XENIA CITY CHARTER
   EDITOR’S NOTE: The Charter of the City of Xenia was originally adopted by the electors at a special election held on August 30, 1917. The Charter was re-adopted in its entirety by the voters at a general election held on November 3, 1998. Dates appearing in parentheses following a section heading in the Table of Contents, or following a section in the text, indicate that the section was subsequently enacted, amended or repealed on the date given.
Amendments:
   Article XVI – Enacted November 2, 2010
   Section 8.05 – Enacted November 6, 2018
   Articles V, VIII, and X – Enacted on May 3, 2022
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE I - NAME
   Section 1.01   Name
ARTICLE II - FORM OF GOVERNMENT
   Section 2.01   Council-Manager Government
ARTICLE III - POWERS OF THE CITY
   Section 3.01   Application of General Laws
   Section 3.02   Vested Rights and Liability of the City; Limitations
   Section 3.03   Future Rights and Liability of the City
   Section 3.04   Eminent Domain
ARTICLE IV - CITY COUNCIL
   Section 4.01   Powers, Composition, Qualifications and Term
   Section 4.02   Mayor
   Section 4.03   Salary of the Mayor and President of Council
   Section 4.04   Salary of Members of Council and Adjustments
   Section 4.05   Filling of Vacancies
   Section 4.06   Excused Absences
   Section 4.07   Expenses
   Section 4.08   Prohibitions and Restrictions
   Section 4.09   Vacancies, Forfeiture of Office
   Section 4.10   Judge of Qualifications and Standards of Conduct
   Section 4.11   City Clerk
   Section 4.12   Inquiries
   Section 4.13   Independent Audit
   Section 4.14   Council Meetings
ARTICLE V - LEGISLATION
   Section 5.01   Ordinances, Resolutions and Motions
   Section 5.02   Ordinances in General
   Section 5.03   Emergency Ordinances
   Section 5.04   Emergency Ordinances for Appropriations
   Section 5.05   Resolutions
   Section 5.06   Procedural Motions
   Section 5.07   Authentication and Recording of Ordinances and Resolutions
   Section 5.08   Initiative and Referendum
   Section 5.09   Adoption of Technical Codes by Reference
   Section 5.10   Codification
ARTICLE VI - CITY MANAGEMENT
A.   CITY MANAGER
   Section 6.01   Appointment and Qualifications
   Section 6.02   Powers and Duties of the City Manager
B.   FINANCE DIRECTOR
   Section 6.03   Appointment and Qualifications
   Section 6.04   Powers and Duties of the Finance Director
C.   LAW DIRECTOR
   Section 6.05   Appointment and Qualifications
   Section 6.06   Powers and Duties of the Law Director
D.   EVALUATIONS OF APPOINTED OFFICIALS
   Section 6.07   Annual Evaluations
E.   ACTING MANAGER
   Section 6.08   Appointment, Qualifications and Duties
ARTICLE VII - ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
   Section 7.01   Appointment of Department Heads
   Section 7.02   Interference by Council
   Section 7.03   Citizen Complaints
ARTICLE VIII - BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
   Section 8.01   Creation of Boards and Commissions
   Section 8.02   Boards and Commissions
   Section 8.03   Planning and Zoning Commission
   Section 8.04   Board of Zoning Appeals
   Section 8.05   Civil Service Commission
   Section 8.06   Charter Review Commission
ARTICLE IX - FINANCIAL PROCEDURES
   Section 9.01   Fiscal Year
   Section 9.02   Submission of Budget & Budget Message
   Section 9.03   Budget Message
   Section 9.04   The Budget
   Section 9.05   City Council Action on the Budget
   Section 9.06   Appropriation Ordinances
   Section 9.07   Amendments after Adoption
   Section 9.08   Lapse of Appropriations
   Section 9.09   Administration of the Budget
   Section 9.10   Overspending of Appropriations Prohibited
   Section 9.11   Capital Program
   Section 9.12   City Council Action on the Capital Program
   Section 9.13   Payment of Claims
   Section 9.14   Certificate of Availability of Funds
   Section 9.15   Availability of Money in the Fund
   Section 9.16   Expenditures in Excess of Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars
   Section 9.17   Improvement by Direct Labor
   Section 9.18   Gifts, Donations or Bequests to the City
   Section 9.19   Collection of Debts
ARTICLE X – CIVIL SERVICE AND PERSONNEL
   Section 10.01   Civil Service
   Section 10.02   Classification of Civil Service
   Section 10.03   Civil Service Rules
   Section 10.04   Original Appointments
   Section 10.05   Promotions
   Section 10.06   Organizational Plan; Pay Plan; Fringe Benefits
   Section 10.07   Personnel Manual
ARTICLE XI - ELECTIONS
   Section 11.01   Rules for Elections
   Section 11.02   Petition for Place on Ballot
   Section 11.03   General Election Laws to Apply
   Section 11.04   General Initiative and Referendum Laws to Apply
   Section 11.05   General Recall Laws to Apply
ARTICLE XII - UTILITY REGULATION; FRANCHISES
   Section 12.01   Utility Regulation
   Section 12.02   Franchises
ARTICLE XIII - GENERAL PROVISIONS
   Section 13.01   Activities Prohibited; Penalties
   Section 13.02   Salaries and Bonds Fixed by Council
   Section 13.03   Ordinances and Resolutions Interchangeable
ARTICLE XIV - CHARTER AMENDMENTS; RENUMBERING
   Section 14.01   Charter Amendments
   Section 14.02   Renumbering of Charter
ARTICLE XV - SEPARABILITY & VALIDITY; STATE & MUNICIPAL LAWS
   Section 15.01   Separability and Validity
   Section 15.02   State and Municipal Laws
ARTICLE XVI - SAFETY SERVICES