City of Cushing, OK
Payne County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Note — Printed herein is the City Charter, as adopted by vote of the people of the city on July 16, 1929 and effective on August 13, 1929. Amendments to the Charter are indicated by bracketed history notes following amended provisions. The absence of a history note indicates that the provision remains unchanged from the original Charter. Obvious misspellings have been corrected without notation. For stylistic purposes, a uniform system of headings, catchlines and citations to state statutes has been used. Additions made for clarity are indicated by brackets.
PREAMBLE
We the people of the City of Cushing, under the authority of the Constitution and Laws of the State of Oklahoma, and the powers reserved therein, do ordain and establish this Charter for the City of Cushing, Oklahoma.
Article ONE ORGANIZATION AND POWERS

Section 1 Organization.

Section 2 Boundaries.

Section 3 General grant of power.

Section 4 Constitution applied.

Section 5 Eminent domain powers and bonding powers.

Section 6 City's ownership of streets; franchises, etc.

Section 7 Exclusive franchises prohibited; public utility franchises to reserve right of city to operate utilities.

Section 8 Referendum required for franchise.

Section 8A City franchise fee; miscellaneous franchise provisions.

Section 9 Term of franchise, etc.

Section 10 Franchise to reserve right of city to regulate franchisee.

Section 11 Franchises to include right of city to purchase.

Section 12 Franchisees to pay cost of franchise referendum.

Section 13 Bequests, gifts and donations.

Section 14 General grant of powers not limited.

Section 15 Former government in force.

Section 16 Change of government.

Section 17 Charter amendments.

Section 18 Referendum of amendments.

Section 19 Amendments by initiative.

Article TWO OFFICERS OF CITY

Section 1 Commissioners Generally.

Section 2 Appointive officers.

Section 3 Term of office of commissioners.

Section 4 Qualifications of commissioners.

Section 5 Bond of commissioners.

Section 6 Other state or county government employment prohibited; increases in compensation.

Section 7 Conflicts of interest.

Section 8 Oath.

Section 9 Removal of commissioners; filling of vacancies.

Section 10 Powers and duties of appointed officers.

Section 11 Commissioners not to serve as appointed city officer.

Section 12 System of audit.

Section 13 Quarterly statements, audits.

Section 14 Power of commissioners to administer oaths.

Article THREE LEGISLATIVE

Section 1 Generally.

Section 2 Meetings generally, clerk and first meeting after election.

Section 3 Duties of city clerk.

Section 4 Judges of election; officers of board.

Section 5 Power to prescribe duties for employees.

Section 6 Duty to provide city offices.

Section 7 Legislation — Generally.

Section 8 Same — Effective date and publication.

Section 9 Same — Emergency ordinances.

Section 10 Same — Signing and attestation.

Section 11 Same — Recording.

Section 12 Same — Power, etc., to adopt generally.

Section 13 Same — Amendment.

Section 14 Special meetings.

Section 15 Filling of vacancies.

Section 16 Salaries of officers and employees.

Article FOUR EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT

Section 1 Appointment of city manager.

Section 3 General functions and conflicts of interests.

Section 4 Oath and bond.

Section 5 Powers.

Article FIVE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF CITY

Section 1 Generally.

Article SIX BONDS OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

Section 1 Generally.

Section 2 Custody.

Article SEVEN APPOINTIVE OFFICERS BY COMMISSIONERS

Section 1 City treasurer.

Section 2 Settlement with county treasurer.

Section 3 Bond.

Section 4 City attorney.

Section 5 Municipal court and judge.

Section 6 Authority of municipal judge to administer oaths.

Section 7 Authority of board of commissioners to remit fines and grant pardons.

Article EIGHT APPOINTIVE OFFICERS BY CITY MANAGER

Section 1 City clerk.

Section 2 May administer oaths.

Section 3 Bond.

Section 4 City engineer.

Section 5 Waterworks and sewers.

Section 6 Fire department.

Section 7 Health department — Generally.

Section 8 Same — Arrest powers and power to quarantine.

Section 9 Same — Physician's report to the department.

Section 10 Same — Quarantine.

Section 11 Police department.

Section 12 Duty of police department.

Article NINE LEGAL PROCESS AGAINST THE CITY

Section 1 Service.

Article TEN CLAIMS AGAINST CITY

Section 1 Generally.

Article ELEVEN PURCHASES AND SALES

Section 1 Generally.

Article TWELVE REVENUE — DEPARTMENT OF YEARLY ESTIMATES

Section 1 Generally.

Section 2 Tax exemptions.

Article THIRTEEN ELECTIONS — PRIMARY NOMINATIONS

Section 1 Primary election — Required.

Section 2 Same — Filing for nomination.

Section 3 Same — Nomination by electors.

Section 3A -

Section 4 Primary ballots to be posted.

Section 5 Election board to arrange ballots.

Section 6 Form of primary ballot.

Section 7 State law suspended.

Section 8 Returns of primary elections.

Section 9 Form of [general election] election ballot.

Section 10 Election bribery prohibited.

Section 11 Sample ballots to be posted.

Article FOURTEEN RECALL

Section 1 Recall — Commissioners subject to recall.

Section 2 Recall election.

Section 3 Form of ballot.

Section 4 Recall election conducted.

Section 5 No recall under six months.

Section 6 Recalled officer cannot hold office.

Article FIFTEEN ELECTION OF COMMISSIONERS

Section 1 First election and officers.

Article SIXTEEN MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Section 1 Severability.

Section 2 Effective date.

Section 3 Definitions and rules of construction.

Section 4 Fiscal year.

Section 5 Working hours of employees.

Section 6 Nepotism.

Section 7 Charter or ordinance violations.

Section 8 Temporary officers, and board of education to control selection of its membership.