CHARTER
 
OF THE CITY OF MANSFIELD, OHIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   EDITOR'S NOTE: The Mansfield Charter was approved by the voters on November 2, 1982. Dates appearing in parentheses following section headings indicate that those provisions were subsequently amended, added or repealed on the date given.
   PREAMBLE
   ARTICLE I   NAME; BOUNDARIES; FORM OF GOVERNMENT
      Section  l.01   Name and Boundary.
      Section 1.02   Form of Government.
      Section1.03   Bill of Rights.  (11-6-12)
   ARTICLE II    CORPORATE POWERS
      Section 2.01   Powers Granted.
      Section 2.02   Exercise of Powers.
      Section 2.03   Construction of Powers.
      Section 2.04   Intergovernmental Cooperation.
      Section 2.05   Additional Municipal Income Tax.  (5-7-13)
   ARTICLE III  COUNCIL
      Section 3.01   Composition of Council. (11-3-92)
      Section 3.02   Powers, Meetings and Rules.
      Section 3.03   Clerks.
   ARTICLE IV  THE MAYOR
      Section 4.01   Mayor.
      Section 4.02   Powers, Duties and Functions.
      Section 4.03   Veto Power.
   ARTICLE V  PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL
      Section 5.01   President of Council. (11-8-88)
      Section 5.02   Powers, Duties and Functions.
   ARTICLE VI     DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
      Section 6.01   Finance Director.
      Section 6.02   Powers, Duties and Functions.   (11-3-92)
   ARTICLE VII    DIRECTOR OF LAW
      Section 7.01   Director of Law.
      Section 7.02   Powers, Duties and Functions.
   ARTICLE VIII  NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
      Section 8.01   Nominations.
      Section 8.02   Regular Municipal Elections.
      Section 8.03   Special Elections.
      Section 8.04   Conduct of Elections.
   ARTICLE IX  ELECTED OFFICIALS
      Section 9.01   Elected Officials, Residence.
      Section 9.02   Terms of Elected Officials.  (11-6-12)
      Section 9.03   Recall and Replacement of Elected Officials.  (11-5-96; 11-7-00)
   ARTICLE X   CIVIL SERVICE
      Section 10.01   Civil Service; Exceptions.  (11-5-96)
      Section 10.02   Chiefs of Safety Forces.
      Section 10.03   Police Chief. (11-4-08; 11-6-12)
      Section 10.04   Chief of Fire Division.
   ARTICLE XI  OTHER MUNICIPAL INSTRUMENTALITIES
      Section11.01      Continuity of Departments, etc.
      Section 11.02   Emergency Medical Services.  (3-2-04)
      Section 11.03   Park Advisory Board.  (11-7-00)
      Section 11.04   Board of Control.  (11-6-12)
   ARTICLE XII  RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT
      Section 12.01   Residency Requirements.  (11-5-91)
   ARTICLE XIII  OPEN MEETINGS
      Section 13.01   Meetings of Public Bodies To Be Open.
   ARTICLE XIV  AMENDMENT OF CHARTER
      Section 14.01   Charter Amendments.
      Section 14.02   Charter Review Commission.  (11-3-92; 11-7-00; 11-4-08; 11-8-16)
   ARTICLE XV  GENERAL INTENT
      Section 15.01   Statutory Law, Definitions, Vote and Employment.
   ARTICLE XVI  GENERAL PROVISIONS
      Section 16.01   Succession.
      Section 16.02   Effect of Charter on Existing Laws and Rights.  (11-3-92; 11-7-00)
      Section 16.03   Retirement System - Health District.
      Section 16.04   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
      Section 16.05   Effective Date of Charter.
CHARTER
FOR THE
CITY OF MANSFIELD, OHIO