CHARTER
of the
CITY OF LOVELAND
EDITOR'S NOTE: The revised Charter of the City of Loveland,  was approved by the voters on November 5, 1991.  Additional changes were approved by the voters on November 7, 2000, on November 6, 2001, November 4, 2003 and November 5, 2019.
ARTICLE I.    NAMES AND BOUNDARIES; POWER; FORM OF GOVERNMENT
   SECTION 1.01   Names and Boundaries.
   SECTION1.02   Municipal Powers.
   SECTION 1.03   Form of Government.
ARTICLE II.   THE CITY COUNCIL
   SECTION 2.01   Number, Selection, Term.
   SECTION 2.02   Qualifications.
   SECTION 2.03   Filling of Vacancies.
   SECTION 2.04   Beginning of Term of Office.
   SECTION2.05   Organization and Meetings.
   SECTION 2.06   Mayor and Vice-mayor.
   SECTION 2.07   Salaries.
   SECTION 2.08   Clerk of Council.
   SECTION 2.09   Rules and Journal.
   SECTION 2.10   Powers of Council.
ARTICLE III.   ACTION OF COUNCIL
   SECTION 3.01     Action of Council.
   SECTION 3.02   Enactment of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   SECTION 3.03   Effective Date.
   SECTION3.04   Publication of Ordinances.
   SECTION 3.05   Initiative and Referendum.
   SECTION 3.06   Adoption of Standard Codes by Reference.
ARTICLE IV.   THE CITY MANAGER
   SECTION 4.01   Appointment, Qualifications, Salary and Benefits.
   SECTION 4.02   Duties of the City Manager.
   SECTION 4.03   Absence or Disability of the City Manager.
   SECTION 4.04   Removal of the City Manager.
   SECTION 4.05   Relationship Between Council and the City Manager.
ARTICLE V.    ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS
   SECTION 5.01   Creation of Departments.
   SECTION5.02   Department Directors.
   SECTION 5.03   Departmental Divisions.
   SECTION 5.04   Administrative Code.
   SECTION 5.05   Department of Law.
   SECTION5.05a   Powers and Duties of the City Solicitor.
   SECTION5.06   Department of Finance.
   SECTION 5.06a   Powers and Duties of the Director of Finance.
   SECTION 5.07   Department of Safety.
   SECTION 5.08   Department of Public Works.
ARTICLE VI.    TAXATION AND BORROWING
   SECTION6.01   Levying Taxes.
   SECTION6.02   Submission of Extra Levy to Vote.
   SECTION 6.03   Power to Incur Debt, Issue Bonds or Notes.
   SECTION6.04   Mortgage Revenue and Revenue Bonds.
   SECTION 6.05   Special Assessment Bonds.
   SECTION 6.06   Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes.
   SECTION 6.07   Procedure in Bond and Note Issues.
   SECTION 6.08   Emergency Borrowing.
   SECTION 6.09   Additional Levies.
   SECTION 6.10   Income Tax Measures to Be Approved by Electors.
   SECTION 6.11   Sale of Municipally-Owned Utilities.
ARTICLE VII.    FINANCE
   SECTION7.01   Annual Tax Budget.
   SECTION7.02   Revision of Tax Budget.
   SECTION 7.03   Other Procedures.
   SECTION 7.04   Fiscal Year.
ARTICLE VIII.    CIVIL SERVICE
   SECTION 8.01   Civil Service Commission; Membership. (11-4-03)
   SECTION 8.02   Civil Service Commission; Powers, Duties and Jurisdiction. (11-4-03)
ARTICLE IX.    BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES.
   SECTION 9.01   Creation and Abolishment of Offices.
   SECTION 9.02   Board and Commission Appointment and Removal.
   SECTION 9.03   Planning and Zoning Commission.
   SECTION 9.03a   Powers and Duties of Planning and Zoning Commission.
   SECTION 9.04   Board of Zoning Appeals.
   SECTION 9.04a   Powers and Duties of Board of Zoning Appeals.
   SECTION 9.05   Parks and Recreation Board.
   SECTION 9.06   Finance Commission.
   SECTION 9.07   Other Boards and Commissions.
   SECTION 9.08   City Manager-Ex Officio Member.
ARTICLE X.   NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
   SECTION 10.01   Municipal elections.
   SECTION10.02   Conduct of elections.
   SECTION 10.03   Nominations.
   SECTION 10.04   Sponsors, acceptance, verification.
   SECTION10.05   Ballots.
   SECTION10.06   Write-ins.
   SECTION 10.07   Watchers and challengers.
   SECTION 10.08   Election.
   SECTION 10.09   Recall.
ARTICLE XI.    GENERAL PROVISIONS
   SECTION 11.01   Oath of Office.
   SECTION11.02   Official Bonds.
   SECTION 11.03   Personal Interest.
   SECTION 11.04   Removal from Office - Disqualification.
   SECTION 11.05   Amendments.
   SECTION 11.06   Severability Clause.
ARTICLE XII.   TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
   SECTION12.01   Fiscal Succession.
   SECTION 12.02   Continuation of Ordinances and Resolutions.
   SECTION12.03   Continuation of Offices.
   SECTION 12.04   Continuance of Employees.
   SECTION12.05   Transfer of Records and Property.
   SECTION 12.06   Continuance of Contracts and Public Improvements.
   SECTION 12.07   Pending Actions and Proceedings.
   SECTION 12.08   Revised Charter; When Amendments Thereto Take Effect.
   SECTION 12.09   Charter Review.
REVISED CHARTER OF THE
CITY OF LOVELAND, OHIO
PREAMBLE
   We, the people of the City of Loveland, Ohio (hereinafter "City"), desirous of securing for our City and for ourselves and our children the benefits and advantages of self-government conferred by the Constitution and statutes of Ohio (hereinafter "the laws of Ohio"), do hereby ordain and establish this revised Charter (hereafter referred to as "Charter") for the government of the City of Loveland.  (Amended 11-5-19)