CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF
WAUSEON, OHIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
   EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Charter for Wauseon, Ohio, was approved by the voters at a special election held on May 5, 1981.  Dates appearing in parentheses following a heading indicate that the section was amended enacted or repealed on the date given.
ARTICLE I.         NAME; BOUNDARIES; FORM OF GOVERNMENT
SECTION 1.01   Name and Boundary.
SECTION 1.02   Form of Government.
ARTICLE II .     CORPORATE POWERS
SECTION 2.01   Powers Granted.
SECTION 2.02   Exercise of Powers.
SECTION 2.03   Construction of Powers.
SECTION 2.04   Intergovernmental Cooperation.
ARTICLE III .     COUNCIL
SECTION 3.01   Powers of Council.  (11-3-15)
SECTION 3.02   Composition, Term and Qualifications.
SECTION 3.03   Council Organization and Rules.
SECTION 3.04   President of Council.
SECTION 3.05   Clerk of Council. (11-8-05)
SECTION 3.06   Council Meetings.
SECTION 3.07   Compensation of Election Officers.
SECTION 3.08   Council Vacancies.
ARTICLE IV .     LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE
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 Ordinances and Resolutions.
SECTION 4.05   Vote Required for Passage.
SECTION 4.06   Content of Emergency Legislation.
SECTION 4.07   Effective Date of Legislation.
SECTION 4.08   Authentication and Recording of Legislation.
SECTION 4.09   Veto by Mayor.
SECTION 4.10   Amendment.
SECTION 4.11   Zoning Measures. (Amended 11-8-05)
SECTION 4.12   Adoption of Technical Codes.
SECTION 4.13   Codifications.
SECTION 4.14   Publication of Ordinances and Resolutions.
SECTION 4.15   Substantial Compliance.
SECTION 4.16   Audio or Video Recording of Meetings. (Enacted November 6, 1984)
ARTICLE V .  THE MAYOR
SECTION 5.01   Election, Term and Qualifications.
SECTION 5.02   Powers, Duties and Functions.
SECTION 5.03   Vacancy, Temporary Absence or Disability.  (11-3-15)
ARTICLE VI .  ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
SECTION 6.01   Law Department. (Amended 11-8-05)
SECTION 6.02   Finance Department. (Amended 11-8-05)
SECTION 6.03   Police Department.
SECTION 6.04   Fire Department.
SECTION 6.05   Department of Public Service.
SECTION 6.06   Municipal Engineer.
SECTION 6.07   Other Administrative Departments.
SECTION 6.08   Acting Department Heads.
SECTION 6.09   Assignment of Personnel and Equipment.
ARTICLE VII .  BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
SECTION 7.01   Civil Service Commission.
SECTION 7.02   Planning Commission. (Amended 5-5-87)
SECTION 7.03   Board of Zoning Appeals.
SECTION 7.04   Park Board.
SECTION 7.05   Charter Revision Commission.
SECTION 7.06   Other Boards and Commissions.
SECTION 7.07   Organization; Vacancies.
ARTICLE VIII .  FINANCE, TAXATION AND DEBT.
SECTION 8.01   General Provisions.
SECTION 8.02   Contracting Powers and Procedures.
ARTICLE IX .  NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
SECTION 9.01   Nominations and Elections.  (11-3-15)
SECTION 9.02   Regular Municipal Elections.
SECTION 9.03   Special Elections.
SECTION 9.04   Conduction of Elections.
SECTION 9.05   Council Referral of Ordinances and Resolutions.
ARTICLE X .  INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
SECTION 10.01   Initiative and Referendum.
SECTION 10.02   Recall.
ARTICLE XI .  GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 11.01   Removal of Officials.  (11-3-15)
SECTION 11.02   Conflicts of Interest, Ethics, Campaign Financing.
SECTION 11.03   Succession.
SECTION 11.04   Effect of Charter on Existing Laws and Rights.
SECTION 11.05   Retirement System; Health District.
SECTION 11.06   Amendment of Charter.
SECTION 11.07   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
ARTICLE XII .  TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 12.01   Effective Date of Charter.
SECTION 12.02   Continuance of Present Officials, Abolition of Offices.
SECTION 12.03   Continuance of Present Employees.
SECTION 12.04   Charter Prevails in Transition.
 
 
CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF
WAUSEON, OHIO