CHARTER
Section
Chapter 1: Boundaries and Subdivisions of the Village
   1.1   Boundaries
Chapter 2: General Municipal Powers
   2.1   Powers of the village
   2.2   Exercise of powers
   2.3   Division of powers of government
Chapter 3: Governmental Organization
   3.1   Village legislative body
   3.2   Presidential term of office
   3.3   Councilmember term of office
   3.4   Compensation of members of the council
   3.5   Selection of President pro tem
   3.6   Duties of president
   3.7   Village manager
   3.8   Functions of the village manager
   3.9   Other administrative officers
   3.10   Appointment of administrative officers and employees of the village
   3.11   Appointment of other officers, heads of departments and employees
   3.12   Duties of administrative officers
   3.13   Multiple member bodies
Chapter 4: Elections and Appointments
   4.1   Eligibility for office in village
   4.2   Nepotism
   4.3   Vacancies in office
   4.4   Resignations
   4.5   Filling vacancies
   4.6   Term of office cannot be shortened or extended
   4.7   Increase or decrease of compensation
   4.8   Oath and bond of office
   4.9   Surety bonds
Chapter 5: Village Elections
   5.1   Election procedure
   5.2   Qualifications of electors
   5.3   Special elections
   5.4   Election precincts
   5.5   Election commission
   5.6   Notice of elections
   5.7   Voting hours
   5.8   Nomination petitions
   5.9   Approval of petitions
   5.10   Public inspection of petitions
   5.11   Form of ballots
   5.12   Canvass of votes and certification
   5.13   Recount
   5.14   Recall
   5.15   Tie vote
Chapter 6: Functions of the Council
   6.1   Public health and safety
   6.2   Police department
   6.3   Fire department
   6.4   Meetings of the Council
   6.5   Intergovernmental contracts
   6.6   Licenses
   6.7   Streets and alleys
   6.8   Public highways, grounds: procedure to vacate
   6.9   Rights as to property
   6.10   Investigations
   6.11   Restriction on the Council
   6.12   Contracts of public servants with the village
   6.13   Committees
Chapter 7: Village Legislation
   7.1   Ordinance enactment
   7.2   Penalties
   7.3   Ordinance; effective date
   7.4   Technical codes
   7.5   Compilation
   7.6   Initiative and referendum
   7.7   Petitions
   7.8   Council procedure
   7.9   Submission to electors
   7.10   Ordinance suspended
Chapter 8: General Finance
   8.1   Fiscal year
   8.2   [Submission of itemized budget estimate]
   8.3   [Budget document]
   8.4   Budget hearing
   8.5   Adoption of budget, tax limit
   8.6   Transfer of appropriations
   8.7   Budget control
   8.8   Depository
   8.9   Independent audit
Chapter 9: Taxation
   9.1   Power to tax and secure revenue
   9.2   Subjects of taxation
   9.3   Special assessment procedure
   9.4   Assessor and board of review
Chapter 10: Municipal Borrowing Power
   10.1   General power to borrow
   10.2   Unissued bonds
Chapter 11: Public Improvements, Contract, Utilities
   11.1   Village may perform public work
   11.2   Purchasing and contractual procedure
   11.3   Nuisances and hazards
   11.4   Cost of acquired property added
   11.5   Sidewalks, curbs and gutters
   11.6   Condemnation
Chapter 12: Franchises and Licenses
   12.1   General right of regulation
   12.2   Licenses and franchises remain in effect
Chapter 13: Miscellaneous
   13.1   Notice to village of claim for injuries
   13.2   Publication
   13.3   No estoppel by representative
   13.4   Village records
   13.5   Prior village ordinances and regulations
   13.6   Tense
   13.7   Headings
   13.8   Effect of illegality of any part of charter
   13.9   Amendments
Editor’s Note:
   Adopted:  March 8, 1982
   Amended:  March 18, 1984;March 11, 1986; November 6, 1990; November 3, 1992; March 8, 1994; March 12, 1996; August 3, 2010; November 4, 2014
PREAMBLE
We the people of the Village of Holly in order to enjoy to the fullest extent the advantages and benefits of local self-government, as authorized by the constitution and laws of the State of Michigan, do hereby establish this Home Rule Charter.