CHARTER
for the
CITY OF HARRISON
HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
EDITOR’S NOTE: The current Harrison Charter was approved by the voters on November 7, 2000.  Dates appearing in parentheses following section headings indicate those sections were subsequently amended, added or repealed on the date given.
PREAMBLE
ARTICLE I.       NAME, BOUNDARIES AND RULES OF CONSTRUCTION
Section    1.01      Name
      1.02      Boundaries
      1.03      Rules of Interpretation
ARTICLE II.    FORM OF GOVERNMENT AND POWERS
Section    2.01      Form
      2.02      Powers
      2.03      Exercise of Powers
ARTICLE III.    COUNCIL
Section    3.01       Election, Number and Term of Office
      3.02      Qualifications
      3.03      Powers of Council
      3.04       Organization
      3.05      Salaries
      3.06      Council Meetings
      3.07      Quorum
      3.08       Removal
      3.09       Investigations
      3.10      Vacancies in Council
ARTICLE IV.   MAYOR
Section    4.01      Election and Term of Office
      4.02      Qualifications
      4.03      Executive Powers
      4.04      Judicial Powers
      4.05       Absence or Vacancy in Office
      4.06      Removal
ARTICLE V.    ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND BUREAUS
Section    5.01      Creation of Departments, Boards, Commissions and Bureaus
      5.02       Department of Building
      5.03      Civil Service Commission
      5.04      Department of Finance
      5.05       Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services
      5.06       Income Tax Board of Review
      5.07       Income Tax Bureau
      5.08       Department of Law
      5.09      Parks and Recreation Commission
      5.10       Planning Commission
      5.11      Department of Police
      5.12      Department of Records
      5.13       Department of Public Works
      5.14       Board of Zoning Appeals
      5.15      Department of Zoning
ARTICLE VI.    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Section    6.01      Civil Service
      6.02      State Statutes
ARTICLE VII.    LEGISLATION
Section    7.01      Ordinances and Resolutions
      7.02      Effective Date
      7.03      Publication
      7.04       Certification
ARTICLE VIII.    INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
Section    8.01      Establishment
      8.02       The Petition
      8.03       Initiative
      8.04      Referendum
      8.05      Recall
ARTICLE IX.    FINANCES
Section    9.01      Taxes
      9.02      Extra Levy
      9.03       Transfers and Balances
      9.04       Payment of Claims
      9.05       Custody and Deposit of Funds
      9.06       Certification of Expenditures
      9.07      Public Bidding
      9.08      Other Taxes
ARTICLE X.    NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Section    10.01      General
ARTICLE XI.    MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Section    11.01       Continuation of Ordinances and Resolutions
      11.02      Amendments
      11.03       Severability
      11.04      Implied Limitation
      11.05      Effective Date
      11.06      Charter Review Commission
      11.07       Oath of Office
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