THE CHARTER
OF THE VILLAGE OF LAKE ORION
   TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section
Preamble
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   Terms of office
   3.3   Judge of qualifications of members
   3.4   Remuneration of members of the Council
   3.5   Selection of President and 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   Village officers and employee benefits
Chapter 4:  Elections and Appointments
   4.1   Eligibility for office in village
   4.2   Nepotism
   4.3   Vacancies in offices
   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   Primary election
   5.4   Regular village election
   5.5   Special elections
   5.6   Election precincts
   5.7   Election Commission
   5.8   Notice of election
   5.9   Voting hours
   5.10   Nomination petitions
   5.11   Approval of petitions
   5.12   Public inspection of petitions
   5.13   Form of ballots
   5.14   Canvass of votes
   5.15   Recount
   5.16   Recall
   5.17   Tie vote
Chapter 6:  Functions of the Council
   6.1   Public health and safety
   6.2   Police Department
   6.3   Fire Department
   6.4   Health
   6.5   Meetings of the Council
   6.6   Intergovernmental contracts
   6.7   Licenses
   6.8   Streets and alleys
   6.9   Public highways, grounds; procedure to vacate
   6.10   Rights as to property
   6.11   Investigations
   6.12   Restriction on the Council
   6.13   Prohibited interest in village business
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   Budget procedure
   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   Assessments
   9.4   Time for making assessments rolls
   9.5   [Repealed]
   9.6   [Repealed]
   9.7   [Repealed]
   9.8   [Repealed]
   9.9   Clerk to certify tax levy
   9.10   Village tax roll
   9.11   Tax roll certified for collection
   9.12   Taxes lien on property
   9.13   Taxes due; notification
   9.14   Collection of village taxes
   9.15   Delinquent tax roll to County Treasurer
   9.16   Protection of village lien
Chapter 10:  Municipal Borrowing Power
   10.1   General power to borrow
   10.2   Unissued bonds
Chapter 11:  Public Improvements, Contracts, 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:  Assessments
   12.1   General power relative to special assessments
   12.2   Procedure in providing for special assessments
   12.3   Disposition of excessive special assessments
   12.4   Additional assessments; correction of invalid special assessments
   12.5   Lien and collection of special assessments
   12.6   Special assessment accounts
   12.7   Contested assessments
   12.8   Additional procedure may be provided by ordinance
   12.9   Failure to mail notice
Chapter 13:  Public Utility Franchises
   13.1   Right of regulation
   13.2   Use of streets by utility
   13.3   Franchises
   13.4   Licenses and franchises remain in effect
   13.5   Control and revocation
   13.6   Provisions stated not to be exclusive
   13.7   Regulation of rates
   13.8   Revocable permits
Chapter 14:  Municipal Owned Utilities
   14.1   General powers respecting utilities
   14.2   Management of municipality owned utilities
   14.3   Rates
   14.4   Utility rates and charges — collection
   14.5   Disposal of utility plants and property
   14.6   Utility accounts
Chapter 15:  Miscellaneous
   15.1   Notice to village of claim for injuries
   15.2   Limitation on dedication of streets
   15.3   Publication
   15.4   No estoppel by representative
   15.5   Village records
   15.6   Prior village ordinances and regulations
   15.7   Tense
   15.8   Headings
   15.9   Effect of illegality of any part of Charter
   15.10   Amendments
Schedule
   1.   Election of Charter
   2.   Form of ballot
   3.   Village President and Trustees
   4.   Village obligations
   5.   First officers of the village under Charter
   6.   Interim
   7.   Number of trustees during interim
   8.   Effective date
   9.   Status of schedule chapter
   Resolution of Adoption
   Resolution of the Charter Commission
   Election Notice
VILLAGE OF LAKE ORION
COUNTY OF OAKLAND
STATE OF MICHIGAN