CHARTER
OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF
MACEDONIA, OHIO
 
   EDITOR’S NOTE: The amendments to the City Charter as approved by the electors at the Municipal election of November 3, 2009, shall become a part of the City Charter and become effective at the Municipal election to be held November 4, 2013, and shall take effect January 1, 2014.
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE I -       THE MUNICIPALITY
   Section 1.01   Name.
   Section 1.02    Boundaries.
   Section 1.03    Gender. (11-8-94)
ARTICLE II -    POWERS OF THE MUNICIPALITY
   Section 2.01    Powers.
ARTICLE III -    MAYOR
   Section 3.01    Election and Term. (11-2-99; 11-2-04)
   Section 3.02    Qualifications. (11-7-89)
   Section 3.03    Duties and Powers. (11-5-85; 11-2-99; 11-3-09; 11-3-15; 11-6-18)
   Section 3.04    Absence and Vacancy.
ARTICLE IV -    COUNCIL
   Section 4.01    Legislative Authority. (11-3-09)
    Section 4.02    Composition, Term and Qualifications. (11-3-09)
    Section 4.03    President and Vice President of Council.
   Section 4.04    Clerk of Council.
    Section 4.05    Rules and Journal of Council.
    Section 4.06    Regular Meetings. (11-8-94)
    Section 4.07    Special Meetings. (11-8-94)
    Section 4.08    Quorum. (11-3-09)
    Section 4.09    Powers and Duties of Council. (11-8-94; 11-2-99; 11-3-09)
    Section 4.10    Effective Date of Ordinances and Resolutions. (11-2-99; 11-3-09)
    Section 4.11    Employees of Council. (11-8-94)
    Section 4.12    Vacancies.
    Section 4.13    Censure and Removal. (11-6-18)
    Section 4.14    Departments, Boards and Commissions.
ARTICLE V -    MAYOR'S COURT
   Section 5.01    Established.
ARTICLE VI -    DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
    Section 6.01    Appointment of Director of Finance.
    Section 6.02    Qualifications and Term. (11-2-04)
    Section 6.03    Duties in General. (11-2-99)
    Section 6.04    Duties as Clerk of Council. (11-8-94)
    Section 6.05    Elimination of the Positions of Clerk and Treasurer. (11-8-94)
   Section 6.06    Deputy Director of Finance.
    Section 6.07    Auditor.
    Section 6.08    Staff of the Department of Finance.(11-6-18)
    Section 6.09    Removal. (11-7-89; 11-3-09; 11-6-18)
ARTICLE VII -    DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE
    Section 7.01    Appointment of Director of Public Service.
    Section 7.02    Qualifications and Term. (11-7-89)
    Section 7.03    Duties in General. (11-8-94; 11-2-99; 11-2-04)
    Section 7.04    Staff of the Department of Public Service. (11-6-18)
    Section 7.05    Removal. (11-7-89; 11-3-09; 11-6-18)
ARTICLE VIII -    DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
    Section 8.01    Appointment of the Director of Public Safety.
    Section 8.02    Qualifications and Term. (11-7-89)
    Section 8.03    Duties in General.
    Section 8.04    Police Department. (11-5-85; 11-2-04; 11-6-18)
    Section 8.05    Fire Department. (11-8-94; 11-2-99; 11-2-04; 11-6-18)
    Section 8.06    Removal. (11-7-89; 11-3-09; 11-6-18)
ARTICLE IX -    DEPARTMENT OF LAW
    Section 9.01    Appointment of the Director of Law.
    Section 9.02    Duties.
    Section 9.03    Qualifications and Term.
    Section 9.04    General Provisions.
    Section 9.05    Removal. (11-7-89; 11-3-09; 11-6-18)
ARTICLE X -    PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
   Section 10.01    Composition and Term. (11-2-99;11-3-15)
   Section 10.02    Powers.
   Section 10.03    Amendment to Zoning. (5-7-91)
   Section 10.04    Removal. (11-7-89; 11-3-09)
ARTICLE XI -    BOARD OF ZONING AND BUILDING CODE APPEALS
   Section 11.01    Creation and Duties. (11-3-15)
   Section 11.02    Removal. (11-7-89; 11-3-09)
ARTICLE XII -    CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
    Section 12.01    Creation and Duties. (11-2-99; 11-3-09)
    Section 12.02    Application of Civil Service Regulations. (11-2-99)
    Section 12.03    Miscellaneous Civil Service Provisions. (11-2-99)
    Section 12.04    Removal. (11-7-89; 11-3-09)
ARTICLE XIII -    PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION
   Section 13.01    Creation. (11-8-88)
    Section 13.01.A Powers and Duties. (11-7-89)
    Section 13.02    Director of Parks and Recreation. (11-5-85)
    Section 13.03    Qualifications and Term. (11-5-85)
    Section 13.04    Duties in General. (11-7-89; 11-2-04)
    Section 13.05    Staff. (11-5-85; 11-6-18)
   Section 13.06    Removal of Parks and Recreation Director. (11-8-94; 11-3-09; 11-6-18)
   Section 13.07    Removal of Parks and Recreation Commission Member. (11-7-89; 11-3-09)
ARTICLE XIV -    MUNICIPAL ENGINEER
   Section 14.01    Appointment and Duties. (11-3-09; 11-6-18)
   Section 14.02    Removal. (11-7-89; 11-3-09; 11-6-18)
ARTICLE XIV.A -    BUILDING COMMISSIONER
   Section 14.01.A    Appointment. (11-5-85; 11-2-04; 11-3-09)
   Section 14.02.A    Duties. (11-5-85; 11-2-04; 11-3-09)
   Section 14.03.A    Removal. (11-7-89; 11-2-04; 11-3-09; 11-3-15; 11-6-18)
   Section 14.04.A   Staff of the Building Department. (11-2-04; 11-6-18)
ARTICLE XV -    FINANCES AND TAXATION
   Section 15.01    General. (11-2-99)
   Section 15.02    Limitation on Rate of Taxation.
ARTICLE XVI -    NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
   Section 16.01    Time of Holding Elections. (11-5-85)
ARTICLE XVII -    INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM AND RECALL
   Section 17.01    Initiative and Referendum. (11-7-89)
   Section 17.02    Recall.
ARTICLE XVIII -    AMENDMENTS TO THE CHARTER
   Section 18.01    Procedure.
   Section 18.02    Charter Review. (11-7-89)
ARTICLE XIX -    GENERAL PROVISIONS
    Section 19.01    Effective Date of Charter and Transition Provisions.
    Section 19.02    Continuance of Present Officials.
    Section 19.03    Continuance of Present Employees.
    Section 19.04    Effect of Charter on Existing Laws and Rights.
    Section 19.05    Salaries, Compensation and Bonds.
    Section 19.06    Conflict of Interest. (11-2-99)
    Section 19.07    Effect of Partial Invalidity.
    Section 19.08    Interpretation.
CHARTER OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF
 
MACEDONIA, OHIO