CHARTER
FOR THE
CITY OF EATON, OHIO
   EDITOR'S NOTE: The Eaton Charter was originally adopted on May 2,1961. Dates appearing in parentheses following a heading indicate that those provisions were subsequently amended, added or repealed on the date given.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE I.      INCORPORATION - FORM OF GOVERNMENT - POWERS
      1.01    Incorporation.
      1.02    Form of Government.
      1.03    Powers.
      1.04    Manner of Exercising Powers.
ARTICLE II.   THE COUNCIL
      2.01    Number, Selection, Term.
      2.02    Qualifications.  (11-7-00)
      2.03    Vacancies - How Filled (11-8-66).
      2.04    Beginning of Term of Office.
      2.05    Organization and Meetings.  (11-7-00)
      2.06    Salary.  (11-7-00)
      2.07    Mayor and Vice-Mayor.
      2.08    Clerk of Council.
      2.09    Rules and Journal.
      2.10    Powers of Council.  (11-7-00)
ARTICLE III.     ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS
      3.01    Action of Council.
      3.02    Enactment of Ordinances (11-8-83).
      3.021    Format of Ordinances (11-8-83).
      3.022    Procedures for Enactment of Ordinances (11-8-83).
      3.024    Emergency Passage (11-8-83.)
      3.03    Effective Date (11-8-83.)
      3.04    Publication of Ordinances (11-8-83).
      3.05    Initiative and Referendum (11-8-83).
      3.06    Adoption of Standard Codes by Reference.
ARTICLE IV.   CITY MANAGER
      4.01    Appointment of Manager.
      4.02    Manager's Responsibilities and Duties.
      4.03    Absence or Disability of Manager.  (11-7-00)
      4.04    Provisions for Dismissal or Removal of the Manager.
      4.05    Relations Between Council and Manager.
ARTICLE V.   ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
      5.01    Creation of Departments.
      5.02    Department Heads.  (11-7-00)
      5.03    Departmental Divisions.  (11-7-00)
      5.04    Administrative Code.
      5.05    Department of Law.  (11-7-00)
      5.051    Provisions for Dismissal or Removal of Director of Law.  (11-7-00)
      5.06    Department of Finance.
      5.07    Director of Finance Qualifications (11-7-00).
      5.071    Provisions for Dismissal or Removal of Director of Finance.  (11-7-00)
      5.08    Department of Safety (11-7-00).
      5.09    Department of Service.  (11-7-00)
      5.10    Sale of Municipally Owned Utility.
      5.11    City Manager to Act as Safety-Service Director.
ARTICLE VI.    TAXATION AND BORROWING
      6.01    Levying Taxes (11-8-66).
      6.02    Submission of Extra Levy to Vote.
      6.03    Power to Incur Debt, Issue Bonds or Notes.
      6.04    Mortgage Revenue Bonds.
      6.05    Special Assessments.
      6.06    Tax Anticipation Notes.
      6.07    Emergency Borrowing. (11-7-00)
      6.08    Procedure in Bond Issues.
      6.09    Additional Levies.
ARTICLE VII.    FINANCE
      7.01    Annual Tax Budget. (11-8-66)
      7.02    Revision of Tax Budget.
      7.03    Other Procedures.
      7.04    Fiscal Year.
ARTICLE VIII.    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
      8.00    Boards and Commissions. (11-7-00)
      8.01    Civil Service. (11-7-00)
      8.02    The Civil Service Commission. (11-7-00)
      8.03    Civil Service Commission Powers and Duties. (11-7-00)
      8.04    Promotion.
      8.05    Probation Period. (11-7-00)
      8.06    Planning, Zoning and Building Board (11-7-00).
      8.07    Powers and Duties.  (11-7-00)
      8.08    Planning, Zoning and Building Board Rules and Procedures (11-7-00).
      8.09    Planning, Zoning and Building Appeals Board. (11-7-00)
      8.091    Powers and Duties.  (11-7-00)
      8.10    Recreation and Park Board.  (11-7-00)
      8.11    Powers and Duties .  (11-7-00)
      8.12    Other Boards and Commissions.
      8.13    Manager, Ex Officio Member.
      8.14    Charter Review Commission. (11-7-00)
ARTICLE IX.   NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
      9.01    Municipal Elections.
      9.02    Conduct of Elections.
      9.03    Nominations. (11-7-00)
      9.04    Ballots. (11-7-00)
      9.05    Election.
      9.06    Recall. (11-7-00)
ARTICLE X.    GENERAL PROVISIONS
      10.01    Oath of Office. (11-7-00)
      10.02    Official Bonds.
      10.03    Personal Interest.
      10.04    Removal From Office: Disqualification. (11-7-00)
      10.05    Amendments to the Charter.
      10.06    Severability Clause.
ARTICLE XI.    TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
      11.01    Fiscal Succession.
      11.02    Continuation of Ordinances.
      11.03    Continuation of Officers.
      11.04    Continuance of Employees.
      11.05    Transfer of Records and Property.
      11.06    Continuance of Contracts and Public Improvements.
      11.07    Pending Actions and Proceedings.
      11.08    When Charter Takes Effect.
CHARTER
FOR THE
CITY OF EATON, OHIO