CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF
FOSTORIA, OHIO
EDITOR’S NOTE:  The Fostoria Charter was adopted originally at the general election on November 7, 2006.  Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading indicate that those provisions were subsequently adopted or amended on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Art. I -  NAME; BOUNDARIES; FORM OF GOVERNMENT
   1.01   Name and Boundary.
   1.02   Form of Government.
Art. II - CORPORATE POWERS
   2.01   Powers Granted.
   2.02   Exercise of Powers.
   2.03   Construction of Powers.
   2.04   Intergovernmental Cooperation.
Art. III - COUNCIL
   3.01   Powers of Council, Number of Members, Council President and  Legislative Procedures.  (11-6-07; 5-3-11)
   3.02   Reapportionment of Wards.
   3.03   Clerk of Council.
   3.04   Council Meetings.
   3.05   Open Meetings Required.
   3.06   Compensation.
Art. IV - THE MAYOR
   4.01   Election of Mayor, Term, Qualifications and Powers, Functions and Duties.
   4.02   Powers, Functions and Duties of the Mayor.
Art. V - ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
   5.01   Director of Law.
   5.02   City Auditor.
   5.03   City Treasurer.
   5.04   Departments of Public Service and Public Safety.
   5.05   Other Departments, Boards and Commissions.
Art. VI - CIVIL SERVICE
   6.01   Civil Service Commission.
Art. VII - POLICE CHIEF AND FIRE CHIEF
   7.01   Police Chief and Fire Chief.
Art. VIII - FINANCE, TAXATION AND DEBT
   8.01   General.
   8.02   Contracting Process.
Art. IX - NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
   9.01   Nominations and Elections.  (11-6-07)
   9.02   Special Elections.
   9.03   Conduct of Elections.
Art. X- INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
   10.01   Initiative and Referendum.
Art. XI - GENERAL PROVISIONS
   11.01   Conflicts of Interest, Ethics, Campaign Financing.
   11.02   Succession.
   11.03   Effect of Charter on Existing Laws and Rights.
   11.04   Retirement System - Health District.
   11.05   Amendment of Charter.
   11.06   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
   11.07   Definitions.
Art. XII - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
   12.01   Effective Date of Charter.
   12.02   Effect of Charter on Existing Offices.
   12.03   Continuance of Present Employees.
CHARTER FOR FOSTORIA, OHIO