Section 2.14 Powers of Council
   All legislative powers of the City shall be vested in Council, except as provided by this Charter and/or the Constitution of Ohio. Without limitation of the foregoing, Council shall have and possess the following powers:
   (1)   The power to levy taxes and assessments and incur debts subject to the limitations imposed thereon by the Constitution of Ohio;
   (2)   The power to adopt and to provide for the enforcement of local police, sanitary and other similar regulations as are not in conflict with the general laws of Ohio;
   (3)   The power to provide for the exercise of all powers of local self-government granted to the City by the Constitution of Ohio in a manner not inconsistent with this Charter and/or the Constitution of Ohio;
   (4)   To establish other offices, departments, divisions, boards, bureaus, agencies and commissions, and to combine, change and abolish any office, department, division, board, bureau, agency or commission established by Council;
   (5)   To adopt and amend an administrative code that is not in conflict with the Constitution of Ohio and/or this Charter which shall provide for the organization of City government, define the powers and duties of each organizational unit, define the administrative procedures to be followed, and establish the procedures for giving notice of all meetings and of all ordinances, resolutions and other actions of which notice are required by this Charter or the laws of Ohio. Where the administrative code is silent, notice of all meetings and notice of all ordinances, resolutions and other actions which are required by this Charter or the laws of Ohio, shall be as provided by the laws of Ohio, except as otherwise provided by this Charter or, where not so otherwise provided by this Charter, then, as Council may provide otherwise by ordinance or resolution. Where the administrative code is silent, the officers and employees of the City shall have those powers and perform those duties customarily possessed and exercised by similarly-situated officers and employees by the laws of Ohio, except as otherwise provided by this Charter or, where not so otherwise provided by this Charter, then, as Council may provide otherwise by ordinance or resolution;
   (6)   To employ an auditor to make an audit of the financial affairs of any officer, employee or department of the City whenever such audit is decided necessary;
   (7)   To fix the number of employees in the various departments of the City, to fix the nature and amount of their compensation and benefits, and to require any officer, employee or member of any office, department, division, board, bureau, agency or commission of the City, whether elected or appointed, to furnish a bond at the expense of the City, which may be a bond covering all or any number of persons required to furnish a bond, for the faithful performance of his or her duties;
   (8)   To make or cause to be made investigations of any office, department, division, board, bureau, agency, commission or employee of the City;
   (9)   To compel, by the issuance of subpoenas, the attendance of witnesses and the production of documents and other evidence which are decided necessary in the conduct of any hearing or investigation;
   (10)   To establish by ordinance or resolution the rates, fees and other charges made to consumers of all municipal utilities and services;
   (11)   To adopt, amend and abolish model or standard codes, in whole or in part, prepared and published by public or private agencies on such matters as building construction, plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, electric wiring, smoke regulation, fire prevention and other similar regulatory subjects by reference to the date and source of the code without reproducing the same in full in the ordinance or resolution. In all cases in which such a code, or part thereof, shall be adopted by reference, full publication of the code by the City shall not be required; but at least one (1) copy of each such code, or adopted parts thereof, shall be kept in the principal governmental building of the City, as determined by Council, for reference and consultation by interested persons during regular office hours;
   (12)   To, convey upon officers, departments, divisions, boards, bureaus, agencies, commissions, or employees of the City the power and authority to administer oaths, and conduct investigations and hearings; to compel, by the issuance of subpoenas, the attendance of witnesses, the production of documents and/or other evidence necessary to conduct hearings and/or investigations; and,
   (13)   To appoint an acting director when a director is ill, suspended, removed, or otherwise disqualified to act.