CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF
LEWISBURG, OHIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Art. I   NAME; BOUNDARIES; FORM OF GOVERNMENT
   1.01   Name and Boundary.
   1.02   Form of Government.
Art. II   CORPORATE POWERS
   2.01   Powers Granted.
   2.02   Exercise of Powers.
   2.03   Construction of Powers.
   2.04   Intergovernmental Cooperation.
Art. III  THE COUNCIL
   3.01   Number; Election; Term of Office.
   3.02   Powers, Duties; Functions.
   3.03   Qualifications of Council Members.
   3.04   Vacancies in Council.
   3.05   Election Contests; Determination of Qualification.
   3.06   Compensation of Council Members.
   3.07   Council Organization and Rules; Meetings of Council.
   3.08   Mayor; President of Council.
   3.09   Clerk of Council.
Art. IV  LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURES
   4.01   Form of Action by Council.
   4.02   Introduction of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   4.03   Form of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   4.04   Reading Ordinances and Resolutions.
   4.05   Vote Required for Passage.
   4.06   Content of Emergency Legislation.
   4.07   Effective Date of Legislation.
   4.08   Authentication.
   4.09   Recording Legislation.
   4.10   Amendment of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   4.11   Zoning Measures.
   4.12   Adoption of Codes by Reference.
   4.13   Codification of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   4.14   Publication of Ordinances and Resolutions.
Art. V   THE MUNICIPAL MANAGER
   5.01   Appointment, Removal and Qualifications of the Municipal Manager.
   5.02   Council-Manager Relations.
   5.03   Powers, Duties and Functions of the Manager.
Art. VI   ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
   6.01   Department of Law.
   6.02   Department of Finance.
   6.03   Other Departments.
Art. VII  BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   7.01   Planning Commission.
   7.02   Board of Zoning Appeals.
   7.03   Civil Service.
   7.04   Board of Park Trustees.
   7.05   Board of Tax Appeals.
   7.06   Other Boards and Commissions.
   7.07   Organization; Vacancies.
      
Art. VIII  FINANCE, TAXATION, AND DEBT
   8.01   General.
   8.02   Contracts.
   8.03   Conflicts of Interest.
Art. IX  NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
   9.01   Nominations.
   9.02   Elections.
   9.03   Public Information on Issues.
Art. X  INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, AND RECALL
   10.01   Initiative and Referendum.
   10.02   Recall.
Art. XI  GENERAL PROVISIONS
   11.01   Oath of Office.
   11.02   Removal From Office.
   11.03   Succession.
   11.04   Effect of Charter on Existing Laws and Rights.
   11.05   Retirement Systems.
   11.06   Amendment or Repeal of Charter.
   11.07   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
Art. XII  TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
   12.01   Effective Date of Charter.
   12.02   Continuance of Present Officials; Abolition of Offices.
   12.03   Continuance of Present Employees.
   12.04   Charter Review.
CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF
LEWISBURG, OHIO
PREAMBLE
In order that we may have the benefits of municipal home rule and exercise all of the powers of local self-government and other powers conferred under the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Ohio, we, the citizens of the Municipality of Lewisburg, in the County of Preble and State of Ohio, do hereby adopt this Charter for our municipality.