CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF GALLIPOLIS, OHIO
   EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Charter for Gallipolis, Ohio was adopted by the voters at a special election held on July 24, 1917.  The Charter became effective on January 1, 1918.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1.      Powers of the City.
SECTION 2.      Form of Government; Statement of Form.
SECTION 3.      City Commission; Creation and Powers.  (11-2-76; 11-4-80)
SECTION 4.      Qualifications of Members.  (5-6-03)
SECTION 5.      Powers of the Commission.
SECTION 6.      Vacancies.  (11-4-80)
SECTION 7.      Salary.
SECTION 8.      President.  (11-4-80)
SECTION 9.      Meetings.
SECTION 10.      Penalty for Absence.
SECTION 11.      Legislative Procedure.  (11-4-80)
SECTION 12.      Ordinance Enactment.
SECTION 13.      Emergency Measures.
SECTION 14.      Record and Publication. (5-6-03)
SECTION 15.      Price and Mode of Publication.
SECTION 16.      City Manager.
SECTION 17.      Powers and Duties.
SECTION 18.      Acting Head of Departments.
SECTION 19.      Platting Commissioner.
SECTION 20.      City Solicitor.  (11-7-00)
SECTION 21.      Duties.  (8-10-20)
SECTION 21A.   Reserved.
SECTION 22.      Department of Finance and Audits.
SECTION 23.      Procedure for Removal of Appointive Officers.
SECTION 24.      Collection of Assessments and License Fees.
SECTION 25.      Payment of Claims.
SECTION 26.      Certification of Funds.  (11-4-80)
SECTION 27.      Money in the Fund.  (11-4-80)
SECTION 28.      Purchasing Agent.
SECTION 29.      Trustees of the Sinking Fund.  (11-4-80)
SECTION 30.      Civil Service.
SECTION 31.      Required Provisions of Civil Service Rules.  (11-4-80)
SECTION 32.      Health Officer.  (11-4-80)
SECTION 33.      Salaries and Bonds.
SECTION 34.      General Qualifications.
SECTION 35.      City Employees Prohibited From Aiding Commissioner Candidates.
SECTION 36.      Penalties.
SECTION 37.      Appropriations; Annual Budget.
SECTION 38.      Appropriation Ordinance.
SECTION 39.      Unencumbered Balances.
SECTION 40.      Improvement Contracts; Limitation of Assessment.
SECTION 41.      Improvement by Direct Labor.
SECTION 42.      Sewer, Water and Gas Connections.
SECTION 43.      Contracts.  (11-3-98)
SECTION 44.      Time of Making Contracts.  (11-4-80)
SECTION 45.      Bids in Excess of Estimate.  (11-4-80)
SECTION 46.      Contracts, When Void.
SECTION 47.      Franchises; Grants Limited.
SECTION 48.      Period of Grants.
SECTION 49.      Assignment.
SECTION 50.      Right of Purchase.
SECTION 51.      Extension by Annexation.
SECTION 52.      Consents.
SECTION 53.      Right of Regulation.
SECTION 54.      Forfeitures.
SECTION 55.      Accounts and Reports.
SECTION 56.      Grants Not Included.
SECTION 57.      General Provisions.
SECTION 58.      Elections; Time of Holding Elections.  (11-2-76)
SECTION 59.      Ballots.
SECTION 60.      Petition for Place on Primary Ballot.  (5-8-01)
SECTION 61.      Form of Statement of Candidacy.  (5-8-01)
SECTION 62.      Election.  (11-4-80)
SECTION 63.      State Law to Control Conduct of Elections.
SECTION 64.      The Initiative; Proposed Petition.
SECTION 65.      Time of Filing.
SECTION 66.      Petition for Election.
SECTION 67.      Time of Holding Election.
SECTION 68.      Ballots.
SECTION 69.      Duty of the City Solicitor.
SECTION 70.      Amendments and Repeal.
SECTION 71.      The Referendum; Petition for Referendum.
SECTION 72.      Proceedings Thereunder.
SECTION 73.      Referendum on Initiated Ordinances Conflict.
SECTION 74.      Emergency Measures.
SECTION 75.      Preliminary Action.
SECTION 76.      Offenses Relating to Petitions.
SECTION 77.      Miscellaneous Provisions; First Section Election.
SECTION 78.      General Laws to Apply.  (11-4-80)
SECTION 79.      Ordinances Continued in Force.
SECTION 80.      Continuance of Present Officers.
SECTION 81.      Continuance of Contracts and Vested Rights.
SECTION 82.      Oath of Office.
SECTION 83.      Amendment of Charter.
SECTION 84.      Saving Clause.
SECTION 85.      Nonpartisan Administration.
SECTION 86.      When Charter Takes Effect.
CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF GALLIPOLIS, OHIO