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PREFACE
Chapter C HOME RULE CHARTER
Chapter 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
Chapter 5 ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
Chapter 14 AUTHORITIES
Chapter 23 BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND COUNCILS
Chapter 36 FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES
Chapter 51 INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
Chapter 62 PENSIONS
Chapter 70 PERSONNEL
Chapter 77 POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chapter 91 SALARIES AND COMPENSATION
Chapter 120 ALARM SYSTEMS
Chapter 127 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Chapter 141 ANIMALS
Chapter 166 CABLE TELEVISION
Chapter 173 COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY CODE
Chapter 180 CONSTRUCTION CODES
Chapter 185 CONVERSION THERAPY
Chapter 188 CURFEW
Chapter 201 ELECTRIC SERVICE
Chapter 212 FEES
Chapter 219 FIREARMS
Chapter 225 FIREWORKS
Chapter 231 FIRE INSURANCE PROCEEDS
Chapter 237 FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION
Chapter 251 FOOD CODE
Chapter 272 GRAFFITI
Chapter 288 HEALTH AND SAFETY
Chapter 295 HISTORICAL AND CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
Chapter 302 HOUSE NUMBERING
Chapter 308 HOUSING
Chapter 325 LAW ENFORCEMENT
Chapter 328 LEAD-BASED PAINT
Chapter 332 LIBRARY
Chapter 339 LICENSES AND PERMITS
Chapter 346 LITTER AND ADVERTISING MATERIAL
Chapter 353 LOITERING; OBSTRUCTING PUBLIC PLACES
Chapter 364 MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Chapter 378 MUNICIPAL CLAIMS AND LIENS
Chapter 387 NOISE
Chapter 396 PARKS AND RECREATION
Chapter 403 PAWNBROKERS
Chapter 410 PEDDLING AND SOLICITING
Chapter 424 POLES
Chapter 431 PROPERTY SALES
Chapter 438 RAIN BARRELS
Chapter 442 RECORDS, PUBLIC ACCESS
Chapter 453 SALES
Chapter 460 SCRAP METAL DEALERS
Chapter 467 SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL
Chapter 473 SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES
Chapter 479 SIDEWALK CAFES
Chapter 485 SIGNS
Chapter 496 SOLID WASTE
Chapter 502 STORAGE FACILITIES
Chapter 505 STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
Chapter 508 STREETS AND SIDEWALKS
Chapter 515 SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 521 SUSTAINABILITY
Chapter 536 TAMPERING WITH PUBLIC PROPERTY
Chapter 540 TATTOO AND PIERCING ESTABLISHMENTS
Chapter 543 TAX ABATEMENTS
Chapter 546 TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM
Chapter 549 TAXATION
Chapter 555 TREES
Chapter 564 VEHICLE NUISANCES, STORAGE OF
Chapter 570 VEHICLE REPAIR SHOPS
Chapter 576 VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
Chapter 583 VENDING MACHINES
Chapter 600 ZONING
Chapter A610 ANNEXATION OF TERRITORY
Chapter A611 BOND ISSUES AND LOANS
Chapter A612 FRANCHISE AND SERVICES
Chapter A613 GOVERNMENTAL AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Chapter A614 PLAN APPROVAL
Chapter A615 PUBLIC PROPERTY
Chapter A616 SEWERS
Chapter A617 STREETS AND SIDEWALKS
Chapter A618 WATER
Chapter A619 ZONING; PRIOR ORDINANCES
Chapter DT DERIVATION TABLE
Chapter DL DISPOSITION LIST
Chapter 5
ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
Part 1
Short Title and Definitions.
§ 5-101.   Short title.
§ 5-102.   Definitions.
Part 2
Council Organization and Procedures.
§ 5-201.   Role of Charter.
§ 5-202.   General provisions.
§ 5-203.   Organization meeting; election of officers.
§ 5-204.   Meetings.
§ 5-205.   Meetings to be public; electronic recording devices.
§ 5-206.   Agenda.
§ 5-207.   Conduct of business.
§ 5-208.   Rules of procedure.
§ 5-209.   Public participation.
§ 5-210.   Committees of the Council.
§ 5-211.   Official actions of Council.
§ 5-212.   Ordinances.
§ 5-213.   Independent legal counsel.
§ 5-214.   Redistricting process; Redistricting Advisory Commission.
§ 5-215.   Council districts.
Part 3
Mayor; Chief Executive Officer
§ 5-301.   Power and duties.
§ 5-302.   Independent legal counsel.
§ 5-303.   Termination of department directors.
Part 4
Managing Director; Chief Administrative Officer
§ 5-401.   Power and duties.
Part 5
City Auditor
§ 5-501.   Power and duties.
Part 6
City Clerk
§ 5-601.   Duties.
Part 7
City Health Officer
§ 5-701.   Duties of City Health Officer.
Part 8
Department Organization
§ 5-801.   Administrative organization.
§ 5-802.   Organization Charts.
§ 5-803.   Department directors.
§ 5-804.   Duties.
§ 5-805.   Department of Administrative Services.
§ 5-806.   Fiscal provisions.
§ 5-807.   Budget and Capital Program.
§ 5-808.   Reserved.
§ 5-809.   Purchasing Policy and Procedure.
§ 5-810.   Repository sale bids.
§ 5-811.   Department of Public Works.
§ 5-812.   Reserved.
§ 5-813.   Economic Development Manager.
§ 5-814.   Reserved.
§ 5-815.   Department of Police.
§ 5-816.   Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
§ 5-817.   Department of Law.
§ 5-818.   Planning Division of the Department of Community Development.
Part 9
Boards and Commissions
§ 5-901.   Membership.
§ 5-902.   Organization.
§ 5-903.   Boards, commissions and councils.
§ 5-904.   Authorities.
Part 10
Code of Ethics
§ 5-1001.   Declaration of policy.
§ 5-1002.   Board of Ethics.
§ 5-1003.   Definitions.
§ 5-1004.   Statement of financial interests.
§ 5-1005.   Disclosure of confidential information.
§ 5-1006.   Prohibited behaviors.
§ 5-1007.   Violations and penalties; restitution.
§ 5-1008.   Advisory opinions.
§ 5-1009.   Complaint and investigation procedure.
§ 5-1010.   Confidentiality of Board information.
§ 5-1011.   Wrongful use of Board of Ethics.
§ 5-1012.   Campaign contributions and reporting requirements.
Exhibit A. Purchasing Policy and Procedures Manual Organization Charts
[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Reading 6-24-1996 by Ord. No. 17-1996 (Ch. 1, Part 1, of the 2001 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]