CHARTER
TABLE OF CONTENTS
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Charter for Franklin, Ohio, was adopted at an election on June 7, 1983. The Charter becomes effective on January l, 1984.
PREAMBLE
ARTICLE I
NAME, BOUNDARIES; FORM OF GOVERNMENT
S1.01   Name and Boundaries.
S1.02   Form of Government.
ARTICLE II
CORPORATE POWERS
S2.01   Powers Granted.
S2.02   Manner of Exercise of Powers.
S2.03   Construction.
S2.04   Intergovernmental Relations.
ARTICLE III
COUNCIL
S3.01   Composition, Eligibility, Election and Terms.
S3.02   Compensation and Expenses.
S3.03   Powers of Council.
S3.04   Chairperson; Powers and Duties.
S3.05   Prohibitions.
S3.06   Vacancies.
S3.07   Removal From Office.
S3.08   City Clerk.
S3.09   Investigations.
S3.10   Independent Audit.
S3.11   Meetings.
S3.12   Council Rules and Journal.
ARTICLE IV
COUNCIL PROCEDURES
S4.01   Ordinances and Resolutions.
S4.02   Introduction of Ordinances.
S4.03   Passage of Ordinances.
S4.04   Effective Date.
S4.05   Emergency Ordinances.
S4.06   Initiative and Referendum.
S4.07   Resolution.
S4.08   Authentication of Ordinances and Resolutions.
S4.09   Recording of Ordinances and Resolutions.
S4.10   Adoption of Technical Codes by Reference.
S4.11   Codification of Ordinances and Resolutions.
S4.12   Referral of Zoning Ordinances to Council.
S4.13   Public Hearing On Zoning Ordinance or Resolution.
S4.14   Emergency Appropriations.
ARTICLE V
CITY MANAGER
S5.01   Appointment, Qualifications; Compensation.
S5.02   Removal.
S5.03   Interim City Manager.
S5.04   Powers and Duties of the City Manager.
S5.05   Contracting Powers.
ARTICLE VI
ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
S6.01   General Provisions.
S6.02   Department Heads.
S6.03   Administrative Code.
S6.04   Law Director.
S6.05   Director of Finance.
S6.06   Director of Safety.
S6.07   Director of Service.
ARTICLE VII
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
S7.01   Planning Commission.
S7.02   Board of Zoning, Building and Housing Appeals.
S7.03   Parks and Recreation Commission.
S7.04   Charter Review Commission.
S7.05   Board and Commissions.
ARTICLE VIII
CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM
S8.01   Civil Service.
S8.02   Unclassified Service.
S8.03   Classified Service
S8.04   The Civil Service Commission.
S8.05   Rules and Regulations.
S8.06   Promotion.
S8.07   Probation Period.
S8.08   Personnel Director.
S8.09   Compensation, Fringe Benefits and Conditions of Employment.
S8.10   Candidacy for City Office.
ARTICLE IX
FINANCE, TAXATION AND DEBT
S9.01   General.
ARTICLE X
NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS
S10.01   Time of Elections.
S10.02   Nomination for Council.
S10.03   Special Elections.
ARTICLE XI
INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
S11.01   General Authority; Initiative and Referendum.
S11.02   Commencement of Proceedings; Petitioners' Committee; Affidavit.
S11.03   Petitions; Initiative and Referendum.
S11.04   Procedure After Filing; Initiative and Referendum.
S11.05   Referendum Petitions; Suspension of Effect of Ordinance or Resolution.
S11.06   Action on Petitions; Initiative and Referendum.
S11.07   Results of Election; Initiative and Referendum.
S11.08   Conduct of Elections; Initiative and Referendum.
S11.09   Referral of Ordinance or Resolution to the Electors by Council.
S11.10   Recall.
ARTICLE XII
GENERAL PROVISIONS
S12.01   Conflicts of Interest, Ethics, Campaign Financing.
S12.02   Succession.
S12.03   Effect of Charter on Existing Laws and Rights.
S12.04   Retirement System; Health District.
S12.05   Amendment of Charter.
S12.06   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
S12.07   Official Bonds.
S12.08   Fees.
ARTICLE XIII
TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
S13.01   Effective Date of Charter.
S13.02   Effect of Charter on Existing Offices.
S13.03   Continuance of Present Employees.