CHARTER FOR VILLAGE OF ST. BERNARD, OHIO
   EDITOR’S NOTE:  The St. Bernard Charter was approved by the voters on May 6, 2003.  Dates appearing in parentheses following sections headings indicate those sections were subsequently amended, added or repealed on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE I INCORPORATION, POWERS AND FORM OF GOVERNMENT
   Section 1.01  Preamble.
   Section 1.02  Incorporation.
   Section 1.03  Powers.
   Section 1.04  Form of Government.
   Section 1.05   Change in Form of Government.
ARTICLE II LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY
   Section 2.01  Council.
   Section 2.02   Establishment of Wards.
   Section 2.03   Composition and Terms of Office.
   Section 2.04  Qualifications.
   Section 2.05  Vacancies.
   Section 2.06  Compensation of Council Members.
   Section 2.07   Meetings of Council.
   Section 2.08  Powers, Duties and Liabilities of Council Members.
   Section 2.09   Procedure for Enacting Ordinances and Resolutions.
   Section 2.10  Officers of Legislative Authority.
ARTICLE III EXECUTIVE
   Section 3.01  Mayor.
   Section 3.02  Vice Mayor and President of Council.
ARTICLE IV ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS AND DEPARTMENTS
   Section 4.01  Director of Law.
   Section 4.02  Auditor.
   Section 4.03  Treasurer.
   Section 4.04   Director of Public Service.
   Section 4.05   Director of Public Safety.
   Section 4.06  Tax Commissioner.
   Section 4.07  Miscellaneous Provisions.
ARTICLE V BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   Section 5.01  Planning Commission.
   Section 5.02  Recreation Board.
   Section 5.03   Board of Health.
   Section 5.04  Civil Service Commission.
ARTICLE VI TAXATION AND FINANCE
   Section 6.01  Power to Tax, Spend and Incur Debts.
ARTICLE VII NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS AND REMOVAL
   Section 7.01  Municipal Elections.
   Section 7.02  Recall.
   Section 7.03  Qualified Electors.
ARTICLE VIII INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
   Section 8.01  Initiative.
   Section 8.02  Referendum.
ARTICLE IX TRANSITION BETWEEN CITY AND VILLAGE STATUS
   Section 9.01  Intent of the Electors.
   Section 9.02  Continuity of Municipal Structure.
   Section 9.03  Continuity of Powers and Duties.
   Section 9.04  Continuity of Administration.
   Section 9.05  Continuity of Wards.
   Section 9.06  Continuity of Laws.
   Section 9.07  Board of Health.
   Section 9.08  Civil Service Commission.
   Section 9.09  Miscellaneous Provisions.
ARTICLE X TRANSITION UPON ADOPTION OF CHARTER
   Section 10.01   Continuity of Municipal Structure.
   Section 10.02   Continuity of Administration.
   Section 10.03   Continuity of Laws.
   Section 10.04  Effective Date of Charter.
ARTICLE XI GENERAL PROVISIONS
   Section 11.01  Severability.
   Section 11.02  Amendments to the Charter.
CHARTER OF THE VILLAGE
OF
ST. BERNARD