CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY
OF THE VILLAGE OF WEST JEFFERSON
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
ARTICLE I     NAMES; BOUNDARIES; FORM OF GOVERNMENT
   1.01    Name.
   1.02   Boundaries.
   1.03   Form of Government.
 
ARTICLE II     POWERS
   2.01    Municipal Powers.
 
   3.01    Election and Term. (11-8-16)
   3.02   Qualifications. (11-8-16)
   3.03   Judicial Powers.
   3.04   Executive and Administrative Powers. (11-8-11)
   3.05   Veto Powers.
   3.06   Acting Mayor.(11-8-16)
   3.07   Vacancy.
   3.08   Estimate of Expenditures.(11-8-11)
 
ARTICLE IV THE COUNCIL
   4.01    Legislative Authority.
   4.02   Composition and Term. (11-8-16)
   4.03   Qualifications.(11-8-11)
   4.04   President and Vice President of Council.
   4.05   Duties of Council.
   4.05.1   Limitation on Rate of Taxation.
   4.06   Removal. (11-8-16)
   4.07   Vacancies.(11-8-11)
   4.08   Clerk and Other Employees.
   4.09   Regular Meetings.
   4.10   Special Meetings.
   4.11   Legislative Procedure.
   4.12   Public Notice.
   4.13   Effective Date of Resolutions and Ordinances.
   4.14   Emergency Ordinances.
   4.15   Adoption of Ordinances by Reference.
   4.16   Compensation.
   4.17   Departments, Boards and Commissions.
   4.18   Codification of Ordinances.
   4.19   Emergency Meetings. (11-8-16)
   4.20   Addition of Emergency Meeting Language. (11-8-16)
 
ARTICLE V    DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
   5.01    Appointment and Vacancy of Director of Finance.
   5.02   Powers and Duties of Director of Finance.
 
ARTICLE VI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE.
   6.01    Appointment and Vacancy.
   6.02   Qualifications.
   6.03   Duties in General.
   6.04   Purchasing Function.
 
ARTICLE VII DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
   7.01    Appointment.
   7.02   Duties in General.
   7.03   Police Department.
   7.04   Fire Department.
   7.05   Rules for Government of Police Department.
 
ARTICLE VIIA    DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT.
   7A.01   Creation of Department and Appointment of Director.
   7A.02   Powers and Duties.
 
ARTICLE VIII    DEPARTMENT OF LAW
   8.01    Director of Law.
   8.02   Qualifications.
   8.03   General Powers and Duties. (11-8-16)
 
ARTICLE IX     PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
   9.01    Planning and Zoning Commission - Composition and Procedure.
   9.02   Planning and Zoning Commission - Organization. (11-8-11)
   9.03   Planning and Zoning Commission - Powers and Duties.
   9.04   Mandatory Referral to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
   9.05   Public Hearings by Council.
   9.06   Action by Council.
 
ARTICLE X CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
   10.01    Membership and Term.
   10.02   Classified and Unclassified Service.
 
ARTICLE XI DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
   11.01   Appointment.
   11.02   Vacancy.
   11.03   Qualifications.
   11.04   Powers and Duties.
 
ARTICLE XII NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
   12.01    Nominations.
   12.02   Elections.
 
ARTICLE XIII    INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
   13.01    Initiative.
   13.02   Referendum.
   13.03   Removal by Recall; Procedure. (11-8-11)
   13.04   Recall Petitions.(11-8-11)
 
ARTICLE XIV    FRANCHISE
   14.01    Granting of Franchises.
   14.02   Regulations.
 
ARTICLE XV    AMENDMENTS TO CHARTER
   15.01    Submission to Electors.
   15.02   Adoption.
 
ARTICLE XVI    CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION
   16.01    Composition and Term.
   16.02   Duties.
   16.03   Submission to Electors.
   16.04   Certification of Amendments.
   16.05   Independent Legal Counsel. (11-8-16)
 
ARTICLE XVII    GENERAL PROVISIONS
   17.01    Personal Interest.
   17.02   Hiring and/or Appointment Procedures.
   17.03   Removal of Appointive Officers and Employees and Members of Boards and Commissions.
   17.04   Administration/Department Directors.
   17.05   Effective Date of Charter.
   17.06   Effect of Partial Invalidity.
   17.07   Effect of the Charter Upon Existing Law and Rights.
   17.08   Interpretation of the Charter.
   17.09   Language Usage of Charter.