CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   EDITOR'S NOTE: The Highland Heights Charter was approved by the voters on October 18, 1966. Dates appearing in parentheses following section headings indicate those sections were subsequently amended, added or repealed on the date given.
   PREAMBLE
   ARTICLE I       MUNICIPALITY
      Sec. 1.01   Name.
   ARTICLE II       BOUNDARIES
      Sec. 2.01   Boundaries. (11-4-75)
   ARTICLE III    FORM OF GOVERNMENT AND POWERS
      Sec. 3.01   Form.
      Sec. 3.02   Powers.
      Sec. 3.03   Exercise of Powers.
      Sec. 3.04   Removal. (11-4-80)
   ARTICLE IV    THE COUNCIL
      Sec. 4.01   Number and Term. (11-8-11)
      Sec. 4.02    Wards.
      Sec. 4.03   Qualifications. (11-5-85; 11-8-11)
      Sec. 4.04   Salaries and Bonds. (11-5-85)
      Sec. 4.05    Meetings. (11-8-88)
      Sec. 4.06   Quorum. (11-4-75)
      Sec. 4.07   Clerk of Council.
      Sec. 4.08   Vacancies of Council. (11-4-75)
      Sec. 4.09   Powers and Duties.
      Sec. 4.10   Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions.
      Sec. 4.11   President of Council. (11-3-70)
      Sec. 4.12   Removal.
   ARTICLE V      THE MAYOR
      Sec.  5.01   Term of Office.  (11-7-00; 11-8-11)
      Sec.  5.02   Qualifications.  (11-5-85)
      Sec.  5.03   Judicial Powers.
      Sec.  5.04   Legislative Powers.
      Sec.  5.05   Executive Powers.  (11-4-80; 11-8-11)
      Sec.  5.06   Veto Powers.  (11-5-85)
      Sec.  5.07   Absence.  (11-4-80)
      Sec.  5.08   Vacancy.  (11-5-85)
      Sec.  5.09   Removal.
   ARTICLE VI      ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS
            AND COMMISSIONS
      Sec.  6.01   General Provisions.  (11-5-85)
      Sec.  6.01.01   Conflict of Interest.  (11-3-70)
      Sec.  6.01.02   Removal.
      Sec.  6.02   Director of Law.  (11-4-80)
      Sec.  6.03   Director of Finance.  (11-5-85)
      Sec.  6.04   Planning and Zoning Commission.
      Sec.  6.04.01   Powers and Duties.  (11-5-85)
      Sec.  6.05   The Civil Service Commission.
      Sec.  6.05.01   Classification of Service.  (11-7-00)
      Sec.  6.05.02   Duties.  (11-5-85)
      Sec.  6.05.03   Promotional Appointments.  (11-7-95)
      Sec.  6.06   Board of Building and Zoning Appeals.  (11-5-85)
      Sec.  6.06.01   Powers and Duties.  (11-6-90)
   ARTICLE VII      NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
      Sec.  7.01   Procedures.
      Sec.  7.02   Definition of Elector.  (11-3-70)
   ARTICLE VIII   INITIATIVE - REFERENDUM - RECALL
      Sec.  8.01   Initiative.
      Sec.  8.02   Referendum.
      Sec.  8.02.01   Suspension.
      Sec.  8.02.02   Measures Subject to Referendum.  (11-6-90)
      Sec.  8.02.03   Effect of Referendum on Emergency Measures.
      Sec.  8.03   Recall.
      Sec.  8.04   Petition Procedure.
   ARTICLE IX      CONTRACTS AND PURCHASES
      Sec.  9.01   Contracts and Purchases.  (11-4-80)
   ARTICLE X       FRANCHISES
      Sec.  10.01   Franchises.
   ARTICLE XI      TAX LIMITATION
      Sec.  11.01   Tax Limitation.
      Sec.  11.02   Voter Approval Required for Increase in Municipal Income Rates, And For Reduction of Municipal Income Tax Credit.  (11-6-79)
   ARTICLE XII   AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
      Sec.  12.01   Amendments to Charter.
   ARTICLE XIII    CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE
      Sec. 13.01   Charter Review Committee. (11-3-70)
   ARTICLE XIV    MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
      Sec. 14.01   Effective Date of Charter.
      Sec. 14.02   Effect of Charter Upon Existing Laws and Rights.
      Sec. 14.03   Saving Clause.
      Sec. 14.04   Interpretation of Charter.
      Sec. 14.05   Continuance of Present Officers.
      Sec. 14.06   Oath of Office.
      Sec. 14.07   Preservation of Highland Heights Community Park and Parkland.  (11-4-08)
CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS