CHARTER
OF THE CITY OF
WESTOVER, WEST VIRGINIA
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Art. I -- POWERS OF THE CITY
Sec. 1.01     Incorporation.
Sec. 1.02     Powers of the City.
Sec. 1.03     Construction.
Sec. 1.04     Intergovernmental Relations.
Art. II -- MAYOR
Sec. 2.01     Powers and Duties of the Mayor.  (11-21-11)
Sec. 2.02     Election and Term of Mayor.
Sec. 2.03     Qualifications of Mayor.
Sec. 2.04     Prohibitions.
Sec. 2.05     Vacancy and Absence in Office.
Sec. 2.06     Compensation.
Art. III -- COUNCIL
Sec. 3.01     Composition, Eligibility, Election and Terms.
Sec. 3.02     Compensation; Expenses.
Sec. 3.03     General Powers and Duties.
Sec. 3.04     Prohibitions.  (2-6-12)
Sec. 3.05     Vacancies; Forfeitures of Office; Filling of Vacancies.
Sec. 3.06     Judge of Qualifications.
Sec. 3.07     City Clerk.
Sec. 3.08     Investigations.
Sec. 3.09     Impeachment and Removal; Procedure.
Sec. 3.10     Independent Audit.
Sec. 3.11     Procedure.
Sec. 3.12     Action Requiring an Ordinance.
Sec. 3.13     Ordinances in General.
Sec. 3.14     Emergency Ordinances.
Sec. 3.15     Authentication and Recording; Codification; Printing.
Art. IV -- ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
Sec. 4.01     General Provisions.
Sec. 4.02     Boards, Authorities and Commissions.
Sec. 4.03     Municipal Court, Judge, Powers, Duties and Process.
Sec. 4.04     City Attorney.
Sec. 4.05     Personnel System.
Art. V -- FINANCIAL PROCEDURES
Sec. 5.01     Fiscal Year.
Sec. 5.02     Submission of Budget and Budget Message.
Sec. 5.03     Budget Message.
Sec. 5.04     Budget.
Sec. 5.05     Capital Program.
Sec. 5.06     Council Action on Budget.
Sec. 5.07     Council Action on Capital Programs.
Sec. 5.08     Public Records.
Sec. 5.09     Amendments after Adoption.
Sec. 5.10     Lapse of Appropriations.
Sec. 5.11     Administration of Budget.
Art. VI -- PLANNING AND ZONING
Sec. 6.01     Creation.
Sec. 6.02     Planning Commission.
Sec. 6.03     Comprehensive Plan.
Sec. 6.04     Vacancies in Office.
Art. VII -- NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Sec. 7.01     City Elections.
Sec. 7.02     Nominations. (11-18-13)
Sec. 7.03     Ballots, Mayoral; Council.
Sec. 7.04     Determination of Election Results.
Sec. 7.05     Ballots for Ordinances and Charter Amendments.
Sec. 7.06     Voting Machines.
Sec. 7.07     Availability of List of Qualified Voters.
Sec. 7.08     Wards, Adjustment of Wards.
Art. VIII -- INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
Sec. 8.01     Initiative.
Sec. 8.02     Referendum.
Sec. 8.03   Initiative and Referendum Commencement of Proceedings; Petitioners' Committee; Affidavit.
Sec. 8.04     Petitions.
Sec. 8.05     Procedure after Filing.
Sec. 8.06     Referendum Petitions; Suspension of Effect of Ordinance.
Sec. 8.07     Action on Petitions.
Sec. 8.08     Power of Recall.
Sec. 8.09     Election Under Recall Petition.
Sec. 8.10     Filling Vacancy Caused by Recall.
Sec. 8.11     Limitations on Recall.
Sec. 8.12     Results of Election.
Art. IX -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 9.01     Personal Financial Interest.
Sec. 9.02     Prohibitions.
Sec. 9.03     Charter Amendments.
Sec. 9.04     Separability.
Art. X -- TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 10.01     Officers and Employees.
Sec. 10.02     Departments, Offices and Agencies.
Sec. 10.03     Pending Matters.
Sec. 10.04     Effect of Existing Ordinances, etc.
Sec. 10.05     Schedule.  (11-7-11; 12-21-15)
CHARTER
OF THE
CITY OF WESTOVER