CHARTER OF THE
CITY OF PICKERINGTON, OHIO
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Charter of the City of Pickerington, Ohio, was adopted at an election on November 4, 1980. The Charter was re-adopted in its entirety by the voters at a general election held on November 7, 2000, and subsequently at a general election held on November 2, 2010.  A date appearing in parentheses following a section heading in the Table of Contents, or following a section in the text, indicates that the provisions of that section were amended or enacted on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREAMBLE
ARTICLE I      INCORPORATION, POWERS, FORM OF GOVERNMENT, AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
   Section 1.01.   Incorporation.
   Section 1.02.   Powers.
   Section 1.03.   Form of Government.
   Section 1.04.   Definition of Elected Official.
   Section 1.05.   Oath of Office.
   Section 1.06.   Separability.
ARTICLE II      COUNCIL
   Section 2.01.   Number and Term.
   Section 2.02.   Compensation.
   Section 2.03.   Meetings.
   Section 2.04.   Powers.
   Section 2.05.   Form of Action by Council.
   Section 2.06.   Officers.
   Section 2.07.   Organization and Rules.
   Section 2.08.   Amending Legislation.
ARTICLE III      MAYOR
   Section 3.01.   Term.
   Section 3.02.   Powers.
   Section 3.03.   Other Duties.
   Section 3.04.   Compensation.
ARTICLE IV      CITY MANAGER
   Section 4.01.   Appointment.
   Section 4.02.   Qualifications.
   Section 4.03.   Powers and Duties.
   Section 4.04.   Mayor and Council Relationship to the Manager.
   Section 4.05.   Absence, Disability, Resignation or Removal.
   Section 4.06.   Removal.
ARTICLE V      ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS AND DEPARTMENTS
   Section 5.01.   Conflict of Interest.
   Section 5.02.   City Clerk.
   Section 5.03.   Director of Finance.
   Section 5.04.   Law Director.
   Section 5.05.   Director of Engineering.
   Section 5.06.   Police and Fire Protection.
   Section 5.07.   Police Department.
   Section 5.08.   Fire Department.
   Section 5.09.   Building Department.
   Section 5.10.   Other Departments.
   Section 5.11.   Direction by City Manager.
ARTICLE VI      BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   Section 6.01.   Effect on Actions of Pre-Existing Boards and Commissions.
   Section 6.02.   Planning and Zoning Commission.
   Section 6.03.   Board of Zoning Appeals.
   Section 6.04.   Parks and Recreation Board.
   Section 6.05.   Board of Health.
   Section 6.06.   Appointment of Board and Commission Members.
ARTICLE VII      FINANCE, TAXATION, BORROWING AND PURCHASING
   Section 7.01.   Fiscal Year.
   Section 7.02.   Preparation and Submission of Budget Estimates.
   Section 7.03.   Publicity and Hearing on Budget Estimates.
   Section 7.04.   Date of Final Adoption; Failure to Adopt.
   Section 7.05.   Budget as an Appropriation.
   Section 7.06.   Appropriations.
   Section 7.07.   Transfers of Appropriations.
   Section 7.08.   Certain Contracts and Expenditures Prohibited.
   Section 7.09.   Fees.
   Section 7.10.   Central Purchasing.
   Section 7.11.   Competitive Bidding.
   Section 7.12.   Emergency Appropriations.
   Section 7.13.   Short Term Borrowing.
   Section 7.14.   Characteristics of Short Term Notes.
   Section 7.15.   Limitation on Property Tax Rate.
   Section 7.16.   Power to Incur Indebtedness.
   Section 7.17.   Issuance of Bonds.
   Section 7.18.   Procedure in Bond Issues.
ARTICLE VIII      NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS
   Section 8.01.   Effect of State Law.
   Section 8.02.   Nominations.
   Section 8.03.   Elections.
   Section 8.04.   Qualifications.
   Section 8.05.   Vacancies.
   Section 8.06.   Removal from Office.
   Section 8.07.   Initiative, Referendum and Recall.
ARTICLE IX      MERIT SYSTEM
   Section 9.01.   Merit System Established.
   Section 9.02.   Classified and Unclassified Positions.
   Section 9.03.   Personnel Appeals Board.
ARTICLE X      CHARTER REVIEW AND AMENDMENT
   Section 10.01.   Amendment.
   Section 10.02.   Charter Review.
   Section 10.03.   Duties.