)