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All legislative powers of this City shall be vested in the Council except as expressly limited by this Charter and the Constitution of the State of Ohio. Without limitation the Council shall:
a. Originate, introduce and pass ordinances and adopt resolutions.
b. Fix the number and salary ranges of all officers and employees of the municipality whether elected or appointed.
c. Require and fix bond for the faithful discharge of the duties of office by officers and employees. The premium of any bond required by Council may be ordered by the Council to be paid by the Municipality.
d. Adopt an annual appropriation ordinance based upon the annual budget.
e. Conduct a financial audit at such times as deemed necessary, but at least biennially, by the State or a private concern. The reports of all examinations and audits will be made available to all members of Council, and be recorded in the journal of Council.
f. Appoint and remove the City Manager, establish his salary and appoint an acting City Manager when necessary.
g. Have the power to make investigations into the affairs of the City and the conduct of any City department, office or agency and for this purpose subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, take testimony and require production of evidence. Any person or persons who fail or refuse to obey a lawful order issued in exercise of these powers by the Council shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500.00, or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.
h. Have the power to levy taxes and incur debts subject to the limitations imposed thereon by this Charter.
i. Have the power to adopt and to provide for the enforcement of local police, sanitary and other similar regulations as are not in conflict with general laws.
j. Have the power to provide for the exercise of all powers of local self-government granted to the City by the Constitution of the State of Ohio in a manner not inconsistent with this Charter or the Constitution of the State of Ohio.
k. Exercise all other powers granted to the Council by this Charter and by the Constitution and laws of the State of Ohio.