CHARTER
OF THE VILLAGE OF
NEW LEXINGTON, OHIO
   EDITOR’S NOTE: The New Lexington Charter was approved by the voters at the general election held on November 4, 1980.  Dates appearing in parentheses following section headings indicate that those provisions were subsequently amended, added or repealed on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREAMBLE
Name; Boundaries; Form of Government
   1.01   Name and Boundary.
   1.02   Form of Government.
Corporate Powers
   2.01   Powers Granted.
   2.02   Exercise of Powers.
   2.03    Construction of Powers.
   2.04    Intergovernmental Cooperation.
Council
   3.01   Powers of Council.
   3.02   Composition, Term and Qualifications.
   3.03   Council 0rganization and Rules.
   3.04   President of Council.
   3.05    Clerk of Council.
   3.06   Council Meetings.
   3.07   Compensation of Elected 0fficials.
   3.08    Council Vacancies.
Legislative Procedure
   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.
   4.11   Zoning Measures.
   4.12   Adoption of Technical Codes.
   4.13   Codification.
   4.14   Publication of Ordinances and Resolutions. (5-6-14)
   4.15    Substantial Compliance.
The Mayor
   5.01   Election, Term and Qualifications.
   5.02   Powers and Duties.
   5.03   Vacancy, Temporary Absence or Disability.
Administrative Departments
   6.01   Administrative Director.
   6.02   Law Department.
   6.03   Finance Department.
   6.04   Police Department.
   6.05   Fire Department.
   6.06   Municipal Engineer.
   6.07   Other Administrative Departments.
   6.08   Acting Department Heads.
Boards and Commissions
   7.01   Planning Commission.
   7.02   Board of Zoning Appeals.
   7.03   Merit System.
   7.04    Park and Recreation Board.
   7.05    Charter Revision Commission.
   7.06    Deposit and Investment Board.
   7.07    Income Tax Board of Review.
   7.08    Cemetery Board.
   7.09    Other Boards and Commissions.
   7.10    Organization - Vacancies.
Finance, Taxation and Debt
   8.01   General.
   8.02    Contracting Powers and Procedures.
Nominations and Elections
   9.01    Nominations.
   9.02   Regular Municipal Elections.
   9.03   Special Elections.
   9.04   Conduct of Elections.
   9.05   Council Referral of 0rdinances and Resolutions.
Initiative, Referendum and Recall
   10.01    Initiative and Referendum.
   10.02   Recall.
General Provisions
   11.01   Removal of Officials.
   11.02   Conflicts of Interest, Ethics, Campaign Financing.
   11.03   Succession.
   11.04   Effect of Charter on Existing Laws and Rights.
   11.05   Retirement System - Health District.
   11.06   Amendment of Charter.
   11.07    Effect of Partial Invalidity.
Transitional Provisions
   12.01   Effective Date of Charter.
   12.02   Continuance of Present Officials - Abolition of Offices.
   12.03   Continuance of Present Employees.
CHARTER
MUNICIPALITY OF
NEW LEXINGTON, OHIO
PREAMBLE
   In order that we may have the benefits of municipal home rule and exercise all of the powers of local self-government conferred under the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Ohio, We, the citizens of the Municipality of New Lexington, Ohio, do hereby adopt this Charter for our municipality.