CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF SIDNEY, OHIO
EDITOR'S NOTE:  Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading indicate that the section was adopted, amended or repealed on the date given.
      ARTICLE I. - Powers of City
         Sec. 1-1.   Adoption.
         Sec. 1-2.   Incorporation.
         Sec. 1-3.   Home Rule Powers.
         Sec. 1-4.   Laws of the State.
         Sec. 1-5.   Precedence.
         Sec. 1-6.   General Powers.
      ARTICLE II. - The City Council
         Sec. 2-1.   Powers Vested in Council.
         Sec. 2-2.   Council Members.
         Sec. 2-3.   Term of Council. (Amended 11-5-74)
         Sec. 2-4.   Organizational Meeting.
         Sec. 2-5.   Qualification.
         Sec. 2-6.   Restriction.
         Sec. 2-7.   Control in Council.
         Sec. 2-8.   Vacancies.
         Sec. 2-9.   Oath of Office.
         Sec. 2-10.   Election of Mayor.
         Sec. 2-11.   Duties of Mayor.
         Sec. 2-12.   Compensation.  (Amended 11-5-74)
         Sec. 2-13.   Procedure.
         Sec. 2-14.   Regular Meetings.  (Amended 11-2-99)
         Sec. 2-15.   Special Meetings.
         Sec. 2-16.   Quorum.
         Sec. 2-17.   Personal Interest.
         Sec. 2-18.   Annual Audit.
      ARTICLE III. - Ordinances
         Sec. 3-1.   Council to Enact.
         Sec. 3-2.   Definition.
         Sec. 3-3.   Majority Required.
         Sec. 3-4.   Introduction in Writing.
         Sec. 3-5.   Passage at Later Meeting.
         Sec. 3-6.   Discussion.
         Sec. 3-7.   Copies Available.
         Sec. 3-8.   Public Hearing.
         Sec. 3-9.   Vote.
         Sec. 3-10.   Certification.
         Sec. 3-11.   Publication.  (Amended 3-19-96)
         Sec. 3-12.   Effective Date.
         Sec. 3-13.   Rule Suspension.
         Sec. 3-14.   Emergency Ordinance.
      ARTICLE IV. - Council Appointments
         Sec. 4-1.   City Clerk.
         Sec. 4-2.   City Director of Law.  (Amended 11-3-92)
         Sec. 4-3.   Duties of City Director of Law.
               (Amended 11-3-92)
         Sec. 4-4.   Finance Department.
         Sec. 4-5.   Duties of Finance Director.
      ARTICLE V. - The City Manager
         Sec. 5-1.   Appointment of Manager.
         Sec. 5-2.   Qualifications.
         Sec. 5-3.   Residential Requirement.
         Sec. 5-4.   Responsibility.
         Sec. 5-5.   Duties.
         Sec. 5-6.   Administration.
         Sec. 5-7.   Additional Positions.
         Sec. 5-8.   Purchases.  (Amended 11-5-74)
         Sec. 5-9.   Contracts.
         Sec. 5-10.   Resignation.
         Sec. 5-11.   Removal.
         Sec. 5-12.   Severance Allowance.
      ARTICLE VI. - Administrative Departments
         Sec. 6-1.   Powers of Council.
         Sec. 6-2.   Department of Service and Safety.
               (Repealed 11-3-92)
         Sec. 6-3.   Director of Service and Safety.
               (Repealed 11-3-92)
         Sec. 6-4.   Civil Service.  (Amended 11-2-71; 3-19-96)
      ARTICLE VI. - Administrative Departments (Cont'd)
         Sec. 6-5.   Right of Appeal.
         Sec. 6-6.   Residence Requirement.  (Added 11-2-99)
      ARTICLE VII. - City Planning Commission
         Sec. 7-1.   Composition.  (Amended 11-2-71)
         Sec. 7-2.   Function.  (Amended 11-2-71; 11-5-02)
      ARTICLE VIII. - Elections
         Sec. 8-1.   Elections Held.
         Sec. 8-2.   Ballots.
         Sec. 8-3.   Nomination by Petition.
         Sec. 8-4.   Procedure.  (Amended 11-3-92)
         Sec. 8-5.   Election.
      ARTICLE IX. - General Provisions
         Sec. 9-1.   Ordinances in Effect.
         Sec. 9-2.   Vested Rights.
         Sec. 9-3.   Initiative and Referendum.
         Sec. 9-4.   Debt and Tax Limitations.
         Sec. 9-5.   Succession of Powers.
         Sec. 9-6.   Amendment.
      ARTICLE X. - Temporary Provisions
         Sec. 10-1.   Effective Date.
         Sec. 10-2.   Elective Officers.
         Sec. 10-3.   Continuance in Office.
         Sec. 10-4.   Term of Office.
         Sec. 10-5.   First Meeting of Council.
      CERTIFICATE
CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF SIDNEY, OHIO
EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Charter of the City of Sidney, Ohio, was adopted by the voters of the City on November 2, 1954, and became effective on January 1, 1956, except for the purpose of nominating and electing elective officers of the City when it became effective upon its approval by the voters.