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CITY OF HURON, OHIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE I - INCORPORATION, POWERS, FORM OF GOVERNMENT
Sec. 1.01 Incorporation.
Sec. 1.02 Powers.
Sec. 1.03 Manner of exercise of powers.
ARTICLE II - THE CITY COUNCIL
Sec. 2.01 Number, selection, term.
Sec. 2.02 Qualifications.
Sec. 2.03 Election contests.
Sec. 2.04 Vacancies, creation of.
Sec. 2.05 Vacancies, filling of.
Sec. 2.06 Salary of Council members.
Sec. 2.07 Rules, journal.
Sec. 2.08 Powers of the Council.
Sec. 2.09 Meetings of Council. (11-7-89)
Sec. 2.10 Mayor.
Sec. 2.11 Vice-Mayor.
Sec. 2.12 Clerk of Council.
ARTICLE III - ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS
Sec. 3.01 Action by Council. (11-7-89)
Sec. 3.02 Introduction of ordinances. (11-7-89)
Sec. 3.03 Procedures for legislation. (11-8-05)
Sec. 3.04 Emergency ordinances. (11-7-89)
Sec. 3.05 Publication of ordinances. (11-7-89)
Sec. 3.06 Effective date of ordinances. (11-7-89)
Sec. 3.07 Initiative and referendum. (11-7-89)
Sec. 3.08 Adoption of ordinances by reference. (11-7-89)
Sec. 3.09 Resolutions. (11-7-89)
ARTICLE IV - CITY MANAGER
Sec. 4.01 Appointment of City Manager.
Sec. 4.02 Duties of the City Manager.
Sec. 4.03 Absence or disability of the City Manager.
Sec. 4.04 Removal of the City Manager.
Sec. 4.05 Council: relation to City Manager.
ARTICLE V - ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
Sec. 5.01 Creation of departments.
Sec. 5.02 Department heads.
Sec. 5.03 Departmental divisions.
Sec. 5.04 Administrative Code.
Sec. 5.05 Central purchasing.
Sec. 5.06 Competitive bidding. (11-6-84)
Sec. 5.07 Over-expenditures.
Sec. 5.08 Personal interest. (11-6-84)
Sec. 5.09 Illegal contracts voidable.
Sec. 5.10 Qualifications of Director of Law.
Sec. 5.11 Department of Finance.
ARTICLE VI - FINANCE
Sec. 6.01 Fiscal year.
Sec. 6.02 Annual tax budget.
Sec. 6.03 Hearing on tax budget.
Sec. 6.04 Tax levies. (11-3-70)
Sec. 6.05 Municipal budget.
Sec. 6.06 Annual appropriation ordinance.
Sec. 6.07 Effect of appropriation ordinance.
Sec. 6.08 Availability of funds.
Sec. 6.09 Allotments.
Sec. 6.10 Revising of allotments and appropriations.
Sec. 6.11 Transfers.
Sec. 6.12 Accounting.
ARTICLE VII - BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Sec. 7.01 Planning Commission.
Sec. 7.02 Board of Building and Zoning Appeals.
Sec. 7.03 Boards of Trustees, Police and Fire Relief and Pension Funds.
ARTICLE VIII - PERSONNEL
Sec. 8.01 Merit system established.
Sec. 8.02 Exempt positions.
Sec. 8.03 Personnel Officer.
Sec. 8.04 Personnel Appeals Board.
Sec. 8.05 Duties of Personnel Appeals Board.
Sec. 8.06 Candidacy for partisan office.
Sec. 8.07 Partisan political activity.
Sec. 8.08 Penalties.
Sec. 8.09 Promotional examinations.
ARTICLE IX - BORROWING
Sec. 9.01 Power to incur indebtedness. (5-8-62)
Sec. 9.02 Mortgage revenue bonds. (5-8-62)
Sec. 9.03 Special assessment bonds.
Sec. 9.04 Tax anticipation notes.
Sec. 9.05 Emergency borrowing.
Sec. 9.06 Procedures in bond issues.
ARTICLE X - NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Sec. 10.01 Municipal elections.
Sec. 10.02 Conduct of elections.
Sec. 10.03 Nominations.
Sec. 10.04 Acceptance and verification. (11-6-84)
Sec. 10.05 Ballots.
Sec. 10.06 Write-ins.
Sec. 10.07 Watchers and challengers.
Sec. 10.08 Plurality, tie votes.
Sec. 10.09 Public information on issues.
ARTICLE XI - RECALL
Sec. 11.01 Recall.
Sec. 11.02 Form of petitions: committee.
Sec. 11.03 Filing and examination of petitions.
Sec. 11.04 Amendment of petitions.
Sec. 11.05 Submission to voters.
ARTICLE XII - GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 12.01 Oath of Office.
Sec. 12.02 Official bonds.
Sec. 12.03 Fees.
Sec. 12.04 Removal from office.
Sec. 12.05 Enforcement of subpoenas.
Sec. 12.06 Amendments to the Charter.
Sec. 12.07 Severability clause.
Sec. 12.08 Publication.
Sec. 12.09 Gender; Singular and Plural; Tense. (11-6-84)
ARTICLE XIII - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 13.01 Fiscal succession.
Sec. 13.02 Continuation of ordinances.
Sec. 13.03 Continuation of officers.
Sec. 13.04 Continuation of employees.
Sec. 13.05 Transfer of records and property.
Sec. 13.06 Continuation of contracts and improvements.
Sec. 13.07 Pending actions and proceedings.
Sec. 13.08 When Charter takes effect.
Sec. 13.09 Terms of Council.
Sec. 13.10 Transfer of finance functions.
Sec. 13.11 Boards of Zoning Appeals and Building Appeals.
CHARTER OF THE CITY OF HURON, OHIO
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Charter for the City of Huron, Ohio was adopted by the voters at the special election held on June 7, 1960. The Charter became effective on January 1, 1961, for the purpose of electing the first Council thereunder. For all other purposes it took effect on July 1, 1961. Dates appearing in parentheses following a section indicate that the provisions of the section were subsequently amended, enacted or repealed on the date given.
The members of the Charter Commission, chosen by the voters at the general election held on November 3, 1959, which framed and submitted the Charter to the electors were:
John W. Campbell - Chairman
James F. Delahunt - Vice Chairman
Ralph C. Pisano - Secretary
Florence M. Dutt- Treasurer
Marshall G. Browne
Frank J. Deemer
Mary G. Fontaine
Pat J. Gioffre
Scott R. Hetrick
Frank J. Larizza
Dr. Bill G. Mote
Lauretta P. Reiser
Katherine M. Rudy
Robert R. Swanbeck
A CHARTER FOR THE
CITY OF HURON, OHIO