CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF NORTH COLLEGE HILL, OHIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREAMBLE
ARTICLE I NAME, BOUNDARIES AND FORM OF GOVERNMENT
   Section 1.01      Name and Boundaries
   Section 1.02      Form of Government
ARTICLE II CORPORATE POWERS/GENERAL POWERS
   Section 2.01      Powers Granted
   Section 2.02      Manner and Exercise of Powers
ARTICLE III COUNCIL
   Section 3.01      Number, Election, and Term of Office
   Section 3.02      Qualifications
   Section 3.03      Powers of Council
   Section 3.04      President Pro Tempore and Clerk of Council
   Section 3.05      Council Meetings  (11-5-19)
   Section 3.06      Compensation and Expenses
   Section 3.07      Vacancies and Removal
   
   Section 4.01      Election and Term of Office
   Section 4.02      Qualifications
   Section 4.03      Powers of the Mayor
   Section 4.04      Vacancy
ARTICLE V PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL
   Section 5.01      Election and Term of Office
   Section 5.02      Qualifications
   Section 5.03      Powers of the President of Council
ARTICLE VI CITY ADMINISTRATOR
   Section 6.01      Appointment
   Section 6.02      Powers and Duties
   Section 6.03      Acting City Administrator
   Section 6.04      Council-City Administrator Relations
   Section 6.05      Purchases and Contracts
ARTICLE VII FINANCE MANAGER
   Section 7.01      Qualifications
   Section 7.02      Powers and Duties of Finance Manager
ARTICLE VIII LAW DIRECTOR
   Section 8.01      Election and Term of Office  (11-2-10)
   Section 8.02      Qualifications  (11-2-10)
   Section 8.03      Powers and Duties of Law Director
ARTICLE IX ORDINANCES OR RESOLUTIONS
   Section 9.01      Action to be Taken by Ordinance or Resolution
   Section 9.02      Subject of Ordinance or Resolution
   Section 9.03      Majority Required
   Section 9.04      Procedure of Passage of Non-Emergency Resolutions
   Section 9.05      Second Reading, Third Reading and Final Adoption
   Section 9.06      Amendment of Ordinance or Resolution
   Section 9.07      Rules Suspension
   Section 9.08      Effective Date
   Section 9.09      Procedure of Passage of Emergency  Ordinance or Resolution
   Section 9.10      Mayor’s Veto
ARTICLE X BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   Section 10.01      Planning Commission
   Section 10.02      Civil Service Commission  (11-2-10)
   Section 10.03      Recreation Commission
   Section 10.04      Board of Zoning Appeals
   Section 10.05      Records Commission
   Section 10.06      Earnings Tax Board of Appeals
   Section 10.07      Voting Requirements
ARTICLE XI INITIATIVES, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
 
   Section 11.01      Initiative and Referendum
 
ARTICLE XII FINANCE, TAXATION AND DEBT
 
   Section 12.01      General
 
ARTICLE XIII NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
 
   Section 13.01      Nominations and Elections
   Section 13.02      Special Elections
   Section 13.03      Conduct of Elections
   Section 13.04      No Political Affiliation on Ballot (11-2-10)
   Section 13.05      Replacement of Candidate Unable to Complete Term (11-2-10)
   Section 13.06      Replacement’s Term if Original Candidate Serves Less Than One Year (11-2-10)
   Section 13.07      Replacement’s Term if Original Candidate Serves One Year or More (11-2-10)
   Section 13.08      Replacement by Council (11-2-10)
   Section 13.09      Term Limits (11-6-12)
 
ARTICLE XIV GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
   Section 14.01      Conflicts of Interest, Ethics, Campaign Financing
   Section 14.02      Succession
   Section 14.03      Effect of Charter on Existing Laws and Rights
   Section 14.04      Savings Clause, Separability, Effect of Partial Invalidity
   Section 14.05      Singular and Plural, Gender and Tense
   Section 14.06      Charter Review
   Section 14.07      Retirement System-Health District
   Section 14.08      Definitions
 
 
ARTICLE XV TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
 
   Section 15.01      Existing Date of Charter
   Section 15.02      Effect of Charter on Existing Offices
   Section 15.03      Continuance of Present Employees
   Section 15.04      Abolition of the Offices of City Auditor and City Treasurer
 
 
CHARTER OF THE CITY OF
NORTH COLLEGE HILL, OHIO
PREAMBLE
 
We, the people of the City of North College Hill, Ohio, do adopt this Charter in order to give its residents and City officials the best tools to prepare our City for the future.