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The Director of Finance shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the members of Council. The Director of Finance may be removed from office by the Mayor, but such removal shall not take place during term without the concurrence of two-thirds (2/3) of the members of Council.
The Director of Finance shall be head of the Department of Finance and fiscal officer of the Municipality. He/she shall keep the financial records of the Municipality, exhibiting accurate statements of all moneys received and expended, of all property owned by the Municipality and of all taxes and assessments. He/she shall be the custodian of all public money of the Municipality, shall keep and preserve such money in the place or places authorized by ordinance, and shall disburse the same as may be required by law or ordinance. The fiscal year of the Municipality for budget, accounting and all other similar purposes shall be the calendar year.
He/she shall not allow the amount set aside for any appropriation to be overdrawn or drawn for any other purpose. He/she shall examine and audit the accounts of all other officers, employees and departments. He/she shall require evidence that the amount of any claim presented to him/her is due. He/she shall be responsible for the preparation and submission of appropriation measures and shall assist the Mayor and Council in the preparation of estimates, budgets, and other financial matters, and at all times keep the Mayor and Council fully advised as to the financial condition and needs of the Municipality upon demand. He/she shall perform such other duties consistent with his/her office as the Mayor or the Council may direct. The Director of Finance shall be a resident of Lake County, Ohio.
(Amended 11-4-1980; 11-6-1990; 11-7-2000)