CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF HEATH, OHIO
   EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Heath Charter was originally adopted by voters on November 3, 1964.  Dates in parentheses following a section heading indicate the latest date such section was amended.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
ARTICLE I.  NAME, BOUNDARIES; FORM OF GOVERNMENT
   Sec. 1.01   Name and Boundaries.
   Sec.1.02   Form of Government.
 
ARTICLE II. CORPORATE POWERS
   Sec.  2.01   Powers Granted.
   Sec.  2.02   Manner of Exercise of Powers.
   Sec. 2.03   Construction.
 
   Sec. 3.01   Number, Term and Salary.
   Sec.  3.02   Qualifications.
   Sec.  3.03   Division of Municipality into Wards. (11-2-82)
   Sec. 3.04   Organization of Council.
   Sec.  3.05   President of Council.
   Sec.  3.06   President Pro Tem of Council.
   Sec.  3.07   Clerk of Council. (11-3-70)
   Sec.  3.08   Powers of Council. (11-3-70; 11-5-02)
   Sec.  3.09   Council Meetings. (11-5-02)
   Sec.  3.10   Special Council Meetings.
   Sec.  3.11   Removal.
   Sec.  3.12   Change of Salary During Term.
   Sec. 3.13   Vacancies in Council.
 
ARTICLE IV.  ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS
   Sec.  4.01   Action to be Taken by Ordinance or Resolution.
   Sec. 4.02   Introduction of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   Sec. 4.03   Style of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   Sec. 4.04   Subject of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   Sec.  4.05   Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions. (11-5-02)
   Sec.  4.06   Vote Required for Passage of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   Sec.  4.07   Content of Emergency Ordinances and Resolutions.
   Sec4.08   Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   Sec.  4.09   Authentication of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   Sec.  4.10   Recording of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   Sec.  4.11   Amendment of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   Sec. 4.12   Referral of Zoning Ordinances to Planning Commission.
   Sec. 4.13   Public Hearing on Zoning Ordinance or Resolution. (11-3-70)
   Sec.  4.14   Adoption of Technical Codes by Reference.
   Sec.  4.15   Codification of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   Sec. 4.16   Publication of Ordinances and Resolutions.
 
ARTICLE V.  MAYOR
   Sec.  5.01   Election and Term.
   Sec.  5.02   Qualifications.
   Sec.  5.03   Judicial Powers.
   Sec.  5.04   Powers and Duties of the Mayor. (11-3-70)
   Sec. 5.05   Veto Power.
 
ARTICLE VI.  AUDITOR
   Sec.  6.01   Election and Term. (11-3-92)
   Sec.  6.02   Qualifications.
   Sec.  6.03   Powers and Duties of the Auditor.
   Sec.  6.04   Acting Auditor.
   Sec. 6.05   Financial Reports.
   Sec. 6.06   Vacancies.
 
ARTICLE VII. SOLICITOR
   Sec. 7.01   Appointment, Term of Office, and Removal. (11-2-82)
   Sec. 7.02   Qualifications.
   Sec.  7.03   Powers and Duties. (11-2-82)
 
ARTICLE VIII.  ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
   Sec. 8.01   Creation of Departments.
   Sec.  8.02   Department of Law.
   Sec.  8.03   Department of Finance.
   Sec.  8.04   Department of Service.
   Sec.  8.05   Department of Safety.
   Sec.  8.06   Departmental Divisions.
   Sec.  8.07   Administrative Code.
 
ARTICLE IX.  PLANNING COMMISSION
   Sec.  9.01   Membership.
   Sec.  9.02   Secretary.
   Sec.  9.03   Meetings and Organization.
   Sec. 9.04   Powers and Duties.
 
ARTICLE X.  BOARD OF ZONING AND BUILDING APPEALS
   Sec.  10.01   Membership. (11-3-70)
   Sec. 10.02   Chairman and Secretary.
   Sec.  10.03   Meetings and Organization.
   Sec. 10.04   Powers and Duties.
 
ARTICLE XI. PARK AND RECREATION BOARD
   Sec.  11.01   Membership.
   Sec.  11.02   Chairman and Secretary.
   Sec. 11.03   Meetings and Organization.
   Sec.  11.04   Powers, Duties and Functions. (11-3-70)
 
ARTICLE XII.  CIVIL SERVICE
   Sec. 12.01   When Civil Service Becomes Effective.
   Sec. 12.02   Civil Service Commission.
   Sec.  12.03   Chairman and Secretary.
   Sec.  12.04   Meetings and Organization.
   Sec.  12.05   Classified and Unclassified Service. (11-3-70; 11-5-02)
   Sec. 12.06   Powers, Duties, and Functions.
 
ARTICLE XIII.  AIR POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD
   Sec. 13.01   Membership.
   Sec. 13.02   Secretary and Other Officers.
   Sec. 13.03   Meetings and Organizations.
   Sec.  13.04   Powers and Duties.
   Sec.  13.05   Variances and Exceptions.
 
ARTICLE XIV.  NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
   Sec.  14.01   Nominations. (11-3-92; 11-5-02)
   Sec.  14.02   Regular Municipal Elections.
   Sec.  14.03   Special Elections.
   Sec. 14.04   Conduct of Elections.
   Sec.  14.05   Recall Elections.
 
ARTICLE XV.  INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
   Sec. 15.01   Initiative.
   Sec.  15.02   Referendum.
   Sec.  15.03   Referral by Council to the Electors.
   Sec. 15.04   Recall.
 
ARTICLE XVI. FINANCE, TAXATION AND DEBT
   Sec.  16.01   General.
   Sec.  16.02   Taxation Limitation for Debt Purposes.
   Sec.  16.03   Taxation Limitation for Current Operating Purposes.
   Sec.  16.04   Other Tax Levies.
   Sec.  16.05   Limitation of Debt.
 
ARTICLE XVII.  GENERAL
   Sec.  17.01   Succession.
   Sec.  17.02   Effect of Charter on Existing Laws and Rights.
   Sec.  17.03   Effect of Charter Upon Pending Proceedings.
   Sec. 17.04   Franchises.
   Sec. 17.05   Conflict of Interest.
   Sec.  17.06   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
   Sec.  17.07   Amendments to Charter.
   Sec. 17.08   Charter Review Commission. (11-3-70)
   Sec. 17.09   Removal of Members of Boards and Commissions.
   Sec.  17.10   Vacancy in Board or Commission.
   Sec.  17.11   Retirement Systems.
   Sec.  17.12   Health Districts.
 
ARTICLE XVIII.  TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
   Sec.  18.01   Effective Date of Charter.
   Sec.  18.02   Continuance of Present Officials.
   Sec. 18.03   Continuance of Present Employees.
 
ARTICLE XIX.  USE OF PHOTO-MONITORING DEVICES LIMITED
   Sec.  19.01   Limitations. (11-3-09)
   Sec.  19.02   Definitions.  (11-3-09)
   Sec.  19.03   Repeal of Previous Ordinances. (11-3-09.)