The inhabitants of the City of Lima, Ohio, as its limits now are, or may be hereafter, shall be a body politic and corporate by the name The City of Lima, Ohio, and as such shall have perpetual succession; may use a corporate seal; may sue and be sued; may acquire property, lease, or lease with privilege to purchase; may sell, lease, hold, manage, and control such property, and make any and all rules and regulations by ordinance or resolution which may be required to carry out fully all the provisions of any conveyance, deed, or will, in relation to any gift or bequest, or the provisions of any lease by which it may acquire property; may acquire, construct, own, lease and operate and regulate public utilities; may assess, levy and collect taxes for general and special purposes on all the subjects or objects which the City may lawfully tax under the provisions of this Charter; may levy and collect assessments for local improvements; may borrow money on the faith and credit of the City by the issue or sale of bonds or notes of the City; may appropriate the money of the City for all purposes lawful under the provisions of this Charter and laws of Ohio; may create, provide for, construct, regulate and maintain all things of the nature of public works and improvements; may license and regulate persons, corporations and associations engaged in any business, occupation, profession or trade; may by ordinance passed by the Council, define, prohibit, abate, suppress and prevent all things detrimental to the health, morals, comfort, safety, convenience and welfare of the inhabitants of the City, and all nuisances and causes thereof; may do all things necessary to promote the health, convenience, comfort and welfare of its citizens and advance the moral, social, physical and intellectual standard of its citizenship, and for such purposes it may exercise any or all of the powers conferred in this section; may regulate and limit the height and bulk of buildings hereafter erected, and may regulate and prescribe the construction and the material used in all buildings and the maintenance and occupancy thereof, and regulate and determine the area of yards, courts, and other open places, and may divide the City into districts of such number, space and area as may be deemed best suited to carry out these purposes; may regulate and restrict the location of trades and industries, and the location of buildings designed for specified uses, and may divide the City into districts of such number, shape and area as may be deemed best suited to carry out these purposes; may regulate and control the use, for whatever purposes, of the streets and other public places; may create, establish, abolish and organize offices and fix the salaries and compensations of all officers and employees of the City of Lima; may make and enforce local police, sanitary and other regulations; may pass such ordinances as may be expedient for maintaining and promoting the peace, good government and welfare of the City, and for the performance of the functions thereof.  The City shall have all powers and authority of Home Rule governance as permitted in the laws and constitution  of the State of Ohio, and shall have all other powers and authority that now are or hereafter may be granted to municipalities by the Constitution or laws of Ohio, and all such Home Rule and other powers and authority, whether expressed or implied, may be exercised and enforced in the manner prescribed by this Charter, or when not prescribed herein, in such manner as shall be provided by ordinance or resolution of the Council, and when not prescribed by this Charter, or by ordinance or resolution of the Council, then said powers may  be exercised in the manner prescribed by the laws of the State of Ohio. (Amended 5-7-13)