CHARTER
OF
PLAIN CITY, OHIO
         EDITOR’S NOTE: The Charter of Plain City, Ohio was adopted by the voters at a special election held on March 9, 2021.  The Charter became effective July 1, 2021.
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   POWERS
      Section 2.01   Powers Granted.
      Section 2.02   Exercise of Powers.
      Section 2.03   Construction of Powers.
      Section 2.04   Cooperative Authority.
   ARTICLE III  COUNCIL
      Section 3.01   Powers of Council.
      Section 3.02   Composition, Term and Qualifications.
      Section 3.03   President.
      Section 3.04   Clerk of Council.
      Section 3.05   Council Meetings.
      Section 3.06   Council Organization and Rules.
      Section 3.07   Salaries of Elected Officials.
      Section 3.08   Council Vacancies.
      Section 3.09   Forfeiture of Office.
   ARTICLE IV  LEGISLATIVE PRODCEDURE
      Section 4.01   Form of Action by Council.
      Section 4.02   Introduction of Ordinances and Resolutions.
      Section 4.03   Form of Ordinances and Resolutions.
      Section 4.04   Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions.
      Section 4.05   Procedure for Consideration of Legislation.
      Section 4.06   Vote Required for Passage.
      Section 4.07   Effective Date of Legislation.
      Section 4.08   Emergency Ordinances.
      Section 4.09   Authentication.
      Section 4.10   Recording and Certification of Legislation.
      Section 4.11   Amendments.
      Section 4.12   Zoning Ordinances.
      Section 4.13   Adoption of Technical Codes.
      Section 4.14   Codification.
      Section 4.15   Publication of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   ARTICLE V  MAYOR
      Section 5.01   Election and Term.
      Section 5.02   Qualifications.
      Section 5.03   General Powers and Duties.
      Section 5.04   Vacancy, Temporary Absence or Disability.
   ARTICLE VI  ADMINISTRATOR
      Section 6.01   Appointment and Qualifications.
      Section 6.02   Powers and Duties.
      Section 6.03   Compensation.
      Section 6.04   Administration of Employees.
      Section 6.05   Acting Administrator.
      Section 6.06   Procedure to Remove the Administrator.
   ARTICLE VII  ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
      Section 7.01   Departments.
      Section 7.02   Powers, Duties, and Functions.
      Section 7.03   Department Divisions.
      Section 7.04   Chief Fiscal Officer, Director of Finance.
      Section 7.05   Director of Law.
      Section 7.06   Police Department.
   ARTICLE VIII   BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
      Section 8.01   Creation of Boards and Commissions.
      Section 8.02   General Rules for Boards and Commissions.
      Section 8.03   Planning and Zoning Commission.
      Section 8.04   Merit System.
   ARTICLE IX  FINANCE, TAXATION, DEBT, AND CONTRACTING
      Section 9.01   General.
      Section 9.02   Contracting Powers and Procedures.
      Section 9.03   Contract Services.
   ARTICLE X  NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS, INITIATIVE,
           AND REFERENDUM
      Section 10.01   Nominations.
      Section 10.02   Elections.
      Section 10.03   Initiative and Referendum.
   ARTICLE XI  GENERAL PROVISIONS
      Section 11.01   Conflicts of Interest, Ethics, and Campaign Financing.
      Section 11.02   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
      Section 11.03   Initative and Referendum.
      Section 11.04   Definitions.
   ARTICLE XII   CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION
      Section 12.01   Composition and Term.
      Section 12.02   Duties.
   ARTICLE XIII  TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
      Section 13.01   Effective Date of Charter.
      Section 13.02   Succession.
      Section 13.03   Continuation of Ordinances, Resolutions, Codes,
            Rules, and Regulations.
      Section 13.04   Continuation of Employees.
      Section 13.05   Continuation of Appointments.
      Section 13.06   Transfer of Powers.
CHARTER
OF
PLAIN CITY, OHIO