CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF FAIRFIELD, OHIO
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   EDITOR'S NOTE: The Fairfield Charter was approved by voters on June 6, 1979. Dates appearing in parentheses following section headings indicate those sections were subsequently amended, added or repealed on the date given.
ARTICLE I    NAME; BOUNDARIES; FORM OF GOVERNMENT
§1.01   Name and Boundary.
§1.02   Form of Government. (6-8-82)
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 COUNCIL
§3.01   Powers of Council. (6-8-82)
§3.02   Composition of Council, Term of Office. (11-5-96)
§3.03   Wards, Determination and Reapportionment.
§3.04   Council President.
§3.05   Vice-Mayor.  (11-3-98)
§3.06   Clerk of Council.
§3.07   Council Meetings.
§3.08   Council Rules, Organizational Meetings.  (11-3-98)
§3.09   Compensation.  (11-3-98)
§3.10   Council Vacancies.  (11-2-10)
§3.11   Citizen Comments.
§3.12   Council Investigation.
ARTICLE IV   LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE
§4.01   Form of Action by Council. (6-8-82)
§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   Repeal of Ordinances or Resolutions.
§4.09   Authentication.
§4.10   Zoning Measures. (11-5-96)
§4.11   Adoption of Codes by Reference.
§4.12   Codification of Ordinances and Resolutions. (11-4-08)
§4.13   Publication of Ordinances and Resolutions. (11-4-08)
§4.14   Citizen Petitions for Council Consideration.
ARTICLE V    THE MAYOR
§5.01   Election, Term of Office. (11-5-96)
§5.02   Powers and Duties.
§5.03   Vacancy.  (11-2-10)
ARTICLE VI    THE CITY MANAGER
§6.01   Appointment, Removal and Qualifications. (6-8-82)
§6.02   Powers, Duties and Functions. (6-8-82; 11-6-84; 11-2-93)
§6.03   City Manager May Act as Department Head. (6-8-82)
§6.04   Acting City Manager. (6-8-82)
ARTICLE VII   ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
§7.01   Department of Law. (6-8-82)
§7.02   Department of Finance. (6-8-82; 11-2-93)
§7.03   Department of Development Standards. (11-5-02)
§7.04   Other Administrative Departments. (6-8-82; 11-5-02)
§7.05   Acting Department Heads. (6-8-82)
ARTICLE VIII BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
§8.01   Planning Commission.  (11-5-02)
§8.02   Board of Zoning Appeals.
§8.03   Board of Building Appeals. (6-8-82; 11-8-16)
§8.04   Civil Service. (6-8-82; 11-6-84; 11-4-86; 11-2-99; 11-5-02)
§8.05   Parks and Recreation Board. (6-8-82; 11-6-84; 8-8-88; 11-2-93; 11-3-98)
§8.06   Charter Review Commission.  (11-3-98)
§8.07   Other Boards and Commissions.
§8.08   Organization, Vacancies, Ex-officio Member. (6-8-82; 11-3-98)
§8.09   Compensation Prohibited.
ARTICLE IX   FINANCE, TAXATION AND DEBT
§9.01   General Provisions. (11-2-93)
§9.02   Purchasing and Contracting Procedures. (6-8-82)
ARTICLE X    NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS, INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
§10.01   Nominations. (11-2-99)
§10.02   Elections. (6-8-82)
§10.03   Initiative and Referendum.
§10.04   Recall.
ARTICLE XI    GENERAL PROVISIONS
§11.01   Limitations on Terms of Elected Officials. (11-2-10)
§11.02   Qualifications of Officers. (11-7-00)
§11.03   Removal of Elected Officials and Members of Boards and Commissions.  (11-7-00)
§11.04   Conflicts of Interest, Ethics, Campaign Financing.
§11.05   Succession.
§11.06   Effect of Charter on Existing Laws and Rights.
§11.07   Retirement Systems.
§11.08   Amendment of Charter.
§11.09   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
§11.10   Interference with Administration.
§11.11   Open Meetings.
ARTICLE XII    TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
§12.01   Effective Date of Charter.
§12.02   Effects of Charter on Existing Offices. (6-8-82; 11-5-96)
§12.03   Continuance of Present Employees.
 
 
 
CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF FAIRFIELD, OHIO